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Chevron Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
627 Reviews

4.2
627 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They take excellent care of their employees and exercise work life balance heavily (in 123 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, oil industry salary, job stability (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • compared to competitors - although in fairness the work life balance was good (in 13 reviews)

  • Typical, Southern, "Good-Ole-Boy" Network (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Good place to work with great people. The company goes out of their way to take care of you and your career goals. They offer education budgets, free conferences. Managers are willing to listen to your specific needs and work with you. The take-home pay is lower than other places but the benefits package is amazing.

    Cons

    Processes and policies can hinder. For the most part these are in place to help employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, flexible work schedule, latest technology.

    Cons

    Non-Exempt employees do not have as much growth opportunities and can feel as though they are valued members of the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More growth opportunities for non-exempt employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great work life and flexibility, slow to grow within

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst - Procurement
    Current Employee - Business Analyst - Procurement

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, emphasis on quality of life rather than strict deadlines, increased measure on safety and ergonomics

    Cons

    Lack of guidance on role development and opportunities. Compensation not up to par during initial stages of your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more robust processes and systems to map our career path

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drilling and Completions Engineer  in  Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Drilling and Completions Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    Pros

    Safety Culture, Opportunities for growth, pay/benefits

    Cons

    Email, meetings, general distractions with working in multiple teams makes being efficient hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having a clue from upper management on performance is always appreciated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company is extremely safety conscientious and stresses work-life balance. Benefits are first rate including a pension with a fantastic 401K match. Excellent managers.

    Cons

    If working for a subsidiary, subject to sell off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    employer of choice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Wonderful culture, work family balance, tremendous global career opportunities, good compensation and benefits, long term strategic focus

    Cons

    Very process driven which achieves results but which can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a more fit for purpose approach with respect to laying in process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Quality company with great opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Chevron is a very well run company with executives who actively engage employees and a very long term focus. The company provides a breadth of opportunities for people who perform well and are interested in trying new things. Chevron has been emphasizing getting the right results the right way for decades and their culture reflects this. It's collaborative and transparent ... and genuinely "nice," sometimes to a fault. Not for everyone but it is a very welcoming place to work.

    Cons

    As a large corporation, sometimes too much focus on process and the culture means that sometimes conflict doesn't get surfaced when it needs to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay focused on the long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good solid employeer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    lots of different opportunities, expat locations, job types, etc.

    Cons

    Can be inflexible at times, salary not as good as smaller companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on making the organization more flexible and adaptable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    Pros

    I love the hours and the people and the safety

    Cons

    None that I know of. It's a good company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Chevron really develops their employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Professional  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, lots of opportunities to work for different business units. Great people, very concerned about health and well being. Their college hire program (Horizons) ensures college recruits are exposed to multiple aspects of the corporation and get plenty of training.

    Cons

    Projects can move slow at times, with more meetings and required approvals than maybe necessary. It can result in deadlines being crunched once work is actually started and the planning is completed. Once out of Horizons training opportunities become less common and it can be difficult to move for career development as later positions often expect 5+ years of experience in the role (bit of a catch-22).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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