Chevron Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Chevron Chairman and CEO John S. Watson
John S. Watson
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance schedule (in 141 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, great work/life balance, they invest in their employees development and training (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • compared to competitors - although in fairness the work life balance was good (in 14 reviews)

  • the corporation overall (especially certain regions and business units) is a "Good Ole Boy" company and does nothing to change it (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Great ergonomic options, personal trainers during lunch, outward and big-picture focused teams

    Cons

    Not enough accountability held for support team.


  2. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I've given many challenging opportunities that allow me grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership accountability


  3. Helpful (1)

    great company

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

    I have been working at Chevron

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a great company to work for.
    competitive pay and benefits
    good work and life balance
    lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    houston can be really hot and humid in summer time
    work can be stressful sometimes
    admin work ( time sheet etc) takes a lot of time

    Advice to Management

    provide more leadership training opportunities to regular employees
    include employees' opinions into the decision making process
    simplify some admin processes and streamline communications between different units


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  5. Plant Designs Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Designs Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Plant Designs Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture. Very employee focused
    Easy to get along with co-workers
    Tons of opportunities to move within company
    Challenging work environment. Always something new going on.
    9/80 and 4/10 work schedules depending on the group you work with
    Best pension of major oil companies
    8% matching on 2% contribution for 401K
    75% Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    Can get pretty bureaucratic
    Slow to get work approved
    Very risk adverse

    Advice to Management

    Performance reviews tend to focus on business performance. Would be nice to have some time spent on developing employee's career goals.


  6. Drill Site Manager

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

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company with tremendous global opportunity. Compensation and benefits are good as well.

    Cons

    No real cons. Chevron benefits employees according to their impact and performance. Very fair and balanced company.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Possibly have been my dream job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Covington, LA
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Covington, LA

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities, friendly culture that promotes employee career growth, managers and coworkers respect you. Sincere about work-life balance and wants more people to become "lifers." If you don't like your current job or team, the organization is large and flexible enough to find a place where you do.

    Cons

    Can become a bit dull, culture of wanting to be "the fastest follower" rather than the innovators, culturally conservative and risk-averse. More people are process followers rather than process makers/creative thinkers. Extremely inflexible for international-hire employees or those in certain, more remote locations. Many talented and longer term employees left for other equivalent or better opportunities because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring and cultivating talent is admirable, but some flexibility should be allowed if the organization wishes to retain highly motivated and well-trained talent. Some of the larger oil majors have been very successful in poaching those employees who otherwise would have stayed should the organization have been just a little more flexible. Many of them would actually have preferred to stay at Chevron, even if the other employer was offering better benefits or salary.


  8. Helpful (3)

    A good place to work for your whole career

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

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, a great work environment with lots of upward job potential

    Cons

    It's a big company and some things will take a long time to accomplish


  9. Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Fun work environment. People are extremely helpful to lend a hand if you need it . Nice people. Nice office

    Cons

    none. with my time at chevron i don't really have complaints from working there. i would recommend the job to anyone wishing to work there

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employers advice. communication is the best part of a healthy work environment. maybe if management spent more time with employees it could solve this issue


  10. A solid company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance; 9/80 Fridays are respected and people are family oriented. Huge company with the possibility to change careers every 2 years and experience totally different job functions.

    Cons

    The company is old and big, read: slow. Tons of bureaucracy and resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the best, then retain them by keeping up with the competition in terms of salary. This is the business model but is not functioning correctly.


  11. Great company

    Current Employee - Technical Team Leader
    Current Employee - Technical Team Leader

    I have been working at Chevron

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, caring leaders, great safety culture

    Cons

    Lack of urgency at times to make decisions.



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