Chevron Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Chevron Chairman and CEO 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. Land Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX

    I worked at Chevron full-time

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

    Pros

    Chevron is all about safety. Their motto is, "There's always time to do it right." Their corporate culture fosters safety and personal responsibility at all levels, from the field to the office. Great salary, great benefits, great place to make a career!

    Cons

    Difficult to get in. Chevron is very selective about who they employ. They can afford to chose the cream of the crop, which is really not a Con at all.


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    Chevron Internship

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Covington, LA
    Former Employee - Intern in Covington, LA

    I worked at Chevron (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent community and workplace structure; good at helping interns hit the ground running while not overloading them with responsibility.

    Cons

    Depends on the department. The company is so large, minor oversights can sometimes happen. Occasionally you get lost in the the shuffle.


  3. Finance Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance Ability to change jobs every two to three years Variety of assignments across functions

    Cons

    Limited career options in downside cycle too much process leads to inefficiency and lack of urgency


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    Accountant/Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Owner Relation - Customer Service Representative Support Accountant/Cash Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Owner Relation - Customer Service Representative Support Accountant/Cash Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    You could work different shifts at this company. The 401K is great and the pay is great.

    Cons

    They change supervisors often and most times no experience and not fit to be supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what is going on in your company. The supervisors are getting away with treating the employees unfairly.


  6. Great company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Legal Assistant in Brentwood, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Legal Assistant in Brentwood, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Recognizes talent and promote diversity

    Cons

    It's a great company to work for on long term


  7. Great Company to work for!!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist/HESC Relief in Gueydan, LA
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist/HESC Relief in Gueydan, LA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is very competitive. The benefits are wonderful!! Good work environment

    Cons

    Not really any I can think of....


  8. Overall Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company culture. Very competitive pay. Excellent benefits (bonus program, 8% 401k stock matching program, health care, PENSION, etc.). Lots of opportunities to move around the company. I'm consistently amazed at how many people have worked 30+ years here. That's a testament to the Company. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    It's a large company so things can be very bureaucratic and move slowly. Also, with so many long term employees, you get some complacency and you don't benefit from people having experience at other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out some of the bureaucracy, be more proactive at letting go of low performers, hire more mid-career employees who bring non-Chevron experience


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    Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HES Specialist in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - HES Specialist in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Chevron (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits/Worklife balance/diversity/giving back to the community

    Cons

    risk of loosing position based on oil prices.


  10. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Cares for employees and contractors alike. Transparent.

    Cons

    I haven't found any cons at this time.


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    Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Chevron is a challenging work environment. There are a lot of very talented and motivated people that care about the success of the project.

    Cons

    No cons to report, it was a pleasure working at the refinery. Safety was always a priority, and it gave a lot of confidence in the people turning the wrenches.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, safety as a value goes a long way in the work going on. Schedule and productivity follows.



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