Chevron Reviews

Updated August 4, 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)

    After a few years with Chevron

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearl River, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearl River, LA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, great benefits, fantastic people, and often exciting projects. There is a strong culture encouraging work-life balance and the field safety culture translates into an office culture that is genuinely concerned with the well-being of the employees.

    Cons

    As with many companies, when it comes to performance evaluation, it's not what you know...it's who you know. The evaluation process is highly competitive and you need strong managers to fight for you. Also, it is an oil company, so it is subject to industry fluctuations (as evidenced by the layoffs announced around the time of this review).


  2. Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, great people, interesting projects

    Cons

    Large corporation so typically slow moving


  3. Chevron

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Consult, Field Trainer, Program Coordinator, Distrib Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Business Consult, Field Trainer, Program Coordinator, Distrib Manager in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Chevron (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good management Work life balance Fair amount of corporate and field work

    Cons

    I honestly do not have any con to mention


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  5. Land Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  6. great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Accountant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, promotion within the organization

    Cons

    I did not see any problem while I was there


  7. I liked working for Chevron

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

    I worked at Chevron (More than 10 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many great people. Great benefits. Good severance package for those who are displaced by downsizing. I worked for a lot of great supervisors.

    Cons

    Like all companies, your boss can make all the difference in how much you enjoy your work.

    Advice to Management

    Short term financial gains may not have the intended long term outcome.


  8. Helpful (1)

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    They're just okay

    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Professional/Project Coordination in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Professional/Project Coordination in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Chevron (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits. Work life balance benefits.

    Cons

    Weird management structure. Enforce work/life balance benefits.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Chevron Life

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Ramon, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, inclusive culture, good work/life balance, most people get every other Friday off. I have been treated well and have never been asked to work through nights or weekends. Overall the company is a well organized and well run machine.

    Cons

    Little career growth potential in the SF bay area, especially with low oil prices and recently announced lay offs (many jobs being relocated to Texas or overseas anyway, eventually HQ expected to go to Texas as well). Not a progressive culture; being a 100 year old oil company it is more interested in preserving the status quo than investing in alternative/renewable energy sources that we will eventually need to convert to. HQ in San Ramon feels very sterile and quiet despite its size. Plenty of room and potential to make it a much more lively and compelling office campus. The company is extremely image conscious and pushes the espousal of safety to absurd limits, especially for an office environment that does not come with the same set of industrial dangers that a refinery or an exploration field would.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to rotate and change jobs within the company more often. So many employees are life-long and have been there 20+ years that any change seems scary. Be more willing to formally train/re-educate people if they want to do something functionally different (beyond the reimbursement for the typical part-time MBA).


  11. Finance Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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