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Chevron Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
706 Reviews
4.1
706 Reviews
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Chevron Chairman and CEO John S. Watson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They take excellent care of their employees and exercise work life balance heavily (in 141 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, oil industry salary, job stability (in 36 reviews)


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

    Incredible support for employee work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    commitment to safety, clear strategy and vision, work/life balance, chevron way, 401k match and general financial benefits afforded to employees

    Cons

    some bureaucracy depending on the division, relatively linear growth opportunities for careers, and a slow performance review process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    diversify the portfolio and show your commitment to energy efficiency and other forms of power generation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for a career, not just a job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay, work culture, International focus/job opportunities and people development. Chevron's PDCs put a lot of effort into getting the right person, in the right job with the right skills at the right time.

    Cons

    Not very diverse in top positions in line jobs. (Support functions have diversity).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should not let cost focus make us think we can shrink to greatness. Now is the time to go shopping for more assets but this will take some appetite for risk.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company

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

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    very nice people, all around

    Cons

    they keep you in your box

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great culture at San Ramon campus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    I don't know what the Houston office is like, but the San Ramon office was incredibly warm and supportive of employees. The work/life balance was also phenomenal; people worked hard while they were there (9/80 schedule) and left at an appropriate stopping point when the day was over.

    Cons

    San Ramon is for relatively senior employees or otherwise non-technical roles. It's hard to get your foot in the door there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    People Focused (Human Energy)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drilling and Completions Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Drilling and Completions Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Chevron as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture is just as it is advertized. Chevron takes care of its people, and makes sure everyone is a good fit to its culture. Is all about Team Work, Ownership and most importantly Safety.

    Cons

    It is fast-paced, and you are working with a lot of people in and outside of the company. This can sometimes be a challenge, and is something that not everyone enjoys.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Innovative, Fun, Diverse, Leader of Oil and Gas Industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EProcurement Specialist in Covington, LA
    Former Employee - EProcurement Specialist in Covington, LA

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

    Pros

    Embraced diversity and innovative when it came to energy production

    Cons

    Too policy driven or political

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    awesome!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    good security,homely feeling,good encouragement,satisfaction,great working people

    Cons

    lack of employees,a lot of travelling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company with Great Benefits

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

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    - work/life balance
    - great culture
    - management who cares
    - emphasis on health and safeyy

    Cons

    - slow, very process oriented
    - lower salary in exchange for pros listed above

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Love the focus on employee development!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Chevron's values and culture make it stand apart from other companies I have worked for. In general, my colleagues are friendly and genuinely care about each other. Chevron also has strong leadership development programs and focus which helps improve leadership compared to other companies I have been at. The thing I love the most here is the focus on employee development. There are so many development programs, trainings, and processes available to me, and my supervisors and other leaders have shown true interest in discussing how I want to be developed and where I can go next.

    Cons

    Because Chevron is such a large, decentralized company that heavily relies on processes (we are, after all, a company made up primarily of engineers), some things can be quite bureaucratic and slow. For people coming from faster companies or industries, this can be frustrating at first (or maybe forever). Once I started understanding the reasons for these processes ("Do it Safely or Not at All; There's Always Time to Do it Right"), it was easier to accept... but still frustrating when you want to get something done fast.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Place To Work

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

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

    Pros

    Above average benefits, alternate work schedules, ergonomic programs good

    Cons

    Company is moving to Houston, not being honest about it. Middle management is cut throat, and is misleading executives on many topics .... as such, execs out of touch of what the real problems are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing IT jobs and losing so much key knowledge which incurs exponentially greater support and project costs long term.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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