Chevron Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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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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  1. Helpful (4)

    One of the best companies in the world to work for. Very honest and transparent work environment at all the BUs.

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    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

    Excellent care for the employees Safety, Health and Wealth

    Cons

    Because of its size, new employees might feel a bit as a "number" but that dissipates in due time when professional connections are made and trust is established

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work!

  2. eProcurement Specialist

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    Former Employee - EProcurement Specialist in Covington, LA
    Former Employee - EProcurement Specialist in Covington, LA

    I worked at Chevron

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

    Pros

    Chevron embraces diversity and equality

    Cons

    Too political and focused on HR policies causing interference with employment asset

  3. Great company with a collaborative/consensus based culture.

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Smart team members. Team leads care about your professional development. Everyone has a voice when making decisions (which is empowering as an individual contributor).

    Internal recognition system in place that allows up to 10 $50 gift cards to be sent to peers as a way to say "thank you" (in addition to supervisor-led team event bonuses). Nice touch to encourage collaboration.

    Nice campus/cafeteria. 9/80 work schedule. 8% 401k matching. 100% approved non-profit matching.

    Open door policy - literally schedule an appointment for a good reason (Mentorship, networking, etc.) and they will generally accept.

    High performance culture that focuses on results while considering behaviors; yearly ratings based on 50% results, 50% behaviors called "the Chevron way".

    Pay scale structure encourages technical excellence which means becoming a manager isn't the only way to have a rewarding career.

    Cons

    IT organizations (ITC, ETC) have more rungs on the organization chart to climb versus business units. The top of the IT organizations seem to be Earth Scientists or Engineers who transitioned to IT, instead of traditional CS or MIS.

    Subject to boom-bust cycles. Pretty regular reorganization a every 3-5 years.

    As expected, the organization slower and less responsive to change. This cascades to the people. This may change as baby boomers retire.

    Not a con but your direct supervisor (and their peers) have a huge effect on your performance reviews and managed moves. Essentially, all direct supervisors and managers get together to rank you among peers, determine your raise, identify any job opportunities, etc. Networking is a must.

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  5. Best Intership I've had by far

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

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

    Pros

    As an intern they truly invest in you and give you real, and I mean real, engineering projects. You are treated like any regular employee but provided the training and assistance needed. They really set you up for success (with the right mentor). Technical interns get to travel to headquarters and meet executives while learning more about the company.

    Cons

    If you have a bad mentor you may be less likely to receive an offer. Not everyone receives a full time offer at the end of the internship. If you do receive an offer you have to make your decision very early, before you can even think of applying to other companies. If you want a glamorous tech company this isn't it! You'll wear coveralls and a hard hat occasionally, but it's lots of fun if you are up for it!

    Advice to Management

    Consider that students should have a fair opportunity to explore other companies. If not, they might change their mind after already accepting an offer.

  6. Reliability Advisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment, growth opportunities and culture

    Cons

    Like any big company, takes longer to implement any changes.

  7. AWESOME place to work

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Chevron as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Work/Life balance is a priority
    - Safety culture ensures you make it home the same way you came!
    - Advancement opportunities abound and are encouraged
    - Diversity is respected and protected
    - Chevron really cultivates and cares for its employees

    Cons

    - O&G is a volatile industry. When it's good, times are great at Chevron. When it's bad, there are layoffs and downsizing.
    - If you are not in a technical profession or engineering, it is challenging to get into organization. There is lots of competition.
    - Lots of project processes/documentation, which can make challenging at times.

  8. Facility Management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Chevron is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    No Cons to list at this time.

  9. Safety

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Chevron

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

    Pros

    I learned alot of safety tips when working. I learned how to handle the safe. I got a great experience out of it.

    Cons

    I enjoy working for chevron it was a great experience i got out of it.

  10. Great experience!!!

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst

    I have been working at Chevron

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

    Pros

    Good work Culture!!
    Best ergo set up for the employees

    Cons

    Nothing. I will always love to recommend.

  11. Helpful (5)

    We lead opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, great company. The company is large and with that there are many opportunities for growth and diversity.

    Cons

    With being a large company, there is also the risk of feeling like a number during reorganization times. Big is big and that is both good and bad.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work on the paths that invest in people. Education and mentoring programs within Chevron are very important to new employees both new and old.

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