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Chevron Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
765 Reviews
4.1
765 Reviews
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome company and career

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

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Work with very bright people. Chevron Way. Ability to change careers without changing employers and losing benefits. Management very open and approachable (long way from years ago.)

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic. Need to maintain staff and programs for the long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't over react to market swings. Stay the course

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company for safety, salary and work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    9/80 Schedule, competitive salary, strong development plan and supported job movement.

    Cons

    With any large company sometimes the wheels move slow, but they do move

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what you already do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    PGPA Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Great company and awesome culture for a company so large

    Cons

    no job offer after internship

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  5.  

    good company to work for

    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Very good company culture, will not lay off employees easily, stable compared to other oil companies.

    Cons

    Downtown office location is not good compared to the location of other companies in energy corridor area.

  6.  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, 8% company match, plus pension

    Cons

    Need to know the right people to move to the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't need that much middle management personnel to manage people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My experience was one of great learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Professional in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - IT Professional in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    The Pros of working for Chevron are: Job Opportunity, Training, and Salary and Benefits

    Cons

    The Cons of working for Chevron are: Bureaucracy and Complex Organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to try to break down silos and create a cohesive culture across internal organizations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Takes care of you, strong culture takes adjustment

    • 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

    Pros

    Comprehensive and good benefits (e.g. pension and 4:1 401(k) match). Interesting work, opportunity to make a difference when you take the initiative. A strong culture of doing the right thing and taking care of people.

    Cons

    Sometimes the org gets myopic, heavily discounting the value of experiences and methods used outside of its own boundaries or the oil and gas industry. Too risk adverse in areas where failure is not catastrophic. In resource extraction, transportation, and refining (how we make money) you can't afford one mistake. But in performance management, project management, planning methodology, etc., there is a lot that can be learned from others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    From my perspective, the benefits of working at Chevron include the job assignment process, internal opportunities, pay and benefits, international assignment opportunities, 9 / 80 schedule, career development, training.

    Cons

    From my perspective, the downside of working at Chevron include the corporate bureaucracy of such a large company, travel required to remote locations, some jobs require 100% travel, exposure to cyclical industry environment

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company Great Benefits

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of job opportunity within the company in different locations. Excellent safety culture. Great benefits including pension and retirement. Pay is really good, although not always competitive within the oil industry.

    Cons

    While most of the workforce are very smart, Chevron doesn't really fire anyone so some really bad employees will never get fired (with the exceptions of times of lay off if oil price drops really low). But otherwise no one wants to deal with problem employees. Also they don't really have any desirable US locations to live in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider telecommuting to make up for the lack of desirable US office locations. Also don't be afraid to deal with poor performers or people with poor management skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    More than 20 years in consulting roles

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

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, 1st class people. Work life balance, many supervisors and managers are good to work for (and with).

    Cons

    Cyclical industry. You have to be ready for downsizing. Being aligned politically with the right people helps you survive (but this is true for any organization). Chevron's culture is "too nice." We very seldom fire poor performers -- we wait for a downsizing, then clean house. People seldom confront each other in meetings (political correctness, not wanting to offend). This drives a lot of passive aggressive behavior. But once you understand the culture, it is a great place to work. We are laid back compared to Exxon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people for challenging the system, instead of going along to get along.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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