Chevron Reviews

Updated March 23, 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. 1 person found this helpful

    We lead opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    As a contractor, the Chevron employees and contractors were professional, friendly, and a real pleasure to work with.

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    Former Contractor - Curriculum Developer and Technical Writer in Richmond, CA
    Former Contractor - Curriculum Developer and Technical Writer in Richmond, CA

    I worked at Chevron as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people. Also the way the company went out of their way to ensure safety in the workplace.

    Cons

    Having to leave after each of my three projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Stable company that is extremely supportive of its employees but career progression moves slowly.

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    Current Employee - Downstream Sales Support in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Downstream Sales Support in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    LIfe/work balance and benefits are fantastic, lots of great managers that use corporate feedback processes, has old-American values (takes perspective of one-company career for life)

    Cons

    Slow pace, very process heavy, average older workforce, stuffy culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to find more dynamic opportunities for development of younger staff working their way up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to work depending on your priorities

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    Current Employee - Finance in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Overall, Chevron is a nice, comfortable place to work. Some pros:
    1. Work/ life balance is great. Employees have every other Friday off, in most groups the hours are reasonable and employees are generally not expected to work on weekends.
    2. Compensation - employees are well compensated with a very generous 401k match as well as a pension plan. Salaries tend to be similar or slightly higher than the average in the Bay Area.
    3. Culture - I have yet to work with someone that I really dislike at Chevron. Employees are nice and care about each other.

    Cons

    As a large company, there can be quite a bit of bureaucracy. As everyone is so nice, there is a focus on consensus which increases the time for decisions to be made. Managing the politics of engaging all stakeholders and avoiding conflict can be exhausting and lead to inefficiency.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Oil and Gas Industry

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    Current Employee - Construction Supervisor in Smithfield, PA
    Current Employee - Construction Supervisor in Smithfield, PA

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Benefits and Salary, work life balance

    Cons

    Favoritism, lack of communicatons from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what your employees tell you

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Excellent organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and Bonuses are great

    Cons

    Like anywhere office politics can be detrimental

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    High pay and great benefits, and promising future, as long as you're willing to move to Houston.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    #1 pro = High, competitive pay. Great benefits. 401k match. Flexible hours. Can work from home occasionally if the nature of your job allows it. 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off). Performance management and reviews are, for the most part, fair and generous as long as you're a top performer. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Even with a flexible schedule, expect to work lots of overtime/weekends, especially during busy project seasons. Lots of favoritism happens in every work group. Random layoffs/reorgs, even more so now that most jobs/functions are moving to Houston, Texas. Must be willing to relocate to get the best job opportunities/promotions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Awesome company and career

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    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
  10. loved working at chevron.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    health and safety for everybody not just folks on the field. Rotation for people to get to do different job functions

    Cons

    not very easy to switch to an international role within the company

  11. Excellent company for safety, salary and work life balance

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    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

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