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Chevron Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
702 Reviews
4.1
702 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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  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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    awesome!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    Love the focus on employee development!

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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

    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
  7.  

    Good Place To Work

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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 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
  8.  

    Overall, good company to work for

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

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    - Lots of internal mobility (including cross functional) and other job development opportunities
    - If you are at the company 5 years or longer you are vested in pension earnings

    Cons

    - Outdated and ineffective processes
    - Lots of tenure (employees with 20 + years) often resulting in environment resistant to change and innovative ideas
    - Dental insurance plan for US employees is horrible

  9.  

    The environment allows great training and working environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    The work place created by chevron is great, you have the ability to improve and really gain experiance.

    Cons

    The rotation aspect, it is great yet every six months for the first while you move around the world to various places and it is hard to feel at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, you guys are great at listening and leading.

  10.  

    Company Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are very competitive for the area
    A learning focused organization particularly for younger folks looking to grow their careers

    Cons

    Not quite as innovative as let's say a tech company given the nature of the work
    Very process oriented and risk averse which makes sense given the work, but can stifle progress and innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Chevron review

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

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Great place to work, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Great place to work and retire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Abolish the good ole boy system

    Approves of CEO

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