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Chevron Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
683 Reviews
4.1
683 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They take excellent care of their employees and exercise work life balance heavily (in 136 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, oil industry salary, job stability (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • compared to competitors - although in fairness the work life balance was good (in 13 reviews)

  • Typical, Southern, "Good-Ole-Boy" Network (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very bossy about everything.

    Cons

    There is little vacation time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of space to move forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    they do care about employees

    Former Employee - Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    -the company does seem to genuinely care about its employees and safety (they even require you to hold on the hand rails when walking up/down stairs, even if theres only 2-3 steps!).
    -the people here seem friendly and willing to help new employees get a feel for things.
    -the pay is pretty damn good, and theres a flex schedule where you can have every other friday off.

    Cons

    -if youre 30 or under, you will feel as if youre at an old folks home. hell, if youre 40 or under you'll feel like a kid working at his grandparents store.
    -the san ramon headquarters is way too suburban. these two factors alone will make it very difficult to attract fresh new talent.
    -nobody ever retires and along with that theres no new ideas (there are people there that have been there since chevron was part of john rockefellers standard oil for crying out loud)
    -no free meals. the cost of a lunch at the cafeteria is the same, if not more expensive, than going to any number of restaurants nearby. why a company that makes billions cant spring for free food, or at least discounted meals, is beyond me (oh wait, that'll upset shareholders!)
    -people who work here literally feel that chevron is the greatest company on the planet and does no harm whatsoever. environmental groups, no matter how legitimate their claims, are seen as "kooky" and "extremists." if you have opinions that go against "the chevron way" or question some of chevrons environmental hypocrisy, my advice is to keep your mouth shut and your head down. it almost feels like that movie the stepford wives where everyone is brainwashed into thinking the company has never committed any wrongdoing, and that anyone who accuses them of doing such things is insane, crazy, malicious, out for money, or any combination of those.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cant really offer much advice given the fact that the company continues to earn billions.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Great benefits, great balance work/life

    Cons

    A lot of changes throughout the organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful work environment, hope you like the Kool-Aid

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    Former Employee - MBA Intern in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - MBA Intern in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Chevron as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance was excellent, and I enjoyed the professionalism and congeniality of everyone I worked with. I feel that they take employee health and happiness very seriously.

    Cons

    The culture was a bit too consensus driven for me - you had to have meetings to agree about schedules for future meetings, and get 87 people to come to a single decision in order to move forward on even the smallest points. I am very results-oriented and it was quite frustrating for me to spend so much time with so little to show for it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Benefits, Good Solid Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chevron full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities since this is a global company. Meet wonderful people. Great benefits. If you know what you want and where you want to go this is an awesome company.

    Cons

    Constant organizational change - must be in the right place at the right time - otherwise you may be caught in a downturn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing an awesome job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Work Life Balance, Company Values, Safety, Compliance, Benefits

    Cons

    Not much synergy across the upstream midstream and downstream value chains

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    This company has the best benefits packages to offer to it's emplyees.

    Cons

    I wish there was more opportunities for Business Analysts.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Development Program Intern in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Development Program Intern in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Chevron as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They treat employees very well, really invest in you. Pay well and amazing benefits! They allow a lot of movement within the company. They want you to learn and develop more the longer you are with the company.

    Cons

    It is a really big company! There is a lot to learn! But they invest in developing you and teaching you more as you go.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing

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

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and carrer development

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic and low innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience as Intern

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    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Given great opportunities to expand my knowledge about the field. All of the employees are full of energy and love the work they do.

    Cons

    Depending on the business unit, the travel, location, and work life balance can vary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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