Chevron Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
641 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They take excellent care of their employees and exercise work life balance heavily (in 123 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, oil industry salary, job stability (in 34 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  

    The Indispensable Industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Great People
    Amazing growth opportunities
    Good Compensation
    Excellent time-off policies/sick days
    Awesome industry filled with amazing technology and resources

    Cons

    Lots of process and policy to get projects done- can sometimes test patience.
    Big company, few projects based on job function and location.
    There are days when you feel like not a lot gets done because of the slow internal review process.
    The internal website feels like it was made in 2001 and ease of access to information is mediocre (can take 30 min to an hour to find simple information)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STEM jobs are important but so are business related job functions. Don't create a culture where your employees feel undervalued based on educational background.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Generally positive experience.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Above average compensation across non-technical functions.

    Cons

    Finance = bean counting at Chevron.
    Lack of inspiring managers.

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

    Great company to grow in

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst - Procurement  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst - Procurement in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Chevron is a huge company that is doing well. The future of the company is in shale gas, so there's huge potential for growth, even for a company that is already huge. They have a lot of resources, therefore compensation is very good. They even have a pension program too. Interns were also allowed to contribute to a 401K but they never told us how to set that up. Best part about Chevron is their 9-80 program, so you work 80 hours in 9 days, as opposed to 10 days, and you get every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Safety is very important to the Chevron culture, which they call it the Chevron Way. And it should be, especially out on the rigs and oil platforms, though it trickles into the office environment too. So for example, you are to anonymously report someone, at least once a month, if they are doing something unsafe, such as not holding the railings on the escalator. If you are typing too much on your computer, it will lock up for 5 minutes and force you to take a break. While that is all great for ergonomic reason, it does present a Big Brother mentality.

    In addition, big oil is big oil. Any interests on renewable energy developments will label you as someone who's values and interests do not align with Chevron's. So if you are interested in renewables and corporate responsibility, just keep it to yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Salary and benefits. 8% match 401k and pension

    Cons

    The company is continue moving jobs to Texas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The best place I've ever worked

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    Current Employee - Program Controller  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Controller in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Tone from the top is ethical and inclusive. The work is challenging, the people I work with are great, and my supervisor is one of the best I've worked for and work-life balance is amazing. Contractors are treated with respect, opinions are valued and we are not treated as less because we are not a full-time employee.

    Cons

    I have no cons other than I'm a contractor instead of a full-time employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, Chevron is the best place I've ever worked in my 20+ years of being in the workforce as both a contractor and full-time employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company with great compensation and work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Procurement  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, work-life balance. A very structured organization with focus on teamwork and safety of its employees.

    Cons

    Due to the size of the company, promotions are difficult unless you travel over seas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promoting employees based on merit and previous experience (with other companies) instead of promoting those who are willing to travel and gain experience only with Chevron.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good business, but not too much good help.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Welcoming interactions with customers. Car Repair work is improving from what it was before. Neighborhood is improving in friendliness.

    Cons

    Environment is challenging to clean up since people can leave a big mess, whether it be garbage or different fluid from their cars.

    Certain customer service reps will have a lazy, unprofessional attitude sometimes. Management can be disorganized at times. Sometimes they would know what they're talking about.

    The franchise can be stringent on the visual image, but they don't provide any materials to help with the process if making the facility look better considering they turn a profit every year. To sum it up not all franchises are taken care of equally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have your customer service reps do a better job of being representatives of the franchise. Get rid of those that abuse the privilege of having a job and taking it for granted.

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    Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    One of the best places to work. Awesome work culture and work life balance.

    Cons

    Open up in sponsoring more international visa holders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good promoter of work life balance and strives to get stress free environment for employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Work life balance with good benefits. Safety conscious.

    Cons

    Hierarchical to some extent. Not diversified enough besides oil

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good strategies, policies and it's execution

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Great people, amazing culture, value safety. Great remuneration package.

    Cons

    Resources are sometimes stretched thin and communication between business units is not streamlined.

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