Chevron Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
634 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  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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

    I worked at Chevron full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good place to work with great people. The company goes out of their way to take care of you and your career goals. They offer education budgets, free conferences. Managers are willing to listen to your specific needs and work with you. The take-home pay is lower than other places but the benefits package is amazing.

    Cons

    Processes and policies can hinder. For the most part these are in place to help employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good work life balance

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

    I have been working at Chevron full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable, easy hours, not many managers, good options, good bonuses, good location, easy commute from anywhere in houston. They care about their employees.

    Cons

    Too much training, lot of effort to manage your career, not enough vacation, cafeteria charges employee, no free gas, lots of old people

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Drilling and Completions Engineer  in  Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Drilling and Completions Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Safety Culture, Opportunities for growth, pay/benefits

    Cons

    Email, meetings, general distractions with working in multiple teams makes being efficient hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having a clue from upper management on performance is always appreciated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, flexible work schedule, latest technology.

    Cons

    Non-Exempt employees do not have as much growth opportunities and can feel as though they are valued members of the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More growth opportunities for non-exempt employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work life and flexibility, slow to grow within

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst - Procurement
    Current Employee - Business Analyst - Procurement

    I have been working at Chevron full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, emphasis on quality of life rather than strict deadlines, increased measure on safety and ergonomics

    Cons

    Lack of guidance on role development and opportunities. Compensation not up to par during initial stages of your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more robust processes and systems to map our career path

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very professional and Amazing place to work

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work as the working env is very good at chevron and they take care of the employees as well contractors.

    Cons

    Perks for contractors such as parking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company is extremely safety conscientious and stresses work-life balance. Benefits are first rate including a pension with a fantastic 401K match. Excellent managers.

    Cons

    If working for a subsidiary, subject to sell off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    I had a great experience at Chevron. The co workers were great and I liked the managers a lot. I would refer this job.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mission Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good management and great co workers. The training was good. The pay gets better the longer you stay.

    Cons

    I was working graveyard shift so working at night was challenging.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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