Chevron Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Chevron Chairman and CEO John S. Watson
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance schedule (in 141 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, great work/life balance, they invest in their employees development and training (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • compared to competitors - although in fairness the work life balance was good (in 14 reviews)

  • the corporation overall (especially certain regions and business units) is a "Good Ole Boy" company and does nothing to change it (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    great company

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

    I have been working at Chevron

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a great company to work for.
    competitive pay and benefits
    good work and life balance
    lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    houston can be really hot and humid in summer time
    work can be stressful sometimes
    admin work ( time sheet etc) takes a lot of time

    Advice to Management

    provide more leadership training opportunities to regular employees
    include employees' opinions into the decision making process
    simplify some admin processes and streamline communications between different units


  2. Helpful (1)

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Great ergonomic options, personal trainers during lunch, outward and big-picture focused teams

    Cons

    Not enough accountability held for support team.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HES Specialist in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - HES Specialist in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Chevron (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits/Worklife balance/diversity/giving back to the community

    Cons

    risk of loosing position based on oil prices.


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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Chevron (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic Benefits, world class safety culture, numerous growth opportunities both within Operating Companies and globally, diversity of colleagues, Chevron Way attitudes

    Cons

    Being a very large corporation, sometimes there is a feeling of disconnect between the Operating Companies. Different human resources policies from location to location - it should be more uniform

    Advice to Management

    Employees should be given proper and adequate training for any and all new positions that they are hired for or moved into.


  6. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I've given many challenging opportunities that allow me grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership accountability


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Culture and People, fair ranking system (comparatively)

    Cons

    Large company red tape, slow moving at times


  8. Plant Designs Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Designs Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Plant Designs Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture. Very employee focused
    Easy to get along with co-workers
    Tons of opportunities to move within company
    Challenging work environment. Always something new going on.
    9/80 and 4/10 work schedules depending on the group you work with
    Best pension of major oil companies
    8% matching on 2% contribution for 401K
    75% Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    Can get pretty bureaucratic
    Slow to get work approved
    Very risk adverse

    Advice to Management

    Performance reviews tend to focus on business performance. Would be nice to have some time spent on developing employee's career goals.


  9. Drill Site Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drill Site Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Drill Site Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company with tremendous global opportunity. Compensation and benefits are good as well.

    Cons

    No real cons. Chevron benefits employees according to their impact and performance. Very fair and balanced company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Possibly have been my dream job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Covington, LA
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Covington, LA

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities, friendly culture that promotes employee career growth, managers and coworkers respect you. Sincere about work-life balance and wants more people to become "lifers." If you don't like your current job or team, the organization is large and flexible enough to find a place where you do.

    Cons

    Can become a bit dull, culture of wanting to be "the fastest follower" rather than the innovators, culturally conservative and risk-averse. More people are process followers rather than process makers/creative thinkers. Extremely inflexible for international-hire employees or those in certain, more remote locations. Many talented and longer term employees left for other equivalent or better opportunities because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring and cultivating talent is admirable, but some flexibility should be allowed if the organization wishes to retain highly motivated and well-trained talent. Some of the larger oil majors have been very successful in poaching those employees who otherwise would have stayed should the organization have been just a little more flexible. Many of them would actually have preferred to stay at Chevron, even if the other employer was offering better benefits or salary.


  11. Helpful (3)

    A good place to work for your whole career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, a great work environment with lots of upward job potential

    Cons

    It's a big company and some things will take a long time to accomplish



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