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Chevron Chairman and CEO John S. Watson
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great interview

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist Intern in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist Intern in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Chevron as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are very thoughtful and considerate.

    Cons

    Chevron is a large company but they do have programs that help facilitate coworker relationships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large, stable employer with good benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    -Benefits (medical insurance etc)
    -9/80 schedule (every other Friday off)
    -Ability to move to other positions in other cities
    -Extensive training program (5 years for college graduates and junior employees)

    Cons

    -Changes / projects are slow to happen
    -Very heavy on process and procedures
    -Must for the most part work in an oil&gas city (e.g. Houston)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    my years at chevron

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    i had 23 years of experiance with chevron and got to know alot of my customers on a first name basis and learned to be a leader and supervisor...

    Cons

    everyone has problem customers, the best part is how to get around them with offending someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to listen well with suggestions and make constructive critisims without talking down to employees like childeren...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The company had a very good work life balance. Gave interns great projects to work on.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any glaring cons about the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Chevron is a wonderful company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a company that works as a team. Everyone is included in the process of projects that are in place. Management, Supervisors, and Team leads notify you in advance if there is a delay or a company change. I worked with them (temporary) at the Downtown Houston location. It is a positive place to work with lots of diversity.

    Cons

    Hard to secure a position at times. There are not any cons that I can find.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lean Sigma Facilitator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lean Sigma Facilitator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    They truly care about their employees. The work/life balance is great, and there are opportunities for growth all throughout the company.

    Cons

    It is a very large company with many process in place. Sometimes hard to get projects to move as quickly as they should.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best job I ever had!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operator in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Operator in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Chevron full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Career development, pay, and good work and ome balance.

    Cons

    Nothing I have found, and not look for a reason..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Treats employees well, but I'm not crazy about refining.

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    Former Employee - Inern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Inern in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Chevron full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They pay you very well. The compensation is good. It is just great to see the things they are doing there.

    Cons

    I don't think that everyone should work in a place where solar panels are nonexistant and contributing to the demise of the earth is number one priority. You have to come in whenever they call.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not for True Technologists

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    - Large Enterprise to practice IT on
    - Diverse employees
    - Pockets of talent

    Cons

    - Value of IT is overall seen as low-mid importance at best
    - Low value of IT leads to innovative employees and high performers having to focus their energy outside of the workplace.
    - Strong work ethic is encouraged but not valued
    - Significant turnover in technology staff taking place leading to tough growing pains for pre-existing employees and new incoming employees alike
    - Management not qualified to run technical teams leading to lack of focus and value of the real priorities
    - Lack of inclusion for African and African-American employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote technology more seriously and find ways to encourage technical advancement in the company. Attract and hire qualified management and stop trying to achieve excellence holistically through processes (i.e. - why does our datacenters keep failing). Re-examine the Horizons program for high-performers and their movement throughout the company. Sell management on development programs and encouraging them to promote staff throughout the organization where it makes sense. Take diversity and inclusion seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Work/life balance and working environment. Chevron has a great safety culture which is so much engrained in its employees that after some time it just becomes second nature to do everything the right/safe way.
    Very good company to work for.

    Cons

    As with any big company, very process oriented. Sometimes projects gets delayed because of all the processes it needs to follow.
    You can get lost easily within the company, you have to be on your toes and build relationships with management to proceed further, not always, but most of the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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