Chevron
3.9 of 5 543 reviews
www.chevron.com San Ramon, CA 5000+ Employees

Chevron Reviews

Updated Nov 1, 2013

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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The company culture respects human nature and truely emphasize work-life balance"
    in 106 reviews
  • "9/80 Work schedule - every 2nd Friday off"
    in 26 reviews
Cons:
  • "Typical, Southern, "Good-Ole-Boy" Network"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Good work life balance is empahsized and encouraged but often not the norm if working in a process facility"
    in 10 reviews
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Great company to work for and retire with

Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Chevron full-time for more than a year

ProsEmployee centric and strong safety culture

ConsHard to become a perm employee

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more entry level employees and have them grow with company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Environmental Specialist Intern (Current Employee)
San Ramon, CA

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

ProsCoworkers are very thoughtful and considerate.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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my years at chevron

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Tucson, AZ

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

Prosi 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...

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Large, stable employer with good benefits

Anonymous Employee (Current 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)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intern (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsGreat 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.

ConsAs 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fantastic company to work for

Lean Sigma Facilitator (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best job I ever had!

Operator (Former Employee)
Columbus, GA

I worked at Chevron full-time for more than a year

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

ConsNothing I have found, and not look for a reason..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Chevron is a wonderful company to work for

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsThis 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Inern (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I worked at Chevron full-time for less than a year

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

ConsI 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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