Chevron Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
639 Reviews
4.1
639 Reviews
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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 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.  

    Strong company, consistent values, but bureaucratic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, strong safety and team culture, numerous career opportunities in various business units. as a large multinational I have had a great career with many varied jobs, staying with same corporation

    Cons

    Process oriented ( which is good in many ways) focus stifles creativity, bureaucratic and a fair amount of doing things to be seen doing things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep consistent with core values, delegate more decision making but hold folks accountable for those decisions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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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    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    employer of choice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Wonderful culture, work family balance, tremendous global career opportunities, good compensation and benefits, long term strategic focus

    Cons

    Very process driven which achieves results but which can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a more fit for purpose approach with respect to laying in process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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