Chevron Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. Finance Manager

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance Ability to change jobs every two to three years Variety of assignments across functions

    Cons

    Limited career options in downside cycle too much process leads to inefficiency and lack of urgency


  2. Land Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX

    I worked at Chevron full-time

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

    Pros

    Chevron is all about safety. Their motto is, "There's always time to do it right." Their corporate culture fosters safety and personal responsibility at all levels, from the field to the office. Great salary, great benefits, great place to make a career!

    Cons

    Difficult to get in. Chevron is very selective about who they employ. They can afford to chose the cream of the crop, which is really not a Con at all.


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    Accountant/Analyst

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    Former Employee - Owner Relation - Customer Service Representative Support Accountant/Cash Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Owner Relation - Customer Service Representative Support Accountant/Cash Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    You could work different shifts at this company. The 401K is great and the pay is great.

    Cons

    They change supervisors often and most times no experience and not fit to be supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what is going on in your company. The supervisors are getting away with treating the employees unfairly.


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  5. Overall Great Company

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great Company culture. Very competitive pay. Excellent benefits (bonus program, 8% 401k stock matching program, health care, PENSION, etc.). Lots of opportunities to move around the company. I'm consistently amazed at how many people have worked 30+ years here. That's a testament to the Company. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    It's a large company so things can be very bureaucratic and move slowly. Also, with so many long term employees, you get some complacency and you don't benefit from people having experience at other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out some of the bureaucracy, be more proactive at letting go of low performers, hire more mid-career employees who bring non-Chevron experience


  6. Very family friendly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They support an amazing work-life balance

    Cons

    They value mobility for advancement so may have to relocate


  7. Geoscientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible work schedule, compensation, exciting work

    Cons

    Office politics, too many layers of management,

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a great job, however there are too many layers... My advice would be to flatten the organization and reduce the amount of time technical people need to spend on administrative tasks


  8. Helpful (1)

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Chevron is a challenging work environment. There are a lot of very talented and motivated people that care about the success of the project.

    Cons

    No cons to report, it was a pleasure working at the refinery. Safety was always a priority, and it gave a lot of confidence in the people turning the wrenches.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, safety as a value goes a long way in the work going on. Schedule and productivity follows.


  9. Earth Scientist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Team culture encourages collaboration; good compensation and benefits, especially if employed for long time; variety of work available if you want it; opportunity to travel. Good emphasis on work-life balance.

    Cons

    Slow moving at times when dealing with changes in business environment, especially in downturns in oil and gas, which results in agonizingly slow deliberations. Many managers don't always "Walk the Talk".

    Advice to Management

    They need to better understand how technical people work and that they aren't off-the-shelf commodities that are interchangeable or easily acquired.


  10. My experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, 9/80 schedule, heath & wellness, Horizons Program offers 3 rotations

    Cons

    Can be hard to get the jobs that you may want. You have to do a lot of networking to get the job that you want. Overall it's a good company to work for I enjoy working here.


  11. Helpful (1)

    ok

    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    follows ergonomic work culture is best

    Cons

    always have lot of work and more meetings



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