Chevron Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
646 Reviews
4.2
646 Reviews
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Chevron Chairman and CEO John S. Watson
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345 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They take excellent care of their employees and exercise work life balance heavily (in 130 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, oil industry salary, job stability (in 35 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Experience at temporary position.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Chevron as a contractor

    Pros

    there are couple of things that make this company great.
    1- Care for employees, high emphasis on safety even in office jobs. Never in my life I saw stretch breaks emphasized for finance group.
    2- Good policies and empathy from higher management if one is facing troubles at home.
    3- More emphasis on process, "do things right".
    4- Great work life balance.

    Cons

    several systems in place, which are not always synced. limited opportunities for individuals, who are not engineers.

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

    Facilities engineering reviews.

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    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer  in  Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn new processes, develop new skills, and understand a systematic approach to problem solving.

    Cons

    Some times it feels like you cant go to the rest room without your supervisor approval, the structure is very military style, and this can limit ones autonomy. It also makes it more difficult for experienced hires to feel like their contributions are valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more empowering and give employees some autonomy in their current roles.

    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior IT Professional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chevron full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Great employees below the management level

    Cons

    Managers who unqualified for their position and are only concerned about bonuses

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Geology Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron as an intern

    Pros

    Great Salary and Work Environment

    Cons

    Difficult to get in the door

    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    overall satisfied

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    Current Employee - Reservoir Simulation Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Reservoir Simulation Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    work life balance, nice company

    Cons

    management doublespeak does not build confidence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do as you say

  7.  

    Generally positive experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Above average compensation across non-technical functions.

    Cons

    Finance = bean counting at Chevron.
    Lack of inspiring managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The best place I've ever worked

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    Current Employee - Program Controller  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Controller in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Tone from the top is ethical and inclusive. The work is challenging, the people I work with are great, and my supervisor is one of the best I've worked for and work-life balance is amazing. Contractors are treated with respect, opinions are valued and we are not treated as less because we are not a full-time employee.

    Cons

    I have no cons other than I'm a contractor instead of a full-time employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, Chevron is the best place I've ever worked in my 20+ years of being in the workforce as both a contractor and full-time employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Salary and benefits. 8% match 401k and pension

    Cons

    The company is continue moving jobs to Texas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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