Chevron Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
634 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to grow in

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst - Procurement  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst - Procurement in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Chevron is a huge company that is doing well. The future of the company is in shale gas, so there's huge potential for growth, even for a company that is already huge. They have a lot of resources, therefore compensation is very good. They even have a pension program too. Interns were also allowed to contribute to a 401K but they never told us how to set that up. Best part about Chevron is their 9-80 program, so you work 80 hours in 9 days, as opposed to 10 days, and you get every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Safety is very important to the Chevron culture, which they call it the Chevron Way. And it should be, especially out on the rigs and oil platforms, though it trickles into the office environment too. So for example, you are to anonymously report someone, at least once a month, if they are doing something unsafe, such as not holding the railings on the escalator. If you are typing too much on your computer, it will lock up for 5 minutes and force you to take a break. While that is all great for ergonomic reason, it does present a Big Brother mentality.

    In addition, big oil is big oil. Any interests on renewable energy developments will label you as someone who's values and interests do not align with Chevron's. So if you are interested in renewables and corporate responsibility, just keep it to yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    store manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Chevron full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefit and you choose your schedule.

    Cons

    Overwhelming of work. More than what you can do in one shift.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chevron

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Professional  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Information Technology Professional in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Chevron full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Good people if you are not competing with them for any recognition.

    Cons

    Small IT staff at Salt Lake refinery prone to poor professional behavior. Possessive behavior towards any area of IT work. Manager has poor attitude and little patience. Working at a small refinery part of Chevron is not recommended. Being a part of a larger IT group in the company is likely more beneficial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not place someone in a management position just because they have been around a very long time. This does not make them a good manager. Managers should not be involved in the day to day hands on work. This is a poor showing of managerial skills and a representation of an inability to let go of previous responsibilities. Some experience with a few minor areas of IT does not make a person capable of understanding enough of an IT organization to manage other employees of superior knowledge and experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bloated, layers of middle managers and uncooperative, politically driven business units

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

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

    Pros

    Strong safety culture, 9/80 schedule, above average pay and benefits. Specialists do well. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply and advance.

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations, thousands of California employees with seniority take the top spots over Houston employees. Heavy use of contractors who keep the low level workers fighting for their jobs. Half of the workers never move up more than one or two pay grades in 15 years. Croneyism rules the day. Unqualified managers abound. There appears to be a protection system. Many misfit managers seem untouchable, they must know where the bodies are buried.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With oil above $100 a bbl, a lot of mismanagement can go on without harming profits. Invest in more PR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very professional and Amazing place to work

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great place to work as the working env is very good at chevron and they take care of the employees as well contractors.

    Cons

    Perks for contractors such as parking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Stable, easy hours, not many managers, good options, good bonuses, good location, easy commute from anywhere in houston. They care about their employees.

    Cons

    Too much training, lot of effort to manage your career, not enough vacation, cafeteria charges employee, no free gas, lots of old people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  10.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, offers growth opportunities in country and abroad, lot of attention to people health, goods internal controls, promote values and culture

    Cons

    somehow trainings and assigments are based on short term view and the management in turn. depends so much in human factors instead of business need for future assigments and trainings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people are The Asset so make sure to anticipate and review policies & procedures to keep them, especially those High potentials not only petrotech as others areas are as important as this!! improve Career development plans process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great work life and flexibility, slow to grow within

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst - Procurement
    Current Employee - Business Analyst - Procurement

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, emphasis on quality of life rather than strict deadlines, increased measure on safety and ergonomics

    Cons

    Lack of guidance on role development and opportunities. Compensation not up to par during initial stages of your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more robust processes and systems to map our career path

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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