Chevron Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Pros
  • They take excellent care of their employees and exercise work life balance heavily (in 141 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, oil industry salary, job stability (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • compared to competitors - although in fairness the work life balance was good (in 14 reviews)

  • Typical, Southern, "Good-Ole-Boy" Network (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Solid company

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Good planning, Shares goals, Safety focus,

    Cons

    travel policy for contractors sucks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good place to work-very diverse

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chevron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the diversity at Chevron as I am from a minority group-they were very accepting for me. I resigned because of personal reasons but Chevron is a good place to work.

    Cons

    It is a bit hard and hectic at times-lot of work and long hours but the pay is good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the wonderful job you are doing but try to promote more employee interaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Engineer

    Former Employee - Engineer in Wu-p'ao-so (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Wu-p'ao-so (Taiwan)

    I worked at Chevron full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    new technology and willingness to experiment

    Cons

    low pay and very bad location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire smart guys to push the envelope.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Stable company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Marketing Graduate Development Program in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Global Marketing Graduate Development Program in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Chevron full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Slow growth, but a very stable company with exceptional benefits. There is a high focus on safety and you can enjoy great work/life balance. Rotation to different roles happen regularly.

    Cons

    Responsibilities could be pushed down to lower levels to make the job more rewarding. It is a huge organization and hirearchial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Professional colleagues, opportunity may limited in some job family

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bangkok (Thailand)

    I worked at Chevron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experiances colleagues from around the globe.
    Good benefit

    Cons

    Limited opportunity in some non-core job family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunity for non-core job functions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    We lead opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great company. The company is large and with that there are many opportunities for growth and diversity.

    Cons

    With being a large company, there is also the risk of feeling like a number during reorganization times. Big is big and that is both good and bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the work on the paths that invest in people. Education and mentoring programs within Chevron are very important to new employees both new and old.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Friendly working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Habiganj (Bangladesh)
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Habiganj (Bangladesh)

    I worked at Chevron full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good for long term working

    Cons

    Hard to develop career to the top of the pipeline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should think about the people working for FIFO

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Stable company that is extremely supportive of its employees but career progression moves slowly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Downstream Sales Support in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Downstream Sales Support in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    LIfe/work balance and benefits are fantastic, lots of great managers that use corporate feedback processes, has old-American values (takes perspective of one-company career for life)

    Cons

    Slow pace, very process heavy, average older workforce, stuffy culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to find more dynamic opportunities for development of younger staff working their way up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to work depending on your priorities

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    Current Employee - Finance in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Overall, Chevron is a nice, comfortable place to work. Some pros:
    1. Work/ life balance is great. Employees have every other Friday off, in most groups the hours are reasonable and employees are generally not expected to work on weekends.
    2. Compensation - employees are well compensated with a very generous 401k match as well as a pension plan. Salaries tend to be similar or slightly higher than the average in the Bay Area.
    3. Culture - I have yet to work with someone that I really dislike at Chevron. Employees are nice and care about each other.

    Cons

    As a large company, there can be quite a bit of bureaucracy. As everyone is so nice, there is a focus on consensus which increases the time for decisions to be made. Managing the politics of engaging all stakeholders and avoiding conflict can be exhausting and lead to inefficiency.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Excellent organization

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and Bonuses are great

    Cons

    Like anywhere office politics can be detrimental

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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