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Chevron Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
738 Reviews
4.1
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company, great business, great managers(Mostly)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    International Business Exposure, Relatively Predictable work Hours and 9/80 Work Weeks, Exciting Industry

    Cons

    Older culture that does not feel as fresh and innovative as other bay area technology firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people who can keep the culture young, innovative, competitive, and fresh, and not just for the technical proficiency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    eh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    pretty good company with good benefits

    Cons

    could be better to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    erthang

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Stability and good benefits but slow to change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Company provides a family-like culture and invests in their employees

    Cons

    Hierarchical and slow to make changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Wonderful Work Experience

    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, high energy, independence, strong culture

    Cons

    This was a really great place to work and I can't think of any cons!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contracts Advisor
    Former Employee - Contracts Advisor

    I worked at Chevron (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, hardworking and smart people. Work life balance is okay.

    Cons

    Too much pressure, everything has to be done now or now! Some people trample on others to get seen or promoted. Its survival of the fittest. Since only the end result matters, people can go any length to achieve same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give reasonable targets else people will keep cutting corners. Some cost cutting avenues are simply unrealistic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Many reorganizations, office politics, bad supervisors and middle managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    You could gain many skills and hands-on experience while getting a market average base salary with an up to a 8% of your base salary to your 401 K from the company match and a more than 10% of your base salary to your pension plus an usual more than 10% of your base salary as your normal annual bonus. Some senior top managers care about employees.

    Cons

    There are very lousy on-job training, frequent reorganizations (every one or two years, depending on business units), awful office politics and many bad supervisors and middle managers. Many employees who are good at "talking" in front of management with mediocre performance are usually promoted faster than quiet hard-working employees. Employees who have two faces or are good at office politics are quite popular. Many supervisors and middle managers care about only their own promotions. The values of the company printed on the brochure stay just on paper in most of time. There are exclusive, office bullies, discrimination and retaliation work environment supported by the direct supervisors and middle managers in some business units.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great safety standards.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Good pay, and benefits if you are management. Great company to learn organizational behavior do's and don't.
    If you get lucky the BC's will allow you the freedom to make business decisions and not micro-manage you.
    Get company to build a foundation for your career.

    Cons

    Very stressful and to much favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start looking at those managers who are keep your zone's numbers alive. If you see an team member who is capable, invite them to help with special projects, then you can see what their work ethic is. Don't just listen to hear say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    another review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    great benefits, culture, and people

    Cons

    low wages for facilities engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay market wages

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Analyst - Production, Revenue and Royalty Accounting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Very good benefits and culture.

    Cons

    This group does not allow for much exposure to management.
    The role is very accounting focused and very transn

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Offer great autonomy with challenging assignment.

    Cons

    Long work hours in field.
    No clear direction from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more benefits and salary increase for direct employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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