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  1.  

    good company to work for

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

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Very good company culture, will not lay off employees easily, stable compared to other oil companies.

    Cons

    Downtown office location is not good compared to the location of other companies in energy corridor area.

  2.  

    Analyst

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, 8% company match, plus pension

    Cons

    Need to know the right people to move to the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't need that much middle management personnel to manage people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    PGPA Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Great company and awesome culture for a company so large

    Cons

    no job offer after internship

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    Petroleum engineer

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

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Great culture in the company

    Cons

    Slow to move to changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less of socialism

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    More than 20 years in consulting roles

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

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, 1st class people. Work life balance, many supervisors and managers are good to work for (and with).

    Cons

    Cyclical industry. You have to be ready for downsizing. Being aligned politically with the right people helps you survive (but this is true for any organization). Chevron's culture is "too nice." We very seldom fire poor performers -- we wait for a downsizing, then clean house. People seldom confront each other in meetings (political correctness, not wanting to offend). This drives a lot of passive aggressive behavior. But once you understand the culture, it is a great place to work. We are laid back compared to Exxon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people for challenging the system, instead of going along to get along.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very dissappointing

    • 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

    Great benefits, good technology, fair pay

    Cons

    bias towards non diversity, extremely hypocritical of what the values say -(there is no Chevron way; its just a statement) Most Management does not care about there subordenants just how they can elevate themselves. Goes through way too many layoffs in cycles, and if you are not a diversity match or in good witht he clicks then you will be let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing and true mentorship and not always about yourself. Have a clearer understanding your people and dont always jsut push a fake agenda to satify your own PMP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Contracts & Procurement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Contract Administrator in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Contract Administrator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Respectful staff and managers. Competitive pay. Job Security. Consistent.

    Cons

    Rigid job definitions. Slow upward mobility. Learning opportunities lacking.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Entry level

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Entry Level in Pascagoula, MS
    Current Employee - Entry Level in Pascagoula, MS

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

    Pros

    I wan to be part of a great team.

    Cons

    None and stay late working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learns fans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company Great Benefits

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of job opportunity within the company in different locations. Excellent safety culture. Great benefits including pension and retirement. Pay is really good, although not always competitive within the oil industry.

    Cons

    While most of the workforce are very smart, Chevron doesn't really fire anyone so some really bad employees will never get fired (with the exceptions of times of lay off if oil price drops really low). But otherwise no one wants to deal with problem employees. Also they don't really have any desirable US locations to live in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider telecommuting to make up for the lack of desirable US office locations. Also don't be afraid to deal with poor performers or people with poor management skills.

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

    Too many business analysts posing as Category Managers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Category Manager-IS&T in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Global Category Manager-IS&T in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits.
    Wonderful campus environment.
    Very few excellent managers.
    Lots of interesting ITC projects associated with bleeding edge technologies

    Cons

    New upper management is still struggling with processes and appear to only be interested in their "team award" and associated compensation. The team award should not be an automatic raise just because another year has passed by.
    Chevron's mantra is "Chevron Way Behavior" however second level management does not abide by this mantra.
    Not a lot of room for promotions as half of the department was shipped out to Texas..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop screaming at folks while they are on business phone calls just so they don't miss the twice a day mandatory "stretch break"
    Some employees are allowed to work at home while others are not.
    Lots of favoritism

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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