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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 with Great Benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    - work/life balance
    - great culture
    - management who cares
    - emphasis on health and safeyy

    Cons

    - slow, very process oriented
    - lower salary in exchange for pros listed above

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

    Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron as an intern

    Pros

    Great benefits, has a national brand, has covered parking.

    Cons

    worried more about individual promotion, no team ethics, speak about carrying and but the leadership does not show it or care about anyone thing but themselves. Only worried about hiring diversity and not qualified people. Way to factionists, very racial and biased towards people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about the people and not ur own career. Oh and don't say the chevron way is the guidance it is just words used as an assimilation tool not really what is the truth behind closed doors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Love the focus on employee development!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Chevron's values and culture make it stand apart from other companies I have worked for. In general, my colleagues are friendly and genuinely care about each other. Chevron also has strong leadership development programs and focus which helps improve leadership compared to other companies I have been at. The thing I love the most here is the focus on employee development. There are so many development programs, trainings, and processes available to me, and my supervisors and other leaders have shown true interest in discussing how I want to be developed and where I can go next.

    Cons

    Because Chevron is such a large, decentralized company that heavily relies on processes (we are, after all, a company made up primarily of engineers), some things can be quite bureaucratic and slow. For people coming from faster companies or industries, this can be frustrating at first (or maybe forever). Once I started understanding the reasons for these processes ("Do it Safely or Not at All; There's Always Time to Do it Right"), it was easier to accept... but still frustrating when you want to get something done fast.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place To Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Above average benefits, alternate work schedules, ergonomic programs good

    Cons

    Company is moving to Houston, not being honest about it. Middle management is cut throat, and is misleading executives on many topics .... as such, execs out of touch of what the real problems are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing IT jobs and losing so much key knowledge which incurs exponentially greater support and project costs long term.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall, good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Human Rosources
    Current Employee - Human Rosources

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    - Lots of internal mobility (including cross functional) and other job development opportunities
    - If you are at the company 5 years or longer you are vested in pension earnings

    Cons

    - Outdated and ineffective processes
    - Lots of tenure (employees with 20 + years) often resulting in environment resistant to change and innovative ideas
    - Dental insurance plan for US employees is horrible

  7.  

    Company Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are very competitive for the area
    A learning focused organization particularly for younger folks looking to grow their careers

    Cons

    Not quite as innovative as let's say a tech company given the nature of the work
    Very process oriented and risk averse which makes sense given the work, but can stifle progress and innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EHS in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - EHS in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay a lot.Friendly workers. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No response given.Disorganized staff. Late responses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    This job is very stable and steady, the potential for growth is not fast paced compare to other industries.

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

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Very flexible work arrangement 9/80 schedule. The people that work here have been here for a very long time so they know the history of the company very well and that helps with starting a new job here.

    Cons

    I think across different functional units, the communicatio can be better. It will help with the work load and effiiciency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you're not an engineer, then your not relevant

    • 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
    Decent Pay
    Work-Life Balance
    Pension Plan

    Cons

    Bureaucracy
    Too many managers
    Little emphasis on practicality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    The environment allows great training and working environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    The work place created by chevron is great, you have the ability to improve and really gain experiance.

    Cons

    The rotation aspect, it is great yet every six months for the first while you move around the world to various places and it is hard to feel at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, you guys are great at listening and leading.

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