Chevron Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
646 Reviews
4.2
646 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 130 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, oil industry salary, job stability (in 35 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good solid employeer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    lots of different opportunities, expat locations, job types, etc.

    Cons

    Can be inflexible at times, salary not as good as smaller companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on making the organization more flexible and adaptable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Quality company with great opportunities

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Chevron is a very well run company with executives who actively engage employees and a very long term focus. The company provides a breadth of opportunities for people who perform well and are interested in trying new things. Chevron has been emphasizing getting the right results the right way for decades and their culture reflects this. It's collaborative and transparent ... and genuinely "nice," sometimes to a fault. Not for everyone but it is a very welcoming place to work.

    Cons

    As a large corporation, sometimes too much focus on process and the culture means that sometimes conflict doesn't get surfaced when it needs to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay focused on the long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I love the hours and the people and the safety

    Cons

    None that I know of. It's a good company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Chevron really develops their employees

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    Current Employee - IT Professional  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, lots of opportunities to work for different business units. Great people, very concerned about health and well being. Their college hire program (Horizons) ensures college recruits are exposed to multiple aspects of the corporation and get plenty of training.

    Cons

    Projects can move slow at times, with more meetings and required approvals than maybe necessary. It can result in deadlines being crunched once work is actually started and the planning is completed. Once out of Horizons training opportunities become less common and it can be difficult to move for career development as later positions often expect 5+ years of experience in the role (bit of a catch-22).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place for engineers, I personally did not like the culture of the industry in general.

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    Current Employee - Drilling and Completions Engineer  in  Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Drilling and Completions Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Chevron as an intern

    Pros

    Safety based culture of the company, pay, benefits, career development.

    Cons

    Tradition based thinking, especially when working directly in the field.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyed my time in Chevron

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA

    I worked at Chevron full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Company has high standards
    High quality employees
    great benefits

    Cons

    Seemed like they had a re-org every year
    Still has a "good old boy" network, so there are some in leadership that were given jobs they definitely weren't competent for. Luckily the good far outweigh the bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote those people that deserve it on MERIT and ABILITIES, not just because they agreed to transfer several times and you feel obligated! Thats how you lose great talent!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Reservoir Simulation Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Reservoir Simulation Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    People
    Work environment
    Culture
    Reputation in the industry
    Total compensation
    Technical excellence
    Stability
    Work and life balance
    Family programs

    Cons

    Slow growth
    Lots of paperwork and formalities
    Strict policies and rules
    Hard to get international assignments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron part-time

    Pros

    Good environment and easy work to do on a day-to-day basis

    Cons

    There are many but life and work balance is difficult in the job can sometimes be dangerous

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

    Executive Assistant

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant/Contract  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant/Contract in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good career, excellent engineers, teamwork environment. Always different projects to work on and thought out and multiple.

    Cons

    Chevron is very large, can be a little difficult to change and current project seem to be either to short or to long with out being told at the beginning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more informative about the length of the project at the beginning of your interview and your on boarding with the company. Other than that the Company is excellent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Human Energy

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    Current Employee - HES Specialist
    Current Employee - HES Specialist

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

    Pros

    Great upward mobility for mid-career level employees. It sounds odd, but the Company's heart is in the right place when it comes to energy extraction. The host nation benefits enormously monetarily and humanitarianly.

    Cons

    "Open Office" is miserable and stagnates productivity. Each office is not void of the usual politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less is more sometimes when it comes to processes including safety processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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