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  1.  

    Very safety conscious organization. They take care of their employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Richmond, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good 401K matching program
    Compensate well
    9/80 schedule gives you every other Friday off

    Cons

    Don't cover full health and dental insurance
    Not very much room to move up the ladder if you don't have a graduate degree

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company, great business, great managers(Mostly)

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    • 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
  3.  

    eh

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    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exit experience in SJVBU (Bakersfield, CA) directly conflicted with advertised "Chevron Way" values structure.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity if you're willing to stay in Bakersfield or go to Houston. If you're willing to work hard you can rise in pay and standing fairly quickly. Good culture of everyday respect amongst peers, unless you decide to leave the company for a competitor (see cons and advice below).

    Cons

    Extreme variability in how the company's values are interpreted by different business units. HR policies are not consistent across groups. San Joaquin Valley Business Unit makes up its own rules on how to deal with employees who leave for competitors. You are released the same day you give notice if you are headed to a competitor, so beware all the relationships you have built will be severed instantly. Plan ahead and say goodbye beforehand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The San Joaquin Valley Business Unit is run in a very unethical way by mid and upper management. I was treated with nothing but respect by other business units at Chevron across my several years with the company. Since Bakersfield is a such a terrible place to live, the management who decided to bring their families there and stay long-term feel very bitter inside to those who do not wish to do the same. My advice would be to be open-minded to those whose personal needs take them elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stability and good benefits but slow to change

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad management, old boy style, male dominating

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible schedule and fair salaries

    Cons

    Red tape and bureaucracy are the norm, ineffective management, male dominating style with old boy rules. Brainwash methods and coo rate total control over individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management is totally disconnected, get down to the field and stop justifying jobs and bonuses and get to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • 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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Many reorganizations, office politics, bad supervisors and middle managers

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11. 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

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