Chevron Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance schedule (in 141 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, great work/life balance, they invest in their employees development and training (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • compared to competitors - although in fairness the work life balance was good (in 14 reviews)

  • the corporation overall (especially certain regions and business units) is a "Good Ole Boy" company and does nothing to change it (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work at.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - CAD Operator in Richmond, CA
    Current Contractor - CAD Operator in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in. Both employees and contractors are treated equally. Diversity group events are held along with information seminars. Systems, programs and software is always the most current versions. Overall a great place to work at.

    Cons

    The only cons has to do with being a contractor. But besides that nothing really to point out that is of concern.


  2. I liked working for Chevron

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chevron (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many great people. Great benefits. Good severance package for those who are displaced by downsizing. I worked for a lot of great supervisors.

    Cons

    Like all companies, your boss can make all the difference in how much you enjoy your work.

    Advice to Management

    Short term financial gains may not have the intended long term outcome.


  3. A solid company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance; 9/80 Fridays are respected and people are family oriented. Huge company with the possibility to change careers every 2 years and experience totally different job functions.

    Cons

    The company is old and big, read: slow. Tons of bureaucracy and resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the best, then retain them by keeping up with the competition in terms of salary. This is the business model but is not functioning correctly.


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    Research technician

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ok benefit, provide pension, company match stock 8% for 2% contribution

    Cons

    Poor management, not value talent


  6. Oronite instructional designer.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Training Consultant in Richmond, CA
    Former Contractor - Training Consultant in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with. Chevron takes an active interest in workplace safety and treats their consultants like employees.

    Cons

    None, a pleasure to work with this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Helpful (2)

    As a contractor, the Chevron employees and contractors were professional, friendly, and a real pleasure to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Curriculum Developer and Technical Writer in Richmond, CA
    Former Contractor - Curriculum Developer and Technical Writer in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people. Also the way the company went out of their way to ensure safety in the workplace.

    Cons

    Having to leave after each of my three projects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. Very safety conscious organization. They take care of their employees

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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


  9. Amazing company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Operator in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    great pay, great benefits and great career. This company will take care of you.

    Cons

    Long hours and rotating shifts are not easy to adjust to


  10. Helpful (1)

    Excellent.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very bossy about everything.

    Cons

    There is little vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of space to move forward.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great summer internship with Chevron ETC

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Materials and Corrosion Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Current Intern - Materials and Corrosion Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality people to work with. Great salary. Got to to some business travel as an intern. Learned much more than expected.

    Cons

    Chevron possesses the cons that you would expect a giant corporation to have. Oftentimes corporate policy will trump logical reasoning.



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