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Chevron Reviews in San Ramon, CA

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
120 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    My experience was one of great learning

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Professional in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - IT Professional in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    The Pros of working for Chevron are: Job Opportunity, Training, and Salary and Benefits

    Cons

    The Cons of working for Chevron are: Bureaucracy and Complex Organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to try to break down silos and create a cohesive culture across internal organizations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  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.  

    Too many business analysts posing as Category Managers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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  5.  

    Great company, great business, great managers(Mostly)

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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 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
  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.  

    Great culture at San Ramon campus

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    I don't know what the Houston office is like, but the San Ramon office was incredibly warm and supportive of employees. The work/life balance was also phenomenal; people worked hard while they were there (9/80 schedule) and left at an appropriate stopping point when the day was over.

    Cons

    San Ramon is for relatively senior employees or otherwise non-technical roles. It's hard to get your foot in the door there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible support for employee work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    commitment to safety, clear strategy and vision, work/life balance, chevron way, 401k match and general financial benefits afforded to employees

    Cons

    some bureaucracy depending on the division, relatively linear growth opportunities for careers, and a slow performance review process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    diversify the portfolio and show your commitment to energy efficiency and other forms of power generation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for a career, not just a job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay, work culture, International focus/job opportunities and people development. Chevron's PDCs put a lot of effort into getting the right person, in the right job with the right skills at the right time.

    Cons

    Not very diverse in top positions in line jobs. (Support functions have diversity).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should not let cost focus make us think we can shrink to greatness. Now is the time to go shopping for more assets but this will take some appetite for risk.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Chevron is a fantastic place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Planner in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Planner in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    The Chevron Way Values are not just written in a brochure; they are taken seriously and include:
    Integrity, Trust, Diversity, Ingenuity, and Partnership.
    The safety culture is very strong, and encourages employees to look out for one another. Health & wellness is also emphasized, including the offering of a 9x80 schedule.
    My co-workers are diverse, intelligent and dedicated.
    There are opportunities to work all over the world, for those who are interested in doing so.
    Networking is encouraged, and salaries are competitive.
    Activities are process-driven.

    Cons

    If you want to work from home, this is not necessarily going to be the place for you. This company encourages it's employees to be physically present in the office, presumably in order to take advantage of impromptu collaboration opportunities and the benefits of in-person interactions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!
    Thank you for adhering to the company values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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