Chevron Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Chevron is a fantastic place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Finance Development Program Intern in San Ramon, CA
    Former Intern - Finance Development Program Intern in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Chevron as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They treat employees very well, really invest in you. Pay well and amazing benefits! They allow a lot of movement within the company. They want you to learn and develop more the longer you are with the company.

    Cons

    It is a really big company! There is a lot to learn! But they invest in developing you and teaching you more as you go.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Marketing

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

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and carrer development

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic and low innovation.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful work environment, hope you like the Kool-Aid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - MBA Intern in San Ramon, CA
    Former Intern - MBA Intern in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Chevron as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance was excellent, and I enjoyed the professionalism and congeniality of everyone I worked with. I feel that they take employee health and happiness very seriously.

    Cons

    The culture was a bit too consensus driven for me - you had to have meetings to agree about schedules for future meetings, and get 87 people to come to a single decision in order to move forward on even the smallest points. I am very results-oriented and it was quite frustrating for me to spend so much time with so little to show for it.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good ol' boy mentality.

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

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good training opportunities. Offices are top line, anything needed is provided.

    Cons

    It's their way or the highway . . . drink the purple Kool-Aid or leave. Upper management reaps hundreds of thousands, if not millions in benefits and stock options while the little guy gets nothing. Complete disregard for the worth of each employee, only the big guy benefits. Posters everywhere saying, "The Chevron Way", kind of like, "Big Brother is watching, so do it our way."

    Advice to Management

    Some companies give stock shares down to the lowest level staff. Value is created. You create a pyramid system.


  7. Helpful (5)

    they do care about employees

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

    I worked at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    -the company does seem to genuinely care about its employees and safety (they even require you to hold on the hand rails when walking up/down stairs, even if theres only 2-3 steps!). -the people here seem friendly and willing to help new employees get a feel for things. -the pay is pretty damn good, and theres a flex schedule where you can have every other friday off.

    Cons

    -if youre 30 or under, you will feel as if youre at an old folks home. hell, if youre 40 or under you'll feel like a kid working at his grandparents store. -the san ramon headquarters is way too suburban. these two factors alone will make it very difficult to attract fresh new talent. -nobody ever retires and along with that theres no new ideas (there are people there that have been there since chevron was part of john rockefellers standard oil for crying out loud) -no free meals. the cost of a lunch at the cafeteria is the same, if not more expensive, than going to any number of restaurants nearby. why a company that makes billions cant spring for free food, or at least discounted meals, is beyond me (oh wait, that'll upset shareholders!) -people who work here literally feel that chevron is the greatest company on the planet and does no harm whatsoever. environmental groups, no matter how legitimate their claims, are seen as "kooky" and "extremists." if you have opinions that go against "the chevron way" or question some of chevrons environmental hypocrisy, my advice is to keep your mouth shut and your head down. it almost feels like that movie the stepford wives where everyone is brainwashed into thinking the company has never committed any wrongdoing, and that anyone who accuses them of doing such things is insane, crazy, malicious, out for money, or any combination of those.

    Advice to Management

    cant really offer much advice given the fact that the company continues to earn billions.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Chevron Life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Solution Architect in San Ramon, CA
    Current Contractor - Solution Architect in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Chevron as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Employee Benefits; emphasis on work life balance

    Cons

    Been seeing a lot of re-orgs in the past few years, causing a lot of employee insecurity. A lot of valuable energy that should be used in doing business is now being used to re-post and settle in the new job, before another re-org comes along. Also, if you need to be progressing in your career, you should be willing to relocate to Houston, Texas. That is where all the good jobs seem to be moving.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the staff who do the hands on work, they may have insights that can help you make decisions that save big dollars for the company.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Good place to work, but I would expect better.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits for long term employees.

    Cons

    Huge and slow moving bureaucracy. Bureaucrats always win over what is right or best. Think US legislature. Recognition is given to politically connected - not contribution or performance.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs a better review of supervisors and managers. Some are causing great harm in their teams and there is no method of review and accountability. Managers that "manage up" well can get away with major mis-deeds.


  10. Generally positive experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Above average compensation across non-technical functions.

    Cons

    Finance = bean counting at Chevron. Lack of inspiring managers.


  11. Great company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Salary and benefits. 8% match 401k and pension

    Cons

    The company is continue moving jobs to Texas



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