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Current Employee - Facilities Engineer  in  Richmond, CA
Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Richmond, CA

I have been working at Chevron

Pros

Job Security, Pay, I can't think of anymore...

Cons

The hours are horrible at the Richmond Refinery. As a normal human being, I would like to go to bed when it's dark and get up when it's light outside. Many people go to work at 5, 6am and it's the norm, and therefore you are also expected to go to work no later than 7am. So much for work/life balance. Sure, you can argue I get to go home early. But what about personal preferences?! I'd like to have a good night sleep according to my own biological clock and get up to the sunshine. However, I think this schedule is location oriented. Richmond refinery is one early bird, same as Houston I believe, but people in San Ramon generally go to work a lot later in the day.

There is NO standard, or company procedure. If you like a lot of uncertainties, surprises, then this is the place for you. Surprises come up all the time, and there is no one way to deal with it. You make up whatever form you need to fill out, and you write up whatever guideline you need to follow. The rules are changing all the time. For example, I was promised a certain amount of money for my relocation lump sum written on a piece of paper, company document sent by HR. Only when I was receiving the money in my paycheck did they inform me that that amount was incorrect and sorry for the "misunderstanding" but I'm suddenly thousand dollars short. If I had known this earlier, I would have weighed the different relocation options differently. How could I have imagined that even a written document is no good in this company?

Discrimination against your degree and major. If you were a petroleum engineer, you get paid the most, then chemical engineer, and then the rest of the engineering disciplines. Unfair right? Since you all end up doing the same work. Too bad, so sad, go live with it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give a clear scope of what you want.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Chevron

  1.  

    Great place

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    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    Safety conscious company. Challenging work environment. Great coworkers and team values are encouraged.

    Cons

    low salary. Growth is slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be more cognizant of effective employees. Caste system should be eliminated considering that all are potential risks and this just contradicts the image that the company is trying to project.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work until you get close to age 50--then you become disposable.

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    Former Employee - Global Process Coordinator  in  San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Global Process Coordinator in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, challenging projects and a flexible working environment.

    Cons

    They tend to throw people away after age 50.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop downsizing people who still have 10-12 years to contribute just because they make the most money and it's the simplest way to reduce the bottom line.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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