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Helpful (1)

Great Place to Work - Good Pay, People, and Professional Development

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

Pros

The People - very friendly, generally honest, and caring The Work Atmosphere - very relaxed, understanding of work-life balance (long hours are compensated by time off), 9/80 schedule The Experience - get a lot of experience in different areas/technologies in a short amount of time, great cross-discipline exposure, rotational assignments

Cons

The Location - limited work locations California Politics - working for big oil in CA is hard, projects are canceled, uncertain company future in the state The Conversation - awkward responses when you are asked who you work for

Advice to Management

Be more transparent with employees on the direction the company/department/their career is taking.

Other Employee Reviews for Chevron

  1. Helpful (1)

    A good place to work if you're satisfied with slow, steady growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been with Chevron for 20 years. Never thought I'd stay anywhere that long, but the benefits/pay/9-80 work schedule are hard to beat. Senior management really seems to listen to the concerns and/or wishes of employees and positive changes are made as a result, e.g., a "bonus" program was implemented a few years back. As oil companies go, Chevron really does care about its people and the communities where we do business.

    Cons

    If you're not an engineer or MBA, your career ascent may not go as quickly as you'd like. As with any huge company, nothing ever happens quickly. There is always a lot of churn and review processes are cumbersome, to say the least. Many of the middle managers I've encountered in my career are not well equipped to be supervisors. It's frustrating that so many people have spent their entire careers at Corporate and still have no idea what a platform is, what a refinery does, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get so weighed down in process. Lead by example. Allow your direct reports to have more automony and maybe that will trickle down to the masses.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work for the benefits, lousy salary.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Professional in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - IT Professional in San Ramon, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance. 9/80 or 4/10 schedules are nice too.

    Cons

    Forced movement for new hires greatly impacts the company by removing key people in roles. Salary between San Ramon and Houston employees is the same which basically means San Ramon subsidizes the salary for those in Houston.

    Advice to Management

    Don't force people to move positions if they're providing a good service to the company.


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