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One of the best companies to work for in the world.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

I have been working at Chevron

Pros

Management is sincere in walking the talk - believes in treating people well.
9/80 schedule really helps lifestyle work/home balance.
Very professional and collaborative environment.
Diversity is real and positive but not driven down people's throats.

Cons

S-l-o-w.
HR is weak, disorganized, and siloed.
Auditors have more power than line managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Overall, keep doing what you've been doing. If Chevron could become less bureaucratic and reglatory in culture, that would make a good place to work an excellent place to work.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at Chevron

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A bit like being in a strange cult sometimes...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron

    Pros

    - 9/80 schedule
    - very "soft" atmosphere
    - lot's and lot's of friendly and interested people, enthusiastic about welcoming new people
    - big international company, many places to (potentially) go

    Cons

    - Chevron is not an oil (or energy) company, but a "safety" company first. Your willingness to occupy yourself with insane levels of safety and compliance has a big impact on your potential to promote. Therefore often (though not always of course) people without real talents or good work ethic will promote to management positions as they find this a perfect environment to excell in. Needless to say this not an ideal situation, for the company on itself, as well as for more talented people.
    - They talk the talk, but not always walk the walk (in terms of compensation, vacation, etc...)
    - Pretty full of themselves, sometimes you feel like you're in some weird cult that tries to control every facet of your life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deal with the cons described above. Urgently.

    No opinion of CEO
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