Valero Energy Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Pros
  • It was a really great work environment (in 8 reviews)

  • good company with good benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Compulsary Donation of 1% to United Way (in 7 reviews)

  • struggle with work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. McKee Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator A in Sunray, TX
    Current Employee - Operator A in Sunray, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Lots of money to be made.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice at this time.


  2. Intern Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great working environment, supervisor is a true leader.

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of so far, this is a great company


  3. Senior Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, work environment, location, other benefits (on-site gym, cafeteria, on-site doctor)

    Cons

    Not as transparent as management says they are...

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond, the fluff and trendy "employees". The good employee are the loyal ones.


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  5. Great culture and people.

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    Current Employee - Associate Accountant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Accountant in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bonus system could provide up to double your bonus percentage. The culture is very active in volunteering in the community.

    Cons

    Promotions based solely on seniority rather than performance. Ultimately, it's not what you know or how well you perform, but who you know in the upper positions.


  6. A great starting job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    working at a gas station was a great way to help people, also provide great service. I would say working for valero helps you gain great customer service experience.

    Cons

    The benefits can be better and otherwise working at Valero with minimal education is a great start up.

    Advice to Management

    Valero should have more efficient accent for their employees to help resolve any technical computer issues.


  7. Process Engineer

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    Current Employee - Refinery Energy Coordinator/Process Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Refinery Energy Coordinator/Process Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good stable company with strong financial groth

    Cons

    cyclical market of oil refining


  8. Store manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits good pay good values

    Cons

    Hours are rough and I worked 82 days without a day off


  9. APC Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff APC Engineer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Staff APC Engineer in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Location, Competitive Salary, good work environment, lots of challenges.

    Cons

    Somewhat uncertain future (this refinery), not a VPP Star Sight (yet), hybridized Control System (at present)


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    Valero Welcome Renewables Plant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Operator in Welcome, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Operator in Welcome, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If your an intern or an Engineer you're treated like a professional, if your not, than you aren't treated well at all. You have good benefits for the area and if you're a male you get paid fairly well. Women get paid less for doing the same work.

    Cons

    This facility is severely micromanaged. There is an unbelievable amount of self entitlement at this facility in management and administration. Plant employees are treated with disrespect from supervisors, management, upper management and administrative employees. You're good ideas get stolen by supervisors or management and you receive no credit for a job well done. Employees are looked down upon quite often and people are terminated because of lies and made up reasons all because management doesn't like that certain employees don't kiss their behinds. It is not a diverse work environment and women are treated poorly and receive less pay for doing the same exact work as a male does even when the female has seniority and does the job better. There is a huge turnover rate and employees are angree, bitter and depressed because of the way they are treated by management. Attitude reflects leadership and the attitude of the employees show just how horrible the management at the facility is. The HR department is very "corporate" and does not have the employee's best interest at heart. The HR department helps make up the lies that get good hard working employees fired and makes up the corporate reasoning to get the employee termination accomplished so that the company doesn't have to pay unemployment. This was truly the most horrible company I have ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to bee a huge amount of house cleaning in management and in certain areas of the plant. The customes bringing in corn and chemicals and those taking out Ethanol, DDG, Modified Distillers, corn oil and syrup along with all the contractors at the plant; all see how management treat the employees. Employees are also telling people how they are treated. The reputation of the company is being degraded tremendously in the community all because of the way management chooses to treat the employees and run the plant into the ground.


  11. Car Repair Professionals

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Service Cashier/Clerk in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Full Service Cashier/Clerk in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very skilled high end car repair specialists formerly operating as Boca Shell and Boca Valero for decades at the corner of Palmetto Park Roas and Federal Highway. Very fair compensation.

    Cons

    Well below average severance package based on industry average. Adequate air conditioning for inside cashier not always provided at old locale.

    Advice to Management

    Correction of aforementioned cons not applicable to current business model of just repairs without retail gas and convenience store operations.



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