Valero Energy

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Valero Energy Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
113 Reviews
3.5
113 Reviews
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Valero Energy CEO and President Joe Gorder
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great compensation and friendly work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • good company with good benefits (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Silently forced into volunteering and giving part of your paycheck to United Way (in 7 reviews)

  • struggle with work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Easy work for and ok pay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Costumer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Costumer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its easy not really do much

    Cons

    Coworkers dont show up or are. Late

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Engineering Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Energy and Gasses On-going Engineering in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Energy and Gasses On-going Engineering in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Valero Energy as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, lots of amenities and benefits, great boss

    Cons

    Very introverted working environment, not many young people

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to learn!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Valero Energy as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great managers and mentor program! Really good work culture. Managers care about your work life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of full-time opportunities after internship. There were no full time openings. If your priority is full time after internship this is not the right company to be in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Generally a good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Port Arthur, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Port Arthur, TX

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    - Reputation
    - Strong bonus
    - volunteer promotion

    Cons

    - Career Development
     - Extremely lean
     - Low margin business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retaining best internal talent while letting mediocre professionals leave if they want to to other companies. Create opportunities to succeed for engineers in all departments by having an internal rotation policy or similar. Ensure consistency in titles across all sites and corporate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Summer Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valero Energy as an intern

    Pros

    It was a really great work environment. Enjoyed the people I worked with and definitely learned a lot. I would recommend this opportunity to others!

    Cons

    I really enjoyed everything during my internship.

  7.  

    Valero

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Opportunities elsewhere sound like they pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work if you are interested

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Employees are highly valued, and the professional environment is good. I like the quality and color of their uniform, which you get for free. They are also very conscious about your safety when you work at store, so they give you device that you can connect to related authority in case of emergency. One thing they didn't want at my place was employees working overtime. They have good career advancement opportunities depending on where and how you work.

    Cons

    You won't usually get overtime even if you want. That's one of the reasons I quit, because at that I needed a job that gave me overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High-level managers should communicate to low-level employees or clerks to learn what's going on at what level.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Was in charge of an area in the Los Angels area

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Good training, benefits and salary

    Cons

    Lots of micro-managing taking place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great workplace environment and people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valero Energy

    Pros

    People, culture, benefits, continuing education and facilities. Hours are great and a lot of flexibility with regards to people with families.

    Cons

    Promotions are based more on time as opposed to performance based. Opportunities to move up are limited, most people end up making a lot of lateral moves to learn something new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider bonus for attaining CPA. Allow greater flexibility for promotion based on performance as opposed to time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good job for college students;although, management is unprofessional, scandalous.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Some customers are very nice, can be fun, free refills when working, very minimal supervision ( no one in your face the whole time) which is a good thing because most managers steal, are on drugs, and don't even know how to do their jobs.

    Cons

    Managers steal, majority of workers are on drugs, trashy co-workers, management treat CSRs horrible, trick you out of raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get an education, stop stealing, get drug tested. Try to look more professional if you expect CSRs to respect you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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