Valero Energy Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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  1. Store Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great bonus opportunities, and benefits. Flexible schedules and transfer opportunites.

    Cons

    Long hours for salary pay. On call 24/7/365.

    Advice to Management

    Cutting labor hours from a store's budget is not a feasible solution to low profit margin.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Valero Renewable Fuels

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being a part of the parent company, Valero ETEP for engineers, benefits, access to Subject Matter Experts from parent company, safe place to work, good intern program.

    Cons

    Being micromanaged by all employees in various departments including your own, not a diverse workforce, not being acknowledged for your ideas as they get stolen, most of the ethanol plants are not near major cities, not acknowledged for working in several fields aside from your main duties, higher than normal employee turnover, a sense of entitlement in some of the key workers in all departments, some employees get "pigeon-holed" into an area or expertise, salary/pay is in the lower end of the industry, office/plant/division politics, employment termination can be based on lies, does not have a formal training program for the industry (ethanol production) like the refining division has.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house from top to bottom. This division is a gold mine in all facets of the industry. Some "bad apples" in all areas of the plant are bringing down the integrity and performance of the company's investments.


  3. Supply Chain Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for: good benefits and great perks for the employees (fitness facility, wellness center, cafeteria, etc.)

    Cons

    It is a very bureaucratic and political environment. You have to belong to a network of powerful people to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Let the younger generations have more input in the company's future. Remove some of the power that the IT department has regarding business improvement.


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    Valero Renewables; Welcome.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Welcome, MN
    Former Employee - Operator in Welcome, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, plant employees are good people and hard workers. Other than these few things; there's nothing else I would consider a "Pro" for this facility.

    Cons

    The way the employees are treated by management. HR department do not have the employees best interest at heart. Employees are forced to donate to United Way and to Volunteer so many hours to a Valero approved group. Women are paid much less than men even though the women has seniority and do the job just as well as a man.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate management needs to take a long hard look at how the local management treat the employees. Local management listen to your employees and stop treating them like they are stupid and beneath you. Stop playing favorites and stop treating good employees like they are trouble makers just because they don't kiss management hind quarters!


  6. Summer Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very well-structured intern program, with opportunities to learn. Great personnel, highly knowledgeable and approachable.

    Cons

    Not any I can think of right now. I'm still in the middle of my internship.


  7. Gas Station Attendant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Hours competitive pay. Manage yourself

    Cons

    Must work holidays. Need to cover for coworkers at times.


  8. valeroConner store

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good flexible schedule, good insurance

    Cons

    Deal with customers and i have to face with the risk of being rob

    Advice to Management

    Need to


  9. CSR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    busy store so getting experiences very fast. providing services to customers . Providing varieties of products to customers.

    Cons

    Over work load, so busy, have no break even to have launch or breakfast , pay is not enough to survive in Texas. payments at pumps are problematic.

    Advice to Management

    provide the chances of overtime , make weekly payment instead of fortnightly. Repair the payment machine of pumps Increase the payment rate. Develop the incentive system of Wages Payment provide more benefits to the employee working late night.


  10. Cashier

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they give good hours weekly and many things to learn

    Cons

    bad schlued timing is not good for students

    Advice to Management

    sudhar jao


  11. Good Company to work in San Antonio

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - SAP Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In San Antonio, one of the better employers in terms of salaries and benefits (certainly not the best in my opinion). Health and fitness is part of Valero culture. It's implicitly understood that all the employees will be out for a workout during lunch hours. Post lunch meetings are usually scheduled keeping this in mind. It offers great work life balance. It has relaxed the dressing code in recent years. The IT team is of a medium size. Almost everyone is busy with one project after another. Valero is a big SAP client. It leverages a lot out from SAP. There is lot of interesting work, but it does have some mundane stuff that needs to be taken care of as well. Valero is a safe company to work with. Its business model is conservative and mitigates risk. Moreover it is the industry leader in the refining field. It does not lay off employees.

    Cons

    Valero is a conservative company. They offer very less vacation time. Work hours flexibility is less. Work-from-home option is not available. The pay (salary and benefits) may not seem attractive if compared to an IT organization. There can be a bit of micro-management.

    Advice to Management

    Relax the work culture with work flexibility options and vacation time for employees.



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