Valero Energy Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Disappointed

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

    I have been working at Valero Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great employees excluding current management team.

    Cons

    Management from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Find your happiness in ways other than firing people.


  2. Easy work for and ok pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its easy not really do much

    Cons

    Coworkers dont show up or are. Late


  3. Valero

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Opportunities elsewhere sound like they pay more


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  5. Good place to work if you are interested

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

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (2)

    If you work at a male dominated company in Texas is that an oxymoron?

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In San Antonio there are few head quartered companies, so locally it is considered a great place.

    Cons

    Few or no personal growth opportunities unless they have to with Valero sponsored charities. Professional accreditation's are hard to maintain as academic or other qualifications or certifications are not valued as most employees here worked their way up. Men are rewarded on their potential, women rewarded on deliverables.

    Advice to Management

    The tight grip on spending does not always translate into savings or productivity. Employee loyalty is born from respect, mutual and otherwise.


  7. Was in charge of an area in the Los Angels area

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good training, benefits and salary

    Cons

    Lots of micro-managing taking place

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Great workplace environment and people

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

    I have been working at Valero Energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    Senior Level Management Has NO Idea What is going on with it's Employees or What They're Good At.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is on par with other refinery's in the San Francisco Bay area. The Benicia Refinery used to be the area leader in pay and benefits but now is satisfied to be an also ran. The CEO cut stock options out for middle management, and promotions are based on far more on popularity than actual competence. Most hourly employees are educated and good at what they do. Senior Management has NO knowledge of what other skills staff their staff has, sadly..., and this is a direct quote from the HR Director "we don't care, we hire them for a specific jobs".

    Cons

    Management only cares about image..., whether it's charity work, or safety...., it's all about the corporate image, if it's a benefit to the company. No real employee


  11. Helpful (2)

    Avoid working here at all costs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Old Ocean, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Old Ocean, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation and health insurance benefits are the only perks. Sometimes a kind customer will slip you a tip.

    Cons

    Managers treat CSR's like crap, yell and insult you, complete nepotism and corruption in every facet of upper management including HR, extorting CSR's for money when product is damaged or for drive-offs, they don't care if you're sick while working, I could go on forever about the hell of working here.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting store mangers treat employees like crap, provide better oversight and ethics reviewers, hire more workers for shifts, quit covering the butts of corrupt evil managers



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