Valero Energy

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Valero Energy Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
116 Reviews
3.4
116 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It was a really great work environment (in 8 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.  

    boring.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Albert City, IA
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Albert City, IA

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the money is alright but sometimes not at all worth it. pretty good people to work with most of the time. benefits are failry good too.

    Cons

    Management will usually treat you like you are retarded unless you actually are, or unless they know you. not great upper management. Pretty boring job on top of that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very friendly culture!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reliability Intern in Ardmore, OK
    Former Employee - Reliability Intern in Ardmore, OK

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and friendly work environment. I didn't meet a disgruntled employee.

    Cons

    moderately disorganized in the refinery because it was previously operated by another company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very good company

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

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    From what I have seen well on the retail corporate side Valero does a good job from promoting within.

    Cons

    Very conservative place to work at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in touch with your employees, even if they not your direct reports

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The manager's are horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Cook in Fort Mill, SC

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling. They work with you

    Cons

    Everything else is bad. Very bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Not bad if you don't mind being by yourself

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mesa, AZ

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

    Pros

    I was the overnight guy for a year and there was a hugeee amount of chill time where I'd do nothing but sit in back and watch movies for half my shift after getting all the cleaning and stocking done.

    Cons

    Dealing with stoned teenagers and tweakers all night. you gotta have patience. this is actually the reason I quit. I couldn't stand chasing after beer runners anymore and tweakers coming in telling me their life story while buying a pack of smokes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Started at 8 bucks an hour. got an extra quarter for overnight shifts. so 8.25. a quarter at 6 months and another at a year.

    Our schedules always came out the day the week ended so you'd always have to call or come in to check when you worked next (probably not how most stores are but our management sucked)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    interesting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valero Energy

    Pros

    good company with good benefits

    Cons

    long hours
    struggle with work life balance

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Job experience with a fortune 10 company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IS Summer Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - IS Summer Intern in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent and the benefits seem average. If you are the type of person that likes to goof off most of the day, you can do it here. If you just want something significant to help beef up your resume, this is a good place for that.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people who like to goof off most of the day. Not only do they get away with it, they get job offers. The hard workers that I know are left to work a semester at a time with no promise of a job.

    Dress code is business dress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not assume that all college students are "kids" that are lining up at the doors for an opportunity to worship at the alter of Valero. There are other career options available to the talented students. We probably need you a lot less than you need us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Project Engineer Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valero Energy as an intern

    Pros

    Good Pay, close-knit group of co-workers. Great safety standards and easy to follow procedures.

    Cons

    Engineers wanted to maintain status quo and muzzled innovation from intern. Not enough communication between project engineers, causing occasional overlap of projects and work areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow up with interns after their internship period if they have innovative ideas. Implement a way for the intern to document their progress and accomplishments so that final reports may not be skewed by uninvolved managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valero Energy

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    Work Life balance is not ok

  11.  

    Valero Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Amenities
    Pay
    Community involvement
    Everyone is very nice and ready to answer any questions you may have

    Cons

    Depends on what manager you get as to how much you will be worked

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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