Valero gave $1.5 million through the Texas A&M Foundation to support the construction of Valero High Bay Lab in the Zachry Engineering Education Complex (EEC). The new “lab will be truly interdisciplinary, allowing students from multiple engineering fields the opportunity to participate in experiential learning and transformational research,” said Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of Texas A&M Engineering. “Valero is proud of the longstanding partnership with the Texas A&M College of Engineering,” said Lane Riggs, Executive Vice President-Refining Operations and Engineering.
Valero has once again been included in Fortune magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies, billed as the “definitive report card on corporate reputations."
A Culture that Cares
Since the beginning, Valero has been a part of the life and spirit of the communities it serves. Whether it’s delivering meals to the elderly, mentoring at-risk youth, walking long distances on behalf of a cancer victim or clearing parks of unwanted brush, Valero is always there to lend a helping hand.
Corporate giving ranges from the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children to donations from the Valero Energy Foundation. Learn more in the Community section.
Environmental Stewardship: A Core Value
Valero understands the importance of pursuing alternative energy opportunities and using latest technologies to protect the environment.
Opportunities to manage your own projects. Very friendly and supportive co-workers. Safety-oriented culture. Company as a whole seems to value their interns and invests in opportunities for them, whether that be projects or networking opportunities. Compared to a lot of my friends who interned at other companies, I felt like I had one of the best experiences due to the type of projects they allowed their interns to be a part of.
Some days are extremely hectic and some days you have almost nothing to do, but that's somewhat expected in a manufacturing environment. Some job locations are remote.
Advice to Management
Make the mentoring program more structured. Sometimes my mentor was hard to get in contact with. Other than that, keep up the great work!
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Valero Energy (San Antonio, TX) in November 2016.
The process was fun and welcoming. I applied at a career fair and a couple weeks later was scheduled for an interview. It took a while to hear back about results of the interview and I constantly had to call in to find out about updates. Had a phone screen, an onsite interview with 2 interviewers in the room; one asked all the behavioral questions and the other was in charge of the technical questions. Then after offer had to do drug screening.