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Chevron Bakersfield Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a struggle once you enter into management (in 42 reviews)

  • Age discrimination for older employees during downturn in oil and gas (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Cares about their people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Takes care of its people and does everything to help you succeed.

    Cons

    Typical large company, things can take a long time to excute.

    Advice to Management

    Really well done.


  2. "Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety Culture, Training Implementation, World Class Approach

    Cons

    Volatile Market May Lead To Periodic Layoffs


  3. "Good Company - Too many lay offs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work for Chevron can be very rewarding, people is generally very good and smart. Work is somehow challenging

    Cons

    Some slackers were not detected in the last 3 rounds of lay offs. You could be doing the same work for a long time

    Advice to Management

    Fire people that doesn't work


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  5. "HES Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HES Specialist in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - HES Specialist in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, and positive reinforcement from multiple levels of management. Excellent benefits and pay, with great hours and nice bonuses. A company that really does care about their employees and the career development of the employees. The management is dedicated to seeing that you, the employee, succeeds, both at your current position, but also within the scope of your career.

    Cons

    Not really much in the way of a downside, perhaps the size of the company can, at times, make some employees feel as though they are just a number, but this is rare. Sometimes, because of the size, a bad manager or employee may receive a position that can have a negative affect on the employees' moral, but the management duration is usually short in any given area to counter this affect.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and remember to engage your employees, even the ones at the bottom of the workforce.


  6. "Data Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Environment, culture, and diversity

    Cons

    Bad because Oil industry is also doing bad


  7. "Facilities Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Facilities Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with good work life balance. Pay is in par with similar energy company, benefits are great. Lot of opportunity within and outside of discipline.

    Cons

    Process oriented company which makes life for engineers sometimes boring . Engineers are used majorly for project management. New generation engineers are Project managers with little to no engineering skills. Engineers with tech knowledge are only handful and getting close to retirement with no solid plan for back fill with competent engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Process need to evaluated based on business environment and common sense. Understand value of work related to process. Don't request $20M value time spend on process for a $1000 dollar minor change if safety is not a concern.


  8. "Lease Operator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, Good Benefits, Positive Work Environment

    Cons

    Market Swings affect on job outlook

    Advice to Management

    Invest in younger workforce, we are the future of this company.


  9. "A Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer II in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer II in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very Family-Friendly Workplace, forced breaks and lunches

    Cons

    None So Far, everything so far has been about the safety of the employee and being comfortable as you work - we all have 2 desks, 1 normal and 1 a sit or stand desk that has a button to smoothly raise and lower as well as making sure you have as much family time as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust RSIGuard, ability to choose frequent or 1 10 minute break every 2 hours


  10. "Customer service"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is an independent business that you soek individual. As long as you are able to do different task in your own.

    Cons

    The down side would be that working in your own means theirs no one to help if you fall behide om your duties.

    Advice to Management

    Be môre under standing about different situation that happen in someone's shift.


  11. "Big company, lots of overhead, but pay and benefits are good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Operator in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work, good middle management, still feel I have input

    Cons

    Lots and lots of big company politics

    Advice to Management

    Always try and adapt to current oil environment



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