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Chevron El Segundo Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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El Segundo, CA

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  • Lots of work so work life balance is tough (in 47 reviews)

  • Chevron is an oil and gas company with various Industry fluctuations (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Good for the money."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Relatively stable job. High ceiling for salary.

    Cons

    Extremely nepotistic in terms of getting promoted. Mundane tasks that get hired out eventually.

    Advice to Management

    Start using a merit system.


  2. "Engineering Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People development- Focused on rotating engineers within different roles
    Great opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels that only certain employees are groomed and selected for advancement
    Too many meetings
    Company has too many initiatives that are in play.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of focusing on too many initiatives, focus on being great on the critical few that matter

  3. "Good experience"

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    Current Contractor - Document Controller in El Segundo, CA
    Current Contractor - Document Controller in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chevron as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of things to learn in refinery. Friendly environment

    Cons

    Contract Job. No more cons to list down

    Advice to Management

    Management is perfect


  4. Helpful (2)

    "engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Chevron as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    there are none. They treat contractors with distain.

    Cons

    They consider contractors a necessary evil and get rid of contractors as soon as possible.

    Advice to Management

    try not to accept employment with Chevron


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    Pros

    Chevron is a challenging work environment. There are a lot of very talented and motivated people that care about the success of the project.

    Cons

    No cons to report, it was a pleasure working at the refinery. Safety was always a priority, and it gave a lot of confidence in the people turning the wrenches.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, safety as a value goes a long way in the work going on. Schedule and productivity follows.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Chemist"

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    Current Employee - Chemist in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Chemist in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ok starting salary but nothing compared to engineers and union workers
    Good 401K matching (2% contribution to 8% match)
    Pension after 5 years

    Cons

    Extremely poor management
    Office politics are ever present and management will hold you back to ensure you don't succeed
    Union workers (operators and mechanics) will easily out earn you and be offered more career advancement opportunities
    Further education needs to be approved by management, that is it needs to be a business need, although the company says they'll reimburse you for 75% tuition
    Company is definitely more engineer friendly
    Poor career opportunities unless you are an engineer

    Advice to Management

    Managers should learn to lead their team instead of using condescending management buzz words such as "guidance", "feedback", and "learning opportunities." Managers should also learn how to make sound decisions instead of letting the problem linger. They practice avoidance which causes much more problems further down the line.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience at temporary position."

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    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron as a contractor

    Pros

    there are couple of things that make this company great.
    1- Care for employees, high emphasis on safety even in office jobs. Never in my life I saw stretch breaks emphasized for finance group.
    2- Good policies and empathy from higher management if one is facing troubles at home.
    3- More emphasis on process, "do things right".
    4- Great work life balance.

    Cons

    several systems in place, which are not always synced. limited opportunities for individuals, who are not engineers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Refinery Operator in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Refinery Operator in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are amazing! The work environment is also great. Additionally, Chevron takes a lot of pride in what it does, while keeping an eye on the environment as well as it's surrounding communities.

    Cons

    If your an operator, the rotating shift can be a bit of a challenge. Additionally, the 12 hour shifts can be taxing.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  9. "Great benefits, but hours are very hard on your personal life"

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    Current Employee - Operator in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Operator in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, great pay. The work certainly isn't boring and can be quite fun and challenging at times.

    Cons

    A large population of boomers that does not seem to mesh well with millenials trying to start a career in the industry. The hours can be very hard on your personal life. You are encouraged to bring up safety observations but the leadership often adopts a punitive attitude when you do. When aging equipment and maintenance issues are brought up, their budget is usually the first thing they bring up, in spite of encouraging safety first.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting the wrong people. Please be more thorough in your vetting process when choosing to promote. It is far more important for a candidate to have a great and positive attitude than it is for them to have years of experience. Years alone do not make for a good candidate.


  10. "Its a great company to work for with tons of friendly people"

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    Current Intern - Technical Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Current Intern - Technical Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great company, GREAT work-life balance, overall a great company to work for

    Cons

    Chevron has some locations in weird spots due to oil.


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