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Chevron Houston Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  • Not always able to attain work life balance (in 47 reviews)

  • Chevron is an oil and gas company with various Industry fluctuations (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Business Planning Analyst"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team, People, Personnel development Program, Diversity

    Cons

    last two years were stressful because of cost reduction strategy in Company

    Advice to Management

    I would like to join Chevron again


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place but boring"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and job stability. Life work balance.

    Cons

    Too slow of a pace. Too many processes. Difficult to grow if not well connected.

    Advice to Management

    Lean sigma to some of the processes. Take more risks.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Supply Chain Professional"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Professional in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, able to develop in each role I've had. Relatively strong culture (positive).

    Cons

    Slow change, tenured leadership with little to no outside experience creates myopic view on the function. This leads to them sometimes missing opportunities or looking to consultants for solutions instead of internal resources.

    Advice to Management

    Use the degreed supply chain professionals and MBAs that you've hired in a more aggressive manner. Expect more of your resources. They have it in them.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Senior scientist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and challenges are above average. Travel and work outside the US is possible . It is possible to chart your career if you find the right mentor .

    Cons

    Too much Politics and good old boy entrenched management. Enormous amount of pointless box checking and administrative tasks. The industry is in economic distress .

    Advice to Management

    Listen to subject matter experts (SME) for all projects involving new technologies. Trust employees over outside consultants. Diversity is not only in national origins but also in educational backgrounds


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Geophysicist"

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    Former Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Travel opportunities and exciting project work in international locations, benefits are good for both the employees and family, bonuses reflect company and personal performance.

    Cons

    Employment security subject to oil price fluctuations, career advancement can be limited and employee needs to be proactive and make this a priority.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees know they are valued in more personal ways than simply financial compensation.


  6. "Infrastructure Analyst Intern"

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    Former Intern - Infrastructure Analyst Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Infrastructure Analyst Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chevron as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment and job opportunity for IT

    Cons

    Little opportunities for software developers


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits performance evaluations are fake."

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    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salaries, benefits and culture.

    Cons

    Evaluations are fake. If they decide to lay off you they do not take cara of your performance.

  8. "The Chevron Way defines the company"

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    Current Intern - Data Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Data Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chevron's 'way of life', what employees call "The Chevron Way," emphasizes values such as employee safety and environmental stewardship that surprisingly forms the core of what defines the company -- it's more than just a few bullet points on the company brochure. There are great working perks to working at Chevron, including a pension plan, extensive opportunities for career growth and career development and a remarkable flexibility in planning your own career. The university-hire Horizon's Program is also a great opportunity for career development.

    Cons

    Since IT isn't the central function of the business, the work will be a bit unglamorous and not as upbeat or interesting as perhaps the work that the geology or drilling and completions interns do.

    Advice to Management

    Promote Chevron's place in the tech world. Provide interns with work that provides more business value, and has a bigger impact. Interns like to feel like they are making a difference in the company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits, good work life balance but excessive layoffs to key petrotech professions"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good package of benefits; company offers compressed work week; generous vacation package

    Cons

    Surplus overhead of service support staffs in HR, Legal, Finance, IT, Supply Chain and Research is not balanced with heavy cuts over the last 2 years to value adders in petrotech professions, facilities, and operations.

    Advice to Management

    Must come to terms that peak demand may come sooner than peak oil and start adjusting for smaller, leaner organization. Overhead organizations remain heavy and a burden to FCF and paying the dividend. Sr. Management above PSG 26 is tired, stale, and stuck in $100/BO world and needs to be replaced with innovative, energetic, and forward looking next generation.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Paralegal"

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    Former Contractor - Contract Paralegal in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Contract Paralegal in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working at Chevron as a contract paralegal allowed me the opportunity to gain experience in the oil and gas industry. Chevron is a well respected corporation.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, working as a contractor I did not feel that I could transition from being a contractor to a permanent employee. I interviewed for several of the Legal Analyst positions, only to be assigned as the contract paralegal supporting the Legal Analyst for the position which I applied for.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of spending money recruiting outside of the company, consider hiring the Contractors who have committed to working faithfully to make Chevron the competitive oil company that they are today.


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