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Chevron Houston Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Awesome benefits and work life balance (in 331 reviews)

  • 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off is fantastic (in 111 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a struggle once you enter into management (in 42 reviews)

  • Oil and gas companies are in employment reduction stage during economic downturn (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Regulatory specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    No offices for most employees

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Hands off management, uneven work distribution

    Advice to Management

    Take a more hands on approach to developing employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ergo-crazy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Downtown on bus line; sit & stand desk

    Cons

    Stupid software that controls your typing speed, makes you stop working if you have worked too many minutes in a row; only allows so much work/day before computer turns off

    Advice to Management

    get rid of software; it is decreasing productivity


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  5. "Commercial/ Business Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary, benefits, workplace culture and career opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor project execution and capital stewardship for major capital projects

    Advice to Management

    Improve project execution and capital stewardship for major capital projects


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Chevron has lost their way"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Hull Structural Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Hull Structural Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays an average salary for the Oil & Gas industry,
    Benefits are OK as long as you stay employed.

    Cons

    Very political work environment,
    Job performance evaluations based on office processes and not actual accomplishments,
    Individual work controlled by bureaucratic organization the company.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees do the work you hire them for, without many multiple levels of reviews and second guessing.


  7. "Good Company, Great Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked at competing oil & gas company formerly. Chevron's culture is outstanding. They care very much about their people and getting work done in a manner reflecting the high character of the company. Flexible work hours, 9-80s, lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Typical bureaucracy of a very large corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your focus on the corporate values.


  8. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constant and genuine focus on employee safety and health puts Chevron in its own class among employers, and has changed my own behaviors about safety outside of work. Work-life balance is excellent. Great colleagues and strong long-term relationships.

    Cons

    Fewer learning and development opportunities. Career paths not transparent and some talent is stalling. Strong relationship culture means that hiring managers less wiling to take risks on talent they don't personally know.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate openly with employees and solicit their feedback. Town halls and management emails have been great. Be transparent with employees about career paths, both what is possible and what isn't. Don't make them guess and wait.


  9. "Good culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Good work place environment. Most people are decent hard working people. Benefits are better than average. Bonuses are good. Pay structure and pay increases are fair and transparent.

    Cons

    Too much formal process makes things slow. As with big companies, a lot of employees are there to fill up 40 hours of time by looking busy. Some power hungry pretend to "know it all" people try to claim credit for things that aren't theirs.


  10. "internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary for internship, good research

    Cons

    I didn't see any cons


  11. "Senior Engineering Manager - Major Capital Projects"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Structured, Collaborative, Process-Oriented, Interactive, Opportunistic

    Cons

    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose



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