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Chevron Reviews

Updated May 25, 2018
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  • Work life balance may be difficult (in 47 reviews)

  • Oil and gas industry goes through ups and downs (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company! Lots of growth, benefits, and processes"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Well Site Manager in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Well Site Manager in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Robust processes in place to ensure high level of efficiency and safety. 4x match on 2% 401(k) is industry-leading with only Aramco Services Inc better at 5x match. Compensation is competitive and growth opportunities are omnipresent. Great work-life balance for rotational employees.

    Cons

    Highly political company. To be noticed and recognized for promotions, you have to be highly visible and recognized as the Clear Leader in your discipline and job.

    Advice to Management

    Hold middle management more accountable. Make sure they are being role models and demonstrating We Lead behaviors at all points in their job.


  2. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Open and diverse culture. Company cares about employees most of time.

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed my time with Chevron. Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very inclusive, embraces diversity and very safety orientated.

    Cons

    Posting for jobs was difficult. Sometimes it felt easier posting and interviewing for other employers than it did posting internally within Chevron.
    Very process focused and sometimes to the detriment of the organization. To some extent I believe some of the decision making tools (i.e. CPDEP) when applied incorrectly stifled innovation within certain segments at Chevron.


  4. "Good work life balance for most employees (not operations)."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planning Analyst
    Current Employee - Planning Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    To get fired you have to be bad at your job and people have to not like you. Good people work here. You will like your coworkers. 8% match is great plus mega back door roth is possible.

    Cons

    Company is very stagnant. Essentially, predictable is much more important than good here. IMO most managers are selected by their willingness to take crappy jobs within the company. (Some are good) Work processes are over complex and tedious. People are not direct.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce headcount to avoid burdensome processes.


  5. "Senior Staff Geophysicist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retired Earth Scientist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Retired Earth Scientist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great tech support. Global location with good vacation programs. Very interesting work with big projects and big corporate bucks to back.

    Cons

    Came in from a merger and very tough to navigate the bureaucracy to get anything approved in comparison to old company. Very slow moving as a result. Committees to form committees!

    Advice to Management

    Lean and mean-up the management and decision-making structure.


  6. "very good culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, professional environment but relaxed enough to have fun, great pay

    Cons

    International locations are managed totally different than the USA. It almost feels like different companies. Values are not held at the same level

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Hours when you wants them

    Cons

    Not flexible too much hours

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

  8. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chevron has great benefits, recognizes and rewards their employees and has a very strong company culture that's consistent through at all it's companies across the corporations.

    Cons

    Because it's so large it tends to be conservative so, some things can move more slowly than in a smaller company and are not as fit-for-purpose.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Poor choice for experienced / high potential HR candidates"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very high pay relative to expectations, work/life balance, golden handcuff pension, employees expected to act professional.

    Cons

    Experienced hires will be severely underchallenged and not considered for growth opportunities; Chevron HR doesn’t care about anything you learned from any other company, even though their own HR practices are weak. This is a relationship and politics based culture that views performance as secondary, which means you have no chance relative to someone who has already been there 20 years. They hold positions exclusively for people from their own development program, even though they too are often ill equipped. The Chevron Way behavioral expectations lead to a friendly but artificial and passive-avoidant culture. About 50 percent of time is spent on bureaucracy vs real HR work. If you want money with minimal effort, this is a good choice. If you want to learn, grow and become a great HR professional, avoid.

    Advice to Management

    Remove at least 30 percent of HRLT, replace with strong external leaders outside of oil and gas. Centralize HR. Terminate bottom 30 percent of HRDPs at end of program. Eliminate PDCs, focus on performance.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good values but wish it was more results focused"

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

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pockets of interesting work, great people, stable job with good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, slow to get things done. Lots of silos and managers protecting their turf.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on results that the business actually cares about and less on all our processes. We need to deliver faster. Process is not a proxy for critical thinking.


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