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Chevron Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a struggle once you enter into management (in 43 reviews)

  • Age discrimination for older employees during downturn in oil and gas (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Chevron is Great!"

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

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

    Pros

    Chevron has a very family oriented culture and they always strive for each employee to feel like a larger part of the corporation.

    Cons

    Honestly, I can't really think of many.


  2. "Human Energy - until it's not"

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

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

    Pros

    salary, benefits, work-life balance, bonuses, perks. Huge company so many different management styles existing within each opco. Some progressive and supportive of your career objectives, diversity, etc, some still have the good ol boy routine going. Used to be great at moving around from one job/opco to another. Seems like it's been slashed due to downturn. Downsizing and budget cuts are hurting everything.

    Cons

    HR usually is useless. You have to make your own way, don't trust them to have your back. PDC process has become a joke. They became so top-heavy in the 2010-2015 years, now they are (or the ee's are) paying for it. Take a look at ExxonMobil: NO layoffs!! Makes you wonder what the heck the VP's were thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Change your "Human Energy" motto, it's really ringing hollow these days.


  3. "Global Brand manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    very good people to work with at the company

    Cons

    At times it can be difficult to move things quickly through the system

    Advice to Management

    Good people


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  5. "Good Environment"

    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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits , great 401k match , Most managers and higher piers try to help you grow your career, nice salary plan

    Cons

    Prides itself on being diverse but upper management is not very diverse.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A great place for a long-term career so long as you stay adaptable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Chevron for 33 years both at a management and individual contributor level, With such a large multinational, if you love to change and evolve, you can have more than one career. You need to be flexible, adaptable, willing to relocate and have a desire to constantly learn new aspects of the energy business. With this approach, you will do well at Chevron even to the point that it doesn't seem like work at all - more a way of life!

    Cons

    Occasionally pointless internal politics, mindlessly forced ranking, excessive inflexibility of infrastructure and the often media fueled stigma around working for "Big Oil" are the only real downsides

    Advice to Management

    Introduce adaptability and change as a goal for employees - it's ok to have fun working here!


  7. "cashier CSR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    I love the people i work with, they have become my second family. Upper management is really understanding and will work with what ever problem you have. They gave me the time off to spend time when i had my kids,

    Cons

    no set schedule, dont really get days off im a row. Having to do alot of double backs. not seeing my family enough. they dont offer a retrement plan. cant move up..


  8. "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with a fantastic culture and unrivaled work life balance. Pay and benefits are some of the best.

    Cons

    If you don't want to move or aren't mobile this is not the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop your workforce and invest in millennials.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Alternative work schedules available and great worldwide opportunities

    Cons

    Quite a conservative working environment


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great salaries, Good Benefits but Recent layoffs were Targeted at Key Petrotech Professions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life/balance, strong culture of values, top tier salary + benefits.

    Cons

    Recent layoffs cut to the core of the petrotechs, the life blood of the corporation; including geologists, petroleum and facility engineers, drillers, and explorationists. Counter to the rest of the majors, Chevron left the expensive and expansive overhead tech and service support staffs of HR, IT, Legal, Finance virtually untouched, especially in Houston and San Ramon. The bottom-line, those professions critical to the oil and gas industry were cut and sent to the street when there were no other jobs to be found for these skilled tech professions. Ironically, those mentioned with highly- transferrable skills to other industries are still in place and seem oblivious to future job cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Look hard at your middle management of PSG 26 - 28, many of these seemingly invulnerable Sr. PMs are still looking backwards at $100+/BO and mega projects rather than looking forward to the advent of non-conventional production and a new-order, $50/BO benchmark. These entrenched Sr. Managers need to be replaced with forward thinking, energetic innovators. To be competitive in the new world of $50/BO will mean using your remaining skilled petrotechs to drive high value, short-cylce projects to be highly competitive with nimble, niche-savvy independents.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Historically Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Covington, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chevron tends to take care of their employees and most employees tend to love working for the company.

    Cons

    The culture is very distinct. Criticism is not expressed directly, per se, and consensus decision making (at times "group think") tends to be the norm.

    Advice to Management

    "Simple, clear & decisive" is the recently stated HR initiative. Take this along with transparency seriously and the company will improve significantly in my opinion.



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