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Chevron Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a struggle once you enter into management (in 42 reviews)

  • Age discrimination for older employees during downturn in oil and gas (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Safety is the #1 priority

    Cons

    Non competitive pay, they look out for their favorites

    Advice to Management

    .....


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and bonus given yearly

    Cons

    No inclusion of diverse cultures


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Slow & Steady"

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    Former Contractor - Decision Analyst
    Former Contractor - Decision Analyst

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

    Pros

    Strong corporate culture, interesting methods for ensuring that it is propagated.

    Cons

    They move very slowly. If you like to see decisions made in less than a year, look elsewhere.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, currently failing in down oil economy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chevron has great pay and benefits and a decent work environment. Nice campus, decent amenities, some good people, excellent safety culture.

    Cons

    Recent deep slashes were taken in the company in the form of lay-offs and tightening of the proverbial belt in any way possible. There is a definite disconnect between lower-level employees and upper-level management. It seems every year that there is a new approach to how business will be managed and keeping up can be a nightmare. Huge gap to be jumped between lower pay scale grades and higher pay scale grades with no intermediate positions to bridge the gap. This company is entrenched in an old-timers mentality, where if you're part of the in-crowd, you'll sail through positions and advancements with ease and anyone else's hard work to get noticed and advanced goes unrewarded. They are currently doing an excellent job at chasing off their younger talent pool who is seeing the writing on the wall of this fossil fuel company and their fossilized ways of managing business.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that the elders are approaching retirement, there is current wide-spread dissatisfaction with working conditions, you are driving away your young talent and don't seem to notice. Stop letting management make decisions on paper, then hand them down without instructions on how to make your ideas a reality: "figure it out" doesn't quite cut it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Too much uncertainty"

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good and benefits as well.

    Cons

    Too many lay offs.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pumpers"

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    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Field Specialist in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, pension, good co-workers, good relationships with contractors

    Cons

    Hours, shifts, management, favorites, bias, harassment,

    Advice to Management

    Don't be two faced to your subordinates to cover your bonuses, your rear, or your bosses rear.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "The Chevron Way"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that prizes its ethical foundation;strong focus on safety; strong focus on gender diversity;very talented workforce.

    Cons

    A very risk averse company; most leaders have avoided risky assignments; a strong connective thread for those who worked together in their early years, especially on California assignments

    Advice to Management

    Focus on nurturing those from different backgrounds, rather than a comfort with the employees from legacy Chevron,


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance. Salary. Benefits.

    Cons

    Complicated operating model. Limited diversity of senior leadership. Takes too long to make a decision. Not open to change.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, good facilities, professional environment. It still offers pension plan.

    Cons

    Dependent of your group, corporate politics may be the worst you've ever seen. Surprising level of nepotism for a public company. Too much focus on how you talk and too little on what you know and what you can do.

    Advice to Management

    Hold yourself and others accountable. Encourage people to develop expertise and knowledge in their work as opposed to people who spends most of their time networking and trying to look and sound intelligent


  11. Helpful (1)

    "IT Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and many options to move into other career tracks

    Cons

    Consensus based decisions are time consuming



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