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Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Not always able to attain work life balance (in 46 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with focus on safety"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great focus on safety and people development

    Cons

    With the recent years of several layoffs, the morale is low


  2. "Drilling Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Drilling Engineer in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, great benefits, worked two week hitches. Work environment was beautiful in the towers in Houston.

    Cons

    Too much busy work regarding filling out safety stop cards. The two weeks away from family in the middle of nowhere Texas wore on employees.

    Advice to Management

    Relax a bit on the reporting of the safety stops, it's just busy work. Safety stops will be made in the field, not everything needs documented.

  3. "Good company overall; bad business decision"

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

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

    Pros

    Great facilities, workers, and overall good work environment

    Cons

    upper management, too many meetings, over planning, a lot of legacy employees holding on to top level jobs. Hard to advance unless layoffs


  4. "Reservoir Simulation engineer"

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    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice company with good focus on people and safety. Good time if you get to work on key assets.

    Cons

    Career advancement challenging if you are not in the core asset of the comoany.

    Advice to Management

    People are not just numbers


  5. "Takes care of their employees...."

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    Former Employee - Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Competitive salary, Career development, Advancement opportunities. 9/80 schedule...every other Friday off for some.

    Cons

    Advancement not based on skill set alone....more often than not it's who you know. Company often sends conflicting messages about policy...(ie: take time to be safe..while manager is demanding unrealistic deadlines) All employees compete against one another for bonuses and employs the use of forced rankings...so if you are in a group where everyone excels there will still be those who receive poor rankings because they must have so many of each level.

    Advice to Management

    Re-think ranking....it is very bad for moral. (not saying this due to my own bad ranking...I never received less than a 2+)...also, pay more attention to results rather than who you like. Promote based on actual goal completion etc...


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Great trainings. Great work life balance, especially the 9/80 schedule (every other Friday or Monday off)

    Cons

    Lots of politics going on in the HR function. If you are not on mamagement's blessed list, then you can't get anywhere within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Start by looking at the small things. Stop reinforcing negative and poor performance and start to recognize the employees who are actually working hard!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources Professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chevron is an excellent company to work for. I love the overall diversity and culture of the company. The salaries offered are very competitive and the employee development opportunities are like no other company I have seen.

    Cons

    The internal PDC process can seem a bit unfair. Those who are in the elite are chosen for top positions.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasis is placed heavily on those in the HRD program. Employees outside of this program definitely take a back seat to those in the program. Take time to see the value in ALL employees. Understand the needs of HR and listen, listen, listen. Too many decisions are made at the top with very little input from those doing the actual work.

  8. "Excellent Company"

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    Former Contractor - Human Resources Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, wonderful cafeteria, great co-workers, true committment to safety, and opportunity to learn from a major operator. Love the 9/80 schedule

    Cons

    Hard to become permanent in Human Resources. You essentially have to begin as an HR Assistant.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "Facilities Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a positive culture, good pay.

    Cons

    I wasn't a big fan of the job locations available to me.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Reservoir Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great assets to work on, good salary, ability to transfer to different locations, pension is offered, great 401k match.

    Cons

    Upward mobility dependent on your willingness to move to new locations, some business areas are controlled by "good ole boys."

    Advice to Management

    Encourage innovation (and not just lip service, allow your staff to innovate), get rid of bad apples rather than just sending them on to new positions.


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