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Chevron Reviews

Updated March 21, 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. "4th engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Top-of-the-World, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Top-of-the-World, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    To earn good salary good carrier good travel good work and see different places.

    Cons

    To reach top level start from downsides

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employ haappy


  2. "A soon to be former employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Defined benefit plan
    Flexible work schedule
    Opportunity to work internationally
    Ability to change roles every 2-3 years

    Cons

    Slow to change
    Culture could benefit from more diverse opinions
    Massive reorganizations and lay offs
    A great first and last employer, but difficult to move up for mid-career
    Career development is prioritized for individuals on established graduate programs


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Current Status"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits. If you don't like your manager, wait 1 year and you will have another one.

    Cons

    Too much focus on moving up than learning your job. Management changes positions all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to pay more attention to all employee development, rather than focusing on your so called HIPOTS. PMP's are not working. . Chevron way behaviors are only good if they are followed by all.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Internal Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Consultant in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Internal Consultant in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Surrounded by other intelligent and productive colleagues
    - Ample opportunities (and management support) for self-improvement activities
    - Focus on work/life balance
    - Good salary with generous benefits, specifically focusing on long-term wealth

    Cons

    - Large company, tough to see real results of actions. Many tiers in order to cross to reach decisions.
    - Strong focus on engineering types, can limit growth opportunities for non-engineers


  7. "Oil and Gas industry is in a well publicised downturn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Pascagoula, MS
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Pascagoula, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good pay, great training/growth opprtunities if supervision supports

    Cons

    Pay has had very, very few cost of living increases and this drives a great workforce to competitors ( why spend so much $$$ on training employee and then run them away or make them feel unappreciated?). Unclear or unrealistic path to promotion if you are not in "the clique". Some managment downplay subordinate accomplishments as a way to get themselves recognition. Corporate supported work locations mandate and work environment is great, but some work locations (refineries for example) are run like totalitarian dictatorships from the mid 20th century and are not diverse.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure the corporate policy (which is very good overall) is followed at each work location. Openly enourage recognition of employees. Increase for all employees and reduce the outrageous senior management pay.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "May be burning out their "Human Energy""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic people who are very professional. Interesting work. If you can manage it, its a good place for a long-term career.

    Cons

    Chevron force ranks all of its employees. Since the layoffs in 2015-2016 it is a very lean company. Force ranking results in some low morale because everyone that is still there is working pretty hard and may feel very devalued when they get forced into a particular box, even if they have made some significant contributions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop forced ranking. Most experts say it does more harm than good. You have "thinned the heard" over the past couple of years to what I would think are your best folks. Don't you want to keep them around, especially if oil prices start to climb again and you need that institutional knowledge to stay there?


  9. "Standard college-job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron part-time

    Pros

    Boss is great, decent hours, easy.

    Cons

    Relatively low levels of hygiene.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, currently failing in down oil economy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. "Regulatory specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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



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