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Chevron Richmond Reviews

Updated December 3, 2016
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Richmond, CA

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Pros
  • Awesome benefits and work life balance (in 331 reviews)

  • 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off is fantastic (in 111 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a struggle once you enter into management (in 42 reviews)

  • Oil and gas companies are in employment reduction stage during economic downturn (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Chevron Operations Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Great co workers. Bonus program is good

    Cons

    Poor work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    No comments


  2. "Senior Systems Administrator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay as a contractor, not very difficult work, good co-workers.

    Cons

    Zero benefits as a contractor


  3. "Machinist Trainee"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machinist in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Machinist in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people that you work with at Chevron make working there great. There is plenty of room for advancement and the Union will support you.

    Cons

    The training was sometimes stressful. I like learning all the topics, however, the training as a whole was not thought through.

    Advice to Management

    Put a little more time into creating a curriculum so that training runs a bit smoother. The employees know what they are talking about, it was just hard to understand their thought process as far as the training was concerned.


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  5. "Good place to stay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Researcher in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Lots of mobility within the co. Great benefits, work life balance, etc.

    Cons

    Energy sector is shaky. Ups and downs, layoff worries come and go. Climate change is real, too.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the PMP, reward those that work hard, not those that have mastered tooting their horn.


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    "opportunities and headaches"

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    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chevron (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Significant opportunities to be a part of big projects
    - The company operates around the world so there were opportunities to work on projects in other locations, including abroad
    - People made a genuine effort to treat each other with respect within the company

    Cons

    - A lot of corporate spin inside the company.
    - I faced a lot of tasks that seemed to be requested because some higher up person wanted them without knowing why the tasks would help the company
    - Sometimes an inordinate amount of money was spent to solve problems that were better addressed with individual effort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on authentic and open communication with company staff


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Process Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of career opportunities if you are willing to relocate. Offer 9/80 schedule so that you get every other Friday off by working 9 hour days.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not very good.

    Advice to Management

    Management can improve by being more transparent and communicating clear messages.


  8. "Exciting and competitive place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and challenging work. I'm never bored which keeps me highly motivated. A lot of freedom to take on projects that interest you. Great salary and bonus structure. Work life balance is extremely respected.

    Cons

    Chevron highly values consensus as an organization so a lot of time can be wasted on meetings and communications that add little value.


  9. "Great place to start a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, great matching on the 401k, 2 weeks of paid vacation to start, all holidays included

    Cons

    obsession with safety metrics over the actual processes, low ceiling for technicians, little room for exploratory research

    Advice to Management

    nothing when it's a multi-billion dollar international company with little wiggle room


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Contractor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Richmond, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning experience. Learned a lot of science applications.

    Cons

    1. having the fear of not having a job the next day is not a good feeling. As a contractor you are the first one to go if the situation gets tight, and it did.
    2. Benefits might not always come in full as a contractor.

    Advice to Management

    they don't want to hear it... so why bother?


  11. "Chemist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Chevron takes good care of its employees with potential growing opportunities and comparable salary and benefits

    Cons

    current crude oil price too low

    Advice to Management

    None



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