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Chevron Richmond Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Richmond, CA

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  • Lots of work so work life balance is tough (in 47 reviews)

  • Chevron is an oil and gas company with various Industry fluctuations (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager (Plant Inspector)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Compensation (100k min), most groups offer the option to work 4/10s or 9/80s. Chevron offers U-time to salaried employees(every hour extra worked is banked to be taken off or paid out as straight time twice a year). Very stable company, great benefits 8% 401k match to your 2% min. Very diverse company!

    Cons

    Depending on your group you will probably work shutdowns and will end up with 300+ hours of extra U-time that you will earn. This company has a history of nepotism, which can be great if your family is also there but not so great if you aren't connected.

    Advice to Management

    The career pipeline offered to engineers needs to be available for all crafts. Maintenance and Reliability (i.e. Inspectors) do not have this option and stagnate career wise after a few years.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Buyer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Buyer in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Buyer in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Slow advancement and your not promoted based on abilities

  3. Helpful (1)

    "head operator"

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    Former Employee - Head Operator in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Head Operator in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, pay, outside work, challenging but rewarding

    Cons

    rotating 12 hour shifts, rotating between days and nights

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to operator experience


  4. "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


  5. "Senior Systems Administrator"

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    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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. "Machinist Trainee"

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    • 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.

  8. "Good place to stay"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Process Engineer"

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    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.


  10. "Exciting and competitive place to work"

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    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.


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