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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 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Buyer"

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    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


  2. 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

  3. 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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Research technician"

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok benefit, provide pension, company match stock 8% for 2% contribution

    Cons

    Poor management, not value talent


  5. "It was okay but I've worked at better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, the job was a piece of cake actually because I was overqualified.

    Cons

    Refinery is so spread out you have to borrow the company car to get to other parts of the plant if you need to for meetings or wait on the company cab. Micromanage employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging, some people really are smart


  6. "Working a Chevron provided growth that is marketable in any employment you may seek"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Chevron provides a livable wage, marketable skills and most importantly the ability to save for a decent retirement. There are many opportunities to grow and advance.

    Cons

    After sometime working in a union shop became limiting. If you don't know how to play the political game it can also be limiting. Observe and learn to over come it.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone of your employee wants to be a part of the big picture. Mentor each of your employees. Find their individual talents and utilize it. You and they will see great things coming out of that simple idea.


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