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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. "Exciting and competitive place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Chemist"

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


  3. "Great place to work at."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - CAD Operator in Richmond, CA
    Current Contractor - CAD Operator in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Chevron as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in. Both employees and contractors are treated equally. Diversity group events are held along with information seminars. Systems, programs and software is always the most current versions. Overall a great place to work at.

    Cons

    The only cons has to do with being a contractor. But besides that nothing really to point out that is of concern.


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  5. "Amazing company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Operator in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    great pay, great benefits and great career. This company will take care of you.

    Cons

    Long hours and rotating shifts are not easy to adjust to


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very bossy about everything.

    Cons

    There is little vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of space to move forward.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great summer internship with Chevron ETC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Materials and Corrosion Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Current Intern - Materials and Corrosion Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Quality people to work with. Great salary. Got to to some business travel as an intern. Learned much more than expected.

    Cons

    Chevron possesses the cons that you would expect a giant corporation to have. Oftentimes corporate policy will trump logical reasoning.


  8. "Engaging and challenging internship experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering in Richmond, CA
    Former Intern - Engineering in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and fast-paced work environment, independence and responsibility given to summer interns. Overall a great experience (Engineering Intern). Company really cares about work-life balance, too.

    Cons

    No big negative things to say about my internship experience. Corporate culture can occasionally get in the way of progress/new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Former Intern - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chevron as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    An excellent place to complete an internship. Very focused on safety. Would gladly return if I had more summers left to intern, but I will be graduating in Spring 2013.

    Cons

    The refinery is in Richmond, which is usually in the Top 10 of most crime-filled cities in the US every year. It sits on the very edge though and away from the town, but it's pretty close.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work - Good Pay, People, and Professional Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The People - very friendly, generally honest, and caring
    The Work Atmosphere - very relaxed, understanding of work-life balance (long hours are compensated by time off), 9/80 schedule
    The Experience - get a lot of experience in different areas/technologies in a short amount of time, great cross-discipline exposure, rotational assignments

    Cons

    The Location - limited work locations
    California Politics - working for big oil in CA is hard, projects are canceled, uncertain company future in the state
    The Conversation - awkward responses when you are asked who you work for

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with employees on the direction the company/department/their career is taking.


  11. "Come for the experience, stay for the people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The People - very friendly
    The Work Atmosphere - very relaxed
    The Experience - get a lot of experience in different areas in a short amount of time

    Cons

    The Location - limit locations, if you don't like Texas or California you're SOL

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with employees on the direction the company/department/their career is taking. Don't just spring weird job assignment moves on them.



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