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Chevron Richmond Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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  • Not always able to attain work life balance (in 47 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great place to start a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Contractor"

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    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?

  3. "Chemist"

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    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


  4. "Great place to work at."

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    • 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.


  5. "I liked working for Chevron"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chevron (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many great people. Great benefits. Good severance package for those who are displaced by downsizing. I worked for a lot of great supervisors.

    Cons

    Like all companies, your boss can make all the difference in how much you enjoy your work.

    Advice to Management

    Short term financial gains may not have the intended long term outcome.


  6. "A solid company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance; 9/80 Fridays are respected and people are family oriented. Huge company with the possibility to change careers every 2 years and experience totally different job functions.

    Cons

    The company is old and big, read: slow. Tons of bureaucracy and resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the best, then retain them by keeping up with the competition in terms of salary. This is the business model but is not functioning correctly.


  7. 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

  8. "Very safety conscious organization. They take care of their employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good 401K matching program
    Compensate well
    9/80 schedule gives you every other Friday off

    Cons

    Don't cover full health and dental insurance
    Not very much room to move up the ladder if you don't have a graduate degree


  9. "Amazing company"

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    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


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