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Chevron Richmond Reviews

Updated December 3, 2016
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Pros
  • Awesome benefits and work life balance (in 330 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. "I liked working for Chevron"

    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
    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.


  2. "Great place to work at."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  3. "A solid company to work for"

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Research technician"

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


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

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


  7. "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


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. "Engaging and challenging internship experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Chevron Process Engineering Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great people, and a huge learning experience unlike anything you will receive in school. An excellent way to make connections.

    Worked on projects that actually mattered to the company, as well as I got to see how engineering applied in the real world.

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance is poor. 9/80 Schedule is nice, however it makes it difficult to enjoy every day. Seems to be an expectation to stay beyond your 9 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Need less red tape, and a better document management system in order to better pass on information across generations of employees.



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