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Chevron San Ramon Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a struggle once you enter into management (in 44 reviews)

  • Chevron is an oil and gas company with various Industry fluctuations (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best companies I have ever worked for."

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are great. Good atmosphere.

    Cons

    No real career path for administrative assistants.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your admin staff more and you will be amazed at the difference.


  2. "Global Brand manager"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    very good people to work with at the company

    Cons

    At times it can be difficult to move things quickly through the system

    Advice to Management

    Good people

  3. Helpful (5)

    "A boss showed extreme discrimination, conscious bias and prejudice towards select employees."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. But 2017 had deep benefit cuts and continued lay offs. In numerous situations the employees that got to stay have the weakest technical skills and limited relocation availability. I used to think that Chevron was the best company in the oil industry to work for. Sadly, I can't say that ever again. The company image and facade don't match the inner workings. Good luck if you join the company. It's a difficult place to join as a senior experienced hire. You should expect to have very limited career growth in most cases. Simply because you didn't grow up in Chevron.

    Cons

    A younger, lass experienced micro-manager boss that did not understand how to do his direct report jobs which led to an impossible no-win situation. I could have walked on water and parted the Red Sea and it wouldn't have changed the relationship or the outcome. HR is not for the employee's protection but instead is for the supervisor's protection. Forced ranking is still used and someone has to get the lowest rating in each PSG in order to balance the pool average. It is clearly NOT that the most talented stay and advance in the company. But it is true that very often the best "yes-people" most willing to say and do whatever their boss wants get to stay.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your middle management closer. You have people in supervisory positions that clearly should not have any direct reports and should be removed from their jobs. Actually they should be permanently removed from the company before they can do more damage.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A great place for a long-term career so long as you stay adaptable"

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Chevron for 33 years both at a management and individual contributor level, With such a large multinational, if you love to change and evolve, you can have more than one career. You need to be flexible, adaptable, willing to relocate and have a desire to constantly learn new aspects of the energy business. With this approach, you will do well at Chevron even to the point that it doesn't seem like work at all - more a way of life!

    Cons

    Occasionally pointless internal politics, mindlessly forced ranking, excessive inflexibility of infrastructure and the often media fueled stigma around working for "Big Oil" are the only real downsides

    Advice to Management

    Introduce adaptability and change as a goal for employees - it's ok to have fun working here!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "cashier CSR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love the people i work with, they have become my second family. Upper management is really understanding and will work with what ever problem you have. They gave me the time off to spend time when i had my kids,

    Cons

    no set schedule, dont really get days off im a row. Having to do alot of double backs. not seeing my family enough. they dont offer a retrement plan. cant move up..


  6. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with a fantastic culture and unrivaled work life balance. Pay and benefits are some of the best.

    Cons

    If you don't want to move or aren't mobile this is not the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop your workforce and invest in millennials.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Alternative work schedules available and great worldwide opportunities

    Cons

    Quite a conservative working environment

  8. "Friendly work environment"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in San Ramon, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to with. Managers and Peers were like family. Compares cares about independent consultants as well

    Cons

    None I can think of


  9. "Many opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, schedule flexibility, opportunity for growth, several training offers, diversity, inclusion is in the culture, there is a gym at the headquarters

    Cons

    Too many processes in place, too much politics, very competitive and sometimes it's not fair because employees are ranked against elements that aren't necessarily under their control.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great values, benefits and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Forced-ranking and slow decision-making at times.


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