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Chevron San Ramon Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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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. "Consultant"

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

    I worked at Chevron (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work form. there is maturity in dealing with contractors.

    Cons

    Budget cuts hurt contractors since they are the first to go.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Employee Relations Counselor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting role - some travel -run your own sheducle

    Cons

    Dealing with the negative nature of people


  3. "Great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with work and outside life balance, pay was reasonable, and benefits are great

    Cons

    Working with general public in some town areas.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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  5. "Lots of layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, good raises over the years

    Cons

    a little too process-heavy, massive cost-curing environment


  6. "Tough Times, But Still Great COmpany"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company still offers opportunity of development and progression within your discipline. The overall compensation is good, and even better if you stay with the company for your entire career.

    Cons

    The oil price crash has left many feeling vulnerable about their own positions. Layoffs have been pretty rough.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the people as you navigate through the financial hardships.


  7. "Being a Contractor in Chevron"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Controller in San Ramon, CA
    Current Contractor - Project Controller in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Applying PMBOK standards and concepts for project management, many learning opportunities, Contractors are treated similar to employees. Very friendly and positive working atmosphere.

    Cons

    I do not receive any benefits from the contracting company I am working for.


  8. "Wonderful place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Wonderful people
    Long-term career outlook
    Stable company despite recent downturn in market
    Invest in their people
    Pension and 401(k)!!!!

    Cons

    Preserving relationships may take precedence over making difficult business decisions
    Lots of process; being nimble and quick is difficult
    Performance review process could be improved

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Bring in more outside thinking and value it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on group"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Ramon, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Chevron as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best managers I've ever had. It really depends on the group you work with but, overall, I was given a lot of opportunity and treated fairly.

    Cons

    1 of the worst managers I've ever had.


  10. "Still opportunities"

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    Current Contractor - Business Consultant in San Ramon, CA
    Current Contractor - Business Consultant in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Changes in workforce are creating new opportunities

    Cons

    Still a wrong focus on numbers rather than right-sizing to meet operational need and reward solid performers


  11. "Communications Analysts- Writer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Analyst, Writer/Editor in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Communications Analyst, Writer/Editor in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company, great diversity, awesome safety culture

    Cons

    Poor ensconced middle management that doe not develop or grow; favoritism.



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