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Chevron Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 18, 2019

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  1. "Well Site Manager"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Well Site Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and resources. Very team driven. Leadership is always making good decisions.

    Cons

    Work life balance for field employees.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on talent and not credentials.

    Chevron2019-10-06
  2. "Great Community, Low Pay"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron for less than a year

    Pros

    The community and culture is great. You have an amazing work life balance. Everyone is really kind and supportive and as an intern I had a lot of fun. You get every other Friday off!

    Cons

    It can be frustrating to make a lot of progress and onboard. They move very slowly. The pay is not competitive and relatively low for being in such an expensive location.

    Chevron2019-10-31
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Micromanaged/ Advice: Don’t speak up at meetings"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chevron full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, yearly bonus and at least cost of living raise every year, 9/80 schedule, 401k match, work/life balance ok if you don’t have an on-call position.

    Cons

    Volatile Oil & Gas industry, micromanaged and ranked for your performance by mid level Mgmt who don’t even know how to do your job, if you work hard and are good at what you do you get the slackers’ work as well, have meetings to decide when the next meeting is, want you to hurt working relationships by doing an NLI on your co-worker every month or quarter. And favoritism all over the place. Mgmt will have... drinks on the weekends with their pet employees. They say they want you to speak up and give an opinion at meetings, but the people that don’t get laid off every other year when they have massive layoffs during a ROM are the same people who don’t say one word at meetings... or that have drinks with Mgmt on the weekends.

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    Advice to Management

    If there’s a cross-training opportunity and an employee asks for that opp and truly wants to learn that task, let them. Instead of throwing someone in that position that has absolutely no interest in learning that job, hates it and loves what they’re currently doing. You’re just shooting your team in the foot when they could be so much happier and thus more productive as a whole. Upper Mgmt needs to support... employees who have valid struggles with mid Mgmt instead of getting defensive and circling the wagons around the awful mid level Manager and alienating the employee like they are at fault. Safety is important but so is having enough time at your desk to actually do your job when you’re given deadlines.

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    Chevron2019-10-17
  4. "World Class Leader"

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    Current Employee - Field Specialist in Orla, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance Great benefits Very team oriented

    Cons

    Huge company so processes are sometimes slow Pay could be better

    Chevron2019-09-22
  5. "Fun!"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron for less than a year

    Pros

    The stress of work/life balance, 9/80 schedule, and very ergonomic/friendly/open work environment. It pays well for a non tech company for its intern. Nice relocation package if you choose the headquarters as your stay and if you qualify for it. Great projects that allow you to understand how Chevron uses technology for their company and the projects make an impact to Chevron as a whole. The freedom that you get to... invest in yourself within Chevron. There were at least 3 intern events each week in the San Ramon office. Managers encourage you to network and attend the intern events. Also, if you like to volunteer, there were plenty of volunteering events that Chevron hosted.

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    Cons

    For the group that I was in, more technical mentors in San Ramon because no one really knew the technology stack that we were dealing with besides one person and she works in the Buenos Aires office and some people in the Manila. Plus, more networking/social events with the IT managers, IT Horizons, Employee Networks, and interns and professional development events like career fair for the IT interns, interviewing... workshop, resume review sessions, how to network within Chevron, LinkedIn workshop, building your brand, and information about certifications to be successful in your career and academic like information about graduate school to go to for MS in their study or MBA. Also, more workshops/talks about how technology drives Chevron’s business and play a role in each major business group.

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    Advice to Management

    Please improve your technology stack to entice interests for smarter potential interns.

    Chevron2019-08-29
  6. "Good with a few cons"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron for less than a year

    Pros

    Really do make work life balance intentional. They will allow you to work from home on secure laptop if needed. Their main focus is that you take care of deliverables in time. Job also exposed me to a lot of what professional life is like

    Cons

    If you don't push and look for something that interests or challenges you, they will put you on a job that makes them money but may not be very interesting to you.

    Advice to Management

    Management shouldn't be afraid to challenge interns. Interns are often very eager to learn and contribute.

    Chevron2019-09-09
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Limited Career Growth and My Way or the Highway Supervisors"

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    Current Employee - Process Safety/Facility Engineer in Covington, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent moving package if you are willing to completely uproot your home life, kids and spouse to move for more money. Good base salaries if you are willing to forget all ethics and be a "my way or the highway" supervisor or employee.

    Cons

    The company advertises multiple career opportunities but then management or supervisors limit career growth for their departments and direct reports. Chevron brands themselves as a diverse and equal opportunity employer, yet supervisors do not preach what they say and will limit their employees in order to keep good people in their team instead of letting them excel in other job opportunities within the company.... Many supervisors have a control issue. If you say one thing, they will make you do the opposite just so they can be right. I have heard from peers that the HR hotline number is useless, only creates more trouble and should never be used even though the company promotes the hotline. Inflexible work schedule. The company promotes work life balance yet the decisions rest in your supervisor's personnel interpretation of work life balance. No room for working remotely and your vacation plans are expected to be changed per the supervisor's request for internal fictitious corporate deadlines.

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    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Allow employees to do cross-functional assignments and push employees to think outside of the box instead of doing it the same way since the beginning of time. The company as a whole acts like they value diversity, yet supervisors on an individual level do not promote innovation or creative thinking.

    Chevron2019-09-16
  8. "Awesome company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Care for employees Work life balance Great benefits Lots of opportunities Promote Diversity

    Cons

    Being Downtown is good for networking but not too good for commuting

    Chevron2019-08-07
  9. "Great Company, Fair pay, Great Work Life Balance"

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

    I have been working at Chevron full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fair Pay Structure and Bonus (If you work hard) Great Work Life Balance Lots of Growth Opportunities (Career Placement Plans) Good People - Diverse Company

    Cons

    Dress Code is old school - Slacks and Dress Shirts mostly. It's 2019! Please let people wear Shorts and T-shirts. Management is clueless sometimes. Most managers don't have experience in the role they are managing. Which is great in theory when it comes to career opportunities. But causes confusion for the middle men. Work from Home is almost non-existent. Again in 2019 letting people work remote more often goes a... long way in moral of the people

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    Chevron2019-08-05
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Intern - HES Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance, everyone is friendly, work is relatively easy, many opportunities for growth in the company, many locations you can choose from, great benefits + pay

    Cons

    Not enough vacation, can be boring

    Chevron2019-08-05
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