Chevron - Not perfect, but it is a great place to work...the opportunities are there if you are willing to grab them and work hard | Glassdoor
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"Not perfect, but it is a great place to work...the opportunities are there if you are willing to grab them and work hard"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The People; lots of opportunities to vary your roles through your career. You really can make your career whatever you want it to be here, but you have to make it happen.

Cons

Work-life balance is slipping further and further towards work-work balance. All the talk of work-life balance is becoming just talk...managers don't really walk it.

Advice to Management

Recognize work/life balance is becoming an issue. It feels like we're squeezing blood out of turnips as far as employee workload goes.

Other Employee Reviews for Chevron

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Nepotism and Good Ole Boy Network Must Go"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They were taking worker safety issues seriously for awhile. It has been going steadily downhill during the past couple years, however.

    Cons

    Nepotism. This is a company where you dare not say a word about someone unqualified for a position. It will likely be someone's son or daughter or nephew, etc. On top of that there is a good ole boy network that is on steroids. If you start scratching the surface, you'll find entire teams that attended a certain university together and are obsessed with the same sports team. This also extends to contracting companies/vendors. Which ones get selected? It isn't based on qualifications or fair bidding. I've seen people let go (both employees and contractors) based on some bogus reason only to find them replaced by someone less competent who is a friend or relative of the project manager. It can be unbelievable at times. I have observed these things for a good 15 years. I have kept quiet and done my work and managed to avoid conflict, but there is almost no room for growth, which is causing me to look for other opportunities. It is also an extremely demotivating atmosphere, as you can imagine. The entire environment feeds feelings of apathy. Some of the people are caring and friendly, but no small number of them are in positions for which they are not qualified. They waste unbelievable amounts of money. If the public knew how much gets wasted, they would protest in the streets. I'm not kidding. Projects get recycled again and again due to poor project leadership. It is almost painful to witness at times. People always think government is so wasteful. They have obviously never been inside a big corporation. And then what happens when times get rough, they lay off workers, the real ones. One guy was laid off only to be brought back at a 30 percent reduced pay rate. He is one of the best and most reliable workers I have known. He has kids and works in custom Chevron apps so he had little choice but to take the offer. It makes me sick to see what big corporations are capable of sometimes. Meanwhile, none of the friends or family members got a cut in pay, and they continued their wasteful spending.

    Advice to Management

    Quit hiring your relatives and golf buddies. Get rid of the conflicts of interest with your contracting companies. Stop talking and start acting on this image you're trying to sell.


  2. "Chevron is a very strong and solid place to have a long career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-Life balance is very strong. Pay and package was very competitive. Opportunities for advancement and development are very good depending on where you start/work. High emphasis on employee safety. A lot of opportunities in different roles and functions throughout the company.

    Cons

    Very large company, and decision making process is very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Improve recruiting for international talent.

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