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"Chevron, a very comfortable place to work."

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

Pros

Excellent work/life balance - with commitment for same from company. Excellent 401k matching program, pension plan, and profit-sharing.

Cons

Large organization that takes a long time to make decisions. Little top-down direction - too much management by committee and consensus. Company is VERY process and procedure oriented - in many cases it fels as though the comapny is spending time doing business with itself.

Advice to Management

Trim number of managers. Train managers to do more "walk-abouts". Provide more feedback during performance and salary reviews.

Other Employee Reviews for Chevron

  1. Helpful (3)

    "It's the reality, go deal with it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Richmond, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job Security, Pay, I can't think of anymore...

    Cons

    The hours are horrible at the Richmond Refinery. As a normal human being, I would like to go to bed when it's dark and get up when it's light outside. Many people go to work at 5, 6am and it's the norm, and therefore you are also expected to go to work no later than 7am. So much for work/life balance. Sure, you can argue I get to go home early. But what about personal preferences?! I'd like to have a good night sleep according to my own biological clock and get up to the sunshine. However, I think this schedule is location oriented. Richmond refinery is one early bird, same as Houston I believe, but people in San Ramon generally go to work a lot later in the day.

    There is NO standard, or company procedure. If you like a lot of uncertainties, surprises, then this is the place for you. Surprises come up all the time, and there is no one way to deal with it. You make up whatever form you need to fill out, and you write up whatever guideline you need to follow. The rules are changing all the time. For example, I was promised a certain amount of money for my relocation lump sum written on a piece of paper, company document sent by HR. Only when I was receiving the money in my paycheck did they inform me that that amount was incorrect and sorry for the "misunderstanding" but I'm suddenly thousand dollars short. If I had known this earlier, I would have weighed the different relocation options differently. How could I have imagined that even a written document is no good in this company?

    Discrimination against your degree and major. If you were a petroleum engineer, you get paid the most, then chemical engineer, and then the rest of the engineering disciplines. Unfair right? Since you all end up doing the same work. Too bad, so sad, go live with it.

    Advice to Management

    Give a clear scope of what you want.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solid place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of career opportunities.
    High performers recognized.
    Strong company values.

    Cons

    Too consensus driven. Lack of accountability for management decisions.

    Advice to Management

    No advice at this time.

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