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"Very good employer but you will end up working in awful place"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Research Scientist in San Ramon, CA
Current Employee - Research Scientist in San Ramon, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Salary and benefits.
Job stability.
Nice people and team leaders.

Cons

Nearly all jobs are awful cities such as Houston, Bakersfield, or Lagos.
Senior level managers only pretend they listen.
Failures are always presented as success stories.

Advice to Management

Build competitive advantage by hiring the best people in geographically attractive locations.
In the 21st century, there is not need to have everyone in the same place.
One genius working for you in CA could change the way you do your business, while Houston is home for mediocrity and lack of innovation.

Other Employee Reviews for Chevron

  1. "Great benefits, but hours are very hard on your personal life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Operator in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, great pay. The work certainly isn't boring and can be quite fun and challenging at times.

    Cons

    A large population of boomers that does not seem to mesh well with millenials trying to start a career in the industry. The hours can be very hard on your personal life. You are encouraged to bring up safety observations but the leadership often adopts a punitive attitude when you do. When aging equipment and maintenance issues are brought up, their budget is usually the first thing they bring up, in spite of encouraging safety first.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting the wrong people. Please be more thorough in your vetting process when choosing to promote. It is far more important for a candidate to have a great and positive attitude than it is for them to have years of experience. Years alone do not make for a good candidate.


  2. "One of the Best Companies to Work For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics & Operations in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics & Operations in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely passionate about safety and operational excellence. The Chevron Way is a model for how other companies should act. At Chevron, results matter - but they also focus on how you achieved the results. Very ethical and no where near the image that the media portrays it to be and miles ahead of ExxonMobil in terms of culture and business performance. Lots of opportunities and truly global in scope and operations.

    Cons

    The culture can be too nice i.e. people tend to avoid conflicts resulting in missed opportunities for meanigful dialogue. Thereare ongoing efforts by the leadership to promote directness, speed and simplicity but it will take time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on people development for all groups i.e. managing the exit of senior folks and retaining their knowledge and skills within the company, developing new hires and most importantly - taking care of the middle management group who will lead the company into the future.

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