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"They take care of their employees"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Ramon, CA
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Ramon, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

9/80 work schedule, great work/life balance, they invest in their employees development and training

Cons

A lot of ITC jobs moved to Houston, TX and not enough in the Bay Area where this is supposed to be "corporate headquarters". It seems that the outlook for headquarters staying in San Ramon are not likely. The rumor is that as soon as John Watson retires the new Chairmen will be located in Houston, TX and that will become the new headquarters. The moral has taken a dive since all the moves happened. A lot of people had to uproot their entire family even when they didn't want to but out of a necessity to keep a job.

Advice to Management

Offer more work-life balance by allowing employees to work from home if there is no need to be in the office. The 2 + hour commute per day is horrible. This would help the moral and overall productiveness get a boost. It would also be nice if Chevron in San Ramon didn't put the on-site child care center on hold. Of course the child care center in Houston is up and running.

Other Employee Reviews for Chevron

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to work that genuinely cares about you."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chevron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Having moved on, it has become painfully (pun) evident just how much emphasis they put on your physical and emotional well-being.

    Cons

    Like most shops, they are trying to "do more with less" and it doesn't always work out as well as planned.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for. This is a cliche for a reason. Back-filling positions takes far too long, especially when most teams feel understaffed in the first place.


  2. "A big engine desperate for oil and fuel."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Professional in Dublin, CA
    Current Contractor - IT Professional in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron as a contractor

    Pros

    The maturity level of Chevron allows for great benefits if you're a FTE. Obviously not the same if you're a contractor.

    Cons

    Training is only offered to FTE. Contractors have to pay for their own training.

    As stated above, Chevron does not provide any benefits for contractors.

    Office culture is equal to that of a "good old boy" club. There are many high tenure (30+ years) employees that talk down at new employees and contractors.

    Leadership lacks involvement and thus employees/contractors are left without direction.

    Project completion is expected within unrealistic timelines and without proper funding.

    Advice to Management

    Consider leveraging smaller teams. Team leads are drowning and cannot tend to their employees' daily needs.

    Offer training to contractors as well. You can't expect the required level of competence from someone you don't train. This is part of employee development and one day that contractor may be part of your FTE force.

    Office culture needs to be reviewed but it needs to begin at the team lead level and work its way up. Perhaps employees and contractors should be allowed to grade team lead and manager performance as well.


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