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Updated January 22, 2018
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Valero Energy Chairman, President and CEO Joe Gorder
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  • Long hours, management picks and rewards favorites regardless of work ethic or knowledge (in 12 reviews)

  • There needs to be a work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "The company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and work schedule

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of strong communication skills

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Pay rate is bar none, how they treat there employees is great. All around they care from HR, all the way down.

    Cons

    I can’t find any. Best company I ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  3. "Good place to start. Don't stay as an engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Benicia, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Benicia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good. Probably an OK place to start an engineering career

    Cons

    Not really a strong engineering company. If not promoted to management, most engineers leave within 5 years. The central engineering group doesn't have any pilot plants, labs, or rooms full of test equipment. And they have been cutting benefits for the last 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Are you going to be in business in 30 years? Not with a bunch of aged refineries and global warming.


  4. "Valero work environment"

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    Current Employee - IS Manager in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - IS Manager in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding Management
    Encourage volunteerism
    Top compensation packages
    Encourage social consciousness
    Hire from within
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Possibly an occupation and product on the downside

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Associate Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Associate Accountant in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Accountant in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best job ever! The people are super supportive both management and coworkers. There is great communication throughout the accounting department. Management give opportunities to lower level employees to prove themselves. A lot of growth potential. The company is very organized and has an entire document center that keeps files going back many years.

    Cons

    No matter what, you start as a contractor and get hired as an associate with low pay. But depending on your supervisor, they will ensure you move up. Some supervisors are much less likely to give promotions then others.

    Advice to Management

    It shouldn't be required to need 3 years to move up a level. If the employee is doing more work then employees at a senior level, let them get promoted sooner.


  6. "Lab"

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High salary, enployee focused, stable

    Cons

    Long hours, too much incompetence in mid-management

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time listening to rank and file.


  7. "Tech support analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were the best I experienced

    Cons

    Was too far from my home

  8. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Safety in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Safety in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Valero has great employees, great pay and opportunities for growth. They also have awesome benefits, overtime, management. I love the whole atmosphere.

    Cons

    None, I have nothing bad to say about this company. I love everything about and wish I could go back.

    Advice to Management

    Management was very great and understanding. I appreciate everything, this company has done. Keep up the good work. Would work this company at anytime.


  9. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Janitor in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Janitor in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company for anybody to clean stuff up at

    Cons

    Hours are far too short for

    Advice to Management

    Better horus


  10. "Clean Polite Easy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valero Energy part-time

    Pros

    Clean work place, very safe, not hard of a job

    Cons

    Customers get angry very fast here, if you are not a native english speaker, alot of customers love to point it out.

    Advice to Management

    Clean the main office, everything else is fine.


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