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Valero Energy Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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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 10 reviews)

  • traditional environment, traffic in san antonio is annoying (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "The Future is yours"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Env Engineer in Sunray, TX
    Current Employee - Env Engineer in Sunray, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great variety in jobs, and competitive in pay. The site that I work at has been making great revenue since 2011, and the future is looking prosperous.

    Cons

    The refining industry is cyclic, and could at anytime see a downturn, but this company has great benefits and is always looking out for the employee. The environment is very relaxed/old school almost to the point that it is hard to get others on board with new ideas. This is changing with new employees and the older ones retiring.

    Advice to Management

    Make a list that shows the engineering opportunities, and the progression or ladder to get there. There has been too many positions that have just been hand picked and not necessarily any competitive was of bidding for this engineering position.


  2. "CSR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Flexible time shifts, friendly environment

    Cons

    Only two people per shift, needed more people

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Valero (Corner Store)"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Conroe, TX

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Managers were nice, and the work is easy.

    Cons

    The one I worked at promoted the worst worker we had to assistant manager, and then shorty after, she quit.
    Angry customers are a challenge at times.
    Some stores are understaffed.


  4. "opened and closed the store stocked an ect... i was a manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Crockett, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Crockett, TX

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

    Pros

    learned social skill, managing skills, how to be a leader and how to stay loyal and take care of my responsibility's as a manager

    Cons

    it can be stressful learning everything having to learn it some people will take to you crazy but they just had a bad day

    Advice to Management

    stay on top of your stuff but also connect with the team you have and the customers and do the absolute best no matter what


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, bonuses, vacation, community minded, usually concerned with doing what is right even if its not standard policy.

    Cons

    Raises are really mostly cost of living adjustments. The expectation to work hard is always there which is fine, but every missed day is counted carefully. Sometimes it feels like their attitude is: if you don't like it, leave.

    Advice to Management

    Annual merit increases are barely covering the cost of living increases. Employees who perform very well should get raises above the norm. Remember the old saying : Employees are our #1 asset.....doesn't seem like this is true anymore.


  6. "Advancement in all ar"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work hours for differnt shifts. Gym

    Cons

    Advancement to move anywhere in the company. Want more outside people


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valero Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and bonus structures. HQ is located on a very nice area of San Antonio and the campus is perfect. Volunteering is huge part of our culture and everyone seems to know each other like a big family.

    Cons

    Upward mobility could be hampered because no one wants to leave this fabulous employer!

  8. "EHSS Manager - Ethanol"

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    Former Employee - EHS Manager
    Former Employee - EHS Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees try very hard to do the right thing

    Cons

    Hostile work environment
    Male oriented
    No independent thinking
    Hours are excessive 70+ for months

    Advice to Management

    Plant Managers are unqualified
    Endanger employees


  9. "Large facility with lots of opportunity for learning."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Orange, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Orange, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are very comparable to other local companies. Valero has lots of opportunity to advance and grow your career.

    Cons

    Long hours. Salaried employees tend to work more than they should. This seems to be the expectation of management. There needs to be a work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Closely monitor salaried work hours


  10. "Great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, promote from within, safe, good culture

    Cons

    Average to industry salaries for engineers

    Advice to Management

    Thank you.


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