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Valero Energy Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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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. "Valero Energy"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, above average pay, on-site gym, nice coworkers, no overtime.

    Cons

    I think overall Valero can be a decent company to work for. However, my department had a claustrophobic environment. The work we did was monotonous but the manager would turn down opportunities for new projects. We were also over-staffed and often did not have enough work to go around. Other major downsides include stagnant company culture, ugly cubicles, dress code, and extremely inflexible hours.

    Advice to Management

    Start updating the culture or you will not be able to hire new talent.


  2. "Excellent Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Great Co-workers
    Good Pay
    Great benefits
    Great offices

    Cons

    Even though I have been lucky and I have been able to advance in my career pretty fast, to move up the ladder someone else above you has to retire or leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, I love working here!

  3. "Looking for employment with a natural gas company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instrument Technician in Sunray, TX
    Current Employee - Instrument Technician in Sunray, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay-401k-health & medical benefits

    Cons

    Confined to one set location


  4. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA

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

    Pros

    Like working with public and great customer service.

    Cons

    I have no downsides in what i do as manger. I like what do.

    Advice to Management

    Working hard as a manger and being responsible and honest to the field of management.


  5. "Executive Director of Real Estate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director, Real Estate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Director, Real Estate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits
    First class management and operations
    People driven company

    Cons

    disappointed they exited retail operations

    Advice to Management

    Should get back into retail operations


  6. "Great Company, Great Culture, Great Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Services Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Design Services Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great culture! Everyone is friendly and helpful.
    2. Valero keeps up a good reputation of volunteerism and giving back to the communities they operate in.
    3. Managers and supervisors are great and have confidence in their employees to do their jobs correctly without micromanaging them.
    4. Competitive pay. 401k is $ for $ up to 7%. Pension plan also available. Employees are eligible for yearly bonuses and raises. Many company perks, benefits, and conveniences!

    Cons

    Some of the systems in place are dated, but are actively being worked on and replaced.


  7. "Aviation Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Valero is a great company that also has great employees. Everyone is very nice and professional. The company really takes care of you and the management is awesome; they make sure that school is the number 1 priority for the interns. Health insurance is great and the pay is hard to beat for anyone that is still in school.

    Cons

    I can't think of one. Nothing negative has happened the company and the employees have all been very supportive and encouraging.

    Advice to Management

    No advice just thank you.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Valero Renewables - great possibilities but falls short"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Lab Technician in Linden, IN
    Former Employee - Quality Lab Technician in Linden, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good money and good benefits.

    Cons

    Not a good work life balance.
    Does not practice what they preach about safety.
    Not enough people to cover all the work - force people to use vacation time if they can't cover when someone calls in sick or takes vacation.
    Work load/responsibilities not equal for team members on the same shift.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what is really going on.
    Be involved in the day to day instead of staying in your offices barking orders.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Asst Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The 4 1k was good and so was the insurance

    Cons

    The company is run by morons

    Advice to Management

    They need to be re trained


  10. Helpful (1)

    "mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Burlingame, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Burlingame, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    mostly independent work environment

    Cons

    inconsistent with our paychecks due dates

    Advice to Management

    need to pay your workers on time


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