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Chevron Reviews

Updated Dec 11, 2019

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4.0
83%
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91%
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Chevron Chairman and CEO Mike Wirth
Mike Wirth
214 Ratings
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  • "Since the down of oil prices, they cut down facilities and salaries for intern(in 66 reviews)

  • "Work life balance for field employees(in 57 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Financial Controller 

    I have been working at Chevron full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and environment

    Cons

    Really Big company so easy to get lost in the machine

    Chevron2019-12-12
  2. "good and bad,"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - General Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    cash and again cash and definitely again cash

    Cons

    no support circle of mates can get you anywehere or..... some

    Advice to Management

    stop producing oil and gas and shut down for good

    Chevron2019-12-11
  3. "TAR Equipment Re-Design, RFQ, TBE, MOC"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Equal Opportunities, New Starter Training, Pro-active Management, Flexible Working Hours

    Cons

    Short Term Contracts, Two Facilities at the Same time with high priority

    Chevron2019-11-19
  4. "Great place to work if you're on the inner circle"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Commissioning and Startup Engineer 

    I have been working at Chevron full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid pipeline of projects Good benefits Good pay

    Cons

    If you're site based then you're disadvantaged They have strange HR practices Mainly offer fixed term contracts rather than permanent employment Slow career progression due to the vertically stacked management chain

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on build your organisational capabilities by giving more people a go and build their skills

    Chevron2019-11-09
  5. "Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chevron

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, management seems to care about your progression

    Cons

    Not the most exciting work depending on your team

    Advice to Management

    Generally does a good job making employees feel valued

    Chevron2019-10-06
  6. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager 
    Recommends

    I worked at Chevron full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    worklife balance, safety culture, respective, diversity, truly global opportunities

    Cons

    restructures are not uncommon especially with how oil companies are performing generally today

    Chevron2019-08-30
  7. "Toxic culture, bullying"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chevron full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    money, work life balance (CWW), opportunities (if your face fits)

    Cons

    systematic open bullying with no protection, I watched it happen to many people and then it happened to me... you have to self promote - HR don't manage internal opportunity assignment, it's who you know.

    Advice to Management

    fix it!!

    Chevron2019-09-05
  8. "Great work-life balance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chevron full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, warm people

    Cons

    Slow career growth, Minimum benefits

    Chevron2019-07-11
  9. "Chevron it's not what it used to be. Very slow career progression if you're not one of the golden boys."

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    Former Employee - Asset Development in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Chevron full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary.  Good technical people. Good working conditions: flexible working options, friday off every two weeks.

    Cons

    I worked more than 10 years at Chevron Australia and end up with almost the same level of resposability as when I started. My paygrade increased and also my salary but my job remained almost the same. My working experience pre-Chevron was not taken into account when I applied for higher position. The graduate program of Chevron it's good and they will progress faster than mid career hires if they are mobile... because the company will ensure the get exposure to different jobs and tick all the boxes of the Chevron system. Mid-career hires get left aside and get little development opportunities. Difficult to climb the career ladder if you're not an expat or in the inner circle of the managers. Career progression and ranking is a function of how management perceives you and the impact of the projects that you're assigned. It's not a function of your performance. What really matters it's who you know and who knows you that and not the quality of your work. Lots of bureaucracy. R&D centralised in US. Very limited career progression for technical people after the downturn. Very limited opportunities to work as expatriate if you're not US payroll Strong contrast in terms of career development between expat employees and local employees. Upper Management dominated by US expats. Glass ceiling for non-US employees. Lots of redundacies in the past 4 years, which created a toxic environment of insecurity, lack of collaboration, gang mentallity and backstabbing. Some of the most experienced technical staff were lay-off or quit during the downturn. Reduction of expat opportunities due to Chevron divesting assests in several countries after the downturn. There are less diverse career opportunities due to the strong focus in the Permian and LNG. There are also less leadership opportunities after the latest restructuration of Chevron Australia. It still a good company to work for young anglosaxon men and women but not for technical experienced mid or late career from non-anglosaxon background. The technical expertise is not appreciated and recognised as much as it used to be.

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    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to become a truly international company and not a US managed company with international interests. Give equal career and development opportunities to US employees and employees from other business units. Look for ways to motivate and appreciate your senior technical people. Value the non-Chevron expertise that mid career hires bring to the company. Give options for them to progress into... management and to sit at the decision table. Review the PMP and ranking process (a real modification not just the revamp from last year). Separate performance review from ranking/bonus. Performance review should reflect the real performance of the person based on its specific job and personal conditions. It's shouldn't be a comparison with other employees that are given higher impact jobs or are good at talking to management. Get rid of the forced bell curve ranking method. There shouldn't be a predefined number of 3, 2 and 1. If someone meets or exceeds it's performance expectations, it should be independent of the job impact and it should be also independent of the performance of other employees. If you can only give a limited amount of bonuses, then ask for nominations from each manager and elect the top candidates. The bonus assignment process his shoul not define the evaluation that an employee gets in its performance review. With the current system the employees that have the best relationship with management, get the highest impact jobs and visibility. As a consequence they get the best performance evaluations, the best rankings, the bonuses, the career progression and are protected during the redundacies.

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    Chevron2019-07-17
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be the employer of choice in WA."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Front Line Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chevron full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Salary and Benefits (9 day working week)

    Cons

    Outsourcing of IT, lack of any control, management are overpaid so will never move on (motivation to move is zero for them). Those who can get other jobs will, those that cannot stay. Nepotism (or looking after mates) is extensive. Zero opportunity to move up the management chain as there is already too many managers and not enough doers.

    Advice to Management

    Do more than talk the talk. Listen to people on the floor.

    Chevron2019-05-05
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