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Valero Energy Reviews

Updated 3 Dec 2019

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3.9
65%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
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Valero Energy CEO Joe Gorder
Joe Gorder
117 Ratings
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  1. "Engineer/Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Shrewd business people, razor sharp on costs.

    Cons

    Hypocrisy by management; the pressure was always on to cut costs at the operational sites yet Corporate had no expense spared eg 3 private jets, Ranch for entertaining etc.

    Valero Energy2019-05-07
  2. "It was very resourceful and educational."

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    Former Employee - CSR-1 in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teaches self responsibility and self reliable efficiency.

    Cons

    Certain times of the day or night can leave u with nothing to busy yourself with

    Advice to Management

    Kids mess up. Give em a chance to learn and become self productive giving them positive reinforcement.

    Valero Energy2019-12-03
  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer 

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Safety conscious work environment here

    Cons

    Has the typical office politics

    Advice to Management

    Multiple engineers have left due to unwillingness to accommodate desired career paths.

    Valero Energy2019-11-19
  4. "Best Employer"

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Riga, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job Security, Community Involvement, Employees come first.

    Cons

    Weather Dependability, Lots of Responsibility.

    Valero Energy2019-11-18
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive, teamwork, innovation, work/life balance

    Cons

    No clear path for career progression

    Valero Energy2019-11-08
  6. "Amazing company"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work culture, generous pay, and value employees

    Cons

    They spun off the retail sector of their company.

    Valero Energy2019-11-07
  7. "Company for Interns especially from TA&MU"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits coupled with other perks

    Cons

    Too much work/stress with very less room for growth! And employee retention is at lowest level (atleast in IT). Also, San Antonio is not the best place for everyone in terms of career move

    Advice to Management

    Stand behind your words - when you say as a company employees are ur biggest asset! Management is just trying to squeeze work out of all employees without promoting them! Too much focus on United way, Valero Texas open and Hiring Interns from TAMU! Needs fresh leadership in IT & out of the box approach!! Is Valero really up for the challenge to compete with global giants - I guess not! Not with that leadership.......

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    Valero Energy2019-11-19
  8. "Good pay, great benefits, but company treats employees terrible."

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    Operations 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Valero Energy

    Pros

    Pay is awesome and so are the benefits

    Cons

    Always messing up your days off and holidays and dont care that its ruining someone's plans or expectations of getting overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they are the guys that make all this happen.

    Valero Energy2019-11-18
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Donot join unless u r not bother about ur carrer"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valero Energy

    Pros

    Good benefits when compared to other big companies.

    Cons

    Everything other than benefits. Managers are not encouraging , no wfh, old school thoughts

    Advice to Management

    Please encourage employee interest to learn new tech.

    Valero Energy2019-10-16
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Would recommend Accounting internship - would not recommend staying full time in operations accounting"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valero Energy

    Pros

    The campus amenities are nice to have. There is a gym, onsite doctor, cafeteria, and some fun events held on main campus. Looks good on a resume in the San Antonio area because it’s one of the biggest companies in town. I’ve heard better things about other departments, but the operations accounting department is behind the curve.

    Cons

    Accounting department is set up in a discouraging way. You have to have 3 years of experience before you’re qualified for a promotion. There is absolutely no opportunity to learn or advance until your timeline matches their requirement. Unfortunately they would rather have you sit in your cube bored than teach you a new duty to take stress off your team. This is discouraging for people in their second year because... you feel like you can take on more, bit still have 1+ years before you’re “allowed.” This just makes us lose motivation.

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    Advice to Management

    Base promotions on abilities and willingness, not a timeline. You are going to lose intelligent people that want to learn more and get ahead. You’re taking ambition and motivation away from employees and encouraging a stagnant and boring work environment. Also, it’s 2019... some tradition is good. However - innovation would go a long way. One more thing - please start encouraging or requiring recycling. The amount... of paper wasted is disheartening.

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    Valero Energy2019-10-09
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