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Valero Energy Reviews

Updated 31 July 2018
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Valero Energy Chairman, President and CEO Joe Gorder
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Pros
  • "They offer great benefits even for part-time employees" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Co-workers seem more like family, makes for a fun work environment" (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, high stress with little recognition UNLESS you are a female under 35 and play politics, or a male under 35 who plays politics" (in 14 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great company to work"

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

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great pay benefits, work life balance and good learning scope.

    Cons

    Nothing to think as of now

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on training for employes


  2. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Gym and fitness center
    Good salary and benifits

    Cons

    Very Political
    Very little training and career grow opportunities for I/S professionals
    Top Heavy with more managers than workers

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clear path for advancement

  3. "Valero"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Pay rate is average for Oil and Gas Industry, Benefits package is good. Good employee's to work with. The company is strong and stable.

    Cons

    It is a union environment so it can be difficult at times when you are salaried. Politic's within the company can be difficult to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    Understand changing trends in the oil and gas industry to remain competitive in retain employee's. Don't react after your best employee's have left.


  4. "Great Company"

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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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy


  5. "Not worst place but definitely not the best to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Benefits effective on first day of employment
    Yearly bonus

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement, uless you're having an affair with a VP or director, then a position is created for you.
    A lot of favoritism. As a favorite employee they are placed in positions they aren't qualified for and then delegate work.
    If you are approved for intermittent FMLA and take your approves time off you will be terminated for some other reason unrelated to your FMLA and with no proof for termination.
    Leave department openly discusses claims with other employees. Making open jokes about employees with mental health claims.
    Management turns a blind eye to their favorite employees but go out of their way to address other employees who they dislike.


  6. "Right of Way Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Right of Way Analyst in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Right of Way Analyst in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Pay, Great Mgmt.,

    Cons

    No Cons that I can note at this time

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Great place for a career"

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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

    Strong caring culture. A place where hard work and dedication are expected.

    Cons

    Has always rewarded everyone the same so sometimes extra effort and success is not recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Middle Management is stretched so thin, they don’t have time to communicate as much as needed.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to Coast to Retirement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Valero offers a stable career with a lot of benefits beyond the standard salary and health benefits. The company is situated on a beautiful campus that includes gym, basketball court, tennis courts, full-service medical clinic for employees and family, cafeteria, subsidized daycare facility, etc.

    Cons

    Due to the desirability of the amenities and brand recognition, the company has historically been able to hire at relatively lower salaries. Career growth and any significant growth in compensation is somewhat of a crapshoot. Employees are typically looking for a place to retire not seek professional development. Status quo is acceptable. It's not a great place to work if you are seeking professional development.


  9. "Customer Service Representative"

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

    I worked at Valero Energy part-time

    Pros

    They offer great benefits even for part-time employees.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your part-times better.


  10. "Human Resources"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Ardmore, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Ardmore, OK (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits but it’s used to treat employees any kind of way.

    Cons

    Corporate turns an eye away from terrible leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Train leaders to treat the individual contributors with respect and dignity. If you take care of your employees then they will take care of the rest.


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