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Valero Energy Reviews

Updated 15 March 2019
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Valero Energy Chairman, President and CEO Joe Gorder
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  • "Long hours , time away from family," (in 17 reviews)

  • "Work life balance could be better" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Opportunities to manage your own projects. Very friendly and supportive co-workers. Safety-oriented culture. Company as a whole seems to value their interns and invests in opportunities for them, whether that be projects or networking opportunities. Compared to a lot of my friends who interned at other companies, I felt like I had one of the best experiences due to the type of projects they allowed their interns to be a part of.

    Cons

    Some days are extremely hectic and some days you have almost nothing to do, but that's somewhat expected in a manufacturing environment. Some job locations are remote.

    Advice to Management

    Make the mentoring program more structured. Sometimes my mentor was hard to get in contact with. Other than that, keep up the great work!


  2. "Valero is a good company to work for"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and salary and I had a wonderful boss for 8 years.

    Cons

    No cons if you work at the Corporate office

  3. "Great company- hard work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Bonuses
    Pay
    Great insurance
    1 to 1 401k match
    Smart people

    Cons

    Long hours,
    They run lean so you’re doing a lot of work.
    Turnaround schedules
    Only 2 wks vacation to start


  4. "Terminal operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Terminal Operator in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Terminal Operator in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a great benefits package and bonus scheme

    Cons

    They have a massive lack of communication from directors/management to on the ground employees

    Advice to Management

    Speak to your staff more openly


  5. "Great company"

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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

    9 day fortnight, laid back environment

    Cons

    Office politics, can be difficult to progress unless your 'face fits', feeling like an unknown face within a large company


  6. "Good place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP Functional Analyst in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - SAP Functional Analyst in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are very nice and attractive

    Cons

    Time schedule too tight for employees


  7. "Good pay, and safety comes first"

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    Current Employee - Lab Analyst
    Current Employee - Lab Analyst

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    - good pay for a not too difficult job
    - laid back work environment

    Cons

    - management lacked a level on being hands-on
    - could be in the dark at times

  8. "excellent Compant To Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Friendswood, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Friendswood, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits such as 401K, Dental, and Health Insurance.
    Clean and organized store to work at.
    Friendly and caring associates or co-workers.
    3 FC-Fast Friendly, Fanatically Clean environment.
    Fresh and clean food service.
    Opportunity for advancement-Promote within industry.

    Cons

    Working longer hours.
    Working the overnight shift.
    Duty lists to sweat out,
    Dealing with hostile customers.

    Advice to Management

    I don't see any advice to the management staff because they did an excellent job implementing the 3FC environment. The reason for this is to provide a safe and clean industry.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Benefits ,Gym and Onsite Health care.

    Cons

    Limited PTO
    No future growth. This company is not for candidate looking to work in fast paced.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide employees to explore different areas and different technologies.Sticking to one technology without handful of work, makes sick.


  10. "Good pay - benefits"

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, strong safety culture.

    Cons

    Top heavy in Managent and Supervision.