Valero Energy Reviews

Updated 26 Jul 2020

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3.6
68%
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77%
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Valero Energy Chairman, President and CEO Joe Gorder
Joe Gorder
131 Ratings
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  1. "Engineer/Supervisor"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  2. "Excellent benefits!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, trust, room for growth

    Cons

    Rotating shifts, mandatory training, lack of union leadership.


  3. "Decent wage, too much emotional labor"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Bryan, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great interactions with regular customers, no lunch break but offered free meal, good for independent people who don't enjoy working with several coworkers at the same time

    Cons

    Management was a total wreck, verbal abuse from superiors, also conditions were very unsafe as the possibility of armed robbery or outbursts from drug-addicted patrons was high during the night shift

  4. "Valero"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    There are little extra perks

    Cons

    Pay rate is not that great

  5. "Process engineer calero"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer 

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Money and benefits and nothing else

    Cons

    Culture. Bias. Everything else. Don’t work here.

  6. "Manager"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Position advancement and higher pay availability

    Cons

    To many hours so pay was decreased

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  7. "Good overall"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, fitness center and day care

    Cons

    Work schedule was not flexible

  8. "Very, Very Poor Management. I would risk homelessness over working here."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Albert City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I wish I had one.

    Cons

    Way to young and completely inexperienced narcissistic management group. Very "CLICKY" if you don't play THEIR game you are out. Got wrote up for correcting a manager. He was using the equipment wrong, he LIED about our interaction, and I was wrote up. VERY poor raises. Bonus not worth the paper its written on(guess corporate needs to keep that clubhouse going). Extremely toxic environment created by those who play the game, snitches everywhere and if you didn't do or say it, they make it up on you and because they are in the click and playing the game their word totally overrides and out weighs yours, and YES these people are aggressively recruited by the management. The list goes on but I think you get the point.

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  9. "Awful, hold pay for hours that you work"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing, unprofessional, stole hours work, disrespectful

    Cons

    Total disrespectful manger, withheld hours worked, didn't pay overtime, not concern for the safety of employees, didn't give check stubs, overall awful!!

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  10. "Great Company!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Operations in Hartley, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great wages. Fantastic benefits. Very safety conscious.

    Cons

    Rotating shift, always tired. 2 weeks days, 2 weeks nights, 12 hour shift.

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