Chevron Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 20 Jul 2020

To filter reviews, or .

Found 59 of over 4K reviews

4.1
84%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
Approve of CEO
Chevron Chairman and CEO Mike Wirth
Mike Wirth
751 Ratings
Pros
  • "Large but agile work environment(in 218 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits and Work Life Balance(in 197 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Stability depends on current oil prices(in 77 reviews)

  • "Work life balance for field employees(in 59 reviews)

  • More Pros and Cons
    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.

    Reviews about "work life balance"

    Return to all Reviews
    1. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Limited Career Growth and My Way or the Highway Supervisors

      16 Sep 2019 - Process Safety/Facility Engineer in Covington, LA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Excellent moving package if you are willing to completely uproot your home life, kids and spouse to move for more money. Good base salaries if you are willing to forget all ethics and be a "my way or the highway" supervisor or employee.

      Cons

      The company advertises multiple career opportunities but then management or supervisors limit career growth for their departments and direct reports. Chevron brands themselves as a diverse and equal opportunity employer, yet supervisors do not preach what they say and will limit their employees in order to keep good people in their team instead of letting them excel in other job opportunities within the company. Many supervisors have a control issue. If you say one thing, they will make you do the opposite just so they can be right. I have heard from peers that the HR hotline number is useless, only creates more trouble and should never be used even though the company promotes the hotline. Inflexible work schedule. The company promotes work life balance yet the decisions rest in your supervisor's personnel interpretation of work life balance. No room for working remotely and your vacation plans are expected to be changed per the supervisor's request for internal fictitious corporate deadlines.

      Continue reading
      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Overall Good Experience

      20 Jul 2020 - Marketing Support in Manila, Manila, Manila
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Competitive Pay, location of office is easy to reach, good benefits

      Cons

      Lack of work-life balance, traditional bosses tend to be toxic

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Multi functional Team Approach to Problem Solving

      10 Oct 2019 - Reservoir Engineer in Lagos
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great working environment, scores excellent on diversity and inclusion and drive to succeed the right way

      Cons

      Work Life balance can be a bit of a problem

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Well Site Manager

      6 Oct 2019 - Well Site Manager in Houston, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Excellent benefits and resources. Very team driven. Leadership is always making good decisions.

      Cons

      Work life balance for field employees.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Operator

      2 Jan 2020 - Operations in Richmond, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good pay, benefits, pension, healthcare.

      Cons

      No work life balance. 500-1000 hours of overtime. Overtime is mandatory

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great but not perfect company. Fascinating place to work at.

      4 Jul 2013 - Geologist in Houston, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      * Normally good work/life balance (see reservation on this below) * Fabulous benefits and matching funds 401K/ defined benefits, severence etc * Exiting overseas locations *Top notch scientists and engineers to be your mentors and help you develop a fine career toolkit. Really recruits cream of the crop from Stanford, Berkely, Rice, UH, UT, A&M, LSU, Texas Tech, even Harvard and MIT somehow. * Career development process that allows for retraining and change throughout your career both as the industry changes and your desires change; company seems less likely to jettison you if you have a good work ethic but will retrain you instead of lay you off like most energy companies in cyclic downturns * Very results-driven, vs good-ole-boy-network-driven in rewarding and promoting women, minorities, even foreign nationals. Lots of the good ole boys like me complain because we're used to the special priveleges but it's the right thing to do.

      Cons

      * Maddening mandatory project-processes that , while they may prevent rushing into fiascos, can really slow down decision making or kill potentially $-making projects *Normally good work/life balance, but if you really want to be a "hi-pot" and be easily promotable as far as you go, with all the processes and hi-expectations in this top-notch company, you most likely will have to work very long hours - evenings and weekends - and be tethered to you iphone or blackberry. * For young folk, too much recruiting at only the top public ivy's and ivy's and failure to find the diamonds in the rough at the less distinguished or well-known schools.

      Continue reading
      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Account Manager

      12 Jul 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Competitive package and benefits offered

      Cons

      No work life balance

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Retail Store Manager

      14 Jan 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good Environment to work in

      Cons

      Less work life balance low wage

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Contractual Business Analyst

      13 May 2017 - Technical Analyst in Makati City
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Large salary, good compensation for regular employees, stretch breaks twice a day, free food, personal and professional trainings

      Cons

      BULLYING. Some millennials encounter mental disorders like depression because of workplace bullying. Most employees are from older generations, thinking that they are the "supreme" ones and the millennials are the "spoiled" ones. The fact is that they are inferior on what the millennials can do for the company. CAREER GROWTH. This is not a place for career growth, but only for financial stability. If you are in the IT field and you care about growth and learning, this is not a place for you. STRESS. Since the oil prices are getting low, the pressure of achieving more are being transferred to employees. They implement this stretch breaks twice a day, which for me is a cheap attempt to cover up a stressful environment. LIMITED BENEFITS. Contractual employees are forced to only have 5 days of leaves per year. This is somewhat contradictory to a company that promotes "work-life balance" regardless if the employee is regular or not. TIPS TO APPLICANTS. If you are applying for a position in Chevron, ask the interviewers if the position being filled is for expansion of the team or because there is an employee resigned early after being part of the team. This will help you gauge the kind of culture and work ethics the people have in the team you will be part on.

      Continue reading
      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      One of the best places to work

      2 Sep 2016 - IT Team Lead 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Global Company with a lot of focus in reliability and efficiency. Strong focus in taking care of people Ergonomic equipment in every workstation to adapt to each need (e.g. elevated desk, ergo peripherals, etc). Good transparent salary policies and yearly reviews. Promotions based on performance and competencies. Good work environment and work life balance

      Cons

      Not every team has Follow the sun, so you may have to work off hours or weekends from time to time. Given that is a global company sometimes even having follow the sun you may have to connect in strange hours to hold meetings with people in the opposite side of the world. Even when the company is open for improvement suggestions taking those changes into action is really a year or multiyear effort given the company has a lot of burocracy to change processes or implement improvements. And off-course work-life balance gets more affected as you go to management/leadership positions.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    Viewing 1 - 10 of 59 Reviews

    Popular Careers with Chevron Job Seekers

    JobsSalariesInterviews

    Work at Chevron? Share Your Experiences

    Chevron logo
    or