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Anonymous shared this review of Chevron, United States on Feb 1st, 2021
"While the oil & gas industry has historically been fairly male-dominated, Chevron has endeavored in the recent decade to equalize the playing field by examining and correcting pay differences between men and women and making concerted efforts to hire and promote more women. Flexibility has historically not been the best, however it seems like the pandemic has changed that and promises have been made by leadership to continue with a more flexible work culture, even after we can go back to the office."
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron, United States on Jan 25th, 2021
"I think this is a great company for starting a career. I do worry about career opportunities long term; I feel the industry is getting tougher and is dying...though you will never find anyone say that directly at work! The one thing Chevron is super reliant on is sponsorship. Their PDC posting process means you need some highly ranked managers in your corner to do more than lateral moves. What this has resulted in is diverse hires, but no diverse promotions and a lot of nepotism. Its shocking the level of nepotism here versus other O&G companies and service providers. "
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron, United States on Nov 16th, 2020
"A lot depends on where you are organizationally. Some groups are better than others. "
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron, United States on Feb 19th, 2020
"You’ll need a white male to be your advocate to get into leadership "
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron on Mar 8th, 2019
"I would tell another woman to be picky about their boss. Choose a job at Chevron based on the boss, as you need a good boss in your corner at Chevron."
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron on Feb 15th, 2019
"It can be overwhelming navigating the large Chevron system - seek out trusted mentors and teammates who will support you along the way. Don't be afraid to jump in and ask questions."
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron on Aug 21st, 2018
"Negotiate your salary up front. As a woman, you will be underpaid to lesser qualified men."
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron on Aug 20th, 2018
"They are trying to improve, but still have along way to go. They are very traditional/old school in most of their policies and are still very male-dominated. The new CEO seems genuinely interested in making things better, but at a company the size of Chevron, change takes a lot of time. You can take up to 6 months unpaid maternity leave (though this isn't very helpful for those of us who are the main source of family income). "
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron on Jun 5th, 2018
"There are good policies on the books for working mothers, but be prepared to pay a price if you decide to take advantage of extended parental leave and/or flexible work options."
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron on Jul 6th, 2017
"Male dominated and traditional, as is the oil and gas industry. Generally, the perception is that it is better for women in California and certain corporate groups but given its large, decentralized nature, it is very dependent on local management."
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron on Feb 15th, 2017
"If it is good, it's really good. If it is bad, it's really bad. Be mindful of the team you end up working for and if it is bad, find a new team as quickly as you can."
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron on Nov 8th, 2016
"great work life balance, most people are very friendly and cooperative"
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron on Oct 21st, 2016
"Women rise to mid management but not much higher. Company seems to want to addresss, but little change has manifested."
"Being loud is often more important than being right at Chevron. "
"It is very hard to advance your career if you enter as an Admin Assistant. You may need to have to go to a different company to get out of the admin field. If you are a good admin, the department won't want you to leave."
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron on Aug 2nd, 2016
"I'm really not sure if I'd tell another woman about working at this employer"
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron on May 20th, 2016
"Overall I have been pleased with how I have been treated. There are many women in leadership positions, but most of the top positions are held by white men. I wish that there was a better maternity & paternity leave policy. "
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron on Apr 1st, 2016
"They still run a "good ole boy " system"
Anonymous shared this review of Chevron on Mar 23rd, 2016
"it's an uphill battle in a male dominated world...good luck!"
"Excluding the employees working in the field, there are a fair share of women holding positions in this male dominated industry"
"There was a ton of opportunity for a young woman engineer here, especially to move up. But the prevailing culture is that women ignore micro-aggressions and even behaviors such as being catcalled or excessively pardoned when men are cursing. The industry may have been a lot worse in the old days but now we should evolve and not tolerate as much bs as the women with boots on the ground often experience."
"I see a lot more in the refinery these days"
"I've worked here for 5 years, and there is only 2 other female that do this job. The "standards" that they hold females to compared to males is outlandish. Once I did a "photo shoot" for there "we empower women in the field" and they made me change, wear certain clothing, while the male in the shots got to wear what he wanted. They expect you to lift and pull more than you weigh but men can be so heavy that they can't even walk the distance of a line. Pay is great but it is more than tough on the body, and isn't worth the amount of sexual innuendo that you will expected to put up with."
"Will respond later"
"I worked there for a few years as a contractor. They rarely hire contractors. I don't recommend that anyone contracts for more than a year at any company. Otherwise it starts to feel like a relationship with a bad boyfriend with commitment issues. That being said, co-workers and supervisors were really great."
"The first day, week, month can be extremely overwhelming because there is so much to absorb while you are trying to make a good impression. Be patient with yourself, your peers can relate and will give you the support you need to transition into your new role."
"Be patient! This company is an excellent place to work. I've started 14 years ago as a receptionist and today I'm in an expat assignment."
"Just focus on the job and the tasks at hand and don't do so much socializing. Although it is important to network and to have multiple connections keep it professional. And learn that org chart, because in an IT support role, you never know who will be opening a ticket and who you'll be talking to!"
"It is a great company overall, but FORGET any thought you have of family/work balance. Resign yourself to working nights/weekends remotely. Unless you are in a hub location, you get no corporate support with regard to childcare/flex time."
"NEGOTIATE your entrance salary and vacation! You are stuck in pay scale grades and can only go up one grade at a time, which is not a big salary change. Each PSG adds more to your bonus though."
"Try to learn as much as you can."
"I worked here for a few years in Corporate HR. My advice to other women is to pay attention to building better relationships with HR senior management. A lot of office politics. Unfortunately, often women in HR leadership roles at Chevron Corporation are not supportive of other women. Thus, networking and relationship building is key to job fulfillment and success."
"Network more. There is so much opportunity to move within the company and learn new things. The more people you get to know the better you will be at figuring out what kind of career you want to have and also what areas others find interesting, fun, stressful or down right hate."
"Excellence is expected and you will be well compensated for your level of expertise."
"As a woman starting at an energy company, I did not know how assertive to be for fear of being viewed as abrasive or as a bitch. I have learned that it is indeed a fine line to walk, even at Chevron where great care is taken to remove sexism from the work environment and promote women's advancement."
"I have worked here for 10 years. On my first day I was very concerned about whether I would be able to prove myself and I started out working way too many hours and stressed out over very tiny mistakes. All of that was unnecessary; simply doing my job to the best of my ability was enough to earn the respect of my supervisors and most of my peers. The extra work hours were not needed and now I am comfortable with just getting my tasks done and, if they are done early, going home to spend some more time with my kids! One important thing I have learned is that you have to filter some men's behavior based on the environment they grew up in. My company has a very diverse population and some of the men (particularly those from the Middle East and India) will automatically dismiss a woman's ideas and cannot be persuaded of a woman's value based on her accomplishments. Fortunately, I have never seen a man of this type promoted to a supervisory position at this company."