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Valero Energy Reviews

Updated 16 January 2019
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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

    "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. "Great Company"

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    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 all round by the company

    Cons

    Limited new openings are available

  3. "Undergraduate Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Process Engineer in Pembroke, Wales
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Process Engineer in Pembroke, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment for learning, perfect amount of responsibility to enable growth

    Cons

    Quite location that is great in summer but not very pleasant come winter


  4. "New company in the UK prepared to move quickly to suit operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swansea, Wales
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swansea, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary is good, as is the location,people, a reasonable career ladder and everyone is expected to do volunteering/work which shows the company has good home and work ethics and also family friendly

    Cons

    Shift work/On call/No overtime for salary staff


  5. Helpful (1)

    "HR Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    fantastic, good work life balance

    Cons

    can be hard to progress

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  6. "Large corporation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Forward thinking, keen to improve, great people

    Cons

    All that goes with large corporations and office politics.


  7. "decent mid level oil industry employer"

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    Current Employee - Operations in London, England
    Current Employee - Operations in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9 day fortnight, final salary pension, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    poor management, slow decision making, moronic staff

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A varied experience in a short space of time"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Cardiff, Wales
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cardiff, Wales

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

    Pros

    work life location people and colleagues are great

    Cons

    Authoritarian approach seems to create uncertain environment

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workforce


  9. "Ok as a starting job, unless into customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The pay is ok for a starting job compared to some others

    Cons

    Endless Expectations
    Magnify Mistakes while Almost Ignoring many things done well

    Advice to Management

    Be more considerate of employees
    Give weight to at least some of employees' input


  10. "Board technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Constantly innovating computer systems and developing automated programs.

    Cons

    Stressful, reduction in qualified emokoyees

    Advice to Management

    Show concern for manpower and training.