Valero Energy Reviews

Updated 10 Jul 2020

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3.9
75%
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89%
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Valero Energy Chairman, President and CEO Joe Gorder
Joe Gorder
126 Ratings
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  • "The Memphis refinery management lacks field experience & ability to make tough business decisions(in 22 reviews)

  • "Long hours and some holidays scheduled to work(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  2. "Valero energy employment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Pembroke, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary, challenging field, employment benefits

    Cons

    Independent refiner, relocation options, job security

  3. "Terminal operator"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Terminal Operator in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time for 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

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  4. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  5. "Undergraduate Process Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Undergraduate Process Engineer in Pembroke, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valero Energy for 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

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

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swansea, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time for 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

  7. Helpful (1)

    "HR Administrator"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Valero Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    fantastic, good work life balance

    Cons

    can be hard to progress

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  8. "Large corporation"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  9. "decent mid level oil industry employer"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    9 day fortnight, final salary pension, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    poor management, slow decision making, moronic staff

  10. Helpful (1)

    "A varied experience in a short space of time"

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

    I have been working at Valero Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work life location people and colleagues are great

    Cons

    Authoritarian approach seems to create uncertain environment

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