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Valero Energy Reviews

Updated 18 Sep 2019

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Valero Energy CEO Joe Gorder
Joe Gorder
113 Ratings
Pros
  • "They have a great benefits package and bonus scheme(in 29 reviews)

  • "Co-workers seem more like family, makes for a fun work environment(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "The Memphis refinery management lacks field experience & ability to make tough business decisions(in 22 reviews)

  • "If you want to achieve success & promotion, you will be expected to work 7 days a week & long hours(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    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

    Valero Energy2019-02-28
  2. "Terminal operator"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Speak to your staff more openly

    Valero Energy2019-03-06
  3. "Great Company"

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    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

    Valero Energy2017-09-22
  4. "Undergraduate Process Engineer"

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    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

    Valero Energy2016-10-13
  5. "New company in the UK prepared to move quickly to suit operations"

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    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

    Valero Energy2016-06-22
  6. Helpful (1)

    "HR Administrator"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Great job

    Valero Energy2016-05-04
  7. "Large corporation"

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    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.

    Valero Energy2016-01-14
  8. "decent mid level oil industry employer"

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    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

    Valero Energy2014-07-21
  9. Helpful (1)

    "A varied experience in a short space of time"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workforce

    Valero Energy2013-03-24
  10. "Great company with good culture, work environment, and benefits."

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good compensation, flexible work hours, good working environment, and SME in the industry available for help

    Cons

    TA hours can be long but you signed up for it when joined the company.

    Valero Energy2019-09-06
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