Do you think you might like a job in the energy sector, maybe working for an oil and gas company? If you’ve seen the distinctive blue and red logo on the company’s trucks and service stations, you might want to know: Does Chevron hire felons?
At Successful Release we contact companies directly to ask about their hiring policy. Our goal is to give you the information you need to apply and, hopefully, improve your chances of getting hired. We’re strongly motivated since we’ve either been in trouble with the law ourselves or have helped former felons get their lives back together.
Therefore, if you want to know more about Chevron, keep reading. We have answers to questions like:
- What do I need to know to get a job at Chevron with a felony?
- Does Chevron hire people with misdemeanors?
- How does Chevron do background checks?
Although we’ve tried to contact the company, they haven’t responded yet. In the meantime, we’ve worked hard to find reliable information about how to get hired at Chevron.
Does Chevron hire felons?
Official company policy for hiring felons
We’re waiting to receive this information directly from the company. The Chevron website doesn’t explain.
Has Chevron hired felons in the past?
Based on our research, we can’t say for sure.
Does Chevron hire people with misdemeanors?
It’s uncertain whether Chevron hires applicants with misdemeanors. But, don’t be discouraged. Remember these are usually less serious than felonies, so they may be more open to hiring you.
Is Chevron on the Ban the Box list?
Chevron is not on the Ban the Box list. If a company is on the list it means, basically, that their job application doesn’t include a criminal record check box. In other words, they’ll consider your qualifications before your criminal record.
Another initiative that helps level the playing field for felons is the Fair Chance Business Pledge. Companies that sign the Pledge say that they give all applicants, including those with a criminal record, a fair chance. Unfortunately, Chevron hasn’t signed on.
Does Chevron have special programs for hiring felons?
We found no record that the company has any special programs for hiring felons.
What are the odds someone with a felony will get hired?
In our opinion, it’s uncertain that you can get a job at Chevron with a felony.
We believe this because:
- Chevron hasn’t yet given us an official policy statement about hiring felons.
- The company isn’t on the Ban the Box list. Also, they haven’t signed the Fair Chance Business Pledge.
- There are no comments from employees that answer the question: Does Chevron hire felons?
Here’s some interesting information. The company says on their website that they’re an EEO employer. This tells us that they won’t discriminate against job applicants on certain protected grounds. Chevron also explains how your right to work is protected in the United States.
What are some entry-level jobs?
With jobs like Maintenance Technician, Terminal Operator, Station Manager and Customer Service Representative, you can be sure Chevron has some good entry-level jobs!
For example, you can find work at the pumps, in the store, in operations or transportation. Most roles require a high school diploma, or equivalent and some even want a degree. Service centre jobs don’t require either, however.
With that said, we bet there’s a job that matches your skill set at Chevron!
In addition, the company website has an interesting section about compensation and benefits, as well as training and education assistance.
How to get hired at Chevron with a felony
To find job openings, start off at Chevron’s careers page. It also has great content about how to get hired at Chevron, including who they hire, where you can work in the US and how to apply.
You’ll need a resume to even get started, so make sure you have a good one ready first.
Remember to take a second look at your resume to check how your qualifications fit with the job you applied for. This is where having a friend who knows your skills look it over is a good idea. Better yet, get advice from a professional resume writer.
If you know someone who works there, ask them how to get hired at Chevron. According to the company’s website, some locations have an employee referral program. So if an employee refers you and you get hired, they may get a reward!
Chevron has the following helpful interview tips:
- Be ready to read over workplace safety procedures before you go to your interview.
- The facility may be large and spread out, so allow extra time to park and find where you’re going.
- Remember to bring I.D. in case it’s needed at security.
- Think of some typical behavioural questions that you might be asked, that show how you handle yourself in different work situations.
- Prepare some questions about Chevron to ask at your interview.
Here are a few more tips from us:
- While you’re waiting to go into the interview, review your resume. Re-reading your qualifications and accomplishments can really give you a confidence boost!
- Practice deep breathing and try to remain conscious of your breathing during the interview. If you’re nervous and your breathing is shallow, remember to relax.
- Answer all questions honestly and to the best of your ability. If you’re having trouble with a question, ask the interviewer if you can come back to it later.
- Be polite and respectful. Remember to look directly at the hiring manager when you’re leaving and thank them sincerely for the interview.
- Don’t beat yourself up afterwards if you think you could have done better. It’s not good to dwell on any mistakes you made, and you probably did better than you think.
- If you don’t get the job, ask if the hiring manager can give you feedback about how to improve your chances next time.
Does Chevron do background checks?
Yes, Chevron does carry out pre-employment background checks. This is part of the hiring process described on their website.
They don’t spell out exactly what the background check includes. But this quote from a job posting for a Chevron Station Manager may help explain:
“Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws.”
The only advice from employees about background checks is that a credit check is not required.
Below is important knowledge you need about background checks:
Background checks only go back last seven years in the following states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
In addition, in certain states, not guilty verdicts aren’t included. Here are the states where this applies:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, be warned that most states will consider your whole record — including not guilty verdicts! The following are the states that practice this:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We checked three different online rating sites, and Chevron gets top marks!
Over 2,600 reviews on glassdoor.com give them 3.9 out of 5 stars. What’s more, on this site they make the list for one of the 2019 Best Places to Work!
On comparably.com, there are over 200 reviews from employees. Seventy-three percent of these are positive. For example, here’s one recent comment:
“Overall Chevron is a fantastic place to work, when looking at the many factors that contribute to overall work experience. Chevron is particularly strong with culture, values, safety, work-life balance, diversity and inclusion, management, process, and discipline. Great long term career opportunity.”
The company gets 4 out of 5 on indeed.com based on 3,700 reviews. They’re rated highest for work life balance and culture.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Some types of convictions may make it more difficult for you to get a job at Chevron with a felony. These include offences involving violence or substance abuse, as well as serious driving offenses.
As you might expect, the company will want to make sure you can show up and do your job safely. If you have a substance abuse problem that you haven’t dealt with, it might put you or your co-workers at greater risk for workplace injuries.
Like most jobs, you need to be able to get along well with others. This includes co-workers and customers. Therefore, if you have assault convictions be prepared to explain the circumstances and say how you’ve addressed any anger issues.
If you’re applying for a job where you require a driving license, the company will consider your driving convictions. Basically, Chevron wants to make sure you can be insured to drive for them.
Does Chevron drug test?
Yes, once you’re offered a job you must pass a drug test before starting work.
In addition, we found some job postings that have a random drug test program for employees.
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