Pros: birthday parties, team building events, holiday parties, unlimited educational opportunities, and charity events.
Cons: back stabbing, popularity over know how, and being targeted
I have worked in several roles at Chevron from the refinery to the corporate office. At the refinery they treat the contractors horribly in terms of how thy speak to them. They like to play pranks and joke around a lot which can be fun if you aren't the target. At the corporation certain departments treats employees like thy are dispensable. Hard work is out-shadowed by popularity. I seen someone who worked really hard and was very knowledgeable get passed over for the office favorite who barely came to work and never had answers. The best part is that they would throw birthday parties monthly for the employees birthdays, they team building events were fun, and the charity events. In addition, there are so many avenues to explore, if they like you. If you are not liked by most they can make working there very stressful in that you may get targeted and they will work together to do whatever they need to do to have you fired. I was personally followed around, a co-worker would email supervisor every time I came to work, and people would look over my shoulder to see if I was working.