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Engineering Associate (Former Employee) –  TexasSeptember 23, 2016
Pay was very good along with benefits. Management was very cliquish and when they didn't like you, they found a way to get rid of you, by bullying or intimidation. Certain employees took it upon themselves to be rats for the upper management.
Most of the people that worked there were nice and friendly. I would have loved to have made a career there but unfortunately it wasn't going to happen and I am glad of it now. People seem unhappy and overworked and micromanaged.
Pros
Great folks to work with.
Cons
Management was biased and cliquish.
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Good Job Culture
Kforce Agency - Tax Accountant (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXFebruary 16, 2017
Excellent Job Culture, good compensation and benefits.
Location - San Antonio Texas
Short breaks, free food
Management are good mentors
the hardest part of the job is to depend from the team members to give you the accurate data instead of just pulling it yourself.
Pros
Free food
Cons
Short breaks or almost no breaks
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From Professional Culture to Business Casual
Lead Retail Systems Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXSeptember 6, 2016
The work environment has an overall professional atmosphere. I've worked in the same department under the same management for fourteen years. Although the overall job function has been the same, my roles have changed and expanded over time. The focus has always remained consistent with supporting your customer from the office and hands on in the field. I've worked in the Retail environment which has been dynamic in it's role. Unfortunately Valero decided to spin off it's retail chain stores and focus on refining. Since the spin, CST Brands was born and three years later, dissolved or merged with Couche-Tard, aka Circle K brand. We'll see what lies ahead for its employees...
Pros
401k, Health care, in-house doctors office, volunteer opportunities, engaged in community outreach
Cons
Unsure of employee future if in the retail division
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Traditional workplace with fun coworkers
Finance and Investments Intern (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXNovember 3, 2016
I had an internship position that lasted a year, and I was able to learn a great deal in a such a short time period. It was a great experience, but my only qualm is that the salaries for full-time employees is not competitive versus other companies in the area.
Pros
Onsite cafeteria, long lunches, leaving early on Friday
Cons
More traditionally and conservative structured workplace, low salaries for non-management
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Easy but frustraing place to work
CASHIER / CUSTOMER SERVICE (Former Employee) –  El Paso, TXDecember 16, 2016
Its a simple day to start you just clock in, sign into a register and checkout costumers. One thing I did learn was patients for other people. Management was a bit lenient which lead to stricter store policies, coworkers where nice people and easy to get along with since they knew how some people can be frustrating. Which brings me too my next point and its yes, costumers are sometimes lacking in common sense which can make something so simple as pumping gas too it being some kind of quantum conundrum. That the most enjoyable part of the job was restocking the fridge so you wouldn't have to deal with people all the time.
Pros
Free Drinks and investing in the compies stocks for free
Cons
People and cleaning the Restrooms
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bad management as well as the upper management.
cashier (Former Employee) –  Palm Springs, CAJanuary 10, 2017
worst job i ever had!!....the management is very unprofessional and uneducated. I will never consider working there again and all the other past employees they hired and fired within a months time would probably agree also.
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Productive fun place to work
Manager (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXNovember 7, 2016
I learned a lot about fuel reports,cost audits, beer and cigarette inventories and safety procedures. The benefits were good and paid holidays, as well as free unlimited fountain drinks and discount on meals. this company has a strong ladder to climb.
Pros
discount on meals
Cons
management at times play favoritism
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Good company with good benefits
HVAC Technician II (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXNovember 25, 2016
Management inconsistent in practices and policies. Practices that were approved changed with management and not guidance or notice of changes provided.
Pros
Good benefits, salary and work hours
Cons
Expectations and processes changed with change in leadership.
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Productive fun place to work
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXDecember 14, 2016
Productive very fun place to work, always busy, good pay, great hours, excellent management great employees to work with, flexible hours, good benefits
Pros
half off lunches
Cons
short breaks
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Not a bad part time job
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 2, 2017
Day to day choirs were simple; cleaning, stocking, counting.
But not as easy as I would like to have believed.
Management was pretty straight forward about expectations.
The majority of entry level employees don't take the job seriously, even remotely.
Dealing with thieves and customers who don't like to follow laws concerning alcohol and tobacco was probably the most infuriating part, especially at night.
Best part was customers that came in regularly.
Pros
Easy work
Cons
Micro-management style leadership
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encouraging work environment, welcoming co-workers
Technical Training Analyst (Current Employee) –  Corpus Christi, TXOctober 6, 2016
fast pace atmosphere, management is always willing to work with the employee, very flexible, family oriented, good benefits, always lots of work to do. Great place to work!
Pros
good people, great benefits
Cons
admin jobs are hard to come by
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Fun and fast paced
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Rockwall, TXAugust 4, 2016
Valero was a great company as well. Lots of upper management changes.

Typical day, customer service and cooking.

I learned i did not want to cook.

Co workers were really great people.


Hardest part, just being on your feet all day and cooking while waiting on customers.

Most joyful, again getting to know people and making their day better.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
cooking
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Very strict management style
Process Operator (Former Employee) –  Port Arthur, TXSeptember 22, 2016
Compensation and benefits are good. Management style is strict and fear-based. The work can be hard and dirty, but you will be proud of a job well done. Weather plays a big part in this type of occupation. The company will provide what you need.
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productive
Customer Service Representative, Cashier (Former Employee) –  Shreveport, LASeptember 9, 2016
one of the best jobs. consistent hours, flexible schedule, pay raises according to work ethics... praised and acknowledged for awesome service... given the opportunity to grow within the company
Pros
flexible scheduling
Cons
stocking cooler
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Grat place to work, great management and great work environment.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMOctober 16, 2016
Valero is a great place to work. The management is great, hard working and understanding. The employees are great as well and work well together. The hardest part of the job is definitely dealing with irate customers, but they are few in number.
Pros
Great customers, amazing work environment
Cons
no lunch break, pay is not that much
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Valero "Gets It"
Information Services Customer Support (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXDecember 2, 2016
World-class employer!!! Great company with a great culture. Solid leadership and solid financial standing ensures that this company will have a long future.
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Good solid company with good management and good benefits.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Aurora, COJuly 13, 2016
Valero is good company to work for because the management is flexible with schedules and offer good promotional opportunities for those willing to work for them, The daily requirements were reasonable and easy to accomplish if you stayed on task and focused. Management was willing to teach what you want you wanted to know.
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friendly atmosphere
Kitchen Manager (Former Employee) –  Little Elm, TXNovember 19, 2016
worked as a kitchen manager-I was there 3-4 years running the kitchen-did the ordering three times a week-did the kitchen audit every Tuesday-did the stocking in freezer and dry storage-fix-planograms-cleaned kitchen dishes three times a day-cleaned kitchen -made sure the other cook did her job
Pros
great benefits
Cons
cooks with bad atitudes-assistant manager with no appreciation of other employees
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Corporate Staff
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXFebruary 12, 2017
Great benefits - Fitness Center, Day Care, Postal Office, and Cafeteria.
Wonderful community volunteerism.
Health, dental,and life insurance benefits.
Onsite physician to handle coughs and colds.
Pros
Great benefits & Easy Job
Cons
Good Ole Boys Network, Favoritism, Overstaffed in several areas, Difficult people get promoted, rather than counseled by H/R.
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Great place to work for.
District Manager (Former Employee) –  Orange County, CADecember 13, 2016
Valero is the global authority on building, sustaining, and recognizing high-trust, high-performing workplace cultures. They have crafted their perspective by learning from great leaders, surveying millions of employees, and examining thousands of the best workplaces around the globe.
Pros
.The Great Place to Work
Cons
.None
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