100 Best Companies to Work For
Valero Energy
Rank: 3 (2005 rank: 23)
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Headquarters: San Antonio, TX
Industry: Petroleum Refining
Large Companies Rank: 2
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 54,691
U.S. Sites: 1,160
Website: http://www.valero.com
What makes it so great?
When disaster strikes, this team pulls together. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit, Valero dispatched semis filled with supplies, set up temporary housing for employees, fed volunteers - and donated $1 million to the Red Cross.
U.S. employees 16,582
Employees outside U.S. 4,393
% minorities 40
% women 40
New jobs (1 year) 701
% job growth (1 year) 5
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 67
% voluntary turnover 26
Applicants 179,907
Most common job (salaried) Store Manager (Retail) $38,227
Most common job (hourly) Customer Service Representative (Retail) $16,651
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.