Kinder Morgan Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Kinder Morgan Chairman and CEO Rich Kinder
Rich Kinder
13 Ratings

Pros
  • Good benefits and salary adjustments (in 9 reviews)

  • Safety culture, competitive pay, great benefits package, reasonable hours, plenty of advancement opportunities (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • No one is ever promoted unless they are friends of upper management (in 10 reviews)

  • 20 years behind in technology and retention policy (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Corporate Amerika

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, benefits and bonus structure, 9-80 schedule, interesting and at times fascinating work environment, talented and motivated co-workers (about ten percent)

    Cons

    Management is totally top-down and myopic. There are very few training opportunities. There is not a "team" mentality, one group gets pitted against another. Communication between groups within my business unit is non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    It would be pointless to offer advice to this group because they already know everything, even though they've never really done much.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Run, Run, Run Away

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Entry Level Terminal Operator in Galena Park, TX
    Former Employee - Entry Level Terminal Operator in Galena Park, TX

    I worked at Kinder Morgan full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a paycheck and gave me a place to work while I was searching for better employment.

    Cons

    The terminal is so out dated it not funny. They loved to hire there friends uneducated kids. They preach safety, but will target you if you have valid concerns. You are always exposed to the weather.

    Advice to Management

    Start all over again before someone gets hurt.


  3. Helpful (1)

    EHS Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time

    Pros

    Some business units pay well, good benefits, opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Work overload, managements practice of blaming employees, aging infrastructure with weak policy of maintenance


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  5. Get experience and get out

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fast pace, hands on, run lean so you get a lot of experience fast

    Cons

    Culture of blame, low pay, never off the clock.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    Can't really recommend KM

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Kinder Morgan (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Intelligent co-workers. Interesting projects...until they got canceled.

    Cons

    Try to do everything "on the cheap". Too much turnover for continuity in business segments. Lip service to values...especially safety issues.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of effective communication from management needs to be improved.


  7. Loader

    Former Employee - Yard Loader in Euclid, OH
    Former Employee - Yard Loader in Euclid, OH

    I worked at Kinder Morgan full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for outside work, with little supervision.

    Cons

    I have always been brought up to understand that if, you can not say something nice. Then say nothing at all ! I was not happy with this place, or the way it was run.

    Advice to Management

    I


  8. It's not what u know its who

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan

    Pros

    benefits and works not had

    Cons

    Bosses they think your dumb and they know it all

    Advice to Management

    Put people in the right place don't let the good employee sit and wait move them up


  9. Must be friends with the Big Bosses!!!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kinder Morgan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best thing I can say about KM is the benefits package was the one of the best that I have seen around.

    Cons

    There are way to many to really get into, but just to bring some into the forefront, HR will discuss other people during exit interviews and other meetings that have no relevance to your meeting. Unless your are "best friends" with the boss, you will never go anywhere and feel that you must constantly CYA for fear of reprisal on the stupidest things. The anonymous hotline they encourage you to use if you see any ethical issues is a complete joke! I figured out fairly quickly, that unless you play by the rules laid out in front of you, however unethical they may be, you are labeled a trouble maker and will get no where fast.... It's sad when a supplier can tell you stories about upper management in a department because they had previously worked with them and the same issues applied here.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to look outside the box when you receive multiple complaints on your Ethics Hotline from multiple sources. Review your upper management selections carefully.


  10. Helpful (4)

    A Family Affair

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Kinder Morgan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rich Kinder is obviously a solid business man. He is strategic with assets and the company continues to grow. Job security seems high as the workload is intense.

    Cons

    Recent management has been allowed to fill the company with friends and family. Under the old management, things seem to run with relative integrity. Now, positions are filled with unqualified candidates and directors are pressured to hire the "recommended" applicants. Unfortunately some have taken it too far and even gone so far as to hire a former basketball coach as a Safety Consultant. These decisions have an effect on the morale of the people on the team who do value safety and all that KM claims to hold valuable. It was disheartening to watch the steady and then rather rapid decline in the integrity of upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the integrity of the company when making hiring decisions. Allow people to earn their time and experience by putting them in roles they are qualified for. Actions speak louder than words...always...


  11. Helpful (1)

    It was great until Kinder Morgan took over El Paso.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Pipeline Controller in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Pipeline Controller in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Kinder Morgan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed my coworkers under El Paso, they were honest.

    Cons

    Upper manangement was not honest

    Advice to Management

    Be honest



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