Kinder Morgan

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Kinder Morgan Reviews

Updated November 1, 2014
Updated November 1, 2014
111 Reviews
3.2
111 Reviews
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Kinder Morgan Chairman and CEO Rich Kinder
Rich Kinder
64 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

  • Very behind in technology - inadequate (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good experience. Good company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Measurement Technician in Cotulla, TX
    Current Employee - Measurement Technician in Cotulla, TX

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

    Pros

    Growing company with plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at more.programs for developing your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of opportunities for those with initiative

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to take on new projects. Great culture of teamwork.

    Cons

    Minimal investment in education- tuition reimbursement packages only meet the federal tax free minimum unless your department is willing to sponsor you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you offered more in tuition reimbursement packages, people would gladly sign on for extra years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for!

    Cons

    Office Culture could be better in selected departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Pipeline Scheduler/Controller

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Controller/Scheduler in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Controller/Scheduler in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    As a whole, the job security at KM is outstanding as lay offs are non-existent, the benefits are on par with industry standard, and flexibility within employee's individual schedules is a plus. The respect and attitudes, employee v. employee, operations v. management are for the most part agreeable which helps with the overall atmosphere of day to day working conditions. Implementing safety features such as dual verification has helped mitigate controller miscues and provide an important aid for all controllers. There is plenty of room for growth within KM. Every sector of mgmt within the terminal has an open door policy and are always willing to listen to any and all thoughts, suggestions, or concerns.

    Cons

    Employee turnover in regards to pipeline controllers has slowed drastically, but is and can be an issue. The HMI/SCADA for controllers is archaic and training can seem at times as sink or swim. The overall workload is unprecedented when compared to other Oil and Gas terminals and the pay does not come close to reflecting such output. Yearly bonuses are below average for controllers and the outline for how bonuses are calculated are poorly conveyed to controllers, especially when compared to the amount of product moved per employee, per console. Biased towards ex-military and KM has a "mgmt in waiting" program for ex-military. Although expectations should always be high, mgmt. yields an uncompromising attitude towards controller miscues when you compare the amount of workload and simply product being moved throughout the terminal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Hammond, IN
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Hammond, IN

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are outstanding, always willing to teach and learn. HR works with the employees

    Cons

    Leadership needs a little work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Get with the times...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Midland, TX

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

    Pros

    Reasonable hours for reasonable pay.

    Cons

    Ten year old +200,000 mile trucks to match their 10 year old computers and antique software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career progression based upon qualifications as opposed to the buddy system would likely result in less turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Quick Review

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

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan

    Pros

    Focused mostly on results, not on any particular culture.

    Cons

    Very top down decision making, not alot of decision making at levels further below.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary adjustments

    Cons

    No cons, great experience so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    No nonsense CEO with great oil, natural gas, and refining product pipeline opportunity.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Kinder Morgan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Kinder Morgan is still in CO2 exploration, production and transportation. Since acquiring El Paso, it is a great company in energy pipeline business with operational excellence. Upper management can make fast decisions. Middle management are willing to apply technologies.

    Cons

    Due to CEO Rich Kinder is an executive with extensive pipeline experiences, the company's focus is in pipeline. Even with KM's excellent position in the CO2 business, their value added investment in oil and gas exploration and production properties is lagging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Selection of first level manager is critical to the screening of realistic and doable technologies and projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fulfilling challenges in a safe, professional environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Carteret, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Carteret, NJ

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Super people working in a safe, professional environment.

    Cons

    Fanatic attention to the shortest-term bottom-line, at the cost of the long-term viability of facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nearly impossible to turn management to take the long-view, given the nature of a Limited Partnership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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