MarkWest Energy Partners Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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MarkWest Energy Partners President , CEO, and Director, MarkWest Energy GP, L.L.C (General Partner) Frank M. Semple
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Operations Accounting Supervisor

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

    I have been working at MarkWest Energy Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is great, not a lot of overtime, benefits good, good monthly outings

    Cons

    zero flexibility, 8 - 5 work hours, terrible maternity leave, no decision-making from above

    Advice to Management

    accounting needs to improve on flexibility (working from home, alternate schedules). Also, decisions need to be made on how to account for things. Very frustrating environment


  2. Working at MW

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

    I have been working at MarkWest Energy Partners

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and lunches provided frequently

    Cons

    Long hours and limited promotion opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Promote good employees before they leave


  3. Internal Employee - works with all areas

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MarkWest Energy Partners

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is a fast-growth positioned in the energy industry

    Cons

    the local offices are separated from corporate headquarters - can create disconnects in prioritization, communication, etc.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good Place to start, Military like Management Style, Not the best place for flexability

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

    I have been working at MarkWest Energy Partners full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good Pay; 401(k) is matched to 6%; Location is central downtown Denver

    Cons

    Management is very set in their ways and unwilling to work with employees on changes to the work environment. Very little to no work schedule flexability; Absolutltey NO 9/80 schedule; Vaction time is weak and employees are limited on rolling vaction time into the next year (if you're lucky enough to not be negative!); The office space and environment are terrible and uncomfortable. You have to pay $85/month out of pocket for parking. High deductible health plan.

    Advice to Management

    Let the reins loose a little and listen to employee requests. Meet us half way or through us a bone.


  6. Running Lean

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Canonsburg, PA

    I have been working at MarkWest Energy Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees and contractors accomplish a lot considering the lack of adequate staffing and support. Perennial winner of industry customer service awards. Casual, flexible work environment. Lots of opportunity to take initiative and grow professionally. Good salary & benefits. Generally friendly, hard-working, competent co-workers.

    Cons

    Fundamental problems are often unseen (or ignored) by management due to ground-level employees & contractors absorbing the extra workload. Management would rather run lean and let the lower-ranking people pick up the slack. This can infringe on work-life balance and lead to a frustrating environment that seems as if management does not care about the common employee (or, even worse, contractor). Poor communication & formal training.

    Advice to Management

    Do not ignore the needs for the areas of the company that are stretched too thin.


  7. Horrible management but good benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO

    I worked at MarkWest Energy Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, though health insurance "plan" is high-deductible and cost me a lot of money.

    Cons

    Terrible, horrible managers. I think this was exclusive of my department, I wouldn't write this company off completely. However, upper management is clueless and shouldn't be. People are weird too, will walk by without even making eye contact on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Know who you hire and how they treat your employees. I've never had a worse experience with a manager.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Health Benefits are the Only Benefit at MarkWest

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at MarkWest Energy Partners

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

    Pros

    The benefits package was excellent and cost effective to the employee. The company is attentive to employee birthdays and giving at appropriate holidays. As a whole the people at the non-mgmt level are giving/caring individuals who support one another.

    Cons

    The environment is extremely dynamic requiring quite a bit of flexibility. When one is given direction (often without detail) the course frequently changes making it difficult for any capable person to keep up with what's going on. In my particular case I worked for a micro-manager who set me up for failure on many levels. He would give me an assignment and before I had the opportunity to do the work he would complete it for me.

    Advice to Management

    In general the company can be a great place to work. Only certain individuals need to address their managment style; giving direction with detail and then allowing the person a reasonable amount of time to complete their task. They need to realize that not all people can be as flexible without proper direction/guidence.



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