Plains All American Pipeline Reviews

Updated February 9, 2015
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  1. Good company overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Plains All American Pipeline full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If I could give 3.5/5 star rating I would, but I can't so I rounded up

    The Good:

    Great Health Care Benefits-The most affordable and best I have had in Houston
    6% 401k Match
    Generous time off policies-Vacation and Sick Time
    Nice offices in Houston
    Good Bonuses
    Competitive Salaries
    Little Micromanagement
    Good work life 1/2 Fridays
    Always a lot to do-Stay Busy
    Senior Managment seems very good to keep company going

    Cons

    The Could be Better:

    Seems like a dead end job-little growth outside your current role
    Kind of top heavy-lots of Directors and VP's
    Deficient in training-Asked to go to relevent industry training and was ignored
    Managers kind of leave you in the dark in my department
    Not really a small company anymore and still making small company mistakes with policies and workload
    Always a lot to do-A lot of catching up
    Office culture is kind of just blah-Don't really feel like a team, just a bunch of individuals coming together when stuff comes up, but they don't push stuff like United Way or other crap like that so I will give them kudos for that. -So really a neutral.
    Always a lot to do
    No pension-but they do have a LTIP so this is really a neutral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make personal growth and job growth a part of your employee retention plan, and thank you for giving us good health care benefits and not charging an arm and a leg. Hopefully it will stay that way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company to work for, lots of opportunities to advance in the right division / district.

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

    I have been working at Plains All American Pipeline full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary, great health insurance, great benefits, bonus' are good as well.

    Cons

    The workload can be demanding at times, constant struggle to balance work / home life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great people. Lots of freedom

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Plains All American Pipeline

    Pros

    Freedom to change things and make them better. All ideas were on the table and never turned down without looking into them.

    Cons

    Some of the corporate policies were flawed. As with any large company, the personal touches were missing and you turned into a number and not a name.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Plains All American Pipeline

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at Plains All American Pipeline are the people, work/life balance and that the midstream oil business will remain favorable even in an uncertain economic environment.

    Cons

    The downside to working at Plains All American Pipeline is that you will enjoy your work and find it difficult to shut down and go home when your in the middle of something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Dispatcher

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Elk City, OK
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Elk City, OK

    I worked at Plains All American Pipeline full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great for some self satisfactory feeling

    Cons

    management is not well people orientated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NO

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great company, with great job security.

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    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Plains All American Pipeline part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - very nice people
    - great work morale
    - great computer systems (information is readily available all the time)
    - great inner company incentives. (raffles, and ticket giveaways etc)

    Cons

    - management sometimes doesn't tell you what they think of your work, or lack of work.
    - Would rather talk behind closed doors with your co-workers about why they dont like the work you are giving, but cannot give you feedback themselves.

    (In the Accounting Dept)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accounts Receivable: Talk to your employees about what they are doing right and wrong. Have more communication than "how are you?" Talk to people about what they can do better, and why they aren't getting the more challenging work, or why they are getting more challenging work. TALK TO YOUR EMPLOYEES.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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