Western Refining Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
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Western Refining President, CEO, and Director Jeff A. Stevens
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  1. Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at Western Refining full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    hard work can lead to promotions

    Cons

    once a manager, salary might not be enough for amount of hours worked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manager evaluations should be done to ensure the proper pay for hard work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Decent job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Western Refining full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    mediocre pay and bonuses, a lot of overtime, little supervision, mostly awesome coworkers, great benefits.

    Cons

    terrible communication, have to relocate for advancement (if at all possible), no news is good news.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Interesting Job Hard To believe Folks Make A Career Here.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Pagosa Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Pagosa Springs, CO

    I worked at Western Refining full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Chance to meet different people.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours with no real breaks, most employees are not team players just folks looking for some quick cash so they can move along.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop the store team to care more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Store Managers at Western Refining Retail

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at Western Refining full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    How much you learn, if you can learn everything and handle the work load you can work at any other chain and it will be a piece of cake.

    Cons

    The pay vs work load and no good feedback. OM and DM usually will only notice the things that are wrong, even if its petty. They are reluctant to give any good feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic on what can be done, we hear when you all had your store this and that but in reality its like you all forget the challenges every store can face. Give recognition when its due instead of bringing your managers moral down with every visit!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Somewhat positive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Refining

    Pros

    Get a raise every 6 months

    Cons

    Work alone on graveyard shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't play favorites

  7. 1 person found this helpful

    your experience depends entirely on the next level manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Western Refining

    Pros

    very autonomous, expect little to no supervision or contact with your management unless something goes wrong. This is good because you can run your store as you see fit, within corporate guidelines of course.

    Cons

    no feedback, poor compensation, no communication, lack of work/life balance. Because of the lack of communication and supervision, you don't really get noticed if you are doing a good job and have little growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Levels of management are too far apart, store managers rarely have contact with district managers, and next to never with operations managers. Upper management does not have a realistic view of operations on a day to day basis.

    Disapproves of CEO

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