- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Alon USA Energy full-time (More than 5 years)Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEODoesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO
I like that I've got a fairly flexible schedule, have a good benefits package and receive great bonuses each year. There are many employees that have worked for the company since its inception (and even before that when it was still FINA) for several years. They have a pension plan, which most companies don't do anymore. This is a good company for someone that wants to come in, do their job and go home without having too much ambition.
It's a very blatantly racist and sexist environment. The company is owned by an Israeli company and Israeli employees are certainly given preferential treatment when it comes to promotions. Also, there are zero women in executive positions within the company. There are some in mid-level management positions, but they don't go higher than that. My personal work environment can be tough because my immediate supervisor is very combative with his employees as well as everyone else. It makes it very challenging to work with other departments when nobody wants to do any favors for your boss. It's also a little demoraizing knowing that my work will never be good enough no matter how much I accomplish.
Advice to Management
The yearly review process doesn't seem to be very effective. I don't feel that it's designed to help employees with career advancement at all. It feels like something that everyone just trudges through each year. When I was hired, I received a very good starting salary, but every year since then, my raises have been very, very low. It would be nice if new skillsets and the fact that I have more years of experience now were recognized more in the review process and corresponding compensation. Also, everyone recognizes that our Israeli employees are part of a special, unverbalized club. We see the dinner meetings on your calendars where only the Israeli executives are invited. It might help morale a little if you did a little better job at disguising the fact that everyone non-Israeli is considered a second-class citizen in this company.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Alon USA Energy.
Interviewed with two VP's a Director a Manager and the head f HR. Process was pretty easy, more of a learning process in telling them about my career. Several questions about experiences in the past. I felt like they were selling me on the company more than I ws selling them on me.
- Wasn't really anything difficult 1 Answer
long and drawn out. That was the most frustrating part of the process.
Could anything be finer than FINA? Alon USA Energy is the driving force behind FINA-branded marketing and refining operations throughout the US Southwest. The company provides fuel to more than 630 FINA-branded retail sites. It owns or operates more than 300 convenience stores under the 7-Eleven and FINA brands. It also sub-licenses the FINA brand to distributors supplying about 260 additional locations. Alon USA Energy's refineries in Texas (one), California (two), Louisiana (one), and Oregon (one), have a combined throughput capacity of 250,000 barrels per day. Alon USA...