El Paso Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
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  1. Good Company but expect lots of employee measuring tactics in place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at El Paso

    Pros

    Good Compensation
    Good Benefits, fitness room.

    Cons

    They go on and on about "how are we doing" such as personal goals, department goals, division goals and lots of what have you done for us lately? And since its about goals, at different times of the year, it is time to review "the scorecard" again, as individual, department, division, company and it's endless meetings to cover all of the above. You have to constantly have goals, make improvements to processes and sometimes at the end of the day the actual work suffers.

    Advice to Management

    Since it's all about "streamliing", please streamline all the time-wasting in endless meetings about goals, competencies, scorecards and all that "jazz".

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work but the culture is about to change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 El Paso

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good benefits package and fair compensation
    - Latitude in what you're allowed to do
    - Many of the employees are top level talent
    - Great facilities

    Cons

    - Impossible to comprehend review process (PMP) that pretty much means you are always going to under-perform
    - No well defined career progression
    - Sometimes their is meeting overload (I suppose all large companies are like this)
    - Too much lower level management

    Advice to Management

    Show employees a clear career path and reward high performers

  3. Looking for a Way Out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 El Paso

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance (Flex-40 schedule)
    Ok, benefits
    The ability to learn from seasoned professionals (if you ask the right questions)
    Good projects to work on, just need to be executed by the right team

    Cons

    Managers who will lie to your face to keep you productive
    Managers who can be insulting to a seasoned professional while not having the appropriate knowledge about what the professional is working on.
    Less-experienced individuals are praised for small efforts, while experienced professionals are constantly overlooked and slow to promote.
    Lots of turnover in the organization

    Advice to Management

    Employ upper level managers who know what they are doing
    Do not create continuous layers of middle to lower management, too much overlap and crazy directions from wannabe managers at the bottom.

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  5. Good place to begin a career

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

    I have been working at El Paso

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Offers pension and 401 plans

    Cons

    Not the best salary Offers

  6. I have been here for a number of years and the paid and my position pretty much stayed the same

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 El Paso

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great co-workers, it was a great experience

    Cons

    Not the best salary, No career growth

  7. If you have another job opportunity take it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LNG Operator in Pascagoula, MS
    Current Employee - LNG Operator in Pascagoula, MS

    I have been working at El Paso

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Three weeks of vacation time and a week of sick time every year. Also the bimonthly paychecks are always on time.

    Cons

    Safety culture is extremely poor. Money is wasted on too many trips and lunches. Dishonesty from management at the local level.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employees closer to the pipes. Cut cost on all the extras and pay the employees at least the average for positions in similar companies.

  8. Learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 El Paso

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management interaction with employees, constant access to senior management, continious responsibilities that match growth, great work life balance and hours.

    Cons

    There is no clear path to view advancement opportunities within the company. Programs to expose employees to other areas are not well developed.

    Advice to Management

    Advise to senior management would be non existent since the company has been bought out by Kinder Morgan, to be completed 2012.

  9. It's frustration after frustration

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laredo, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laredo, TX

    I have been working at El Paso

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, great co-workers

    Cons

    No career growth, poor communication skills from upper management

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 El Paso

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been at EP for several years and it's a great place to work. Good work-life balance, pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Kinder Morgan is purchasing the company and there's a lot of uncertainty about the direction KMI will take. KMI is known for its core value of "Cheap" and EP's core value is "Excellence".

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep up the communication on the direction KMI is going to take. EP is a great company and I hope EP management can keep KMI from killing that culture of "Excellence"

  11. Helpful (1)

    Dim future?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 El Paso

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Programs (STEP) events that support community initatives
    Neutral compensation package (benefits are okay)
    You will learn some things from some seasoned experts
    Work/life balance (flexible work schedule)
    An independent buyer is considering buying the E&P company (hopefully they will be sharp and can recognize real talent)

    Cons

    Some members of senior management outright lie about initiatives or career advancement
    Most people belong to a clique and are very gossipy, mainly those who are not hard workers
    Processes are terribly flawed, Process Optimization is a joke
    Rewards are given with very little evidence of hard work
    Most experienced people are in cubicles while less experienced/lazy people are in offices
    Talented people are shoved aside while non-value add people push on through to promotions
    Too many levels of management in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize real talent when you see it. Don't continue to reward ass kissers and lazy folks.

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