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Not perfect, but it is a great place to work...the opportunities are there if you are willing to grab them and work hard

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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

Pros

The People; lots of opportunities to vary your roles through your career. You really can make your career whatever you want it to be here, but you have to make it happen.

Cons

Work-life balance is slipping further and further towards work-work balance. All the talk of work-life balance is becoming just talk...managers don't really walk it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize work/life balance is becoming an issue. It feels like we're squeezing blood out of turnips as far as employee workload goes.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nepotism and Good Ole Boy Network Must Go

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    They were taking worker safety issues seriously for awhile. It has been going steadily downhill during the past couple years, however.

    Cons

    Nepotism. This is a company where you dare not say a word about someone unqualified for a position. It will likely be someone's son or daughter or nephew, etc. On top of that there is a good ole boy network that is on steroids. If you start scratching the surface, you'll find entire teams that attended a certain university together and are obsessed with the same sports team. This also extends to contracting companies/vendors. Which ones get selected? It isn't based on qualifications or fair bidding. I've seen people let go (both employees and contractors) based on some bogus reason only to find them replaced by someone less competent who is a friend or relative of the project manager. It can be unbelievable at times. I have observed these things for a good 15 years. I have kept quiet and done my work and managed to avoid conflict, but there is almost no room for growth, which is causing me to look for other opportunities. It is also an extremely demotivating atmosphere, as you can imagine. The entire environment feeds feelings of apathy. Some of the people are caring and friendly, but no small number of them are in positions for which they are not qualified. They waste unbelievable amounts of money. If the public knew how much gets wasted, they would protest in the streets. I'm not kidding. Projects get recycled again and again due to poor project leadership. It is almost painful to witness at times. People always think government is so wasteful. They have obviously never been inside a big corporation. And then what happens when times get rough, they lay off workers, the real ones. One guy was laid off only to be brought back at a 30 percent reduced pay rate. He is one of the best and most reliable workers I have known. He has kids and works in custom Chevron apps so he had little choice but to take the offer. It makes me sick to see what big corporations are capable of sometimes. Meanwhile, none of the friends or family members got a cut in pay, and they continued their wasteful spending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit hiring your relatives and golf buddies. Get rid of the conflicts of interest with your contracting companies. Stop talking and start acting on this image you're trying to sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    very good place to work at.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst

    Pros

    there are good people there

    Cons

    lots of work to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep focusing on what is important to the business

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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