Energy Transfer Partners

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Current Employee - Former Director in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Former Director in San Antonio, TX

I have been working at Energy Transfer Partners full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The company is a dynamic and high growth firm who has been both good and lucky in their growth. With their last two acquisitions, they are one of the largest two players in their industry

Cons

This growth comes on the backs of the rank and file employees. The company has grown so fast that processes and 'procedures' are often made up as they go. They are proud of the fact that they were a company of less than 500 employees five years ago, but with over 15k today, they need to develop programs to remain fair and consistent on a day to day basis.

Advice to Management

Back up and look at your the HR and other programs of the companies you acquired. While they may cast you a couple mils on the bottom line, your +10% turnover rate will fall as employees start to trust that you will be fair across off companies and employees.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    ETC IT dept

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    Former Contractor - Desktop Support in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Desktop Support in Houston, TX

    I worked at Energy Transfer Partners as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Travel and team members are good.

    Cons

    Management. The IT management has no real management style, other than Do as I say, not as I do. The procedures are ALL specific to single incidents. No global procedures. And they are terrible micro managers. If you dont like micro management, then DO NOT work in the IT dept at ETC.

    Advice to Management

    Put some faith in your employees. In the Houston office, there are several good employees, but the manager there practices micro management, and they have to do everything with his review and permission.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Almost Decent Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Energy Transfer Partners

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

    Pros

    There's a lack of IT knowledge within the department at the senior most levels. This provides an opportunity to shine by helping with best practices and moving the department forward. The employees doing the work are friendly and competent.

    Cons

    When providing those best practices, you rarely receive recognition. Nepotism runs rampant, and the CIO favors loyalty over competence every time, to the tune of promoting inexperienced people beyond their means. Cheap hardware with lack of redundancy to save a few bucks means consistent outages. Hacks put in place by Sr. Dir of IT create a snowball effect that makes simple tasks difficult to accomplish. The IT mentality of Sr. Mgt. is give users just barely enough to get their jobs done, and force business decisions on them.

    Energy Transfer spends about 20% of what it should be spending on IT as compared to other Fortune 500 companies and it shows.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace best practices, promote based on merit rather than the buddy system. Reduce ROI caused by manual processes throughout the IT department.

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