Energy Transfer Partners

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IT Department - Grown into a beast of a company with a Cain and Able IT department.

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Current Employee - IT - Engineer in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - IT - Engineer in San Antonio, TX

I have been working at Energy Transfer Partners full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

The company has been growing steady for years now. The issues that plagued the IT department with low budgets on inferior hardware was being fixed. The IT department was a good place to get your feet wet to learn and grow into a better technician. There were plans to revamp and build IT as an enterprise class department.

Cons

IT went through a major restructure in the last integration of the company's it has purchased. With the restructure came new head management people were fired with in hours. IT was splintered between Energy Transfer legacy IT and the acquired company's IT. There is a wall between them that still has no been broken. Being on the legacy end will most likely result in loosing your job and being belittled. The acquired company's IT doesn't understand the infrastructure of what was built and no idea how to use the tools that they have taken control over. This has resulted in the end users having to deal with the pain and suffering of an inadequate IT department. The new management is focused on the idea of best practice to the point that it hinders them useless and system fail while they have meetings talking about the failing system.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have lost your core values in the company that was built and profitable. Taken on ALL the aspects of the acquired company is a mistake. Things can be learned from them but the principles of the company should not change. Replacing the people who built the company not just in IT is not the responsible thing to do.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    You are either part of the good ol boy network, or you do not exist, no matter your talents.

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    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    I worked at Energy Transfer Partners full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable Compensation is the one pro

    Cons

    Just about every other aspect of the company/emploee relationship is a Con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are a big company now, with big company liabilities. Act like it. Reward your employees based on merit and KSAs, and not how far their nose is up their bosses backside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Words actually matter

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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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