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A stepping stone at best - a cautionary tale for most of us

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - EHS in Pasadena, TX
Current Employee - EHS in Pasadena, TX

I have been working at Kinder Morgan

Pros

- Growth company with significant assets
- From the outside, company looks like a good team to join
- Money is decent. Beats unemployment

Cons

- Micromanagement on a level that I thought was only in fiction before working here.
- Culture of fear, CYA, and excuse making. The first order of business is always to deflect blame.
- Zero chance for advancement if you have skills. Skills and vision scare them
- Rampant nepotism
- Comically bad HR/IT/training/internal systems. The management does not care, and it shows. When questioned, they will ADMIT that they don't care, saying "people are lined up to work here". Not for long.
- Promotions and management roles are given (not earned), and go to people who won't make waves or question management. There is no consideration of skill/ability/education. A "yes man" lacking abilition, curiosity, or willingness to grow the position is the perfect candidate for a long management career in KM Terminals.
- CHEAP approach to *everything*, unless you are in the good ol' boys club

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Enjoy the record profits, because with your long-term approach to business, it won't last.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to find a job, not a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CA

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan

    Pros

    Flexible and interesting work, good people and good job security for those who perform well. Company did not layoff a single full time employee during economic downturn and continues to maintain a growing presence in the industry. Competative pay/benefits

    Cons

    Constant change and turnover at the middle management level. Low employee morale. OVerworked staff at every level. Mixed messages at multiple levels of management. No training opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more clarity, less general guidance and feedback to employees. Offer training to employees to increase individual value and team productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you are young and have an ambition, stay away

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan

    Pros

    -Stable
    -Benefits on par with anywhere else
    -Once hired, it is borderline impossible to lose a job in KM

    That's about it.

    Cons

    -Promotions are scheduled 10 years in advance. If you see a new job on the job board, chances are somebody is already picked, HR is just going through legal motions
    -A LOT of not very bright people in management just because they stuck around from the beginning and were moved up because somebody else left. Pretty much the only way to move up and is to stick around long enough until somebody leaves/dies.
    -The "we don't need a Cadillac if a Chevy would do" mentality leads to people shooting for the Yugo level of performance
    -Micromanagement is insane
    -Young motivated ambitious people leave left and right because of the "yes" man culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the inventory of your employees. By paying people below the industry average, you hire 3 people to do something that one person with proper skills can do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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