Kinder Morgan

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Kinder Morgan CO2 should be called should be called “Kinder Morgan Family and Friends”

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

I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Average pay and benefits.
Normally a 40 hour work week.

Cons

There are three ways to achieve a high paying position.
• Friend or family of upper management (i.e. director level or above).
• Native of Bolivia (subcategory of family and friends).
• Former Shell employee.

This is not an exaggeration, the amount of nepotism and cronyism is unbelievable! If HR actually implemented a policy preventing relatives from working and even supervising each other 2/3 of the staff would be eliminated. This would stop all productivity as a few people do all the work for the friends and family network as qualifications are not a requirement for employment.

This is the cheapest upstream oil and gas company in the country. Saving money is normally a good thing; however they will spend a dollar to save a dime. Standard policy is to pay an extra $1,800 on a company truck to have the power windows and door locks removed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

HR needs to put a stop to hiring personnel solely based on their relation to upper management; it is driving the few remaining qualified employees away. They’re racing the legacy El Paso employees out the front door.

Start a real safety program to replace the vague policies that don’t make sense and are inconsistent between locations. Everyone must be clean shaven but no employees have ever been given a respirator fit test. A good start would be putting a qualified person in charge (i.e. someone with a background and education in EHS).

Employees are your biggest asset. Invest in some training.

Look at turnover rates by department, manager and supervisor. There are instances that exceed 300%. This is well known with employees and it would be nice to see action taken.

Do something with the information from all of the employee surveys; currently it just goes into a black hole. Everyone has the same issues but nothing ever changes.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time

    Pros

    stable company with great upper management experience

    Cons

    getting bigger is slowing decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    streamline

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Get with the times...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Midland, TX

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable hours for reasonable pay.

    Cons

    Ten year old +200,000 mile trucks to match their 10 year old computers and antique software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career progression based upon qualifications as opposed to the buddy system would likely result in less turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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