Motiva Enterprises

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A good start, but not a long term job

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Process Engineer in Port Arthur, TX
Current Employee - Process Engineer in Port Arthur, TX

I have been working at Motiva Enterprises

Pros

The salary is really the only advantage. Since they are owned by Shell, they pay like a major oil company does. Bonuses are on the range of 10% of your base salary.

Cons

Port Arthur is a less than ideal place to live, much less bring a family to. Management is very reluctant to transfer you out of Port Arthur to a job with Shell after they promise to do so after a 3-4 year tenure. There is little emphasis on proactive or technical planning; the technology used and emphasized is 1980s vintage at best. Engineers are told to give "hipshot" explanations of unit problems rather than diagnosing them using data and mathematics.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The culture needs to change. Management needs to emphasize practical, logical decisions and not get bogged down with out-of-date work processes and tradition.

No opinion of CEO

15 Other Employee Reviews for Motiva Enterprises (View Most Recent)

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    Process Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norco, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norco, LA

    I have been working at Motiva Enterprises

    Pros

    Motiva provides lots of opportunities to accomplish work at a self guided pace, without management constantly second guessing you, and micro managing you. Motiva also has satisfactory benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership at the gulf coast level does not have core values that are consistent with what Shell broadcasts at a global level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management allows the union to strong arm their way to get their demands. Also the company is too soft on their employees.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Motiva Enterprises

    Pros

    Salary and compensation is always high and more than competitive. Also, yearly bonuses are great motivation to work hard. Great management that understands issues within employees and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Big companies are hard to move high within, so it is hard for a young employee to get up very high in management. You should get used to the fact taht you might have to switch jobs on a fairly consistent basis. While this is exciting to some, it does create some uncertainty in terms of success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make things slightly more transparent. With company bonuses being based on performance, it should be more transparent how these things are calculated.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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