Energy Transfer Partners

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Energy Transfer Partners Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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Energy Transfer Partners Chairman and CEO Kelcy L. Warren
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  1.  

    Work/Life Balance needs help

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

    I have been working at Energy Transfer Partners full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, company that is on the rise.

    Cons

    No Flex schedule (No 9/80s, 19/30s etc). A lot of overtime that is not recognized. They just recently changed our sick days for the entire year from 10 days to only 5 days a year! It seems that the San Antonio office has more office building events. Houston office rarely has anything. Commute from downtown Houston is rough. Management is very good about being flexible about personal issues, however the company as a whole should have more work/life benefits for employees to be more marketable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more anonymous surveys to see how employees feel and really consider before losing a lot of talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company but Upper Management does not value their employees and have no problem showing it.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Energy Transfer Partners full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, relaxed environment, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Upper management, promises not kept, will not help you advance if your good at what you do, do not value their employees, compensation is VERY low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lazy, need new management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My review and opinion of Energy Transfer Partners as a former employee

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Energy Transfer Partners full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most field employees are wonderful to work with; you feel like you are working with family! Lower levels of management (from field supervisors to Vice Presidents of the individual companies) are like every company: some are GREAT and some are on power trips and may be better utilized in administrative positions than in positions of authority. Benefits and pay are par for the industry. As far as the upper management is concerned, the company seems to be well managed and focused on providing reliable service to their customers. There is an excellent opportunity for training and on the job learning. Over all Pay raises for job classifications are good, but individual raises in a certain job are based on progressing through skill families by being "signed off' by other employees already in that family. I have seen people that are qualified not getting signed off because of, what appeared to me as, personal issues; conversely, I have seen people getting signed off that, in my opinion, need more on the job experience as well as formal training because of friendships with the evaluator.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is not good for some employees in the field. Certain locations and job positions are busy and always getting called out as well as being required to travel extensively. Safety is preached, but I have seen it become secondary to reliability on many occasions. This can be a fast paced, highly stressful environment. There also seems to be pressure to contribute to their PAC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I were running the company, I would ask for anonymous upward feedback from employees on their managers as part of the managers regular performance reviews. The managers' evaluations and pay raises would be partially dependant on this feedback, bearing in mind, of course, that there will always be some sour apples and personality conflicts. (That kind of chafe should be easy to separate from the wheat by the content and tone of the feedback).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pipeline Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Pipeline Technician in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    It is a fast paced company and growing very fast

    Cons

    It is growing so fast, it is challenging for the internal groups to keep up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees like to know where they are going as an organization. They feel more part of the team if they are well informed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company has grown tremendously but has not built the foundation to absorp that growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Energy Transfer Partners full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, laid back atmosphere and good benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism, no communication from managers or intradepartments, people without degrees and accounting degrees performing jobs they don't grasp, no corporate culture of valuing the employees as an asset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above. Need to take a tremendous amount of leadership seminars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Working at Energy Transfer was a great experience in a fast paced and rewarding industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Energy Transfer Partners as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    A rapidly growing company with large projects and a healthy array of opportunities.

    I worked with an extremely knowledgeable and helpful team. I would do anything to work in a positive, rewarding environment like that again.

    Great engineering talent. My mentor and supervisors were extremely flexible, helpful and provided all the tools needed to get my job done.

    I came in contact with a large amount of employees during my time at Energy Transfer and noticed a general trend. Employees here are willing to share information and give guidance on projects.

    I was given the opportunity to attend seminars, lunch and learns, vendor training sessions, industry panels and networking opportunities. I met great people here and would definitely recommend this as a top place to work in Houston.

    Downtown location is great.

    Salary and Benefits are very competitive.

    Cons

    As with any large corporation there are challenges with working at ETC, but as far as I could tell the pros heavily outweigh the cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bulk of your work comes from a handful of hard working individuals, recognize them, give them feedback, it does wonders for people.

    Practice open communication with your employees, it is key for employee morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's all down hill from here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The employees of ETC are wonderful people with great skills and a can-do attitude.

    Cons

    Employees made this company what it is today but are now tossed aside like yesterday's trash. Your IT and HR departments have fallen apart and now it appears that their job is to eat employees' souls for lunch. Try getting necessary staff positions filled, or give an employee a promotion. Its easier to thread a camel thru the eye of a needle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember, you can have all the meetings you want but its the employees who get the work done. Reward them for their dedication, service, loyalty, long hours, travel, and time way from family. Fix what's broken and get back to being a place the employees want to be because they feel valued (instead of expendable).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Accounts Payable

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Energy Transfer Partners

    Pros

    Hands- On learning.. Improved over all skills

    Cons

    Let me go, as there was a company take-over

  10.  

    Family work environment at my business unit.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Salary is good, bonuses given in the past (after the last merge - unknown) .

    Cons

    Few opportunities to grow, almost none in-house training programs, some areas need communication improvement with upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support employees that want to learn other business area(s) within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Too many changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Department in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Department in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Energy Transfer Partners full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is good, there are some good people at the company as well. I do not think Energy Transfer is a bad company. However, the key is leadership that you have in your particular department and if management is not the best it brings the work environment down.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, and new processes from merger has brought morale down. There is a charge to park in garage for new building downtown however park and ride participants get to ride the bus for free.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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