Global Partners Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. Growing company with lots of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Global Partners

    Pros

    - Growing company with a lot of opportunity
    - People are great to work with

    Cons

    - There is a lot of work to be done so sometimes things can get busy but being busy is good :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Good benefits and friendly atmosphere. Limited growth potential internally though.

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Global Partners (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team approach to the individual departments.

    Cons

    Cost of living adjustments and performance bonuses don't seem to exist

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better internally. Departments should also work together in a cohesive manner instead of us versus them mentality. Upper management seem to be looking out for themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Ok company to work for depending on department/manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Global Partners

    Pros

    Interesting work. As company grows, they need to add staffing to keep up.

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism and unequal distribution of work

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

    No forward movement, low salary, and very unscrupulous company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Specialist in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Specialist in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Global Partners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mostly friendly staff, Generous PTO policy, tuition reimbursement. Employee referral bonus. Intelligent HR Department.

    Cons

    Work to Life Ratio non-existent, Help from Global IT Team non existent, Low Salary, No forward movement for employees looking to climb the ladder. Paid training available but never in budget? Unprofessional executive employees never reprimanded.They never listen to employees when they point out problems with the infrastructure and over priced solutions the company is using. Yearly bonus is not generous. Upper management needs to learn to think outside the box and accept ideas of new technology for the gas station locations instead of beating back on marketing's ideas. Projects with no help and unrealistic deadlines. Some antiquated infrastructure which should now be more cloud based considering we are in 2014. Yearly raises are very low and the same across the board no matter how hard employees work. Less but more efficient documentation needs to be put in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote employees who have been there for years and ask to be more involved within the company, Get them around newer technology, Train the Client Service Helpdesk, Hire more help. Improve on communication skills. Get rid of technology that just doesn't work. Upper management ( VP's) need to learn respect for employees beneath them and administrative assistants need to stop throwing IT under the bus for non-realsitic "issues". There needs to be a separation of duties within the IT department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Steady gig in an industry that is recession proof. But lacks sophistication as they grow bigger.

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    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Stable firm with nice people. Public but family controlled so not overbearing from management perspective. Could work there forever if you wanted.

    Killed it with this years Christmas party!

    Cons

    Steady but not dynamic at all. Old technology is killing total productivity.

    Pay is below average and reviews and pay raises are almost non existent. Kills motivation with its "this is how we have always done it" attitude. Upper managers have been there forever so ceiling for younger ambitious professionals is low unless you know the right people. To get ahead people have to die or retire, seriously.

    Terrible office space. Billion dollar firm but the space is depressing and lacks anything enticing.

    No excitement what so ever!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tactical day to day operations are not good. There are too many managers who should not be running teams. Strategic direction is correct but execution is getting shelved by lack of communication.

    Take recruiting talent seriously. Not as an after thought.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good pay for fairly easy work with a great crew

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    Current Employee - Oil Transloader in Columbus, ND
    Current Employee - Oil Transloader in Columbus, ND

    I have been working at Global Partners full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -50 guaranteed hours per week with chance of overtime if you want it.
         --A lot of guys who have left for "higher pay per hour" jobs have been calling within a 2month span asking for their jobs back. Other jobs may offer higher per hour pay but only have a few hours of work for you to do ever week.

    -Crew varies in age and there is a good culture of co-worker comradely.

    -Job is physical but not grueling.

    -Company provides winter gear. Carhartt jackets and bibs plus hats

    - Only physically active for about 15mins out of every hour. -Then it's just watching meters making sure equipment runs properly while sitting in a truck/vehicle.

    -7day on 7days off schedule.

    -The worst co-worker here is still above average compared to a lot of other workers you'll find in the oilfield.

    -12days of vacation, personal, sick days total

    -No hot heads allowed within the company.

    -Most workers working here have been refereed by an existing employee so the group of guys get along great

    - Heavy employee turnover about a year ago got rid of a lot of bad eggs.

    -Full benefits: Healthcare, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance.

    -A lot of guys who have left for "higher pay per hour" jobs have been calling within a 2month span asking for their jobs back. Other jobs may offer higher per hour pay but only will pay when they have work for you to do.

    Cons

    You will be out in the middle of nowhere and there isn't much to do during down time.

    Work outside in the elements

    Job can be repetitive.

    Also want to make a note that I don't know of anyone who is from OR to be making their review. Chances are they are a competitor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentives can go a long way to keeping a productive crew.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Good place to work if you are a drinker...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clatskanie, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clatskanie, OR

    I have been working at Global Partners full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Seems to be a stable job in a depressed, remote job market

    Cons

    cronyism, sexism, racism, lack of training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of managers who don't/can't manage, get rid of workers who don't/can't work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Slow-paced work place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Global Partners

    Pros

    Good overall work balance. Many very sincere and dedicated employees. The company is not afraid to pay for good talent.

    Cons

    There is a lack of professionalism and accountability by many employees. Each department is like entering a different work space and world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Job motivation is one of the lowest I have seen before anywhere. The variance in work ethic and department responsibilities isdrastic.

    No opinion of CEO

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