Kinder Morgan

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Kinder Morgan Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
100 Reviews
3.2
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Kinder Morgan Chairman and CEO Rich Kinder
Rich Kinder
57 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and salary adjustments (in 9 reviews)

  • Safety culture, competitive pay, great benefits package, reasonable hours, plenty of advancement opportunities (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Friend or family of upper management (i (in 7 reviews)

  • The overall workload is unprecedented when compared to other Oil and Gas terminals and the pay does not come close to reflecting such output (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    KM

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan

    Pros

    This is a good company for sure

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities for you

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Family Affair

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Kinder Morgan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Rich Kinder is obviously a solid business man. He is strategic with assets and the company continues to grow. Job security seems high as the workload is intense.

    Cons

    Recent management has been allowed to fill the company with friends and family. Under the old management, things seem to run with relative integrity. Now, positions are filled with unqualified candidates and directors are pressured to hire the "recommended" applicants. Unfortunately some have taken it too far and even gone so far as to hire a former basketball coach as a Safety Consultant. These decisions have an effect on the morale of the people on the team who do value safety and all that KM claims to hold valuable. It was disheartening to watch the steady and then rather rapid decline in the integrity of upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the integrity of the company when making hiring decisions. Allow people to earn their time and experience by putting them in roles they are qualified for. Actions speak louder than words...always...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    decent pay if you're not "red lined"

    Cons

    feel under appreciated and overworked

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It has been a good learning experience for a first career job but definitely not perfect.

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    Current Employee - Gas Controller  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Gas Controller in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay has been pretty good. I don't know anyone that makes anywhere close to what I make for a first job out of college. The work environment is pretty laid back for the most part. They have some of the best assets to work with.

    Cons

    They provide very little organized training. There are several people in positions that they have no business being in. They should be making efforts to build a team environment between departments but that rarely happens.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Company to work for!

    Cons

    Office Culture could be better in selected departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice place for hand-on experience.

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    Current Employee - IT Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good paying for an intern position
    I have a good experience there

    Cons

    Need more improvement on tasks schedule for intern. There were weeks I sat doing nothing since the team I was assigned had no task for me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fast Paced and Never Monotonous

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    Current Employee - EHS Specialist
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Industry-competitive pay
    Very little routine tasks or monotony
    Employees are recognized for their work; credit is given when and where it's due
    Not just a desk job, regional responsibilities allow you to get out of the office regularly

    Cons

    Some travel required (mostly day travel)
    Personnel training is mostly handled by EHS; training department doesn't actually train
    EHS is a lean department, sometimes work load is heavy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication between EHS and Ops directors
    Training should be handled by training department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    low employee moral and low pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    flexible hours and they offer the 9/80 schedule to several departments.

    Cons

    hard to get promotions and little to no room to grow a career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management training!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Understaffed, overworked, immoral.

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    Former Employee - Public Relations Consultant  in  Mandeville, LA
    Former Employee - Public Relations Consultant in Mandeville, LA

    I worked at Kinder Morgan as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent Salary. Full stop. Oil and Gas aren't going anywhere.

    Cons

    Long hours, constant belittling of employees - especially those on Public Relations team. 12 hour days were common, pointless daily task lists were expected, as were calls from the PR lead late at night to receive verbal lashings concerning the inane minutia of the day.

    The entirety of the highly intelligent, highly dedicated PR team had quit within one year due to the working conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a moral PR lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was great until Kinder Morgan took over El Paso.

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    Former Employee - Senior Pipeline Controller  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Pipeline Controller in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Kinder Morgan full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed my coworkers under El Paso, they were honest.

    Cons

    Upper manangement was not honest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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