Kinder Morgan Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Kinder Morgan Chairman and CEO Rich Kinder
Rich Kinder
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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
  • No one is ever promoted unless they are friends of upper management (in 10 reviews)

  • 20 years behind in technology and retention policy (in 3 reviews)

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  1. KM has taken very good care of me

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Measurement Analyst in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Measurement Analyst in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team environment, fun staff, great manager

    Cons

    Heavy workload due to the continuous stream of acquisitions

    Advice to Management

    Let us catch up on the acquisitions before bringing in more


  2. Great job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of hours, good pay, good supervisors, team work, and challenging atmosphere

    Cons

    Lots of hours, I really don't have many cons to this position nobody really wants to work so I won't complain

    Advice to Management

    Raises


  3. Operations Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kinder Morgan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredible business plan.Committed, down to earth work team. Strong benefits - medical/401k/bonus... A lot of room for career growth if you are willing to put in the time and effort. Promotion from within. The company places a lot of resources into training strong leaders that do not have the industry specific experience. The company is lean, starting at the top, the leaders don't use corporate money for special perks like jets, box seats etc. The CEO, Mr. Kinder, is well respected and admired, as long as he is leading KM will continue to grow.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover in management. The division I worked in is standardizing all facilities across the country. It makes a lot of sense from a corporate perspective, but resulted in a lot of constraints that added up quickly. A lot of the new policies resulted in slower project turn around times, rougher labor relations, and higher costs, but the pressure to perform remained the same. The speed at which a lot of the slogans and policies came down completely committed to the Company and prepared to always be on call. It is not a bad place to be if you are okay with always supporting the job. Benefits are decent and there is room to grow, but it is not something you can close up and walk away from at night or on the weekends. There are environmental concerns with spills and many 24 hours facilities.

    Advice to Management

    Better mentorship opportunities for supervisors and managers are needed. There is not a lot of communication regarding long term career goals. Support your talent by paying for graduate education in related industries, invest in them. Watch the amount of pressure placed on managers regarding spills, many feel like their careers are always on the line every time there is an incident, regardless if they were at fault. When there are incidents, especially after hours, many times there is a lot of standing around, if people are not productively working to resolve an issue, send them home. The expectation that everyone needs to wait around is reflective of a culture problem. Realistic expectations based on resources provided.


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  5. Maintenance I/E Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities and potential.

    Cons

    Company is growing too fast to handle direction and foster growth.


  6. Manage annual budget, manpower & daily operations of terminal.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for that offers a great benefit package. Energy industry is a very secure industry to work in.

    Cons

    In the terminals business due to customer demand requires 24/7 hours of operation thus dealing with problems at 2:00am in the morning.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of modern technology, eliminate paper trails and convert daily operational paperwork to electronic..I.E..tablets, hand held devices and other electronic devices available.


  7. How great Kinder Morgan is to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - I&E Technician in Gridley, CA
    Former Employee - I&E Technician in Gridley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kinder Morgan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great management staff. Great group of qualified technicians to draw knowledge from

    Cons

    No current jobs in Yuma Arizona. This is where I would like to be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the graet work.


  8. Horrible management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EHS Specialist
    Former Employee - EHS Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay ok insurance. Met tons of great people and veteran friendly. Bonuses are okay.

    Cons

    High management turnover and not the most environmental friendly company unless to cover it's own self. Safety is on back burner unless OSHA is involved.

    Advice to Management

    Take stock of your management and not make everyone expendable. Invest in employees and not just customers


  9. Used to Love It Here

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kinder Morgan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits; had a very kind boss who knew his stuff. They laid him off and made a lot of really awful decisions. Not the same place anymore.

    Cons

    CEO doesn't 'believe in' technology. Network and programs are HORRIBLE. Letting the older, kinder, more knowledgeable employees go and replacing them with young arrogant ones.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, and do the right thing every day. Younger is not better and neither is a high IQ if the man is a jerk.


  10. Former Employee in Texas

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kinder Morgan full-time

    Pros

    Started my career straight out of school with Kinder Morgan. It's a great organization with competitive pay and great yearly employee incentives.

    Cons

    As with any large organization in the energy business, low commodity prices affect attitudes and lead to changes in leadership.


  11. Heavy Growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gas Controller in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Gas Controller in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company, good benefits, friendly management.

    Cons

    Bottom end of avg for pay. Growing faster than employees can keep up with= more resposibility without more pay.



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