Kinder Morgan
2.9 of 5 85 reviews
www.kindermorgan.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 22, 2014

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79% Approve of the CEO

Kinder Morgan Chairman and CEO Rich Kinder

Rich Kinder

(52 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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:
  • "This is perpetuated by the fact that upper management is totally lacking in their job duties"
    in 5 reviews
  • "No room for growth or within other business units"
    in 3 reviews
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    Associate Pipeline Scheduler/Controller

    Associate Controller/Scheduler (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsAs a whole, the job security at KM is outstanding as lay offs are non-existent, the benefits are on par with industry standard, and flexibility within employee's individual schedules is a plus. The respect and attitudes, employee v. employee, operations v. management are for the most part agreeable which helps with the overall atmosphere of day to day working conditions. Implementing safety features such as dual verification has helped mitigate controller miscues and provide an important aid for all controllers. There is plenty of room for growth within KM. Every sector of mgmt within the terminal has an open door policy and are always willing to listen to any and all thoughts, suggestions, or concerns.

    ConsEmployee turnover in regards to pipeline controllers has slowed drastically, but is and can be an issue. The HMI/SCADA for controllers is archaic and training can seem at times as sink or swim. The overall workload is unprecedented when compared to other Oil and Gas terminals and the pay does not come close to reflecting such output. Yearly bonuses are below average for controllers and the outline for how bonuses are calculated are poorly conveyed to controllers, especially when compared to the amount of product moved per employee, per console. Biased towards ex-military and KM has a "mgmt in waiting" program for ex-military. Although expectations should always be high, mgmt. yields an uncompromising attitude towards controller miscues when you compare the amount of workload and simply product being moved throughout the terminal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Kinder Morgan CO2 should be called should be called “Kinder Morgan Family and Friends”

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsAverage pay and benefits.
    Normally a 40 hour work week.

    ConsThere are three ways to achieve a high paying position.
    • Friend or family of upper management (i.e. director level or above).
    • Native of Bolivia (subcategory of family and friends).
    • Former Shell employee.

    This is not an exaggeration, the amount of nepotism and cronyism is unbelievable! If HR actually implemented a policy preventing relatives from working and even supervising each other 2/3 of the staff would be eliminated. This would stop all productivity as a few people do all the work for the friends and family network as qualifications are not a requirement for employment.

    This is the cheapest upstream oil and gas company in the country. Saving money is normally a good thing; however they will spend a dollar to save a dime. Standard policy is to pay an extra $1,800 on a company truck to have the power windows and door locks removed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHR needs to put a stop to hiring personnel solely based on their relation to upper management; it is driving the few remaining qualified employees away. They’re racing the legacy El Paso employees out the front door.

    Start a real safety program to replace the vague policies that don’t make sense and are inconsistent between locations. Everyone must be clean shaven but no employees have ever been given a respirator fit test. A good start would be putting a qualified person in charge (i.e. someone with a background and education in EHS).

    Employees are your biggest asset. Invest in some training.

    Look at turnover rates by department, manager and supervisor. There are instances that exceed 300%. This is well known with employees and it would be nice to see action taken.

    Do something with the information from all of the employee surveys; currently it just goes into a black hole. Everyone has the same issues but nothing ever changes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting

    Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee)
    Hammond, IN

    ProsBenefits are outstanding, always willing to teach and learn. HR works with the employees

    ConsLeadership needs a little work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Prosstable company with great upper management experience

    Consgetting bigger is slowing decisions

    Advice to Senior Managementstreamline

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Large and still growing company, seems to care about employees

    Terminal Operator (Current Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsSafety culture, competitive pay, great benefits package, reasonable hours, plenty of advancement opportunities. Great experience that can be used in a variety of fields, lots of different avenues to use the skills learned within the company.

    ConsA lot of work outdoors, can be very hot/cold depending on the season. Without careful attention to the work there is potential for accidents

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time in the field to better understand the day to day operations and be able to communicate goals in a more practical manner

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPhysically appealing work environment. Flex time options. Big contributor to charitable causes.

    ConsManagement not welcoming of new ideas. Exclusion of newcomers. Antiquated systems and processes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate the value that each employee brings to the table. Grow from the experiences of others. Support every employee. Be intolerant of hostile work environment situations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Get with the times...

    Operations Specialist (Current Employee)
    Midland, TX

    ProsReasonable hours for reasonable pay.

    ConsTen year old +200,000 mile trucks to match their 10 year old computers and antique software.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCareer progression based upon qualifications as opposed to the buddy system would likely result in less turnover.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    not very goo

    Operator (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Prossome of the people are easy to get along with

    Consmanagement does not know what they are doing

    Advice to Senior Managementget a better grip on what is going on and quit listening to people and go see for yourself

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to work....Great Atmosphere, great facility

    E&C Technician (Former Employee)
    Savannah, GA

    ProsPay
    Chance for Promotion
    Challenging tasks
    Sky is the Limit

    ConsNone I can think of

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFocused mostly on results, not on any particular culture.

    ConsVery top down decision making, not alot of decision making at levels further below.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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