Kinder Morgan

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Kinder Morgan Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
98 Reviews

3.2
98 Reviews
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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.  

    Great Company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    Pros

    Great Company to work for!

    Cons

    Office Culture could be better in selected departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place for hand-on experience.

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

    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
  3.  

    Fast Paced and Never Monotonous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist

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

    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.  

    low employee moral and low pay

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

    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
  7.  

    Understaffed, overworked, immoral.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Public Relations Consultant  in  Mandeville, LA
    Former Employee - Public Relations Consultant in Mandeville, LA

    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
  8.  

    It was great until Kinder Morgan took over El Paso.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Pipeline Controller  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Pipeline Controller in Colorado Springs, CO

    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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Pipeline Scheduler/Controller

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

    Pros

    As 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.

    Cons

    Employee 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic  in  Hammond, IN
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Hammond, IN

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Leadership needs a little work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    satified employee

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

    Pros

    stable company with great upper management experience

    Cons

    getting bigger is slowing decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    streamline

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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