MarkWest Energy Partners Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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MarkWest Energy Partners President , CEO, and Director, MarkWest Energy GP, L.L.C (General Partner) Frank M. Semple
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  1. Face pace company with a lot of room for growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MarkWest Energy Partners

    Pros

    Management, compensation, matching 401(k), opportunity for upward mobility

    Cons

    The only thing that comes to mind is the vacation time. The vacation package is not the most impressive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Working at MW

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MarkWest Energy Partners

    Pros

    Good benefits and lunches provided frequently

    Cons

    Long hours and limited promotion opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote good employees before they leave

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Accounting in Denver, CO

    I have been working at MarkWest Energy Partners

    Pros

    Great culture and work/life balance. Everyone is very friendly and willing to help. The company is growing very fast so there is a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Internal Employee - works with all areas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MarkWest Energy Partners

    Pros

    This company is a fast-growth positioned in the energy industry

    Cons

    the local offices are separated from corporate headquarters - can create disconnects in prioritization, communication, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good Place to start, Military like Management Style, Not the best place for flexability

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Pay; 401(k) is matched to 6%; Location is central downtown Denver

    Cons

    Management is very set in their ways and unwilling to work with employees on changes to the work environment. Very little to no work schedule flexability; Absolutltey NO 9/80 schedule; Vaction time is weak and employees are limited on rolling vaction time into the next year (if you're lucky enough to not be negative!); The office space and environment are terrible and uncomfortable. You have to pay $85/month out of pocket for parking. High deductible health plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the reins loose a little and listen to employee requests. Meet us half way or through us a bone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Running Lean

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Canonsburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Employees and contractors accomplish a lot considering the lack of adequate staffing and support. Perennial winner of industry customer service awards. Casual, flexible work environment. Lots of opportunity to take initiative and grow professionally. Good salary & benefits. Generally friendly, hard-working, competent co-workers.

    Cons

    Fundamental problems are often unseen (or ignored) by management due to ground-level employees & contractors absorbing the extra workload. Management would rather run lean and let the lower-ranking people pick up the slack. This can infringe on work-life balance and lead to a frustrating environment that seems as if management does not care about the common employee (or, even worse, contractor). Poor communication & formal training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not ignore the needs for the areas of the company that are stretched too thin.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Friendly People, Good Benefits and Pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Most everyone within the company is pretty nice, lots of opportunities for advancement, and schedule works pretty good with family life depending on position.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about the company really

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Worst experience of my career. Damaging and abusive out of control management.

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    Current Employee - Land in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Land in Canonsburg, PA

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

    Pros

    paycheck on time; your boss will never fire you for moral issues

    Cons

    Culture is mafiaesque. Managers feign experience and knowledge of their departments, depending wholly on contractors who end up having more power and value than the managers themselves. Try joining into this scenario as someone who actually knows his job. Drug and alcohol abuse is rampant and there are sexual relationships between all levels, not hidden at all. If you have any self respect it will be hell. Senior management is aware but refuses to do anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean house

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great Leadership and Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Great Leadership from Managers up to the executive team. They are extremely patient and willing to teach you and bring you up to speed on all areas of the company and current projects.
    Open Communication. The executive team does a great job of communicating with the company and letting everyone know the purpose behind every press release if it isn't apparent.
    Great Compensation and bonus structure. I really get the feeling the Executive team has the employees interests in mind.
    Great Work/Life Balance.

    Cons

    There aren't really any cons as long as you get your work done. If you need help, Managers and executives have no problem getting there hands dirty when the times are busy. The company believes and demonstrates that they are a team. The company is 100% invested in their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great, fast growing, high opportunity company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Accountant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Operations Accountant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at MarkWest Energy Partners full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, bennefits, & opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Not much to say here, maybe the software programs used in accounting but overall not unbarable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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