Motiva Enterprises Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Not a dream job, but it's a good one.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Port Arthur, TX
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Port Arthur, TX

    I have been working at Motiva Enterprises full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great money, work 14 days per month, good benefits, job security

    Cons

    Shift work causes you to be away from family and friends throughout the year including birthdays and holidays. A process operator is a very dangerous job.....it's like using a gas can to play with fire, literally.

    Advice to Management

    Employees who are treated good work harder. Employees who are treated badly don't give a damn about the cimpany....bottom line!!


  2. Financially Stable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Port Arthur, TX
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Port Arthur, TX

    I have been working at Motiva Enterprises full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, and salary. Stock options, 401K matched and percentage goes up through years of service. Gives back to the community, and employees. Stock options, and company pension. Great insurance, and does promote safety in and outside of refinery.

    Cons

    Us vs. Them attitude, and huge lack of professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Motiva: Change the culture. SHELL: Give other educated people an opportunity. Most supervisors have a degree in engineering, chemistry, or you really push business; that's great, but other educated people have a significant amount of experience that could be beneficial to this Corporation.


  3. A place to get a good paycheck, not a place to feel proud to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Norco, LA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Norco, LA

    I have been working at Motiva Enterprises full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good. Though other companies in area are comparable.

    Cons

    No one is proud to be here


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  5. On par with other oil companies

    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Motiva Enterprises full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rather flat org chart. You will have access to many people at all levels of leadership. The Shell brand is #1 in many markets in the US. It's nice to be with a winner.

    Cons

    very old school in regard to employee 'seasoning.' Advancement opportunities are significantly tied with tenure.


  6. Motiva is a very strong company in a tough business.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at Motiva Enterprises full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, culture, high pay, safe.

    Cons

    Tough stressful business environment, long hours


  7. Leadership and Vision lacking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Convent, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Convent, LA

    I have been working at Motiva Enterprises full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits Part of Shell (at least for now) so availability of options to move to other local sites is good Direct peers are good to work with on daily basis

    Cons

    Leadership and Vision of site is lacking. The expansion at another site has hampered cash flow for the rest of the company Silos and teamwork is poor between departments

    Advice to Management

    Break the silos. Unlock the money to allow for improvements instead of managing metrics without fixing problems.


  8. synopsis of Motiva as an employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motiva Enterprises full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good business planfor growth as a company

    Cons

    individual work scope is narrow

    Advice to Management

    talk to people not email survey


  9. Helpful (2)

    Narrow job scope, Lots to do

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Norco, LA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Norco, LA

    I have been working at Motiva Enterprises full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, professional work environment, lots of money being spent, best job posting system I've ever seen, respect work/life balance,

    Cons

    Span of jobs tends to be narrow (compared to chemical industry), IT is stuck in 1990, office facilites are dated, in love with employee survey

    Advice to Management

    Ask me what I think.... in person.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place and nice people to work with.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motiva Enterprises

    Pros

    Challenging job. Paramount emphasis on safety and quality.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of. Company's location may be one to some.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good company with growth opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Port Arthur, TX
    Current Employee - Chemist in Port Arthur, TX

    I have been working at Motiva Enterprises full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large company with small company feel Adequate bonuses Great salary Excellent work life balance 9-80 schedule

    Cons

    Sometimes takes a long time to make decisions. Could do better in mentoring employees across all disciplines Corporate Red tape sometimes hampers ingenuity

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees



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