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Motiva Enterprises Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
15 Reviews
3.5
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    great managemnet

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Motiva Enterprises as a contractor

    Pros

    This company is excellent because of good compensation, excellent training, supportive staff. company offers progressive career and growth.

    Cons

    the location is bit isolated of the company. but the staff is very friendly you dont feel isolated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No one is proud to be here

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    Motiva is a very strong company in a tough business.

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

    I worked at Motiva Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Job security, culture, high pay, safe.

    Cons

    Tough stressful business environment, long hours

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Leadership and Vision lacking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    synopsis of Motiva as an employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good business planfor growth as a company

    Cons

    individual work scope is narrow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to people not email survey

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Narrow job scope, Lots to do

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with growth opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Insular Culture

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (same as Shell)- 9/80, purchased vacation, health/dental/financial

    Cons

    You will have to deal with the Old Guard of Southeast Texas and the grand standing of those in management or those who aspire to be management. Training for engineers is muddled and lacks adequate mentors and supervision. Disciplines do not have clear boundaries for work duties. Some operations personnel are frankly inept or hard-headed (or both).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more flexibility and mobility from site to site. Do not limit your employees careers by keeping them at the same site. Set the bar higher in order to hire more competent operators.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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