Northern Tier Energy

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Northern Tier Energy Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Company in Transition with New Management

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    Former Employee - CT Corporate Office Team Member in Ridgefield, CT
    Former Employee - CT Corporate Office Team Member in Ridgefield, CT

    I worked at Northern Tier Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people; good industry; acquirer committed to growing company

    Cons

    Company was acquired in November 2013 so going through transition of senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with employees so they understand future direction of company given acquisition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Take with the good with the bad anywhere.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Tier Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    People are overloaded and there is a high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recignize when people need help and don't be cheap. "Takes money to make money"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fast paced, low pay.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Tier Energy (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, opportunities to meet some great customers.

    Cons

    Constantly understaffed and overworked and underpaid. The best workers are frustrated by the constant turnover and lack of accountability for the worst performers. Too many policy changes and threats of dismissal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management and those creating the labor model should actually come and work in the store for 2 weeks minimum and see what the job is all about. There is never enough fully trained staff on board to make it possible to get all the work done. Most of us DO care about our jobs and how we present ourselves and the store to our customers. So many days we feel we just want to hide our heads in embarrassment because we don't have the manpower to stock, clean, prep food, train, fill out guides, AND take care of our customers if more than two people form in a line. We feel we are in a constant race to fail, always operating in crisis mode.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Northern Tier Energy, a company in transition

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Paul Park, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Paul Park, MN

    I worked at Northern Tier Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay was good, fellow employees were super. The refinery has a unique niche because of its location relative to North Dakota fracking and Canadian Tar sands crude which should almost gaurantee profitability in the next few years.

    Cons

    This firm is a start up that bought an existing refinery. There are more than a few teething problems and some members of management have oversized egos. This has a detrimental affect on overall work enviornment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Rotating Shift work required

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    Current Employee - Union Member in Saint Paul Park, MN
    Current Employee - Union Member in Saint Paul Park, MN

    I have been working at Northern Tier Energy

    Pros

    Benefits package is amazing, 9% match to 401k, pension and profit sharing. The union is strong and does a good job supporting the employees.

    Cons

    Unfortunately almost all of the union jobs are required to work shift work, so unless you're okay flipping rapidly between night and day you should work somewhere else. Quite a bit of tension between the Union and the Company, there was a strike in 2006.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the straight shifts that have been suggested time and time again, so people can work straight nights or straight days and not have the hectic switching which is physically and emotionally stressful.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Bad pay , no loyalty to experienced employees , no advancement with no collage

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Northern Tier Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good health Benefits, vacation pay

    Cons

    they say you get monthly bonus but they make it hard to get it, and pay raises only once a year, pay not on par with other jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has highs and lows, its great if you have a good supervisor, but if not you better be very careful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Tier Energy

    Pros

    You gain relationships with people within the community, the work atmosphere can be very fun

    Cons

    There are alot of supervisors who treat employees like they are not allowed to have a life outside of the company.

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