PBF Energy

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Updated May 5, 2014

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4.0 7 reviews

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Thomas J. Nimbley

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    Able to make good money

    Refinery Operator (Current Employee) Toledo, OH

    ProsGood money, fair amounts of overtime, multiple career moves and directions, good training

    ConsDifficult to work with management and union at times, crazy schedule with chance of getting forced to work with little notice, hard to work with some personalities

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust chief operators more, plan maintenance and work in the plants more efficiently

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good company with correctable issues

    Engineer (Former Employee) Toledo, OH

    Pros-The people are the best part about working for this company.
    -Many experienced individuals who are willing to share their knowledge with the next generation of refinery professionals.
    -The company is very focused on making the moves necessary to insure the future profitability of its facilities - basically if a project will make the company money, they will pursue it as quickly as possible, which makes for an exciting working environment.
    -Good compensation, benefits and job security on all levels, especially when compared to other industries.

    Cons-Sometimes the pursuit of finishing things quickly puts people in the position of "hurry up and wait", i.e. you are working hard for no real reason.
    -There can be a real lack of ownership when something doesn't go right - it's always someone else's fault.
    -There is no reimbursement for graduate education, but they do pay for professional training (PMP, PE, etc.).
    -They are very slow to move to hire directly and utilize many contractors.

    Advice to Senior Management-If someone has performed well above expectations and is a true asset to the team, take the effort to keep them on.
    -Make it a point of emphasis that managers need to make decisions in a timely manner, much time and effort is expended waiting for answers.
    -Continue to makes investments in facilities with the future in mind.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    No Work/Life Balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMoney, Money, Money, and Money!

    ConsNo Life, need more vacation time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBigger Profit sharing Checks Needed!

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    PBF Energy is a great company where young engineers can grow and expand their knowledge base rapidly.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros1. PBF Energy has made the process of applying equipment upgrades to improve reliability and efficiency very simple.
    2. PBF Energy plant managers typically have a hands off approach and rely heavily on lower level salaried employees.
    3. PBF Energy promotes training and provides a reimbursement program for employees.
    4. Health benefits are competitive with the industry.
    5. Salaried employees are given the opportunity to work independently without being micro-managed.

    Cons1. PBF Energy senior technical expertise in the field of Reliability Engineering is lacking.
    2. Salary compensation is a bit lower than the industry standard regarding years of experience and knowledge base.
    3. Training costs (flight, hotel, car, course, food, etc.) first have to be covered by the employee and then reimbursed.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Ensure resources are available and implemented in a timely manner if lower salaried employees become overwhelmed with the day to day regular activities and emergencies.
    2. Ensure senior technical personnel are available for technical support on a day to day basis.
    3. Communicate regurlary to lower level personnel on a daily basis to gain a perspective of daily responsibilities and activities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Parsippany, NJ

    ProsThis is a new company (though by no means tiny), so every employee plays an important role. Independent workers thrive in this atmosphere and have the opportunity to really put their fingerprints on the organization. Employees are very nice and strive for a strong teamwork atmosphere to keep the business running smoothly. Managers are mostly hands-off. Many of the experienced employees were hired by PBF after they were layed off from other companies (usually after 20 or 30 years with those companies)...the owner of the company should get a gold star just for that. Benefits are excellent.

    ConsOwner of the company tends to build refining businesses and them sell them after a couple of years. Employees must be resourceful and self-training to work here, because there are no experienced employees to mentor them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Highly technical position that offers many opportunities to learn.

    Engineer (Current Employee) Oregon, OH

    ProsVery valuable experience to build a resume.
    Very good pay starting out of college.

    ConsCompany is still young and lacks good organization for some of the lower levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore clear cut roles and responsibilities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Its a great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people with great oops for advancement.

    ConsSmall startup coming that is ever changing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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