PBF Energy

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PBF Energy Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
9 Reviews
3.8
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fast growing company.

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

    I have been working at PBF Energy

    Pros

    Refining and Marketing company is a good industry.

    Cons

    Location. Parsipanny is not close to anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standardize processes.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Poorly compensated, No clear work role definitions, Young are abused here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    People around you have a lot of industry experience.

    Cons

    They like to operate very lean here, so you are always asked to do things outside your job role and are constantly over-worked. Management is very blind to the daily operations work that exist. Very poor in compensation, they will give you "promotions" without a raise in salary or benefits; essentially its just more roles without increased pay. Bonuses are not guaranteed and for the past two years they have issued less than 1% in bonus. You are also capped at a 3% yearly max salary raise. Although the experience around you is good, you are never able to truly learn from it because everyone has so much on their plate they have no time to teach or have their brain picked. You move up in this company based on whether or not your relationship with management is good, not based on your quality of work. It's an "every man for themselves" environment. Even managers will sell you out for doing something they forced you to do if they have too. Work-life balance is terrible; the company never does anything for employees, not even a free lunch. Communication is also very poor. People aren't clear as to who does what or as to what the direction of certain projects are. It causes confusion and friction when relying on teams/individuals for quality information

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers understand the big picture but are somewhat clueless as to what it takes to run the company on a day to day. You need more resources and people to assist. Communication is very poor, you need to be more clear with the internal directions and roles of people.
    Offer more growth and education to the youth. Their are a lot of hungry hardworking individuals who want to excel, let them and cut the managers who hold them down because they like to coast at their position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Able to make good money

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Refinery Operator in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Refinery Operator in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at PBF Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Difficult 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 ManagementAdvice

    Trust chief operators more, plan maintenance and work in the plants more efficiently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A good company with correctable issues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Toledo, OH

    I worked at PBF Energy full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    No Work/Life Balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PBF Energy

    Pros

    Money, Money, Money, and Money!

    Cons

    No Life, need more vacation time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bigger Profit sharing Checks Needed!

  7.  

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

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

    I have been working at PBF Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. 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.

    Cons

    1. 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 ManagementAdvice

    1. 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at PBF Energy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

    Owner 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Highly technical position that offers many opportunities to learn.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Oregon, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Oregon, OH

    I have been working at PBF Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More clear cut roles and responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Its a great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Great people with great oops for advancement.

    Cons

    Small startup coming that is ever changing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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