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Sunoco Logistics Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
30 Reviews
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Sunoco Logistics President & CEO Brian P. MacDonald
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sinking Spring, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sinking Spring, PA

    I have been working at Sunoco Logistics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Steady work. The place will be open tomorrow.
    Good place to start out especially for veterans.

    Cons

    Rather sloppy training.
    High stress.
    Low morale.
    Unhealthy work environment - some very attitudes among co-workers.
    Sale to ETP has reduced benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More planning needed with some day-to-day operations. Sloppy planning more often than not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Solid growth dedicated company with lean operations

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    Former Employee - Associate Senior Pipeline Engineer  in  Honey Brook, PA
    Former Employee - Associate Senior Pipeline Engineer in Honey Brook, PA

    I worked at Sunoco Logistics full-time

    Pros

    SXL was a growth company, so you were always active and busy with new projects. They manage well and have a good structure. Good dedication to integrity and incident free operation. Continues to produce results and make money.

    Cons

    Lean operations often puts a lot of stress on employees. Much of the field staff is over worked and under supported. Long hours often go unrewarded, especially for salaried staff.
    Limited locations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Non-progressive subsidiary with religious overtones from ETP

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Sunoco Logistics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company continues to grow and have achieved or surpassed their financial targets. High performers have the opportunity to receive stock plans.

    Cons

    - bought out by Energy Transfer Partners and the company has gone through job eliminations especially on the support roles (finance, HR, etc)
    - due to the buyout, Sunoco Logistics eliminated some of their modern benefits such as recognizing domestic/same-sex partners as part of the employees eligibility.
    - again, due to the buyout, ETP has had a lot of influence on how things are run and how things are communicated. With ETP being a public company, I was shocked to see a holiday email from the ETP CEO to all employees including SXL where the CEO explicitly referenced the holiday as "CHRISTmas" several times in that exact format with a high level of religious tones throughout.
    - a lot of political red tape. People are more concerned about ones job title rather than their actual names. A lot of the more tenured employees there are almost mind-warped to where they are told what to do, and they do it without questioning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less about religion and more about equality. This also includes same sex benefits. If you plan on staying relevant in 2013 and beyond, your policies, management style and overall branding of your company towards your current employees and potential candidates need to reflect that of today and not move backwards. The culture and values of SXL prior to being acquired by ETP was not that strong to begin and now with ETP in the picture, SXL's culture and values have more or less vaporized. Use the leverage SXL and take more control.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run away from this Company

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    Former Employee - Terminals  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Terminals in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Sunoco Logistics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working in the petroleum industry.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is staggering and it's a miracle anything gets done. A toxic work environment with everyone stabbing each other in the back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Energy Transfer should be more hands on and eliminate the existing corporate culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Starting off as an entry level was OKAY, but not willing to stay here in the long run.

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    Current Employee - Procurement  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Sunoco Logistics as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Big company with a lot of growth; Sugar Land headquarters is in a good location

    Cons

    There doesn't seem to be room for career growth; I feel like the company culture is lacking; Maybe group dynamics are lacking also

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, fast paced, limited oversight

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Sunoco Logistics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is a strong bond between the employees that makes the work environment generally enjoyable. The work is fast-paced to say the least. The growth experienced in the O&G industry in general has led to a boom in new projects, and Sunoco is no exception. You have ownership over your projects generally with limited oversight from management. Very little clock-watching or micro-managing from supervisors/managers.

    Cons

    Turn-over is pretty high for technicians and engineers due to the hot job market, and management hasn't responded adaquately to retain talent. There is a shortage of key positions in many groups, so individual workload can be overwhelming. Lack of established processes and training can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and pay them what the market is bearing. Take suggestions from working groups on process improvements and run with them. These changes have to come from the top down, not the bottom up. Get rid of out-dated software. Transition from Excel to more advanced database solutions for data management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great organization with tons of opportunity to learn the industry

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    Current Employee - Technical Supervisor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Sunoco Logistics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Growth-oriented. They don't take a lot of risks, and a majority of their acquisitions and organic growth pays off, which in turn contributes to higher success sharing and job security. There are a lot of opportunities for special projects.

    Cons

    There is room for advancement, but there's an unspoken "glass ceiling" above grades 7 or 8, in which people are selected from the inner circle. They know who they are and you end up knowing who they are, too. Management has shifted and now seem to be hiring people with less competence and experience as almost an assurance that they can better mold them into the sort of subordinate they desire. It's a little disheartening for those that appear to be "next in line," but might end up being "too good" for the promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to the SXL of 2006 that hired qualified and smart individuals that could stand on their own two feet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good job, bad company

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    Current Employee - T O  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - T O in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Sunoco Logistics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They always pay on time.

    Cons

    So many don't have the time to list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn your craft so you can teach others the right way business is done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sinking Spring, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sinking Spring, PA

    I have been working at Sunoco Logistics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co workers are very helpful and mostly caring.
    Everyday is a new challenge.
    Company is still growing...lots of new plans and changes ahead.
    Great pay!

    Cons

    Management can be some what clue less.
    Strict reaction to PHMSA Regulation changes.
    Lots of rumors going around about the future with ETP buying the company. Management proved very little update to quel rumors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Pipeline Integrity Engineer

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    Former Employee - Pipeline Integrity Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Pipeline Integrity Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Sunoco Logistics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Limited environment for growth / learning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive with respect to asset integrity issues and divide/define responsibilities more clearly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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