Sunoco Logistics Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good people Bad paid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Sunoco Logistics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly place, small enough to make a good employee to stand up fairly easy.

    Cons

    Base salaries lower than competitors. No training. Education reimbursement a joke, only for cheap community college courses. Middle management does not exist at the Sugar land office, upper management in PA decides every single thing. Office is run by an admon, who makes all the important decisions for the entire place.

    Advice to Management

    None. Company is doing great, employees can always be replaced.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Mistreating Engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Sunoco Logistics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Right size not too big not too small. For engineers, there are chances to work on a multitude of projects and learn a lot.

    Cons

    Salaries are way below the market. Leadership believes that with annual bonuses and unit sharing programs people will be happy, but when everything is added up the totals are still lowerrrrrr than the competitors. Formal training is not an option as well as career growth for engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Improve profit sharing program and avoid the high turnover rates.

  3. production manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Pittsburg, CA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Pittsburg, CA

    I have been working at Sunoco Logistics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company and staff. people oriented, good listeners

    Cons

    i loved working environment . had to leave due to family illness

    Advice to Management

    stay in tune with the people

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  5. Great company with room for growth!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pipeline Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Pipeline Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Sunoco Logistics full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Since it's a smaller company, it serves as a good first job that allows you to wear multiple hats and gain a lot of experience under your belt with good compensation.

    Cons

    Smaller company with some outdated practices

  6. Helpful (1)

    It is a job.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

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

  7. Solid growth dedicated company with lean operations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Non-progressive subsidiary with religious overtones from ETP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Sunoco Logistics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Run away from this Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Terminals in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Terminals in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Sunoco Logistics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Procurement in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Contractor - Procurement in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Sunoco Logistics as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  11. Great people, fast paced, limited oversight

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

    I have been working at Sunoco Logistics full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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