Tesoro Corporation Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
33 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great corporate culture and fantastic management team that are willing to take their time and share their knowledge!

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Tesoro Corporation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You have flexible hours, great pay, and great benefits. I started a summer internship this May and from the beginning have enjoyed working with the team, the HR staff, and have learned much from upper management. They care much about their culture, values, and even promote their core values and guiding principles very strongly. Their training, buddy/mentor, and new-comer programs are very well coordinated. Along with their new rotation program, internship program, and others. They even have goal setting exercises, assessments, reviews, and meetings to improve rapport. It may be hard work and a lot of work, but someone willing to work for the company would be a great fit. One hard worker who would be willing to spend their day with other great employees would enjoy even a single day there. They're always ready to help you grow as an individual as well as a part of the team and Tesoro Corporation as a whole. This is a great place to work, to grow, and to learn from great leadership.

    Cons

    It may take a while to move up the ladder, and interns may be paid at different rates based on their duties, but that's how it is. You're getting the real world experience. As an intern, the only benefit you get is holiday pay and time and a half overtime - but that's understandable. Other cons would be the problems with computer and program breakdowns, but the IT staff there is great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would consider offering interns better, more competitive benefits as they will be the new generation to help the company grow - new minds, new ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not very employee friendly

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Tesoro Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Offer great starting pay to hire. Good benefits. Lots of growth currently.

    Cons

    Do not value their employees. No work/home lime balance. Very limited upward mobility. Lots of promises, and rarely fallow up on them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote quality employees from within before hiring from external. Then replace the lower level employees who were promoted. Hire proper staffing levels, instead of overwhelming current ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    For a fortune 100 company, IT is very immature, lacks leadership. policies and process; very "clubish" culture

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Tesoro Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Tesoro as an organization is a good place to work. The pay, benefits and facilities are good. The oil and gas business in general is a good industry to be in. There are lots of people there that have worked here for years and enjoy the company.

    Cons

    Tesoro is a big company that shows lots of "mom and pop" like maturity, especially in the IT department. There is a lot of "that's the way it's always been done" ideology. In working with finance, HR, audit, marketing and IT, the most immature of the groups is IT. IT lacks the appropriate leadership and is seen as a cost center with little value (seems to be the attitude across the business). There is no true CIO and COO positions; managed through reaction and chaos. NO TRUE PROGRESSION planning for IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align IT with the business, create CIO role and place competent, Fortune 100 experienced individual in this role. Evaluate organizational structure for delivery of services to support the refinery, logistics and marketing needs of the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    IT Management was horrible

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    Former Employee - IT Administrator  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - IT Administrator in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Tesoro Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The team that I worked with was awesome. If it weren't for my colleagues that I worked with on day to day then I would have left much sooner.

    Cons

    Mgmt was horrible. There is no communication and your opinion does not matter. The IT department is one new company implementing SAP away from having a mass exodus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen to those that do the work instead of thinking you know everything and are too good to listen. Quit starting classes that end up being just checkboxes on a piece of paper and actually listen to advice of those well below you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    The IT department lacks leadership which spill over into inefficiencies and failures that facilitates blame

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Tesoro Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is growing and the overall temperature is decent. Tesoro has some strategic leaders in it's core operation. The company pays well, especially in the San Antonio market. Tesoro's leadership at the C-Level has vision that should continue to grow the organization. The company values well developed and advertised. Campus is nice.

    Cons

    Leadership within the IT department is still learning on the job. There is a lack of leadership, experience and a sense of arrogance from within the IT VP team that permeates throughout the organization as distasteful, immature and incompetent. This is very evident as there has been at least three re-organizations within the past three years.
    Policies are lacking and not followed. The enterprise architecture runs the organization, making decisions for the VP as they try to understand the next trend through payed research resources and Google. Many within IT try to move into other departments because it is a good company, but your not in good company within IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire experienced individuals to rebuild and operate the business. Truly re-organize by rebuilding the leadership team. Invest on your internal talent and trust their experience and contributions.
    Your strategies group is strategically misaligned with the business and IT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesoro Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    Better pay than most companies in San Antonio
    You'll learn a lot depending on what department you're working in

    Cons

    It gets tough to meet new people other than the ones in your team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company for Interns!

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    Current Employee - IT Intern  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - IT Intern in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Tesoro Corporation as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Internship program! The IT group was always very helpful

    Cons

    noy enough interns during the school year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I have seen the company grow and become more and more corpratized. Bigger is not necessarily better.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kenai, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenai, AK

    I have been working at Tesoro Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    decent benefits, week on/ week off rotation

    Cons

    corporate management in San Antonio, work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we are non-union yet upper management fosters non-loyalty and makes people want to go union by constantly cutting benefits and making talented, hard working people look for other employment.

  10.  

    Good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesoro Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, very good benefits

    Cons

    Cliquish - inconsistent HR policies

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Tesoro Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very smart people searching for growth from the firm

    Cons

    Small relative to competitors in the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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