Tesoro Corporation

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Tesoro Corporation Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
41 Reviews
3.6
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    Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Tesoro Corporation

    Pros

    Great hours, vacation, and benefits.

    Cons

    Open 365 days a year and no personal time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - , Supply Chain in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - , Supply Chain in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Tesoro Corporation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Tesoro has a good work culture with many kindhearted professionals. Leadership was very supportive in helping me learn my role and learn the resources available to me. Many people were willing to work with me and teach me.

    Cons

    The company has grown a lot in recent years and is experiencing growing pains with outdated programs and techniques. They are trying to sync new systems and programs to run more efficiently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the better paying companies, although benefits are reducing and the cafeteria is terrible

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

    I have been working at Tesoro Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, a little less conservative environment. Contrary to online opinions/reports, they are very serious about safety.

    Cons

    Benefits are fine, but not on-par with their peers. Reduction of medical benefits is occurring.

    The cafeteria is awful, especially for a company this size. All of the food is prepared to be available by 11. This means if you come down at 12:30, your pizza/sandwiches/entree has been sitting there for hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish TSO would increase their presence and visibility in the community. The new Foundation is a good start, but I think we need highly coordinated and visible efforts to help out in the community.

    More investment in IT, less focus on offshoring development - support local citizens instead of attempting to save money - which will not happen in the long run.

    Companies are not offshoring like they used to. Other companies have seen the trade off between low wages and the time it takes to get something completed and the quality of the work is not beneficial in the long run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Integrated Auditor

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    Former Employee - Integrated Auditor in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Integrated Auditor in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Tesoro Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company pays well and treats employees with dignity.

    Cons

    Hard to move up within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more positions to allow for career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience as a contractual employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA

    I worked at Tesoro Corporation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent campus in Carson, California. Co-workers were friendly and knowledgable , in a very process and engineering centric environment. Safety is a big concern for plant operations personnel.

    Cons

    Location is in a heavy industry and rail yard area near the harbor. You have to drive 30 minutes for lunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many consultants are brought in on a project by project basis and then leave when the project is completed. More opportunity for learning and advancement should be provided to Tesoro staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Was satisfied with experience and training.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Tesoro Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training was satisfactory and learned a lot with this experience.

    Cons

    Was a challenge to keep the facility clean could have had better team work and more of a group effort to help to keep everything clean and sanitary to meet health regulations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To have more team work and communication between staff and management to better serve the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great people

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

    I have been working at Tesoro Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company is currently growing at a rapid pace and is well positioned to succeed

    Cons

    Doesn't develop talent internally, hires to fill senior roles from outside

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 (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
  10. 5 people 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 (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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

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