Tesoro Corporation Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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Tesoro Corporation President & CEO Gregory J. Goff
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Pros
  • Good benefits, ok pay, free uniforms, good training program, good working environment (in 4 reviews)

  • San Antonio is a great town and more liveable than Houston (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • corporate management in San Antonio, work load (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great overall company, moving in the right direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tesoro Corporation

    Pros

    Professional employees and terrific company values

    Cons

    could not see any cons of not working here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good mechanical engineer internship

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Waipahu, HI
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Waipahu, HI

    I worked at Tesoro Corporation

    Pros

    As an intern, you learn a lot about the different processes that goes on in the refinery. The people that you work under are extremely knowledgeable and great to work with.

    Cons

    As an intern, some of the opportunities are not that unique . Most of my role was drafting and I wanted more responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As an intern, you do not interact with management at all so I cannot comment on this subject.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Moving in the right direction

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Information Technology in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking business approach
    Strong senior leadership team
    Collaborative culture
    Competitive pay

    Cons

    Severely lacking in the appropriate technology for the 21st century. The IT department is more of a service organization than a business partner. To really compete with similar companies, Tesoro must truly embrace technology as the tool and the IT department must mature it's capabilities to meet that challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue sharing the health of the company with your employees. This truly motivates them to do better because they see where they fit into the overall plan. I would encourage other organizations to begin hosting town hall meetings to provide additional clarity in that same regard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. IT Intern

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

    I worked at Tesoro Corporation

    Pros

    Great place to work, nice people, good pay, great experienc

    Cons

    Lots of politics, red tape

    Approves of CEO
  6. Strong growth but not without issues

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation is strong relative to similar companies in area (Salary, 401k match, Bonus Potential, Profit sharing).
    Yearly vacation based on overall work experience rather than tenure at company.
    Great medical plan with relatively low employee contribution requirements.
    Company is growing like crazy through acquisitions.
    Strong job stability with many long time employees.
    Encouraged to change roles every 18-24 months in order to gain new experience.
    Corporate office in San Antonio is a top rate facility with on-site fitness center, locker rooms, cafeteria, covered parking, and doctors office.
    Greg Goff (current CEO) might be a genius when it comes to long term planning and strategic growth.

    Cons

    Extremely sterile corporate culture; Tesoro wants to be progressive and fun but the commitment just isn't there.
    Actively removing shared employee space (break rooms/meeting rooms) in order to give managers larger offices.
    Very little interaction between senior leadership and employees with institutionalized barriers (employees caught on executive floor without a reason have been punished and even fired).
    It's a company that rewards people who know how to the play the "corporate politics" game; those who are good at maneuvering their way into the offices of senior leadership on a regular basis are generally the ones who are getting promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone enjoys the strong growth the company is experiencing, but growing too fast can have dramatic negative impacts to the company culture. Be cognizant of the types of leaders you are bringing into the organization and how they fit into the long term vision of type of culture you want to have, otherwise you will end up with micro-cultures that can vary significantly depending on what team you are on. Figure out what the "Tesoro Culture" is supposed to be and make sure that everyone you are bringing in fits within those guidelines. Don't sacrifice building an enjoyable place to work just for the sake of growth and profits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Engineering

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tesoro Corporation

    Pros

    Compensation is ok, it is up to standard with the market.

    Cons

    The cons are the clubish culture that the company has. The environment is very toxic. if you are not in the in crowd then you are an outsider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to appreciate the people that truly work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Tesoro Corporation

    Pros

    Benefits are OK. It is comparable to the industry.

    Cons

    The new worst thing about the company is the HR department. They always waiving the high performance culture banner. The HPC is actually only rewarding the lazy and punishing the people that actually do the work. The culture is clubish style. You are either in or out, very immature HR department. I see good.HR people leave for the same reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. this is a good company

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Tesoro Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people
    good benefit
    flexible work time

    Cons

    no promote opportunity
    colleagues not smart
    pay is not high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    attract more talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Was a great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Work with smart, engaging, and genuine people in some areas. Pay is good, company has experienced tremendous growth

    Cons

    Company culture is nothing short of toxic and fear based. Company does not practice what they preach. Management loves to tout a "high performing" culture and core values, but many in management are the most abusive and bullying people I have ever met. Despite numerous complaints to HR about the worse offenders, no action was taken (person was even promoted!).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop rewarding bad behavior in your ranks, and reward based on work product and leadership capabilities. The last few reorgs have been seen as a joke amongst the employees, and reconfirms the politics and gaming that is going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great Facilities, benefits and culture

    Cons

    This company is a great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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