Tesoro Refining and Marketing

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Tesoro Refining and Marketing Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
9 Reviews
3.2
9 Reviews
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Bruce A. Smith
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  1.  

    Great values

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tesoro Refining and Marketing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong values in treating people with integrity.

    Cons

    Compared to some international companies, Tesoro is a small company. But that does allow for more opportunity to stretch. But income can match small company value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees experience and compensate appropriately.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work.

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

    I have been working at Tesoro Refining and Marketing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive pay, benefits and great corporate campus.

    Cons

    Exponential growth leaves old processes obsolete.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Full of "lip service" in doing "The Right Thing" but allows discrimination and "Falsified " records to thrive. No truth.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Newark, CA

    I worked at Tesoro Refining and Marketing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Only for people with less than strong ethics and morals.

    Cons

    Company would rather "mask" reality in exchange for "pencil-whipped" records.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at their senior management positions in the field who have total control of the "kingdom" particularly the Retail Area Managers(RAM) as they can set up a non favored employee to " fail" as the RAMS can dictate the rules,judge the results and met out the punishment according to their wishes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    An excellent learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Tesoro Refining and Marketing full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Entry level benefits are not great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place but Senior Management needs to be aware of their cuts

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at Tesoro Refining and Marketing

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, trust is earned. Benefits package is amazing. Sense of team and individual store ownership. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Hours can be grueling. There have been serious cut backs in the last 12 months that have severely hindered our ability to do our job.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Ceres, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Ceres, CA

    I have been working at Tesoro Refining and Marketing

    Pros

    Reasonable wage and satisfactory benefits.

    Cons

    No room for career advancement.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Bad office politics

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

    I worked at Tesoro Refining and Marketing

    Pros

    A few people I worked with were very good, very professional, and compensation and benefits were above average. With operations in Alaska and Hawaii, corporate travel can be a good thing.

    Cons

    I had eight supervisors in the six years I was there, only one of which had any experience in my specialty. She was gone in a matter of months. Promotions and advancements are strictly based on office politics -- good people were thrown overboard while kiss-ups, or the children of country-club cronies, zoomed up the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One can only hope the recent changes in senior management will improve personnel management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior retail management needs sensitivity training

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Modesto, CA

    I have been working at Tesoro Refining and Marketing

    Pros

    Quarterly bonuses are issued. Tuition reimbursement, medical plan, and 401(k) are available. Flexible schedules. Paid vacation.

    Cons

    Tuition reimbursement is issued to those who are pursuing in an educational field that will benefit the company. As far as I can tell, the available educational majors would be marketing or petroleum engineering. Medical plan is offered by Starbridge, which is NOT, I repeat, NOT a real health care insurance group. Company will match dollar-for-dollar, up to 6% of employee's pretax income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most, if not all, senior retail management needs sensitivity training. Just because their underlings earn low wages does not mean their employees are inferior beings. Belittling your employees and making absurd remarks, such as, "Why are sales down? It looks like you haven't been plus selling. It also looks like a new manager may be taking your spot if you can't improve the sales." I don't understand why senior retail management is not aware that there are many uncontrollable factors that affect sales performance. No wonder morale is low. Ever thought about boosting morale? It's as easy as showing some respect towards your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good & bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tesoro Refining and Marketing

    Pros

    If you manage to get into the good departments, it's very rewarding. Management is flexible and accommodating and can be very supportive and encouraging with the career paths you want to take.

    Cons

    If you manage to get into one of the bad departments, you'll be looking at a place where gossip and hearsay are the norms, the VP surrounds self with yes people who perpetuate this gossip, and criticism on personality and the like are the norm with nothing constructive. Favoritism also reigns.

    No opinion of CEO

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