Western Refining Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
19 Reviews
3.4
19 Reviews
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Western Refining President, CEO, and Director Jeff A. Stevens
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Refining full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, locations, opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Not work and home life friendly, corporate friendly oriented

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Would not recommend.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Western Refining full-time

    Pros

    Benefits , if you were allowed to use the ones you pay for.

    Cons

    Some supervisors are not qualified to be in their position nor can they handle the requirements of that position. Favoritism is definitely shown to specific employees. Training system is virtually non existent for new employees if you don't know it's your fault and they will tell you so. Professional atmosphere is a thing of the past with this company's culture. They preach open door policy but the second you suggest an improvement you get shut out. HR forgets what the H stands for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people use the benefits they pay for.

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    Would not recommend it!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Refining full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Compensation is good.
    Office environment is good.
    Bonus systems is generous.
    Good industry to work in.

    You have to find the right position and department to be successful.

    Cons

    No work life balance.
    Autocratic style of management.
    Many internal conflicts between areas that are difficult not get stuck in.
    Very poor communications from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more proactive in daily operations. Find out what is going on in the front lines. In my department communications were not made with employees. We lacked focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Western has lost touch with reality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Yorktown, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorktown, VA

    I have been working at Western Refining

    Pros

    Western is only a good place to work if you have no other options and need to have an income to pay the bills

    Cons

    Management has no respect for the people actually working and running the refinery. Yorktown was a great place to work, but Western has destroyed it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the employees are your greatest asset and treat them as so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent job

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Western Refining full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    mediocre pay and bonuses, a lot of overtime, little supervision, mostly awesome coworkers, great benefits.

    Cons

    terrible communication, have to relocate for advancement (if at all possible), no news is good news.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting Job Hard To believe Folks Make A Career Here.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Clerk  in  Pagosa Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Pagosa Springs, CO

    I worked at Western Refining full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Chance to meet different people.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours with no real breaks, most employees are not team players just folks looking for some quick cash so they can move along.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop the store team to care more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Store Managers at Western Refining Retail

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at Western Refining full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    How much you learn, if you can learn everything and handle the work load you can work at any other chain and it will be a piece of cake.

    Cons

    The pay vs work load and no good feedback. OM and DM usually will only notice the things that are wrong, even if its petty. They are reluctant to give any good feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic on what can be done, we hear when you all had your store this and that but in reality its like you all forget the challenges every store can face. Give recognition when its due instead of bringing your managers moral down with every visit!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Somewhat positive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Refining

    Pros

    Get a raise every 6 months

    Cons

    Work alone on graveyard shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't play favorites

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    your experience depends entirely on the next level manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Western Refining

    Pros

    very autonomous, expect little to no supervision or contact with your management unless something goes wrong. This is good because you can run your store as you see fit, within corporate guidelines of course.

    Cons

    no feedback, poor compensation, no communication, lack of work/life balance. Because of the lack of communication and supervision, you don't really get noticed if you are doing a good job and have little growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Levels of management are too far apart, store managers rarely have contact with district managers, and next to never with operations managers. Upper management does not have a realistic view of operations on a day to day basis.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    good but router no oragazation

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Western Refining full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    learn and exxellect of person

    Cons

    dispatch working with of tank level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    yes, understand they procces of working

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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