I worked at HOVENSA (More than 10 years)
Great pay, Great benefits, Great Location
Went out of business and closed refinery too soon.
Horrible 12 hrs. schedule
Very long promotion process. Promotion is based on seniority not knowledge and the company promotes from outside of the candidate respective assigned area.
I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at HOVENSA (New York, NY) in May 2011.
The interview was very easy but there were lots of questions. It was a panel interview with 3 Managers. They were very pleasant and we got along from the get-go. The organization has lots of great people. Great place to work. If I were to do it again I would have negotiated better in the negotiation phase.
I got better number of vacation days based on having worked with previous Oil, Gas Industry company.
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