Mission: Every day we create a safer and cleaner future as efficient providers of reliable transportation fuel solutions.
I have been working at Tesoro Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)
Great company with good pay, good benefits, open door from management, empowerment of employees to succeed and implement business improvement initiatives which translates in competitive advantage over other refiners. The culture is one of progress, adapting, and inclusiveness. Maybe a bit too much of the "legacies" cultures from previous owners (Arco, Shell, BP, and even old Tesoro), but that's changing and with the company name change, we will probably start working towards developing our own identity. A company that materializes on market opportunities for M&A by having a solid cash flow, when other companies are hurting from not having the financial discipline. It's a very good company to work for. Very exited about what's coming next... foundations are robust to take the company to the next level.
Old cultures need to go away... people need to embrace who we are!
Advice to Management
Keep driving the change... some people may not like it, but it's the right thing to do. No company has ever made it to the next level by sticking to the old methods or stop growing...
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Tesoro Corporation.
I submitted my resume online and was contacted by HR a couple weeks later to set up an interview time. The woman I spoke to on the phone was very nice and efficient in setting up the interview. Unfortunately this is where my positive experience ended. The man who interviewed me seemed completely disinterested throughout the interview. The questions were relatively simple behavioral questions, but he would interrupt my answers to interject his own opinion. One of these interjections was a rant about how he's overworked and his boss doesn't understand work/life balance. Not exactly what you want to hear about the department you'll be working in. I asked if interns are given any training and he told me they're pretty much thrown into the position and it's sink or swim - another red flag. After the interview I was told I'd hear something in "four to six weeks," so I'm guessing they had no idea when they'd be contacting candidates. After four weeks passed I emailed the woman from HR who originally contacted me and never heard back from her. They completely ghosted me, not even a generic rejection email was sent. After this experience I lost all interest in working here, but some sort of follow through would have been nice. I expected better from a company like Tesoro. By far the most unprofessional interview I have ever had.