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Alyeska Pipeline Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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  1. "Senior Contracting Officer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Contracting Officer in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Senior Contracting Officer in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alyeska Pipeline full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have a strong safety culture

    Cons

    There is limited opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


  2. "Not as conscientious as the reputation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alyeska Pipeline full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. If you work in Fairbanks or Valdez, a pretty good work culture.

    Cons

    Anchorage offices are full of managers who are unable or unwilling to do their jobs well, or are prevented from doing their jobs well by the current culture and leadership. Performance outcomes aren't what is rewarded. There is not a true ethic for risk reduction here...it is about appearances. That is a nice story about Elden Johnson on the website but those days are behind the company. I knew Elden. He put the company at the forefront of integrity management. Today, the company is way behind in integrity managment, lost its top staff due to management bungling, will not have a data system comparable to other pipelines in place for years, probably only after PHMSA requires it, not addressing seismic risks well, lots of other problems.

    Advice to Management

    The company is following its current leadership. Poor performers continue to be promoted. Appearances are what is rewarded. Do you believe your own hype, or are you willing to make difficult changes?

  3. "Overall review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alyeska Pipeline full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Internal advancement opportunities, ethical company, good culture

    Cons

    Company staffing is subject to fluctuations in oil prices


  4. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alyeska Pipeline full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people; the strong safety culture; the current President (Tom Barrett) is strong supporter of compliance/ethics/safety/environment; salary and benefits; occasionally fun activities like United Way competitions, Compliance & Ethics Week, or Core Value contests.

    Cons

    Current downturn in price of oil means doing more work with less resources. Harder now to get approval for out of state travel/training. Takes too long to hire someone.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable. Get rid of the slackers/bad apples. Promote leaders who are ethical. Insist on providing mentors to supervisors who have poor people skills with expectation that either they improve or they step-down.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great for some things, not great for other things"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alyeska Pipeline (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to live and work in Alaska!
    Really nice people to work with.
    Fairly collaborative atmosphere.
    Generally very good work life balance.
    Good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Depending on your role, there may be zero growth potential - i.e. one can get pigeon-holed.
    Negotiate your starting salary well, because raises are teeny tiny no matter what your performance rating (unless you are in the bottom of your salary band and there is more room to move you up).
    No opportunities outside of Alaska.
    A bit of a good old boy club. Not as bad as it used to be, though.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know what can be done about it, but preferences and advantages given to Alaska Native employees can be really demoralizing for other employees who don't get the same opportunities and benefits.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Like working in a big family; relationships make all the difference in working here."

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Attorney in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alyeska Pipeline full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees are very dedicated to the company, and everyone pulls together in a crisis. Challenging work and good working conditions make it a favored employer.

    Cons

    Senior management seems disconnected from the reality of daily operations. There is a failure by management to walk the talk when it comes to employee support and retention: training, work-life balance, professional development, or succession planning.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example and stop the "do as I say, not as I do."


  7. "Great, mature company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairbanks, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alyeska Pipeline full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Treats employees equally and fairly, and like professionals. Gives opportunity to learn new areas and move up .

    Cons

    Covers a large geographical area thus involves lots of travel. This is a pro to some and a con to others.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Management seems completely out of touch..."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Engineer in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alyeska Pipeline full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lower and middle managment is good to work with. Flexibility in PTO and work schedule is nice.

    Cons

    Upper management. Upwards communication is difficult. Office environment is very 1970's...lots of brown!

    Advice to Management

    Listen better.


  9. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No, cons - a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Beware this is not an ethical company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alyeska Pipeline full-time

    Pros

    You are in Alaska. You can get to go where tourists do not but on the company dime.

    Cons

    The company is disorganized and dysfunctional. Upper management is highly political due to the nature of owner company and regulatory onlookers. If you like this type of environment then this could be the place for you

    Advice to Management

    None


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