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Buckeye Partners Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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Buckeye Partners President & CEO Clark C. Smith
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Pros
  • "Great pay and benefits starting at day one" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Good pay and benefits, good atmosphere" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours with rotating night and day shifts" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Pipeliner in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Pipeliner in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Buckeye Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent culture on all levels. Best company I have worked for

    Cons

    The Tri State Union is difficult to work under, however this only covers certain positions in certain locations.

    Advice to Management

    Buckeye is a gem in the industry. Buckeye’s culture is what sets it above competitors in the industry.


  2. "Overall great place to work with some caveats."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Buckeye Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The 401k contribution is one of the best in the country. Most coworkers are very good at their job and have a lot of experience - it was rare that someone wouldn't know the answer or be able to reach a solution as a team. Buckeye is very generous in providing or paying for training/learning opportunities if they can be leveraged to improve your knowledge or performance. There are big opportunities available to you if you are aggressive in achieving your goals and going above and beyond. Some may view this as a con; the workload is typically high and often challenging, but will make you better in your career overall. Having left the company, I've fully realized how over-prepared I've become just by doing what is 'normal' at Buckeye.

    Cons

    Health insurance cost is quickly getting out of control - many other companies are subsidizing much better than Buckeye is trending. It's odd since the other benefits are very good. A single department in particular restructures and promotes multiple times a year - secret promotions throughout whereas every other group is typically forced to wait and be evaluated annually. A few employees simply delegate their entire job to a dozen others instead of learning how to do the tasks themselves. This issue gets masked by the majority of other employees who manage to pick up the slack and make lagging employees look competent.

    Advice to Management

    Hold the top brass more accountable for major strategic decisions that go completely sideways. The rest of the company is held accountable for very small mistakes that cost Buckeye nothing in comparison to the very recent, and public, VTTI debacle. While upper management has made some very good global decisions, there seem to be no repercussions for making very bad ones. It's a double standard I'm sure exists everywhere.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Buckeye Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Retirement benefits are much higher than many other companies.

    Cons

    Management touts decision making ability at low levels but it does not happen - decision making is top - down, including the minutia. Too many cooks in the kitchen. Very little room to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Let the employees do their jobs. Stop weighing in on every little thing - high performance teams are a thing of the past. Top down decision making slows everything down and shows little faith in your employees.


  4. "Pipeline System Controller"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Buckeye Partners full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good and people are good

    Cons

    Benifits are starting to get worse and pay is not keeping up with inflation


  5. "Anon"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Buckeye Partners full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people,
    Great compensation & benefits,
    Broad learning opportunities,
    A lot of autonomy to make decisions,
    You'll get better experience here than most companies,
    Stable

    Cons

    Thinly staffed, so advancement can be challenging,
    Flexible work arrangements are not valued, face time

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing...


  6. "Associate Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Buckeye Partners full-time

    Pros

    good pay and benefit programs

    Cons

    n.a n a n a


  7. "Project manager position is fast pace, god benefits, good corporate support when needed, a decent amount of travel"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Port Reading, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Port Reading, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Buckeye Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company vehicle, pay/benefits, flexible hours. The empowers people to make decisions, good environment to work in, culture is safety oriented

    Cons

    Each area is lightly staffed, is a fast pace environment, high stress on turnarounds. Company has a top down management style.

    Advice to Management

    Better development programs

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Pipeline Controller in Mont Belvieu, TX
    Former Employee - Pipeline Controller in Mont Belvieu, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Buckeye Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most easy going people to work with.

    Cons

    They don't promote people without a degree. Shame. OJT is worth more.

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone doesn't have a degree, doesn't mean they cant do the job. OJT is worth MORE than a mounted piece of paper on the wall.


  9. "Operator c"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Buckeye Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great employees great experience laid back

    Cons

    Bad management bad training low moral

    Advice to Management

    Replace


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Buckeye Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    CO-workers are ok and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Terrible management in accounting. Cut throat does not value employees who work hard. A lot of favoritism in accounting .)

    Advice to Management

    Values your employees quit playing favoritism and promote your employees from within. Felt like Management was bias to promote certain people they liked.