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Buckeye Partners Reviews

Updated October 29, 2017
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Buckeye Partners President & CEO Clark C. Smith
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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Buckeye Partners full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in the work place.

    Cons

    There are none at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting your people and treating them like family. It is appreciated!


  2. "It's about who you know, not what you know"

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    Current Employee - Decline to Answer in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Decline to Answer in Breinigsville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Buckeye Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good base pay, ok benefits that have dwindled, occasional travel opportunities, really good employees who try to create better morale for themselves where managers won't or can't

    Cons

    Departments have wildly differing management styles, zero chance to move up unless someone up above likes you. Hard work is seldom if ever rewarded. It pays to do the minimum possible to stay out of trouble rather than be your best. Long hours with no extra pay. Lots of 24:7 on call.

    Advice to Management

    No one will listen or care...so why bother

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Buckeye Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good intended efforts, mediocre execution.

    Cons

    Opportunities for challenging and enriching experiences are very limited. There is no structured effort and approach to employee development. Some in leadership positions view length in position as a critical factor for upward movement or even involvement in challenging projects. The organization does not truly value pay for performance. Leadership claims that there is a pay-for-performance culture but the reality is that there is little compensatory differentiation between varying levels of performance. Mediocre performance and results are not only tolerated here but even celebrated on occasion. Significant lack of innovative ideas and very reluctant to change. Leadership seems to be of the belief that there is no need to change since there is currently marked success versus truly valuing continuous improvement, scalability and positioning the organization well for future growth. I have only remained here because the market softened due to the industry circumstances. This is the least rewarding and gratifying work experience I have ever had.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Network Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Buckeye Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible office environment where you can work from home, no punching clock and concentration is on your ability to finish your tasks in time, not how you finish them.

    Cons

    No path to career growth. Few manager posts and to advance you have to be one.

    Advice to Management

    Create a way in which you can rise without necessarily having to be a manager. Things like subject matter expert should be considered.


  5. "Process Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Buckeye Partners full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment and experience for being a process operator.

    Cons

    Needs better structure and a set in stone level of pay progression.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management - Shady Business Practices"

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    Former Employee - Lead Terminal Operator
    Former Employee - Lead Terminal Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay but the money if not worth the long hours and rude management you must deal with everyday.

    Cons

    Long hours with little to no recognition. On call 24 hours a day and 7 days. Expect to be called out on holidays and nights. It was nothing to work 21-22 days in a row. They say you are not to work more than 12 hours a day. When you work a 16hr day, they'll tell you to put the 4 hours on the following day, so it doesn't look like you worked more than 12. I accepted a new position and was not given the appropriate pay until a year later. Two months after I started working for Buckeye, I fell in a hole at work and was told not to go to the doctor because it would count against our safety record. Stay away from this company.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better mentoring program. Employee moral is extremely low, so do something about it.


  7. "Great place"

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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

    Competitive pay, great benefits, good management and HR team

    Cons

    Rotating shift not ideal for some

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Politics over merit all the way"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is excellent compared to other jobs. You also have some freedom in how you manage your work if you work for the central engineering group.

    Cons

    The only way to get promoted is to be buddy buddy with senior management. This far exceeds merit and qualifications. In fact there are sooo many directors and senior managers who got where they are simply by being friends with executives over merit that I wonder who does any of the work there. Turnover is very high and there is no work life balance. Depending on the department you work for the hours are beyond long and you will be expected to work weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on merit and not on who is most friendly with senior management. Also, listen to dissenting opinions instead of surrounding yourself with a bunch of yes men.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Enter at own Risk."

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    Former Employee - Terminal Operator
    Former Employee - Terminal Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Buckeye Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great pay in the Long Run. Varying schedule provides some variety.

    Cons

    -Double standards on who follows the policies and procedures
    -Honesty is not the best policy here. Follow the crowd with your head down and you`ll be fine.
    -Hold your hand mentality. Everything has to be drawn out, micromanaged, and explained down to the smallest task. There is NO trust in workers to do anything. With that said, if something goes wrong the worker is at fault. No questions asked.
    -Company culture is one way. Adapt or Die. They want people to change things and make it better but, will not provide the tools to do so.
    -Change (good or bad) only comes when management wants it to. Not when personnel are​ motivated and capable.
    -Military Veterans do not matter to them. You are just another number.
    -Penny Pinching like no other. Money is invested where it looks good, not always where its necessarily needed.

    Advice to Management

    Try teaching and training your workers. Have some trust. Build a real Team. Let them be accountable and evaluated. Allow them to work without standing over there shoulders. You are losing talented and worth while employees at a rapid rate. Look outside the box and make good changes.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It has gone downhill so quickly and still getting worse."

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

    I worked at Buckeye Partners (More than a year)

    Pros

    Money, experience, not many up tight, lazy folks, and work with senior executives if you're good. The accounting and finance department is a joke

    Cons

    Sweatshop like culture, management is clueless, high turnover rate. Most can only take it there about 18 months, it's a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    The company continues to lose its most talented, knowledgeable and skilled employees...you should take time and ask yourselves why.


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