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  1. "Fuel tech lead"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fuel Tech Lead in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Fuel Tech Lead in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, good management, good co workers

    Cons

    Not consistent hours, goes up and down with the price of oil

    Advice to Management

    Not consistent hours


  2. "BS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frac Driver in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Frac Driver in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chemoil full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Really really great. Some of the people you work with are good. Family benefits are even cheap. Only good thing at the company.

    Cons

    To many to list all. Biggest no overtime for drivers even tho your not driving. 100 hrs a week all paid straight time. No vacation time no holiday pay nothing at all.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. Give back to the employees. They are to ones that make or break your business. Show the company is willing to offer more as it grows.


  3. "Chemoil Corporation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Progressive company now part of Glencore. Good opportunities for advancement if you contribute

    Cons

    Changes in company over last couple of years has been challenging but exciting

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reward contributing employees


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  5. "Loved the Job! Leads and Management are a joke at best! Horrible way to run a business."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fuel Technician in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Fuel Technician in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for fuel techs(if you get the hours) . This was a job i really wanted to make into a career, but i guess hard work, strong moral values, and a desire to have the job done correctly is not a common practice at this location. (West TX).

    Cons

    Pay, Time out(never home), no clear days off, management has their pets. Saw someone fired over a disagreement on the phone, but was present when one employee Assalted another on a job site and absolutely nothing was done about it. They are only picking their favorites to lead crews, eventhough, they have no clue what it means to lead. Also, if you do decide to take time off there is no guarantee that you will have a spot on the same crew or your job at all when you return.

    Advice to Management

    Actually investigate issues with employees, take the time to actually build good, strong, and long lasting crews. Reward the crews that show professionalism and the desire to build the Chemoil name. And most of all, do not punish the employees that stand up for the right practices.


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    "Trader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Having the parent name Glencore behind the company. It opens doors. Good mix of people who work hard.

    Cons

    Lack of clarity and communication by senior management on what the strategy is. Is there a strategy for the medium term or long term or is it just make money now?
    They don't deliver on the bonus payments.

    Advice to Management

    Get ready for changes now Glencore have bought 100% of Chemoil. You can't act they way you do now and will have to be more corporate with the associate controls and rules.
    Respect your staff more and stop looking only short term.


  7. "Energized place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work here really make the company. Everyone is motivated to move the company forward. Overall a nice environment

    Cons

    There is a definite lack of systems in place but the company is working to fix this. Does not have the things you would expect from a large company - no formal training programs, lack of compensation program, sufficient onboarding.


  8. "Small fueling services company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of work to be had if you are a driver. You can easily clock over 100 hours a week if you stay available

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Managers typically have no clue what is going on and will pester you for information or reports. Bare minimum safety standards. Long hours will also make it harder to work safely.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire people with experience rather than just people who they know. I've seen many people come and go. Lots of safety issues and incidents in my time there as well.


  9. "Frac fueler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Got good insurance that's a bout all

    Cons

    You only get 20 hour driver no payed over time better company's out there

    Advice to Management

    It sucks you don't get pay for all the hours you work then you get fired over saying some thing a bout it it's the worse company I ever work for the management sucks


  10. "Straight pay for CDL drivers. No communication of issues. No benefits."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There really aren't any pros to this company. I would say the catering onsite can be good.

    Cons

    There's way too many to list. First of all, they do not pay time and a half for CDL drivers. They make you sign what is essentially an overtime waiver sheet which is illegal. Yes, there is such thing as a miss-classified worker. We do essentially the same job as non-CDL helpers, who get overtime.

    They do not have a set schedule.

    They do not have any benefits other than 401K. There is no vacation or paid leave of any kind.

    They do not tell you how long you will be working in the field and when there is no work they do not tell you when you can expect work, sometimes 2 or 3 weeks without work.

    They do not give more than 1 coverall, 1 pair of gloves, 1 hard hat for sometimes months at a time.

    If you ask them to bring you extra essential safety stuff they take forever to bring it usually 1 or 2 weeks or not at all.

    Their coordinators are incompetent they don't know anything.

    There is no training, you learn as you go.

    Sometimes pay can be an issue as you will be short hours every once in a while. Management likes to blame it on the small business we are still growing routine, but they have been at this for years already, they should have the act together already.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers overtime. Give us per diem and vacation because you cannot be eating out every day on the company card and losing customers at the same time.


  11. "Worst job I ever had."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trader
    Former Employee - Trader
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain knowledge through hands on experience of how physical commodities are traded.

    Cons

    1. Politics play a role in every company but this goes to a whole new level at Chemoil. Everybody is very cutthroat and constant personal attacks in an effort to get ahead is the norm here.
    2. Management has no clue whatsoever what is going on and the traders understand the business much better than they do.
    3. Earlier this year Chemoil was bought out 100% by Glencore. This transition has been a COMPLETE disaster to put it lightly. Glencore laid off 70% of Chemoil's staff right off the bat. Employees (some who have been with Chemoil for 10+ years) were given between 0 and 2 weeks notice and given only 2 weeks severance pay for every year worked.
    4. In September of 2014 all the traders in the renewables group resigned due to Glencore's unfair compensation. Traders were literally stiffed out of MILLIONS of dollars in bonuses for 2013. Glencore simply refused to pay out the bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like dirt and employees will be more loyal. Oh, and pay the traders what they are owed!


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