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Colonial Pipeline Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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  1. "It's a great company to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colonial Pipeline (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People and good culture.

    Cons

    career options are limited but if you are not the person worry about corporate ladders, you will be fine !

    Advice to Management

    Management should continue the current culture and not try to change it for better or worse ! If it's not broken, don't try to fix it.


  2. "Buyer-Alpharetta"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colonial Pipeline (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice facility, friendly employees, Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Alpharetta Purchasing Manager exhibits very poor communication skills, is out-of-touch and hard to deal with. Not enough diversity in the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Need more diverse hires that represent the local area


  3. "Finance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work with a very laid back environment.

    Cons

    The diversity in promotion is very competitive. I think that if the culture changed it would be easier.


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  5. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Controller in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Controller in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colonial Pipeline full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and great supervision. benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    It is shift work. So you will work 12 hours per day on a rotating schedule. It could be 4 days on and 3 days on or 5 days on with 5 days off (etc) alternating between day shift and night shift.


  6. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, great company! Lots of perks, and they are not afraid to spend money. Safety is really their number 1 goal and then profits. Great training program

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth, people don't want to leave there

    Advice to Management

    hire me back!


  7. Helpful (7)

    "It's all about the bottom line!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pipeline Controller in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Pipeline Controller in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colonial Pipeline full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    When the old CEO was there he cared about the employees. The pay is good and benefits are good but not for the industry.

    Cons

    The new CEO came in and immediately cut the retirees health insurance. He started adding management positions like crazy even though they need employees in the control center and in the field. The managers only care about themselves and will throw any and everybody under the bus. The managers lie and do underhanded things to the employees to keep them in their position including block job opportunities in and outside of the company. The moral at this place is toxic especially in the control center!

    Advice to Management

    For God sakes find some Integrity in yourselves!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Small company feel, large company impact"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -You can make a difference.
    -You will quickly be granted more responsibility and autonomy than you are comfortable accepting.
    -There is a lot of experience on the ground and everyone is willing to share.
    -Project scopes and budgets are those of a much larger company

    Cons

    -Small employee base means few opportunities for advancement within a career track.
    -Staffing tends to be too thin. We need more numbers if management wants to shield the company from chaos when a team member leaves.
    -The job can become all consuming if you let it, and most managers will not help you throttle back.

    Advice to Management

    -Keep working on staffing. We can't get where you want to go without more people.
    -Work on retention. Too much knowledge and experience is leaving for greener pastures.


  9. "Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Colonial Pipeline is a stable company with great people. Work / Life balance is encouraged. Benefits are good as well.

    Cons

    While the main office building and decor are nice, some of the office space could use a refresh.


  10. "Associate Pipeline Controller"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Controller in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Controller in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great 401k, paid holidays, great training program, great people, rewarding work, inward mobility, education assistance, family atmosphere, interesting work, dynamic work environment.

    Cons

    Too much overtime, company seems to be behind the power curve and losing it's position in the industry as a leader. Small raises and disgruntled staff. Layers of management that are out of touch with the true heartbeat of the workforce. Antiquated systems and unclear direction. Emphasis is on profits and not safety. "Pumping for profits". Pay is not commensurate with the industry standard. Family atmosphere that brought myself and others to join the company is being eroded away by people meant to maximize your bank accounts. Cold way of dealing with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your controllers more. Make them feel appreciated. Update your technologies and bring the company and the control center into the 21st century. Spend some time with the staff in their element, on a weekend or holiday or overnight and listen to their concerns. Stop treating the Controller position as a menial, un-skilled task and take action to foster a career.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great Industry leading company with a dark cloud everyone is whispering about."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pipeline Controller in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Pipeline Controller in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colonial Pipeline full-time

    Pros

    Recognized as an industry leading company with great job security, fast pace, ever expanding and solidifying its roots for the South and Eastern seaboard as a great company.

    Cons

    In the Control Center their has been too many changes to keep up with. A reorganization of job titles/ pay /career progression matrix, CCOMs forced to rotate between all shifts, hundreds of operations added to the plate of an over piled workload, work arounds that are too many to count due to out dated proceedures and maintenance crews inability to maintain equipment, management imposed policies that hold Controllers to an unfair standard compaired to other sections of the Transportation Services and Operations departments, AND an over whelming Corporate and Management disconnect has created one of the worst atmospheres to work in that I have ever been associated with. With the work schedule next on the chopping blocks and the loss of 10 plus Controllers to frustrated retirments, lateral/promotional moves or to other better paying companies, the ever growing theme in the Control Center is to get out as soon as possible. Many controllers are applying for any and every job posted within the company only to be road blocked due to man power issues. A new Engagement survey was sucessfully completed in 2014 and the only results/findings that Corporate has released has been the over whelming percentage of emplyees that know the importance of their job in the the future growth and profitability for colonial. Any improvements are not to burden the companies wallet while squeezing every last drop of Loyalty out of the ones that are weathering the storm of evolution. I truly hope the Controllers finally get the recognition that is long over due, because an Industry leading company that pays the most stressful and highest deamanding job that carries this company on its shoulders and yet we are still being unappreciated with below national mid point pay. Sooner or later something is going to give and I hope Colonial does the right thing or this Company will continue being labeled as the "BLANK PPL TRAINING FACILTY".

    Advice to Management

    Post the results of the survey...The past surveys can be viewed but not this one. Swallow some pride and give credit where credit is due. Find the root of the problems instead of treating the symptoms. Allow your actions to show what you really care about...All actions thus far are said to be with a safe and conservative mind set when your actions have shown nothing but profitabily driven demands.



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