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El Paso President, CEO, and Director Douglas L. Foshee
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Pros
  • Good benefits, value-driven company with strong leaders (in 6 reviews)

  • Awesome building and location in downtown Houston (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Kinder Morgan is purchasing the company and there's a lot of uncertainty about the direction KMI will take (in 3 reviews)

  • Not sure if it was the best time to split the E&P and pipeline companies (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Company no longer exists"

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    Former Employee - Financial Systems Applications Analyst - Principal in Leander, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Systems Applications Analyst - Principal in Leander, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at El Paso (More than a year)

    Pros

    co workers were great to work with

    Cons

    management wasn't very good and didn't listen

    Advice to Management

    listen when employees tell you management is not doing a good job instead of telling employees its their fault


  2. "Good Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at El Paso full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities & generally the company was trying to improve the business & the culture.

    Cons

    Salaries were average at best and the culture was fragmented across the business units.


  3. "Worked as a contractor"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX

    I worked at El Paso as a contractor

    Pros

    Good working culture and good location

    Cons

    No cons to think of.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Upper Management Not Visible beyond the prepared video and photo ops. Mantras spoke do not completely flow down ranks"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location...Houston, and majors cities in the US, as well as district and area offices along the various pipeline locations. Good industry reputation with other companies. Professes to be good stewards of properties and good neighbors within the various communities. Excellent knowledge base in senior employees. Excellent industry to be at this time...natural gas for energy when the world is concerned about clean air and global climate change.

    Cons

    Senior and upper management not visible enough to the rank and file. Exposure is prepared video clips and press releases. General fear by management of controversy from addressing groups. Layoffs and cutbacks in the name of efficiency every five six years. Unable to attract and groom the best prospects for performance and career training. Lack of encouragement to have employees show initiative.
    High debt impacting cash flow and stock prices for a very viable and stable industry.

    Advice to Management

    Institute better fiscal policies and controls. Relax minor impact policies and promote the initiative of employees at all levels. Do not cottle, but firmly and fairly evaluate all employees on a quarterly basis, and not on a annual basis. Those employees that do not and can not show initiative must be told of their limitations and that continued employment will depend on their visibility and initiative.


  5. "so so"

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

    I worked at El Paso full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow into different roles and positions

    Cons

    Does not use technology and new business approaches in order to maximize time/effort and be a leader in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Not a company conducive to young, talented, and innovative worker. Steeped in tradition irrespective of if it still makes sense.


  6. "Limited promotion opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Secure place to work, average pay

    Cons

    First line managers are not properly trained

    Advice to Management

    Please train managers how to manage people


  7. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, and good leadership

    Cons

    Company was sold to a competitor

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    small company, open environment, flexibility

    Cons

    no chances to move up


  9. "I was an average job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Elpaso was a Good solid energy company. There are a lot of structure like a big company should. The are some opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Just like any big company, one can easily get lost in the politics. It is still a company trying to get out of the enron days


  10. "another energy corp job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working for El Paso Energy was fun. I don't know much about the traders and brokers but working in I.T. was ok.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is rather difficult since people stay jobs and don't move much. Training could be improved and more frequent.

    Advice to Management

    Improving upward mobility and training would be fantastic. Also, dropping the stock options for actual pay exchange and more vacation time.


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