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

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  1. "I have been here for a number of years and the paid and my position pretty much stayed the same"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great co-workers, it was a great experience

    Cons

    Not the best salary, No career growth


  2. "If you have another job opportunity take it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LNG Operator in Pascagoula, MS
    Current Employee - LNG Operator in Pascagoula, MS
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Three weeks of vacation time and a week of sick time every year. Also the bimonthly paychecks are always on time.

    Cons

    Safety culture is extremely poor. Money is wasted on too many trips and lunches. Dishonesty from management at the local level.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employees closer to the pipes. Cut cost on all the extras and pay the employees at least the average for positions in similar companies.


  3. "Learning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management interaction with employees, constant access to senior management, continious responsibilities that match growth, great work life balance and hours.

    Cons

    There is no clear path to view advancement opportunities within the company. Programs to expose employees to other areas are not well developed.

    Advice to Management

    Advise to senior management would be non existent since the company has been bought out by Kinder Morgan, to be completed 2012.


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  5. "It's frustration after frustration"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laredo, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laredo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, great co-workers

    Cons

    No career growth, poor communication skills from upper management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been at EP for several years and it's a great place to work. Good work-life balance, pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Kinder Morgan is purchasing the company and there's a lot of uncertainty about the direction KMI will take. KMI is known for its core value of "Cheap" and EP's core value is "Excellence".

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep up the communication on the direction KMI is going to take. EP is a great company and I hope EP management can keep KMI from killing that culture of "Excellence"


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dim future?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Programs (STEP) events that support community initatives
    Neutral compensation package (benefits are okay)
    You will learn some things from some seasoned experts
    Work/life balance (flexible work schedule)
    An independent buyer is considering buying the E&P company (hopefully they will be sharp and can recognize real talent)

    Cons

    Some members of senior management outright lie about initiatives or career advancement
    Most people belong to a clique and are very gossipy, mainly those who are not hard workers
    Processes are terribly flawed, Process Optimization is a joke
    Rewards are given with very little evidence of hard work
    Most experienced people are in cubicles while less experienced/lazy people are in offices
    Talented people are shoved aside while non-value add people push on through to promotions
    Too many levels of management in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize real talent when you see it. Don't continue to reward ass kissers and lazy folks.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Stepping Stone and then Move On!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life Balance (Flex 40 hrs. work schedule 1/2 days off every Friday)
    Community Leader (encourages community work to help others in need)
    Laid back environment in some cases
    Benefits package is okay
    Good place to get your "feet wet" in learning Pipeline and/or E&P.

    Cons

    Diversity is not a big topic (minorities and women seem to be a non-issue)
    Promotions are scarce unless you belong to a clique' of managers
    Certain managers spend after hours with young recruits in bars and sporting events
    Certain managers are disrepectful to individuals if you don't play the game.
    Most managers are inexperienced rejects from other oil and gas companies, some will even pretend to fake their actual skills and qualifications to yield some authority.
    Dumping ground on people who are hardworkers; playground for lazy people.

    Advice to Management

    Change some of the managers out and stop with the created "layers" of management. There are 3-4 managers for one team (SCM in particular).


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I learned enough to go to any energy company and get a job instantly."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to learn about the gas industry then get a job at a pipeline that trains you for months you will know more than schedulers who have worked for years.,

    Cons

    I think when its time for layoffs there is never a good way to do it but they could still learn alot about how not to stress everyone during the process.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, and remember just because someone is capable of doing more than most people remember they shouldnt have 3 xs as much work as everyone else or you will lose them.


  10. "Great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Management Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Management Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved working at El Paso. I got to see all phases of project management and was given the freedom to start projects due for the next year. Everyone is very approachable and doesn't mind answering questions. I learned more in those few months than I ever thought I would. They love to teach. It was a great experience. I left because I had another summer before graduation and wanted to try out another company.

    Cons

    - In project management you travel a lot so you must be okay with that.
    - When hired on from college you go through a rotation system for 18 months to learn 3 different phases of pipeline (different if you are a PE, I'm an ME) even if you already did internships. Seems like a waste if you know you like one segment.
    - Coffee is terrible! Thank god you can go into the tunnels and get some good stuff. Haha


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, professional environment, employee experience varies by department, average compensation."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, stable company, good benefits, responsible company, strong down to earth leadership, employees are appreciated, meaningful work, and great culture. Our values are: the place to work, the neighbor to have, the company to own. Although not perfect, we do very well.

    Cons

    In return for the stability the compensation is not quite as competitive as other energy companies. Many employees where transferred from Colorado Springs to Houston, which most people viewed as a drop in quality of life.


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