ConocoPhillips - The Belle Chasse facility used to treat you like family now the culture has changed and it is every man for themself. | Glassdoor
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"The Belle Chasse facility used to treat you like family now the culture has changed and it is every man for themself."

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Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Belle Chasse, LA
Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Belle Chasse, LA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Best Reasons: Relatively modern Refinery facility
Single Train Refinery that was designed right for the Crude input it takes
Performance Reviews mean something when done correctly

Cons

The culture has changed at the Belle Chasse facility
There is no more family atmosphere
The current managment Team of the Refinery seems to be lacking certain talents that you would expect from managers at that level
Your

Advice to Management

If you truly believe in the talent management concept then make sure you put all leaders under the same scrutiny. Some of them have slipped through the cracks of the "old boy" network and should not have achieved the levels they are currently in the company. It's an utter joke when some mentions we believe in talent management and implement it everyday.

Other Employee Reviews for ConocoPhillips

  1. "Stable company I would recommend for anyone looking for a corporate way of life."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Bartlesville, OK
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Bartlesville, OK
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Promote education/assist with education
    Opportunity for advancement
    Great benefits
    Fitness Center
    Promote Wellness

    Cons

    Procedural red tape
    Job competition is fierce
    Favortism in my group
    Downsizing

    Advice to Management

    Open/honest communication with an open-door policy strenghthens trust


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Mediocre place for a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At ConocoPhillips, in most work groups the work/life balance is pretty good: if you need time off for vacation or if you are sick, supervisors are usually very understanding. The benefits (health, vision, perscription) are very good and there is a big push toward over-all wellness (physical, mental). Very nice gym facility at the main complex and a lot of outside programs to get involved in. (Rodeo Run, United Way, Employee Networks)

    Cons

    There are many layers of management at ConocoPhillips and that makes it extremely hard to get any work done or to feel any sense of ownership of a role. While it is possible to get a new role and develop professionally at ConocoPhillips, there are a lot of politics at play and there are Talent Management Teams (TMT's) that play a huge role in placing employees in new roles that are not always in the employees best interest and development, it's usually for the benefit of the company. Promotions are on a strict time-in-grade and performance rating schedule, so for a strong performer it can be a lot of years between promotions. This makes it very dificult to have a strong career at the company unless you are a favorite of the TMT's or have a strong supporter in management. The norm is to have very weak/poor supervisors or managers. They are working supervisors so they don't have the time, energy or interest in developing employees. Most of the poor treatment of employees comes from top management and employees are seen as very expendable.

    Advice to Management

    Managers and supervisors need to have better training. Remove some layers of management so it's easier to get things done. Make it easier to get promotions.

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