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"A stepping stone at best - a cautionary tale for most of us"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - EHS in Pasadena, TX
Current Employee - EHS in Pasadena, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Growth company with significant assets
- From the outside, company looks like a good team to join
- Money is decent. Beats unemployment

Cons

- Micromanagement on a level that I thought was only in fiction before working here.
- Culture of fear, CYA, and excuse making. The first order of business is always to deflect blame.
- Zero chance for advancement if you have skills. Skills and vision scare them
- Rampant nepotism
- Comically bad HR/IT/training/internal systems. The management does not care, and it shows. When questioned, they will ADMIT that they don't care, saying "people are lined up to work here". Not for long.
- Promotions and management roles are given (not earned), and go to people who won't make waves or question management. There is no consideration of skill/ability/education. A "yes man" lacking abilition, curiosity, or willingness to grow the position is the perfect candidate for a long management career in KM Terminals.
- CHEAP approach to *everything*, unless you are in the good ol' boys club

Advice to Management

Enjoy the record profits, because with your long-term approach to business, it won't last.

Other Employee Reviews for Kinder Morgan

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to find a job, not a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible and interesting work, good people and good job security for those who perform well. Company did not layoff a single full time employee during economic downturn and continues to maintain a growing presence in the industry. Competative pay/benefits

    Cons

    Constant change and turnover at the middle management level. Low employee morale. OVerworked staff at every level. Mixed messages at multiple levels of management. No training opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more clarity, less general guidance and feedback to employees. Offer training to employees to increase individual value and team productivity.


  2. "Satisfactory, but great potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager In Training in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Manager In Training in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunities can be quite attractive, but putting in your time so to speak can become frustrating depending on the level of neglect your facility may have suffered under previous management over the years.

    Cons

    Terminals division has been somewhat neglected over the years. EHS, operations all have a lot of catching up to do to meet current standards so it will take some time to see the fruits of your labor.

    Advice to Management

    Keep putting pressure on terminals without resourcing them properly and you could find yourself with a flight of qualified and competent people.


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