NuStar Energy - Engineer | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for NuStar Energy
There are newer employer reviews for NuStar Energy

See Most Recent

"Engineer"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Engineer
Former Employee - Engineer
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at NuStar Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great Company to work for.Feels like it's family orientated and you are truly treated like a person and not a number. The company cares about the community and pushes their employees to volunteer.

Cons

Salary is not as competitive as the bigger pipeline/ energy companies.

Other Employee Reviews for NuStar Energy

  1. "Great company to work for. Great to employees and community."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NuStar Energy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company is always trying to improve things for employees and the community. The culture is great. People are very nice. A happy environment.

    Cons

    Changes are slow. Accounting department works as an outside service, so the communication from that deparment to the others are very bad. HR is slow to process new positions and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication and accountability in all areas. Improve efficiency in the HR departament. Take more risk to improve growth faster.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Careful about this one, I would not say they are one of the top 15 employers in the USA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They tend to hire good people, most of the worker bees are very good.

    The 401K and pension is decent, fairly common if you work for an large company, 6% match dollar for dollar.

    If you are willing to move you will get advancement

    The health benefits are good if you dont get sick a lot , they pay for a high deductable PPO plan no cost to you, but they have other plans which you can contribute to.

    Education Benefits are ok.

    They are a profitable company

    Cons

    United Way-They care about your contributions to the United Way more than they do your actual work, at a minimum you will give 1% and if you want promotion opportunities you better give 2% If you don't give you will be talked to by your boss and his boss.

    PAC-You are expected to give .5% to the NuStar PAC

    Salary and raises are below average for the energy industry-If you like your merit raise to never be above 2-2.5%, this is your company.

    Bonuses-They brag about an all employee bonus but if you are not management it is peanuts. The stock options are so low it is almost not even worth mentioning.

    Managment-Way too many manager titles, way too many Valero downsized mangers jumping ship and coming to NuStar.

    Office Space type culture-You get to wear a tie 4 days a week at the SA HQ.

    Good Ole Boy System-If your in the club its a Pro, but if your not which most aren't its a con.

    Advice to Management

    Lower your United Way and PAC thresholds

    Revise your bonus scheme to your workers

    Reward hard working people with a real raise that is not tied to your UW giving rate.

    Once the economy rebounds some, you will see many people leave for greener pastures if no action is taken.


There are newer employer reviews for NuStar Energy
There are newer employer reviews for NuStar Energy

See Most Recent

Work at NuStar Energy? Share Your Experiences

NuStar Energy
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or