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MarkWest Energy Partners Reviews

Updated Apr 24, 2019

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3.5
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76%
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Frank M. Semple
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "A fast-paced work environment in an exciting industry(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great pay, benefits, and options for retirement(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Marathon has destroyed the culture that made this company good to work with(in 3 reviews)

  • "However, upper management is clueless and shouldn't be(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Learning Environment"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Cadiz, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MarkWest Energy Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of experienced people throughout the company that are willing to teach you. Great pay and benefits Fast growing company

    Cons

    The company is running lean in every department

    MarkWest Energy Partners2019-03-18
  2. "Decent job if you want old school corporate culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MarkWest Energy Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good 401k matching, and the people themselves are great.

    Cons

    it's hard to move up. Also the culture changed and got even worse when Marathon Petroleum bought the company.

    Advice to Management

    promote from within

    MarkWest Energy Partners2019-04-24
  3. "Increased Turnover - good company, but not a long-term career solution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MarkWest Energy Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, best benefits around, good experience for energy if working in the right department

    Cons

    Overstaffed. Most work was done by noon with individuals sitting idle for the remainder of the day. More and more people are growing nervous about the need for their job. Because of this, many senior employees are afraid to share job responsibilities with other team members. Many groups/departments do not 'play nicely' with each other - cynicism and distrust is evident amongst team members.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right people who are passionate about energy, based on their education and experience. Too many people just stumbled onto a position here and stuck around for the benefits, without any interest in the energy industry. Further, offer a comprehensive training program with goals for new hires so job expectations are clear. Identify and correct unprofessional behavior in the office. Encourage enrichment through attending...

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    MarkWest Energy Partners2019-04-17
  4. "Marathon ruined company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MarkWest Energy Partners

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent 401k match, great location downtown

    Cons

    Difficult to move up, managers care more about the bottom line than their people. Marathon has destroyed the culture that made this company good to work with. Losing their best employees to other companies, they don't do anything to retain the good talent that they do have.

    Advice to Management

    Work on staying relevant in Denver, and treat your employees like people instead of subordinates. Put your people first and you won't have a higher turnover rate.

    MarkWest Energy Partners2019-04-05
  5. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MarkWest Energy Partners full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Was better prior to Marathon, but relatively chill

    Cons

    Slow. Hard to advance. Turnover is increasing.

    Advice to Management

    Company culture is well engrained so nothing will change.

    MarkWest Energy Partners2018-10-23
  6. "Utility A"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MarkWest Energy Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and options for retirement.

    Cons

    Company is experiencing a shake up due to the buy out by Marathon

    MarkWest Energy Partners2018-09-24
  7. "2018 review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MarkWest Energy Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    competitive pay great benefits Downtown Location Plenty of opportunities (outside of colorado)

    Cons

    Recently purchased by a larger company with no ties to CO Parking is not paid for downtown Denver Office is mostly accountants

    Advice to Management

    Integrate denver office into more of the business Reassure denver office that they will not be relocated

    MarkWest Energy Partners2018-01-25
  8. "Contract to hire"

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    Former Employee - Contract to Hire in Butler, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MarkWest Energy Partners for more than a year

    Pros

    The salary was the only pro

    Cons

    Everyone is related, management is ineffective and biased to friends.

    Advice to Management

    Start over with experienced talent

    MarkWest Energy Partners2017-12-28
  9. Helpful (3)

    "IT Management Leaves Little Hope for the Future"

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    Former Employee - Contract to Hire in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MarkWest Energy Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is a lot of knowledge here and some genuinely great people working here. There was good opportunity for me to learn about many aspects of the energy industry that I hadn't previously been exposed to. The downtown Denver office is decent and in an good location. I did get to spend a lot of time learning with many self-started projects and ideas.

    Cons

    Very much an antiquated good ol' boys culture here. Much of the middle and upper level IT management are in their positions because they have been there forever, or are friends with each other. Not because they are good managers (they aren't).In my experience there, my director was close minded, took credit for my ideas (even when they were things he had never heard of before), has an antiquated top-down management style,...

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    Advice to Management

    Management is the biggest obstacle towards modernizing and bettering the culture, processes, infrastructure, etc. Instead most of the management feels far too comfortable in their positions, and it's just easier to maintain the status quo and with their benefits coast into retirement. Why make any effort if you don't have to?

    MarkWest Energy Partners2018-01-02
  10. "Friendly environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cadiz, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MarkWest Energy Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good hours, close to home, friendly co-workers. Decent pay for the area of employment. Not a hard physical job. Get to be outdoors

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours in a week you get to work are fluctuated. A lot of that has to do with the season and amount of liquid in the lines.

    Advice to Management

    This is gas and oil. We work with potential bombs everyday. A Christmas bonus would be nice

    MarkWest Energy Partners2017-09-14
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