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PBF Energy Reviews

Updated November 6, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PBF Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    PBF is growing so the atmosphere is exciting and entrepreneurial. Non-bureaucratic environment. People are smart and engaging.

    Cons

    Somewhat lacking in leadership. Office location is non-nonsensical. Technological resources are dated.

    Advice to Management

    Consider moving the office to a location that is more conducive to attracting talent. Invest in technology for your employees.


  2. "Very disappointing experience, don't settle for this place."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast pace environment, always have work to do so your day flies by, easy location to find, always available parking.

    Cons

    This place is Childish and unorganized. They never give you any proper training, they just throw you in and u sink or swim. You literally have to teach yourself everything. And if you sink they will get rid of you, only based on the opinion of your coworkers, not because management ever took the time to see how u were adjusting. Everyone is TOO busy to stop and help and work never gets completed. Workers are immature, and lots of drama gets escalated from coworkers not maintaining a professional standard. Also management and HR fault. It's basically like a giant adult prison, just waiting 8 hours to get out of hell. You will get used and abused until they can hire someone younger and cheaper. You've been warned. Don't work here!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers input, stop playing favorites, maybe try saying good morning to your employee, HR get your acts together. Management stop treating your workers like they are on an assembly line who will only aspire to a 3% increase each year. And when someone knew asks how am I doing. The appropriate response should not be ...yea just keep doing what you're doing. Hire quality employees, not just a body to sit there and get the work done. Not going to be a successful company, stay away!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not what it once was but still has potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PBF Energy full-time

    Pros

    Pay, bonus, benefits, 401k, and pension are all top of the line. It is a young company with potential, so it is growing fast. Because its a relatively small company, there's very little red tape and implementing a project that makes sense is not very difficult. This is perfect for creative minds and it provides a great deal of job satisfaction because you really can see the fruits of your own labor. There's never a day that is boring or not busy. There are many creative, bright individuals here with excellent ideas.

    Cons

    Advancement is not based on performance, instead on how buddy buddy you are with the right management people. The majority of management knows little to nothing about actually managing people, so the refinery is very misguided and many try to lead by intimidation and have little to no trust in the bottom level staff (without reason). The young workers are abused and overworked and underpaid compared to those with a little more experience. It wouldn't be difficult to find a comparable job that pays about 80-90% of what you make here but has 50% or less of the workload. If you have any oil giant on your resume from the past, you're treated as a deity regardless of actual skill, intelligence, experience, or performance. You are often asked to do redundant work over and over again because of the lack of trust and communication. Lots of the base level work is done for the sake of being busy and does not provide any actual value. The company is understaffed across the board, and the workload just continually gets increased. Work-life balance is below average on the best days and turnarounds are just ridiculously awful.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and trust your base level workers (salary and hourly). Hire more engineers and operators. Before adding workload to your staff, consider the value behind that work and if it's truly worth the time to an already understaffed organization. Pay overtime to salary employees for turnarounds or establish fixed compensation time rules. In the beginning, this was a great company to work for, anymore, I'm not sure if it's really worth being a part of but it can be like it used to if the management turns their act around. It looks like things will be getting better in the near future but who knows.


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  5. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PBF Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growth opportunities are very strong. People are all very talented.

    Cons

    Located in Parsippany, NJ. You are in the middle of NJ, and if you like in Manhattan, it is an awful commute.

    Advice to Management

    Move office location to somewhere other than Parsippany. Ideally would be located in New York City or Greenwich/Stamford, CT.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Money is great, so is training.

    Cons

    Forced overtime and lengthy turn arounds.


  7. "Horrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Chalmette, LA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chalmette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PBF Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Didn't get killed. I didn't find any pros except for the pension. Don't waste your time. I wish I hadn't spent 8 years

    Cons

    Horrible work environment. Destructive management. Don't work here! They treat employees like animals. Be very careful. It is a union facility which makes it worse

    Advice to Management

    Try to be at least a little bit personable.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good riddance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary potential but not worth sacrifices

    Cons

    Do not treat individuals as valuable
    Clique managment


  9. "Very lean corporate structure."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Engineer in Paulsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Engineer in Paulsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PBF Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a good company in that you got to interface with many senior corporate leaders and got to perform work that you normally would have been completed out of a corporate headquarters.

    Cons

    It wasn't the type of company that I wanted to work for at the time. There did not appear to be many opportunities for advancement.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Process engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PBF Energy full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people who are willing to take time to teach and make sure principles are understood by employees, and go through the decisions making process with you.

    Cons

    Not sure of cons yet, maybe long hours, I enjoy my job so the hours really are not a huge deal at all when it comes to staying at work for awhile.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice to management, I am just trying to learn myself and hope to add value to the company and start off my career on the right track.


  11. "Focus on the future?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PBF Energy full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment in a growing company. There are some very talented people within the company from which to learn. Pay and benefits seem adequate on the surface (more on that in cons).

    Cons

    In a fast-paced environment it is very easy to lose sight of what makes things work - the employees. With very few exceptions, there is no focus on development of talent internally and that is evident by the rising number of departures of original members of the company. There is also an enabling culture at PBF that allows sub-par performers to not only keep their jobs but get rewarded - WOW! There is definitely a focus of management making sure that they pay themselves and that raises are kept minimal for most of the work force on annual basis. Worked several years with no increase in salary or acknowledgement of the effort.

    Advice to Management

    Refocus on training and rewarding the workforce rather than changing titles and increasing salaries at the top. It appears selfish and not focused on building a sustainable workforce.



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