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PBF Energy Reviews

Updated October 4, 2017
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  1. "A good company to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Need improvement in career development and opportunities for advancement


  2. "Good Pay/Bad Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PBF Energy full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot
    Good Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Poor management/company culture
    "sink or swim" training style

  3. "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PBF Energy full-time

    Pros

    Autonomous work culture. There is some room to grow upward through advancement if you are extremely patient, or outward by broadening the scope of your role. The company provides a good work-life balance as well. Good benefits. Overall a good experience.

    Cons

    The only con is that there still room to improve the paid time off benefit. They appear to be working on it.


  4. "6 years FCC unit ,alky, BELCO, Fcc and USGP,Tank farm AND OIL MOMEMENTS operator, fire brigade and FAP training"

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    Former Employee - Refinery Operator in Paulsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Refinery Operator in Paulsboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PBF Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working together, safety and walking out lines to keep my skills up

    Cons

    Management treats us like a number, they do what they want and play favors

    Advice to Management

    Learn to talk to your people more and work as a team


  5. "Treasury analyst"

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    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit compensation is better then most companies today.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and organization between departments.


  6. "Average to Below Average - not too thrilling"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PBF Energy full-time

    Pros

    There are some good managers

    Cons

    Managers are technically savvy, but not very personable

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees feel heard


  7. "PBF Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PBF Energy full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for growth/experience.

    Cons

    Understaffed, resulting in heavy workload

  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chalmette, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chalmette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are pretty good. Raise every year.

    Cons

    12 hour rotating shift is kind if hard

    Advice to Management

    More pay????


  9. Helpful (3)

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

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    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!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not what it once was but still has potential"

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    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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