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Petro Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "The Absolute Worst Company to work for EVER!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Administration in Chelsea, MA
    Former Employee - Service Administration in Chelsea, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You could make good friendships. Maybe, most likely though you'll be thrown under the bus by everyone because that's the only way to survive.

    Cons

    They make it their business to essentially terrorize their employees. They know it's a hard job market so they use that to hold people hostage. They make changes and tell you if you don't like it leave. They make said changes last minute. Bully you into positions you weren't hire for and aren't qualified for or capable of. Then immediately start picking you apart. The is no learning curve. They want to micro manage you, yet the managers in charge of the micro managing are in 8 hour meetings all day everyday. On the off chance they're at their desks between meetings they don't have to deal with you because they have their own work to do.
    They physically scream at you in a room full of people. They play favorites and keep people who don't belong there and let good people go. If they don't like you because you put them in a position to do THEIR JOB they make it their personal mission to be so insufferable you either get written up so many petty times you're fired, or you're forced to quit. Also they allow managers to harass people, they think it's comical when they change your schedule the day before it takes effect and you have to scramble to find a baby sitter or change plans you could have had for months. They have no respect for anyone's life outside work unless it pertains to them. Then they come and go as they please. They hire and promote managers based on their willingness to put up with nonsense. There's no consistent managing style and you're constantly confused on the right thing to do. For all this they pay you peanuts considering the fact that they'll have you doing the work of 3 people. If you go to the bathroom they consider you wandering. So much so they'll yell at you across the room " where are you going", which puts you in a position to say in a room full of people you need to use the bathroom. They make promises they don't keep. I swear this is the most traumatic job you will ever have. They stress people out to the point everyone wants to throttle each other on a daily basis. It's so unhealthy for the human condition. Unless you're in the union things are a little better but the players are the same and they find their little ways if it behooves them. I implore anyone considering a job at Petro/ Atlas glen mor/ Star gas partners to run far far away.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe if you invested more of your time trying to figure out how to boost morale instead of plotting the terrorization of your next victim you'd find better quality employees and keep the good ones you scare off.

    Frankly I think Star Gas (parent company) should obliterate all of Chelsea's management and hire based on skills and the person's management style. Streamline things because right now you have a mess on your hands. Not one person knows their basic job because they get 800 things thrown at them at once with extremely unrealistic expectations of completion time. Most of the time these things don't jive with the person's basic job.

    Act like human beings, because right now it's like being at the zoo.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Management destroying co"

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    Current Employee - Serv Tech in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Serv Tech in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Petro full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits - there really is no other reason to work here. The pay is good- Union shop- but other nonunion shops pay as much

    Cons

    Workers are treated like scum, lied to, and then expected to work extreme OT Hours to cover up for management screw ups

    Advice to Management

    To CEO- fire the entire management team and start from scratch

  3. "Worse company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Shorter, AL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Shorter, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not a lot to do

    Cons

    Bad management, work holidays and horny truck drivers

    Advice to Management

    Did to be more professional


  4. "Never again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good set hours! The truckers were nice and they left tips

    Cons

    The management was wack. Instead of observing what the workers did themselves. They went off of what other employees said about other employees. It caused a lot of people to lose their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Unfair"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Tech
    Former Employee - Service Tech
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get to work out of office.

    Cons

    Management , communication , lack of training , unfair

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on employees and listen when the have something to say.
    Management needs restructureing


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