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Plains Midstream Analyst Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Working to improve"

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    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Plains Midstream full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits, and chances for career progression

    Cons

    Culture, Work Environment. Decisions are top down and leaders don’t rely/trust their teams for input

    Advice to Management

    Work to improve work environment and overall company culture.

    Plains Midstream2019-06-08
  2. "Getting Better!"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small enough company that your hard work and positive attitude gets noticed and rewarded. Large enough company to have vacation coverage and excellent benefits. Gym and office location are perks. If your role allows working from home is now a possibility. This company is reliable and practical - they have not laid anyone off during recessions.

    Cons

    Few long-term employees have good attitudes, and managing them is inconsistent between groups and teams. Too many emotional connections from "back in the day" to poor employees who should be managed to either shape up ... or ship them out. To a progressive and engaged member of the workforce many things seem outdated. This is exhausting for those trying to maintain good attitudes. That said, is all getting MUCH better...

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    Advice to Management

    It isn't fair to only update the offices of commercial traders, this should be done for everyone. The new design is bright and would make a huge attitude difference in other departments. The standard carpet and painted solid black doors are depressing. Easy fixes like this can help people feel like they aren't stuck in the rut of the past President and instead are part of something positive and forward acting. Also,...

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    Plains Midstream2019-02-06
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Money is good. Most people have good intentions.

    Cons

    A sweat shop for most and a paradise for others. Many feel unsupported and not in a position to succeed. There has been an emphasis on “best practices” but the company lacks the discipline to enforce them. This results in processes that are either so loosely defined as to make them useless or so strict and inefficient that they impede positive outcomes. Worse yet, there is a vacuum of leadership with managers demanding...

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    Plains Midstream2018-09-19
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Plains Midstream full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Able to learn a lot, not very structured.

    Cons

    Terrible culture, nepotism is rampant, hockey players preferred regardless of skill, females not valued (not one got promoted in my time there), under qualified executives lashing out on a daily basis, long hours and weekends work expected at no additional compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Retire.

    Plains Midstream2018-06-03
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    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Plains Midstream full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits as per the oil/gas industry

    Cons

    No industry standards and process. If you are good in buttering to your lead/managers then you are safe. Which is very strange as skills does not matter.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from industry and listen to employees. Be good leaders not managers.

    Plains Midstream2018-06-04
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Better off unemployed than working here"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good, and has a nice gym in the building. The cleaning staff and maintenance staff in the building are the nicest people!

    Cons

    Where to begin? The nepotism within the Company is outrageous! The only thing the exec. Team cares about is adding more to their team, not ensuring their hard working employees are happy. They had the nerve to basically say all employees should be grateful to work for this company, due to the companies “flexibility initiative”. Even with this, plains is still light years behind the modern work force. No opportunities...

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    Advice to Management

    Instead of beefing up the pockets of higher management, keep your worker bees happy and taken care of! Stop hiring relatives of management, whom are incompetent. Be grateful for your employees, not the other way around!

    Plains Midstream2017-12-13
  7. Helpful (1)

    "QA analyst"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Plains Midstream full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good leadership team at some point. Good benefit structure. HR very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    The culture of this company was very friendly and open until new managers joined IS from outside. Started changing process and governance and at some point not necessary decisions to make their bosses happy. Its reputation and image in the market getting change and counted under same bucket where other companies taking restructure option unnecessary.

    Advice to Management

    Apply best practices and standards that can help business happy. Knowledge only not important but practical delivery is key to success. Win heart from your own team. No need to go outsource when your team is very small where outsourcing will not add any value to you.

    Plains Midstream2017-01-26
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Plains Midstream full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits only. Other than that, there isn't any other positives about the company. Lots of cons than pros.

    Cons

    Stressful environment. The problem is the culture of the company since nepotism is prevalent there. Even one of the executive's daughter knows saw that. Field employees are overlooked even though management doesn't think so. Employees that are in positions of specialists and above receives better treatment, so try to apply for those positions if you qualify. The office politics and hierarchy are important to that company,...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop the nepotism that is prevalent in the company. Management needs to value employees that do want the company to succeed and values the team they work for. Stop promoting employees that don't have management skills as it tends to cause a lot of stress for other employees.

    Plains Midstream2016-12-07
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