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Plains Midstream Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2019

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86%
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Jason Balasch
12 Ratings
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  • "Not much of a work/life balance(in 5 reviews)

  • "The harsh reality is that some individuals may no longer be a good fit in the dynamic and collaborative work environment - this is unfortunate(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Operations Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Alberta, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Plains Midstream full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits. Strong leadership

    Cons

    Some employees are finding it difficult to accept change towards operations excellence

    Plains Midstream2019-01-12
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Management and Environment"

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

    I worked at Plains Midstream

    Pros

    Good wage and benefits that is all.

    Cons

    Better have thick skin and patience for this company. Management make team feel un appreciated and don't let you make decisions. Can you say micro management. The old boys club is running this company from spectra good luck .

    Advice to Management

    Need to remove some of the managers from this company (bullys). People perform better when the environment treats them like human beings.

    Plains Midstream2019-04-12
  3. "Stay away from Schaefferstown, PA"

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    Former Employee - Facility Supervisor in Schaefferstown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Plains Midstream

    Pros

    Corporate in Calgary are bringing infrastructure up to 2015 standards. Corporate had many professional people to assist operations in the field

    Cons

    Poor leadership at the Schaefferstown, PA District Office. Lazy management that is more interested in hiring friends than hiring qualified people. District Office provided no support to Terminal Operations in the field. More interested in relocating friends from California than hiring, leading, and developing qualified people locally. More important to hire friends with the same religious beliefs.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the leadership at your District Office. I know its difficult to replace someone who manages 10/12 facilities. Management is selfish, petty, and vindictive.

    Plains Midstream2015-03-03
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees, engaged workforce, growing company

    Cons

    As measured against peer group I can’t identify any

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Plains Midstream2019-07-10
  5. "Trucking/buck creek"

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

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers is all I can say ( truckers )

    Cons

    Long hours, left alone with no dispatch, no waiting time, rules change to suit the company not the workers.

    Advice to Management

    When you plan to restructure, want new ideas, fresh ideas.... start with yourself. When the workers tell you that a management needs to be change in a specific area.... maybe look into it! And you fired the wrong guys!

    Plains Midstream2019-07-10
  6. "Company is Changing for the Better"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sr. Executive have recently been more transparent with long-term company strategy. Last town hall meeting was informative and inspiring.

    Cons

    Things happen fast within the company and are sometimes not thought out fully. However, this quick pace is one of the core values of the company as they pride themselves on being entrepenurial. Some leaders within the company are not leaders and need improvement in their leader skillset.

    Advice to Management

    Keep sharing information with employees, show the employees they are important assets.

    Plains Midstream2019-06-21
  7. "Too Many Management issues"

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    Former Employee - Process Operator in Fort Saskatchewan, AB

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

    Pros

    Good Guys to work with

    Cons

    Management Have no clue what they are doing, how to talk to people!

    Plains Midstream2019-06-05
  8. "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
  9. "Turning the corner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time

    Pros

    * opportunities for growth * strong asset base in US and CAN * strong safety culture * best medical and dental benefits in the sector * passionate employees

    Cons

    * growing pains * continue to grow leaders in being leaders

    Advice to Management

    * provide similar shift schedule in head office as they use in the field - work 5 days/then work 4 days/then work 5 days/etc etc

    Plains Midstream2019-05-08
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Discrimination for Motivation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and field level camaraderie.

    Cons

    Top heavy, word hard and you will be punished, don’t expect to have your ideas taken seriously, blind leading the blind on new systems.

    Advice to Management

    Use Q-Tips, be open to new ideas, leadership and message delivery training required, try to retain talent. Ross sucks.

    Plains Midstream2019-04-13
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