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Plains Midstream Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2019

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Jason Balasch
12 Ratings
  1. "Systems Integrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time

    Pros

    good salary room to advance

    Cons

    not enough staff for work load

    Advice to Management

    hire more people

    Plains Midstream2019-03-31
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of communication is rampant."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time

    Pros

    Most coworkers are great. Fair pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Some people are toxic. Very reactionary environment. Lack of communication in the organization. All teams have a wealth of information but it is not shared efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with other managers/teams for dynamic information sharing to make processes efficient.

    Plains Midstream2019-03-26
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Plains Midstream full-time

    Pros

    fruit Tuesdays and lunch meetings

    Cons

    Office politics and nepotism

    Advice to Management

    invest in retaining talent

    Plains Midstream2019-04-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pipeline Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Regina, SK

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good

    Cons

    I did not like the work environment.

    Plains Midstream2019-02-22
  5. "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
  6. "A much better company now"

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

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

    Pros

    The culture of fear that Plains was notorious for under the previous President is the thing of the past for the most part. The new President genuinely cares about the company employees and is making an effort to listen to them.

    Cons

    Some pockets of politics still exist. Nepotism is still an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Only hire external candidates after you've exhausted internal options.

    Plains Midstream2019-01-31
  7. "Great Place to Develop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to educate and develop self is always available, fast pace

    Cons

    Many ‘trial and error’ type of decisions coming from Calgary office wasting time

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide opportunity for progression internally

    Plains Midstream2019-01-16
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Good salary. Horrible culture."

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary that's for sure. Pretty decent benefits.

    Cons

    Plains has a toxic culture. Management is not encouraging or supportive to employees. A lot of inexperienced employees working that don't know basic Excel. HR is horrible. A lot of nepotism!

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing your employees.

    Plains Midstream2018-12-14
  9. Helpful (5)

    "manager/leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time

    Pros

    Very pro active leadership team. with so many company's unable to make positive workplace changes, Plains is assessing the culture and making changes. Change is tough and so not everyone will have a positive outlook on it but change is necessary to move ahead. Good pay, benefits and lots of opportunity for those who want to work hard.

    Cons

    A few chronic complainers in leader positions who likely have no other work experience and feel the company and the world in general, owe them a living. they are not willing to help change anything and want the world to stay the same...

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving ahead and recognize the people who are supporting the efforts to make Plains a leader in the midstream business.

    Plains Midstream2018-10-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Plains Midstream full-time

    Pros

    Good company with a lot of high professional people.

    Cons

    Too much politics between different groups of people. Job could be easy lost if you have a technical dispute with persons having a good personal relationship with top management

    Advice to Management

    Stop high level protectionism with negative impact on human relations and company performance

    Plains Midstream2018-11-08
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