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TPC Group Reviews

Updated December 26, 2016
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  1. "Process Chemist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Chemist in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Process Chemist in Deer Park, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TPC Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the facility.

    Cons

    Daily fire fighting due to aging infrastructure can make it quite difficult to focus on long term projects


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate, Engineering and Technical Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering and Technical Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering and Technical Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TPC Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working peers and department managers...

    Cons

    Couldn't trust the new incoming management after TPC was bought out... They cleaned house by firing 99% of department managers, and the other managers from Plant Managers down quit before getting fired... Over the next few months who didn't get fired or quit got stabbed in the back and was fired as well... Not a place to work if you are looking for a career...

    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust in your people and not the almighty dollar...!


  3. "Good Compensation but changes needed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salaries for those in management positions

    Cons

    Safety is not the biggest concern, plant management does not know there plant or operators.

    Advice to Management

    New plant management is needed not the same plant management with different job titles.


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    "Room for improvement"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TPC Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    9/80 if you use them. Well payed for the position to reduce the hiring carousel. Ability to work on many things if you are enthusiastic and motivated. Smaller company with minimal overhead. Opportunity for recognition. Employee benefits are above average.

    Cons

    Salary Freeze for 2016. Zero bonus payout 2016. Business recovering from poor cracker startup. Current capital expenditure was reduced with already aging infrastructure. S&P just reduced credit worthiness. Much time is spent fire fighting which increases chaos and micro managing while reducing the ability to work on more long term items. TPC relies heavily on outside contractors but lack of contractor oversight produces more problems. There is still dead-weight in the employee pool due to lack of realistic yearly evaluations. Used to have employee recognition program that encouraged and motivated employees but was cut in 2016.

    Advice to Management

    Set manageable priorities. Put some money into trivial building maintenance ( Paint, landscaping). Just because the place was built in 1942 doesn't mean it has to look like 1942. Make TPC an enjoyable place to walk through the door. Create upward mobility for top performers.


  6. "Great Culture equals great work environment."

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TPC Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture and values really are motivating. I feel valued for my input. Lots of responsibilities. Great Teams. Excellent Manager.

    Cons

    Some members still need motivation. Easy for employees with axe to grind to get the ear of management.

    Advice to Management

    Never compromise on the stated company's values. maintain and grow the culture. listen to employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TPC Group (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and vacation accrual

    Cons

    Old equipment throughout plant and needs an overhaul


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - Instrumentation Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Instrumentation Technician in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work. New management trying to change the culture. 9/80 schedule so you get every other Friday off. Maintenance only has a day schedule other than during turnarounds.

    Cons

    Supervisors not on the same page. Projects always taking short cuts & always hiring companies who do poor work & you have to fix their mistakes.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at TPC Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management works with you to achieve your goals

    Cons

    Industry is up and down


  10. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Texas in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved working here. Everyone is treated with respect I really grew in my position. They had a great employee reward system.

    Cons

    I wasn't a fan of the corporate downtown location since they moved from the Galleria in 2013. I really don't have anything too negative to say in general.

    Advice to Management

    Ditto about management. I don't have anything too negative to say. They would conduct informal brown bag lunches that gave us the opportunity to discuss any issue we wanted concerning the company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "TPC Group"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, accessible senior leadership

    Cons

    Reducing capital project, operations staff has limited experience

    Advice to Management

    Improve plant infrastructure


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