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- "Good pay and they frequently offer jobs to their Co" (in 78 reviews)
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- 3.0Aug 14, 2017Anonymous InternFormer Intern, less than 1 year
Very stable job for now. Very challenging and constant problem solivng
Very long hours. Benicia refinery hires mostly from BYU so you are treated differently not being mormon. Unpredictable schedule Many employees are hostile
- 3.0Jul 26, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeSan Antonio, TX
Arguably the best compensation and benefits package in the San Antonio area
Still operates in a 1950s office environment where most leadership positions are dominated by white males, a very prominent good ole boy network, and an ultra conservative culture that is the anthesis of how many employers operate in the post Covid era. Diversity and inclusion seems to be preached through the recognition of various cultures and backgrounds but actually comes off more as lip service than anything. Back in the Bill Greehey days the company motto was “employees are our #1 asset”. Transition to today where the new motto is “everyday is game day” which translates to profits over people. And this was none more apparent back in 2020 when employees were forced to work in the office during Covid, putting the the health of all employees and their families at risk under the guise of “we work better together” when really it was really about management needing to still feel in control by having butts in seats. As for the job itself, the work-life balance was non existent. While you could take vacation you ended up paying for it when returning as there was a lot of catch-up to do which sometimes resulted in working weekends and longer hours throughout the week. Career trajectories are undefined to the point where you are pigeon-holed in a position with very limited options to move around once you reach a certain point which ultimately leads to burnout and frustration.8
- 3.0Oct 25, 2023Laboratory TechnicianFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsNorco, LA
Benefits the company provide as a hourly worker are pretty good.
workload is steadily increasing with company looking to not add any employees to the lab. Manager is all time toxic and a liar. Look her up and ask around. Well known through the industry in the worst ways. Hours are tough and long.
- 5.0Jul 5, 2021Senior Electrical EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsCorpus Christi, TX
pay and benefits, opportunities to move up
long hours for turn around and extra projects.