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Western Refining Reviews

Updated June 3, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Would not recommend."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Western Refining full-time

    Pros

    Benefits , if you were allowed to use the ones you pay for.

    Cons

    Some supervisors are not qualified to be in their position nor can they handle the requirements of that position. Favoritism is definitely shown to specific employees. Training system is virtually non existent for new employees if you don't know it's your fault and they will tell you so. Professional atmosphere is a thing of the past with this company's culture. They preach open door policy but the second you suggest an improvement you get shut out. HR forgets what the H stands for.

    Advice to Management

    Let people use the benefits they pay for.


  2. "*"

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

    I worked at Western Refining full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, locations, opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Not work and home life friendly, corporate friendly oriented

  3. "Pipeline maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western Refining full-time

    Pros

    None! Construction of facilities are half assed. Drive old unsafe vehicles. Pay is mediocre. Micro-managed. Manager and supervisor only care about themselves. Would never work for western refining ever again.

    Cons

    Maintenence is treated horribly. Bloomfield office has control over south group.


  4. "Western has lost touch with reality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorktown, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorktown, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Western is only a good place to work if you have no other options and need to have an income to pay the bills

    Cons

    Management has no respect for the people actually working and running the refinery. Yorktown was a great place to work, but Western has destroyed it.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the employees are your greatest asset and treat them as so.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Would not recommend it!"

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

    I worked at Western Refining full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is good.
    Office environment is good.
    Bonus systems is generous.
    Good industry to work in.

    You have to find the right position and department to be successful.

    Cons

    No work life balance.
    Autocratic style of management.
    Many internal conflicts between areas that are difficult not get stuck in.
    Very poor communications from management.

    Advice to Management

    Become more proactive in daily operations. Find out what is going on in the front lines. In my department communications were not made with employees. We lacked focus.


  6. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    In my opinion, no pros.

    Cons

    Management is horrific, workers are rude, locations in El Paso and Gallup refineries are very boring.

    Advice to Management

    Must be better


  7. "Western Refining"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits consistent workflow with a lot of vacation time and days off

    Cons

    Operations not very smooth a lot of headaches 50% work ethic and low expectations

    Advice to Management

    Start hiring people directly related with the job titles they have

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Western Refining full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits. They offer the full spectrum of benefits to the employee

    Cons

    Lackluster pay, improperly trained management, lots of finger pointing and no accepting responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your management can do their job before you critique your associates


  9. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Carlsbad, NM
    Current Employee - Driver in Carlsbad, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay , benifets, and days off are awesome

    Cons

    Management is horrible not sure tgey know what they doing

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging


  10. Helpful (2)

    "your experience depends entirely on the next level manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very autonomous, expect little to no supervision or contact with your management unless something goes wrong. This is good because you can run your store as you see fit, within corporate guidelines of course.

    Cons

    no feedback, poor compensation, no communication, lack of work/life balance. Because of the lack of communication and supervision, you don't really get noticed if you are doing a good job and have little growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Levels of management are too far apart, store managers rarely have contact with district managers, and next to never with operations managers. Upper management does not have a realistic view of operations on a day to day basis.


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