Plains All American Pipeline

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Plains All American Pipeline Reviews

Updated 1 December 2014
Updated 1 December 2014
33 Reviews
3.7
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company, poor local management.

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    Current Employee - Compliance
    Current Employee - Compliance

    I have been working at Plains All American Pipeline full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, mobility, work environment, co-workers

    Cons

    Unqualified management, low pay considering the revenues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are a victim of the Peter Principle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Amateur hour in Schaefferstown

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    Former Employee - Facility Supervisor in Schaefferstown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Facility Supervisor in Schaefferstown, PA (US)

    I worked at Plains All American Pipeline full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Corporate office in Calgary. Many professional people in all departments. Working to improve there infrastructure systems. Calgary needs to oversee remote operations. Poor leadership out in the field. District Office East needs to be put under a microscope.

    Cons

    Poor leadership at Schaefferstown District Office. No support to Field Managers and hourly personnel. Employees treated poorly due to arrogant/bullying behavior of management. District Office employees are unqualified in there roles and have an elitist attitude toward facility personnel, contractors, etc. Manager hires friends with no industry experience. Beware before joining this mob.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Calgary needs to make a managerial change in Schaefferstown.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great working environment and culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Plains All American Pipeline as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People at Plains really treat each other like family. They maintain a great work/life balance, love what the do, and excel at what they do. Plains is a midstream company and operates on a toll-booth style of pay, so they continue to be profitable in economic dips.

    Cons

    Travel locations within Plains aren't the most glamorous. Mostly middle-of-nowhere type locations. Main office is downtown so traffic can be a pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in the company culture and maintain that family feeling.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    pay below industry standard, Poor Management and supervisors, Floating 40 Schedule, No OT cant plan anything

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    Current Employee - Terminal Operator
    Current Employee - Terminal Operator

    I have been working at Plains All American Pipeline full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Its A job They are big on Safety

    Cons

    have to keep to a floating 40 schedule might work 2 hrs might work 10 just have to keep your weekly time to 40 hrs adjust for the company not adjust for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make sure all districts are working the same different places do different things the is no structure throughout the company make sure everybody follow the same policy also they want you to following company policies but management doesn't follow company polocies that pertain to the employee if it doesn't benefit them as managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok I guess it was a good job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Plains All American Pipeline full-time

    Pros

    it paid my bills so

    Cons

    working in west texas sucks when youre from the city

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wow! Great company. Really take care of their workers!

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    Current Employee - Measurement in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Measurement in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Plains All American Pipeline full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits. Really appreciative of work that is done.

    Cons

    N/A no negatives to come fourth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great culture where employees feel valued.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Plains All American Pipeline full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, management makes it known they value their employees, excellent long term compensation. The company is committed to creating a responsible, ethical and value-added culture. Senior management is always focused on the long term success of the company which creates noticeable stability in the work environment.

    Cons

    Salary/bonus below market, offset by long term incentives. Advancement can be slow due to long tenures and low turnover but those who earn it are rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Impossible to move up. Just make sure you hire at the job and pay you want for a long time.

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    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator

    I have been working at Plains All American Pipeline full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, lenient vacation scheduling and time off.

    Cons

    Compensation is lacking for the amount of work. They will change your job and not your title to keep you at the same pay and continue to add work until you get burnt out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could start with having job classes and a pay scale. Perhaps give employees a title that suits their current job instead of just a generic title so they don’t receive compensation for what they do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stellar Company

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Plains All American Pipeline full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management has great vision and knowledge.

    Cons

    Growing a little too fast for comfort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work, but still under paid according to industry standard.

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    Current Employee - Pipeline Controller in Midland, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Pipeline Controller in Midland, TX (US)

    I have been working at Plains All American Pipeline full-time

    Pros

    Pay is ok, get to work inside away from the elements , some what of a relaxed environment but even that is beginning to change.

    Cons

    Where do I start? The pay is not up to industry standards even though management wants you to feel like you should be grateful you even get a paycheck. The competition has a way better benefits package with some still offering pensions. Other companies have their control center located closer to a bigger city with more things to do whereas the Plains control center is located in Midland Texas. Nothing to do, and one of the most expensive places to live with subpar pay!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bump up the pay to compete with the competition!!! Increase benefits to compete with the competition! !!! Remember that the Permian Basin is one of the highest cost of living areas in Texas. Why stay in Midland with nothing to do, get less pay with less benefits in a high cost of living town when a person go go to Dallas, San Antonio, or Houston and get better pay, better benefits and all with a lower cost of living. Think people think! !

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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