Plains All American Pipeline

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Plains All American Pipeline Reviews

Updated 15 August 2014
Updated 15 August 2014
28 Reviews
4.0
28 Reviews
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Plains All American Pipeline Chairman and CEO Greg L. Armstrong
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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    Stellar Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Good people, good work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Plains All American Pipeline full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Upper management has clear, communicated vision. Co-workers are wonderful. Salary and benefits are great. Bonuses/stock incentive plan are generous especially in certain groups. Half day Fridays at corporate office. Managers at all levels are extremely competent. Upper management has enough risk controls in place to keep it going even in bad times for the industry.

    Cons

    None to speak of really

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating the vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    awesome

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    Current Employee - Terminal Operator
    Current Employee - Terminal Operator

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

    Pros

    company is growing great opportunity

    Cons

    shift work and working nights weekend

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate with personell

    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    for the most part it has been good over all .work by myself and take care of my area easy enough.

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    Current Employee - Pipeline Operator  in  San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Pipeline Operator in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I have been working at Plains All American Pipeline full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    work by myself and if I need help with a problem help is a phone call away.

    Cons

    pay is not up to industry standards. yearly pay raises are very small. you are expected to be on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week with 0 compensation . and if you do venture out one hour past your area and get a call out its not a fun explanation to give your supervisor.

    managements weekend usually starts at noon on Friday and if you need help on a big problem good luck. and if you do get a hold of a supervisor there not to pleasant to speak to on the phone,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give field personel a decent raise and compensation for being on call 24 -7. ease up on all the nepitism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plains All American

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Plains All American Pipeline

    Pros

    All around good job with good environment

    Cons

    None really, perhaps the salary could be better but they make up for it in stock options.

  11.  

    This was the best internship ever

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn a great deal
    Ability to choose your own hours
    No micromanagement
    Wonderful company culture, the employees are like a big family
    The company is expanding very quickly- it has doubled in size just since I interned there!

    Cons

    I can't think of any. Plains treats its employees very well, and management does the same. Many companies would benefit from emulating their 'take care of your employees, and they'll take care of you' philosophy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on growing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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