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Plains Midstream Reviews

Updated 15 January 2019
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Pros
  • "The Pay and benefits are good, this was (past tense) a great place to work" (in 6 reviews)

  • "A promise of very good benefits that you do not have the time to use" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not much of a work/life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "There is no trust for your work and you will constantly be treated with condescension" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Operations Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Alberta, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Alberta, AL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Plains Midstream full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits. Strong leadership

    Cons

    Some employees are finding it difficult to accept change towards operations excellence


  2. "Great Place to Develop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to educate and develop self is always available, fast pace

    Cons

    Many ‘trial and error’ type of decisions coming from Calgary office wasting time

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide opportunity for progression internally

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good salary. Horrible culture."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary that's for sure. Pretty decent benefits.

    Cons

    Plains has a toxic culture. Management is not encouraging or supportive to employees. A lot of inexperienced employees working that don't know basic Excel. HR is horrible. A lot of nepotism!

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing your employees.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "manager/leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time

    Pros

    Very pro active leadership team. with so many company's unable to make positive workplace changes, Plains is assessing the culture and making changes. Change is tough and so not everyone will have a positive outlook on it but change is necessary to move ahead. Good pay, benefits and lots of opportunity for those who want to work hard.

    Cons

    A few chronic complainers in leader positions who likely have no other work experience and feel the company and the world in general, owe them a living. they are not willing to help change anything and want the world to stay the same...

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving ahead and recognize the people who are supporting the efforts to make Plains a leader in the midstream business.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Plains Midstream full-time

    Pros

    Good company with a lot of high professional people.

    Cons

    Too much politics between different groups of people. Job could be easy lost if you have a technical dispute with persons having a good personal relationship with top management

    Advice to Management

    Stop high level protectionism with negative impact on human relations and company performance


  6. Helpful (4)

    "What a great onboarding!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excited to be working at an organization that understands the importance of great onboarding!

    Cons

    Nothing to report so far.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "A lot of change - ALL positive"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Fort Saskatchewan, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operations in Fort Saskatchewan, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Senior leadership has recognized that some of the legacy culture within the organization is less than healthy.
    Recent structural changes to business groups will have a positive impact to employee culture and the overall work environment. New leaders have been added to bring fresh perspective and positive change.
    These new leaders are reasonable, approachable, collaborative, and very supportive. A progressive change is underway to identify ways to improve and manage growth of the Plains Canadian business.
    Opportunity exists for all employees that want to play their part in positive change.

    Cons

    Significant change is always difficult for mature organizations that have been stagnated for long periods of time.
    Removing roadblocks, tearing down silo's and empires are a part of change. Longer-term employees can view these changes as misguided or unneeded stress. The harsh reality is that some individuals may no longer be a good fit in the dynamic and collaborative work environment - this is unfortunate. However this is not necessarily a bad thing as those individuals are free to move on to something that better suits them and as well this organization will be allowed to grow. It is rough to witness the distress that a changing workplace can have people - much has been made of these changes on this very site... I am assuming it is those struggling individuals that are casting the ruthless accusations around this site. Be assured that these accusations are baseless and are the culmination of the entitled few that lack character and integrity...

    Advice to Management

    Keep going! Clearly communicated goals and direction are keys to achievement.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Very stressful with incompetent management."

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Olds, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Olds, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are the only thing that is good with this company.

    Cons

    Increased work load and expectations with short staff.


  9. Helpful (13)

    "positive and negative changes taking place"

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    Current Employee - Operations Management Team Member in Fort Saskatchewan, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operations Management Team Member in Fort Saskatchewan, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, co workers, things starting to get done that needed to be for a long time

    Cons

    Facility is ran too lean, hard to advance due to favoritism, work/life balance is poor, not enough employees, company outlook on adding employees despite extreme facility growth is delusional. trying to save money by dissolving positions and diverting workload onto field employees. On track to have a serious workplace incident. Management doesn't want us too friendly with the field employees. Us against them mentality being bred here

    Advice to Management

    Hear what the employees have to say and take it into consideration when making decisions. Treat employees like human beings and less like numbers. Employees voted in a union due to dismissive attitudes of senior management when ideas were brought forward. The fact that everyone in the area wanted to work at this facility when it was BP and nobody does now since Plains purchased it says something. Start listening


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Terrible Senior Management!"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operations in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Plains Midstream full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent wages. Benefits are average

    Cons

    Management knew nothing about how to operate a large facility when they bought it from BP. It’s hard to believe that years later they are even worse at it after hiring all the former Spectra management that Enbridge got rid of. Totally oblivious to all the problems they have created. Have terminated all the good people we had that actually knew what they were doing.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the senior management directly below the President with people that know how to operate large facilities and who know how to manage people properly.