Western Refining
3.5 of 5 13 reviews
www.westernrefining.com El Paso, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Western Refining Reviews

Updated Jan 26, 2014

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Western Refining President, CEO, and Director Jeff A. Stevens

Jeff A. Stevens

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Store Manager (Current Employee)
El Paso, TX (US)

I have been working at Western Refining full-time for more than 10 years

ProsHow much you learn, if you can learn everything and handle the work load you can work at any other chain and it will be a piece of cake.

ConsThe pay vs work load and no good feedback. OM and DM usually will only notice the things that are wrong, even if its petty. They are reluctant to give any good feedback.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe realistic on what can be done, we hear when you all had your store this and that but in reality its like you all forget the challenges every store can face. Give recognition when its due instead of bringing your managers moral down with every visit!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Somewhat positive

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Western Refining

ProsGet a raise every 6 months

ConsWork alone on graveyard shift

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't play favorites

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Would not recommend.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

I worked at Western Refining full-time

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

ConsSome 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 Senior ManagementLet people use the benefits they pay for.

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Would not recommend it!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Western Refining full-time for less than a year

ProsCompensation 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.

ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementBecome 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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General Manager Retail (Former Employee)
Farmington, NM (US)

I worked at Western Refining full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat chances for advancement if your willing to work hard. DMs and OMs expect a lot but 100% customer satisfaction isn't easy yet they manage to do it. Follow the rules and complete your duties, you will be noticed. Great employees and great benefits.

ConsNot really a CON but this is a corp. with many stores, they know what works and what doesn't. Change doesn't come easy, and may never come but they welcome your input.

Advice to Senior ManagementThanks for all you've taught me, for the challanges and for allowing me to grow. Keep finding good people and making them great.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for

District Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Western Refining full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWork with great people and in a great environment. Job can be demanding at times but it feels like everyone is working towards the same goal of strengthening the company and making it better. Still has somewhat of a small company feel to it.

ConsA little behind the industry in some areas.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the progress and the culture moving in the same direction.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great benefits

Sales (Former Employee)
Las Cruces, NM (US)

I worked at Western Refining full-time for less than a year

ProsBenefits they offer are the best they might even be better than what other top 500 companies give!

ConsThere are none at this time

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Engineer (Former Employee)
Gallup, NM (US)

I worked at Western Refining full-time for more than a year

ProsSalary was above the market for my experience.

ConsLocation of the refinery. Nothing they can do about the location.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the relocation package for professionals at mid and lower levels.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It has been a great place to grow most of my skills and learn new ones.

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Flagstaff, AZ (US)

I have been working at Western Refining

ProsGreat place to work with team members and learn great customer service.

ConsCompany does not care much about their technology.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement does a great job so far with no advice.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best Job in Tucson

Gas Hauler (Current Employee)

I have been working at Western Refining

ProsGreat people to work with and for, great benifits and pay with bonuses, and never any worries on wheather you job will be threaten by the economy, happy to be working for this company.

ConsIf your not a hard worker and willing to work long hours this isn't the job for you.

Advice to Senior Managementi feel mamagement is doing a good good on keeping this company going as good as it is considering I just came from a company doing the same line of work who was losing work more and more as each month past, parking drivers one day every othrer week because there wasn't enough work.. Keep up the Good work Mamagement !!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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