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Plains All American Pipeline Reviews

Updated 20 July, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great Benefits, best Ive ever had" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Laid back work environment; Good benefits" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hard to move up if you are not a part of crew" (in 4 reviews)

  • "The only negative experience I can share was their lackluster middle management" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good compensation, average management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Plains All American Pipeline full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is good, people are generally nice and there's room for growth.

    Cons

    A bit of cowboy mentality so have to fit in that mold to progress.


  2. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Pecos, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Driver in Pecos, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay(was) yes, was. That's it.

    Cons

    Terrible pecos management. Targetting drivers, the people that pay their unwarranted salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Remember what it was like when you were being managed by others stop being a schoolyard bully. And stop being such hypocrites

  3. "Administrative assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Plains All American Pipeline full-time

    Pros

    Plains takes the time to take care of their employees
    Management will invest a lot in you if you show potential

    Cons

    Somewhat of an old boys club. Hard to move up if you are not a part of crew


  4. "Good benefits, relatively low pay, office personnel remind me of high school cliques"

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    Former Employee - Operations in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Operations in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Plains All American Pipeline full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    6% 401k Match
    Health, dental, vision, etc

    Cons

    Toxic office environment spilled over into the field. Company is littered with ladder climbers that are more interested in playing politics than doing their job.

    Advice to Management

    It’s hot, we wear full fire retardant clothing. Sometimes we come in to the office to turn in the redundant paperwork you require and we are soaked in sweat, dirty, and tired. You are there in a climate controlled office playing with remote control cars or shooting spitballs after your exhausting and mentally taxing clash of clans war. We are there an hour before you and we leave an hour after, and we actually work. Find more things for the office personnel to do rather than spending your free time finding more things for field personnel to do.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant III"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plains All American Pipeline full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None now, department change, not good

    Cons

    Management sucks in certain departments

    Advice to Management

    Get all sides of a story


  6. "Accountant 1"

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    Former Employee - Accountant I in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Accountant I in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Plains All American Pipeline full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I like helping out in a department and use my skills.v

    Cons

    There’s nothing to say about the company.

    Advice to Management

    I am very reliable and hard working employee.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "WORST LEGAL DEPARTMENT"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Plains All American Pipeline full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, half days Fridays if you get to leave early

    Cons

    No place for a professional. Leadership is bad, authoritative and abusive. Senior managers will make you do most of the work and take credit on significant matters. They literally “spy” on you and check to see who is at their desk and who is not. Compensation was really bad too, although they made it seem they are offering you the world.

    Not sure how things are now, but even if they pay per industry standard, I do not recommend working for this company.

    Promising talent has either left or looking to leave due to lack of deserved promotions, discrimination, low pay, too much work and bad work environment.

    Employee motivation is at its lowest. Company wide, the same people get promoted and share the pie.

    The Houston Chronicle survey is coerced by many department heads. The only people happy at Plains seem to be either field or junior level employees and interns.

    Blatant nepotism.

  8. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay the huge salaries of other O&G's

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on people


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Casper, WY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Casper, WY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plains All American Pipeline full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people make this company great

    Cons

    Could pay better. Peers pay more

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward over achievers


  10. "Terminal Position"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Plains All American Pipeline full-time

    Pros

    Good People to work with.
    Good Pay that is competitive.
    Great Benefits, best Ive ever had.

    Cons

    Cushing Ok isn't the best place to live

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


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