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Plains All American Pipeline Reviews

Updated 11 December, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Benefits, oil industry leader (in 16 reviews)

  • Laid back work environment; Good benefits (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Not so great of pay and hard to move up (in 3 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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    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. "Pipeline operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jal, NM (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jal, NM (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, and people to work with

    Cons

    I really do not know at all


  3. "Terminal Pperator"

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    Current Employee - Terminal Operator in Martinez, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Terminal Operator in Martinez, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Not so great of pay and hard to move up.


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  5. "Senior Programmer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, Benefits and Bonus. Family friendly company.

    Cons

    Still some good ole boy networks going on. Management over-extended causing layoffs and lack of bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees when they want to train for other positions. This will benefit the company with cross trained employees.


  6. "Engineering Intern review"

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

    Pros

    Gradual level of tasks. Always was able to get information on any subject that was not known

    Cons

    A large amount of hours spent on site.


  7. "Pipeline Operator"

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    Current Employee - Pipeline Operator in McCamey, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Pipeline Operator in McCamey, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, family oriented, the company does a lot to help employees when in need ex: disaster relief. Opportunities to advance or transfer to better yourself.

    Cons

    Have done some research and seen that wages and salaries aren't as high as the bigger name companies.

    Advice to Management

    I think you guys are doing great!


  8. "Commission Driver"

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    Former Employee - Commission Driver in Pecos, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Commission Driver in Pecos, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company took better care of me than I take care of myself. Amazing compensation, outstanding benefits. Love this company!

    Cons

    The only negative experience I can share was their lackluster middle management. Only the lazy take these jobs and it shows.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some coin on actual supervisors and managers. It will be worth it.


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    "Just Be Aware..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Its a good place to work starting out, get your feet wet in the industry.

    Cons

    Its hard to move up and get promotions, without being stuck in the same position for 10 years. Plains pays about 30% less than competing companies...


  10. "Its a job I guess"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, 9/80 schedule, flex hours available

    Cons

    High stress, favoritism out of control. Hostile work environment amongst several departments. Half the managers have no qualifications to be managers, that not an opinion either

    Advice to Management

    Why not try to hire managers/supervisors and dept leads with management skills, and not ones who literally jerk an employee out of his chair during a dept meeting and call it a misunderstanding. That's assault.


  11. "Pipeline Controller"

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    Current Employee - Pipeline Controller
    Current Employee - Pipeline Controller

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

    Pros

    money, great career, great people, stable job throughout oil ups and downs

    Cons

    maybe shift work for some people


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