Operator (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – 6 October 2017
I am a former employee of 10 years. If you're a single, tail kissing, individual who is willing to work endless hours then this is the place for you. In Tulsa, overal the management is horrible and demands production no matter if the job is done safely or not. I personally witnessed a significant injury on equipment that had been written up several times. There are many good people located at the Tulsa refinery but the management is very very poor.
Higher Paying with Loaded Stress and Old School Management
Anonymous (Current Employee) – Anonymous – 2 August 2017
A high-stress job with very old school management that is more about looking good than doing a good job. Poor management styles with growth only if you can impress the right person. The culture is very poor and they do not care because they pay well so people stay.
Anonymous (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – 7 July 2017
I've worked at HollyFrontier since 2011.
As of 2016, a new management team has taken over that is promising change and doubling the size of the company by 2020.
That will be great for people at the top but the probably withe the culture is that all the support groups will or have been pushed to the limit because management does not want to add head count or add employees to the bench.
The company can have great work/life balance. However the trade-off to this advantage is that advancement in your career is difficult. Not unlike many other corporations, politics play a heavy part. The historical advancement process is to wait for the individual in front of you to either leave the company, retire, or any number of reasons besides your own performance. It is well understood that not every junior level employee can become manager but if HollyFrontier wants to play with the big boys (Valero/ Phillips 66 / Tesoro) - it will need to managed its talent in a similar manner. HFC's peers have well-developed succession and rotation plans in place that allow for development and retention of its employees.
Culture here is very laidback and it can be fun. Mostly a good ol' boys club and not much gender or racial diversity - Not as bad as other oil and gas companies but still very apparent.
I do believe in some of the management here but HFC needs a serious culture overhaul and if you are looking to advance quickly, this is not the time to join. There are some serious structural issues that need to be repaired so that your career is not held hostage (speaking from experience).more... Even working for a great boss does not translate into career advancement.less
Laborer/Helper (Former Employee) – West Bountiful, UT – 20 December 2015
I had a great time working for them they were always willing to work with you and the management is great.You go to work every day knowing what job you are doing and the people you work with have positive attitudes, also the Foreman that works there is intelligent and teaches you in a educational and effective manner.
I was at the Cheyenne Refinery and the transition with the merger was not as smooth and it could had been. Poor communication from corporate created preventable issues. I do feel HF is a good place to work and the safety program will reduce injuries to below the national average. Over all a good and safe company to work for.
Service Center Analyst (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – 11 May 2015
A key member of the first line support ream for Hollyfrontier. Daily duties include, answering phones, resetting passwords in SAP, Active directory, empac and Datastream. Working on new hire requests, assisting the team with unassigned tickets from the queue. Outbound calls and emails for customer follow up to make sure requests have been completed and incidents have been resolved. I also remote to users pc to further assist in troubleshooting errors related to hardware or software. Also create ids for new employees.
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) – Artesia, NM – 18 March 2015
A typical day at Hollyfrontier could either be really hectic or extremely leisurely. The basic rundown was to check emails,respond in a timely manner and then continue with the daily duties. The duties included data entry of crude oil tickets, and working with spreadsheets. The most enjoyable part were the employees which always made the day go by fast. The least enjoyable was the amount of paperwork there would be at times.
Experience, Great Boss, Benefits, Monday through Friday.
An exciting and prodctive workplace with no dull moments.
Safety Department Intern (Former Employee) – Cheyenne, WY – 23 July 2014
Wrote numerous permits ranging from confined space to excavations. Initiated a Hydrogen Sulfide gas monitoring system for the entire plant. Also set up new 4 gas and 6 gas monitors for the refinery. Worked with some very cooperative people, and some very uncooperative people which made for a very interesting workday. Management was very cooperative and supportive with answering questions if I ever had them. The most enjoyable part of the day was knowing that what I did made a difference for the people that worked there.