Operator (Current Employee), Blytheville, AR – August 5, 2013
Cons: working a swing shift and minmal potential for advancement or pay increases.
Operating a plant. very repetitive work. This type of work makes me feel trapped. I have very good co workers they are probably the best group of people I've ever had the opportunity to work with.The hardest part of this job is the feeling of being "stuck". The mos enjoyable part of this job is my coworkers.
Senior Accountant (Former Employee), Houston, TX – July 29, 2013
Pros: good work life balance
Kinder Morgan has a professional environment. I learned some solid financial practices. I was fortunate to be under the tutelage of their Treasury Management Team, which provided sound mentoring and support.
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee), Houston, TX – July 24, 2013
Co-workers were good to get along with. I learned how to operate an overhead bridge crane. The hardest part f my job was being away from my family due tot he shift work, but I will always do what is necessary for my family.
Crew leader (Former Employee), Sweeney Texas – July 11, 2013
Pros: great benefits and coworkers
Cons: management is stupid. can change policies to benefit themselves.
Stay away from the Sweeney terminal. Manager and supervisor haven't the slightest clue. Core principles and "Do The Right Thing Everyday" only works when it benefits the company. Working three schedules so not a lot of off time,which is good cause u can't survive on the chump change being paid
Crew Leader (Current Employee), Deer Park, TX – July 9, 2013
Pros: great benefits, great people
Cons: high turn over rate in turn i spend alot of time at work
A typical day at Kinder Morgan consists of unloading Ethanol Rail cars to tanks then pipe lined to several refineries. My favorite part of my job is meeting new people and working as a team. The hardest part right now is learning to run the locomotive to switch Rail cars since we now have to learn that aspect of the job.
Analyst (Former Employee), Houston, TX – June 2, 2013
Pros: paid parking or commuter bus; great location to food court in tunnel
Cons: everything i mentioned above
This company is no place to work if you are looking for advancement! They will find any excuse not to promote you, give you your raise or bonus. The bottom of the totem pole employees are severely underpaid. Their attitude is you're lucky to have a job. As someone else stated they are MILES behind in technology, so you're doing your job by hand. They – more... will praise you when you're up but one mistake and they will NEVER forget it. They don't encourage continued education to help you do your job, lots of favoritism of course. You will only get in certain departments based on who you know, but beware once you leave....don't use them as a reference! – less
Cons: no corporate leadership, silly slogans & endless "training"
One of the dumbest places on earth. Endless training on irrelevant topics prepared by glorified interns. Their slogan, Do the Right Thing Everyday, is laughable. It could only be accurate for this upper management team if the words "when financially convenient" were added as an ending. Want-to-be tough guy VPs trying to manage by fear bring needed comic – more... relief. Just a job. No loyalty either way between employee and employer. – less
operator (Former Employee), south saint paul – May 3, 2013
Pros: all of are safety equipment payed for by the company
Cons: sometimes working twelve hours without a break
Start early work late.I have not learned much from km as there training is terrible.Lot of new managers that dont know what to do as they come from another feild of work.Co workers were very hard working bunch of guys.The work never bothered me management had no clue of how to run the crew .Dealing with customers meeting new people and helping them – more... when they were haveing a bad day. – less
Antiquated management, culture, and technology - not employee friendly
Gas Pipeline Operations (Current Employee), Houston – April 6, 2013
Pros: co-workers keep you sane
Cons: bad management, old technology, no processes
Stay away if you are looking for a meaningful career. Management does not want or appreciate new ideas. The systems are basically from the early 90s and it's unlikely they will be upgraded soon. The culture is that of the 1970s at best. You will have job security because people keep leaving. Advancement maybe but if you have to relocate be prepared – more... for an awful relocation package. Company morale is low and management does not care. They have the be happy you got a job mentality. Raises are between 2-3% while upper management continues to get paid through stock from record profits.
If you need a job take it otherwise look elsewhere. – less