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.
Loader 3 (Current Employee), Carson, CA – June 14, 2012
Pros: good benefits.
Cons: no chance of advancement
A typical day at work includes inspecting, unloading, moving and switching Rail Cars. I learn about safety everyday. Its very important to me. Safety comes first. Management could be a little better, but overall they are easy to get along with. Co-workers are great. Everyone gets along and works well with each other. Teamwork gets the job done safely. – more... The job isn't really hard. It can be a bit challenging at times, but thats a good thing. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that i contribute to off loading about 70% of Ethanol in California. – less
Cons: pay scale is low, middle management needs training but lack of personnel makes that difficult
Worked there for seven years and thought it was a great place to work. Thought it would be the place I retired from. However, my position was eliminated with the Kinder Morgan purchase of El Paso Pipelines. Management is very strong but insists on running very lean which can lead to burnout at a lot of positions.
loader (Former Employee), fredricksburg – May 24, 2012
the usual work day consists of one rail car switch and loading trucks as long as they come in consistant, you learn how safe you need to be what needs to be done how to do it. management has poor attitude towards employees and truck drivers talks behind others backs, co workers usually willing to work together in most cases.
Pipeline Controller (Current Employee), Pasadena TX – May 24, 2012
Pros: very few
This is the hotel California. You can check in anytime, but you can never leave. You will never get promoted in this job. 25 year employees don't even make it out. All though I understand in a way because after 25 years here, those guys are nut jobs. The moment you step into this job your going full steam. Day after day, it's the same thing. When the – more... slightest thing happens, you find yourself peeing in a cup and three managers asking if your stupid. I have been fortunate in not having that expeirience yet. If you take a shift job there, live as close as possible to were you work. You will be working 14 hour days with no breaks. Labor laws don't apply here. Nobody comes to Kinder Morgan with experience. Everyone in the industry avoids this place like the Plage. There's no morality in management here. From being taken on expensive trips by costermers, to fooling around with the 20 year old assistants, they run a muc. This place is moraly corrupt. It makes sense though, Rich Kinder was a Enron executive. – less
Laboratory Technician (Current Employee), Bremen, GA – May 9, 2012
Cons: not a full-time job for me.
The people at this company are great to work with. They are always in a good mood and offering a smile with each work day. I work in a lab with another lab technician and a senior chemist. Both of these people are great to work with and there is never a moment where I feel unhappy or uncomfortable. The work load can be large at times but if you manage – more... your time well, then the work will get done. – less
operations (Current Employee), texas – April 25, 2012
Pros: baseline employees a good people
Cons: management hates us, they have no conscience what-so-ever.
the place is run by people who think they are lawyers, there is little if no flexibility due to thousands of policies and procedures all hidden a maize of computer files. There is NO JOB SECURITY. As mentioned with the El Paso merger, KM is positioning these EP people in now former KM positions to marginalize and reduce employee wages. DO NOT WORK FOR – more... THIS COMPANY NOR ANY OWNED BY THEM, YOU WILL REGRET IT! – less
IT Tech (Current Employee), Lakewood – April 13, 2012
Pros: good safety program, good coworkers in all departments
Cons: no loyality to employes
This used to be a great place to work. Good pay, great coworkers. But now they are selling us off to buy another company, so we are thrown to the wolves. Who knows when or to whom we will be sold, or split up and sold off piecemeal. Right now, no future here if you are tied to kmigt, rex, or trail blazer in any manor.
Purchasing/Maintenance Planner (Current Employee), trinity alabama – March 20, 2012
Pros: good stocks, good 401k
Cons: short breaks, no sick time, soft bonus
Good place to work, compensation just is not there. Great people to work with, good 401k and stocks. Depending on your position you will not get holidays and there is no sick time you have to use your vacation.