Operations (Current Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 18 October 2017
Never seen a business that actively treats employees so badly, it seem like a badge of horour for management to treat employees like dirt. Even potential employees comment that during interviews, that Plains seems more worried about how badly you treat employees than how you could effectively manage a group.
Labourer/ plant worker (Former Employee) – Kindersley, SK – 30 June 2016
Things seemed great at the start and then the false promises and working over and above scheduled shifts, owner had horrible people skills, the staff are great, management has a lot to be desired so tread carefully of you do decide to take a chance
Operator (Former Employee) – Empress, AB – 28 June 2016
Overall I enjoyed working for Plains Midstream. The people on my crew were all kind and willing to help when needed. My only concerns were the shift set in place, and the lack of incentive to complete training.
Process Operator (Former Employee) – Sarnia ontario – 8 September 2015
Great people to work with, terrible management, Plant manager thinks he knows more than he does and its his way or the highway. Everything is Micromanaged.Treat you with no respect and in the end, they see you as a number that is disposable. If you have the choice, don't work here
Payroll Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 March 2015
Enter payroll data, create & run reports for Managers when needed, answer emails, balance payroll accounts, ensure CRA accounts balanced, payments, other duties as they became available. Payroll data entry consisted of 4 days preparing. Timesheets to be uploaded and balanced.
The management at Plains were understanding and great to work with. My coworkers were also great. We worked as a team and not as one individual.
I enjoy all aspects of the job, but the most satisfying was knowing that we as payroll professionals help make the employees happy.
Perks like free gym
taking train to work each day which added an extra 2 hours to your day
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Steelman – 13 December 2014
Management rarely communicates expectations with staff. Treats contractors like dirt. Top down mushroom management style where staff are micromanaged, kept in the dark and fed manure. Lying and idiotic politics reign supreme. Salaries and benefits are substandard. It's no wonder staff turnaround is high.
Accountant (Former Employee) – Calgary – 8 December 2014
Plains offers big promises to get you through the door, and backs out on all of them. There is a reason they are under the microscope with the NEB...they can never deliver, they take shortcuts, they reward people who say yes in the room but talk negatively when not, there is no training for new staff, they have multiple overlapping initiatives because one group has no idea what the other group is doing, and they do not give out full bonuses. Great place for contractors, as they can charge huge dollars and basically do whatever they want as long as they show up and put something in front of their manager. Terrible executive staff...the CEO is a dinosaur who cannot let go.
Great for contractors.
Terrible for people with a work ethic or who have integrity.
Very corporate, but well structured and challenging.
Accounts Payable Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 April 2014
During my 3 1/2 years working at Plains Midstream, I learned about what it's like to work in a very structured and defined job environment. This has both it's positives and negatives for me as I enjoyed the clearly defined expectations, but not always the anonymity that working in a large corporation can create. Overall, my more senior of roles there was very challenging and helped me to grow as a better employee -- both job skills and interpersonal. Team work was a large part of coordinating work flow and excellent communication was mandatory in every aspect of the job.
Contract Analyst - Supply Chain Management (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 16 December 2012
Plains was great to work at this past summer between semesters at University. The leadership team is very supporting growing summer and coop students as we advance through our schooling.
The culture is upbeat in a rapidly growing corporate environment. The organization goes out of its way to make the environment appealing with slurpee, nacho and popcorn machines in the staff lunch room.
Administrator, Trucking Department (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 March 2012
Plains is a great company to begin a career with. They offer challenging roles with room for advancement. It offers a great learning environment, with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. Salaries are competitive, and benefits package is very good.