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4 people found this helpful  

Almost Decent Place to Work

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Energy Transfer Partners

Pros

There's a lack of IT knowledge within the department at the senior most levels. This provides an opportunity to shine by helping with best practices and moving the department forward. The employees doing the work are friendly and competent.

Cons

When providing those best practices, you rarely receive recognition. Nepotism runs rampant, and the CIO favors loyalty over competence every time, to the tune of promoting inexperienced people beyond their means. Cheap hardware with lack of redundancy to save a few bucks means consistent outages. Hacks put in place by Sr. Dir of IT create a snowball effect that makes simple tasks difficult to accomplish. The IT mentality of Sr. Mgt. is give users just barely enough to get their jobs done, and force business decisions on them.

Energy Transfer spends about 20% of what it should be spending on IT as compared to other Fortune 500 companies and it shows.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Embrace best practices, promote based on merit rather than the buddy system. Reduce ROI caused by manual processes throughout the IT department.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Energy Transfer Partners

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good company, nowhere near great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I have been working at Energy Transfer Partners

    Pros

    Company is very flexible with schedules and are good when you need to leave for personal matters. Culture is decent although a lot of good ole boy netoworking.

    Cons

    - No praise or recognition for job well done.
    - Pay is on lower 25%.
    - Development management is incompetent. Not stretching the truth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely more involvment with the little people. Your employees make you look good, so treat them as such. The best employees should always be appreciated and compensated as such. You should keep current on your technologies so that you know what to expect out of your workers and so you can have SOME oversight when some aren't doing so well.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pipeline Technician  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Pipeline Technician in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Energy Transfer Partners full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It is a fast paced company and growing very fast

    Cons

    It is growing so fast, it is challenging for the internal groups to keep up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees like to know where they are going as an organization. They feel more part of the team if they are well informed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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