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Flint Hills Resources United States Employee Reviews

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intense
Lab Technician (Former Employee), Rosemount, MNFebruary 28, 2015
took up too much of my life. The money was good, but there was no opportunity for growth and the hours were not compatable with normal home life. It weighed heavy on the shift working staff.
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Well Organized with safety as a main priority
Heat Treat Technician / Contractor (Former Employee), Rosemount, MNOctober 11, 2014
Pros: great pay
Cons: long hours
Great Management and Safety practices. Overall a great environment with great people.
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Great place to learn...Micro management at its best though
Process Technology Operator (Former Employee), Corpus Christi,TxSeptember 11, 2014
Pros: great place to learn the basics
Cons: overtime will put a strain on your family life..micro-mangement at its finest
Great place to learn about plant operations..should be used as a stepping stone...work culture is is micro-managed to the littlest thing. I wouldnt recommend anyone to work there but should a chance come up and you want to learn the ropes and be a good operator/boardman take it and move on with your career some where else after you learn.
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High bar
Process Operator (Current Employee), Corpus Christi, TXAugust 8, 2014
Pros: overtime galore if you want it, good bonuses, great pay
Flint Hills sets a high bar in regards to safety and operator accountability. It is a challenging place to work as the demand is often high but rewarding. The hardest part of the job tends to be the hours. Overtime is always available whether you want it or not. The most enjoyable part of the job is that you never stop learning. It keeps the job interesting as sometimes it can feel a bit monotonous.
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Disciplined and structure.
Business Systems Analyst (BSA) (Current Employee), Wichita, KSJuly 8, 2014
A great place to learn the basics and get a good solid foundation learning business process and how big business runs. The company is structured and organized and tries to stay consistent with industry trends. The MBM culture and ideology are engrained in employees.
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No chance for advancement
Bio Diesel Plant Maintenance Lead/Safety (Former Employee), Euless, TXJune 29, 2014
Pros: offers lots of training
Cons: no career advancement if you are foreigner.
Management changed 3 times on me during a year and half of my career.
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productive and a great place to work
Production Operator (Former Employee), Euless, TXJune 17, 2014
Pros: good people
Cons: great healthcare
it was a great job. with good benefits,this place was a good place to work... good management
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Company social activites
Process Safety Management Intern (Former Employee), Corpus Christi, TXJune 5, 2014
Pros: nice atmosphere
Cons: not there long enough to find any cons
I would work in the PSM devision doing a variety of tasks.
• Gained valuable insight in refinery process operations via creation of proactive PSM online audit tool for Management of Change activities
• Performed Change Management Process Audit of Plant Process Plan to support the refinery
• Interacted with operations personnel and engineers while becoming familiar with process safety
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Produtive, fun, people were like family
Office Manager/Administrative Assistant II (Former Employee), Saint Paul, MNMay 7, 2014
Very fast paced business in the summer. Enjoyed working with my customers from all over 5 states. Very Diverse position, learned a lot of different tasks in 16 years.
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mellow place to work at.
Instrument Technician (Former Employee), joliet, ilApril 13, 2014
Pros: overtime
Cons: management, benefits
a typical day at flint hills starts with a safety meeting followed by the work to be done for the day. what i liked was the fact that everyday i was doing something different which helped working there interesting. the hardest part was repairing equipment that was out of date and no support from the manufacturer, this made it hard to work on critical equipment. while this was a pain at times it was also the fun part figuring out the old equipment.
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Working as a contractor FOR Flint Hills
Field Service Tech (Former Employee), MinesotaFebruary 10, 2014
Working on capital projects and T/A

Working with heavy equipment and tools

Working on a team and independently
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Terrible moral
Operator (Former Employee), Corpus Christi, TXJanuary 29, 2014
Pros: 4/10's
Cons: flint hills
Its does not matter what you know or how hard you work. If someone does not like you. You will get fired. 0 job security. Everyday you work could be your last day. Cannot concentrate on your job at hand because someone is always trying to get you in trouble. If you take a job here always try to get the other guy fired before he gets you run off. You have no friends. This is why Flint Hills is always hiring, because they are always firing. There should be a sign at the plant entrance that states. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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A place to learn various industrial job skills.
Packaging Operator (Current Employee), Joliet, ILJanuary 15, 2014
Pros: good learning experiences.
Cons: good learning experiences.
Load various types of trucks to customer specifications.
I learned how to communicate with various types of people and how to think quickly on my feet.
The most enjoyable part of the job are my co-workers.
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Great compensation but not worth the stress that comes from HR.
Rotating Equipment Reliability Engineer (Former Employee), Corpus Christi, TXJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: cafeteria on site and excellent salary
Cons: too much hr interaction
Too much micromanagement and extreme interaction from HR that hinders workers motivation and performance. You will constantly have to watch your back, what you say, and who you trust. Any questioning of authority or actions (which is what they promote in NEO) can be take as disrespect - that is, if the manager doesn't like you - and you WILL get fired on the spot. Some of the departments were better to work in than others.
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Hard work, but a very great job for the money
Roofer (Former Employee), Junction City, KSJanuary 2, 2014
Pros: money and hours
Cons: hard work and no benefits
For this job being an early bird was a good thing. Would have to be at the shop by 7 am and work until 5 or 6 each day but would have weekends off. Typical day at work would be very aggrivating, hard, stressful but would pay off at the end of the week. I learned how to be a roofer and how to actually do it. Managment was fun, but had to teach the crew as much as they could. The hardest part of the job would be working on the roof in the extreme heat of Kansas. The most enjoyable part would be the pay checks.
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very educational experience
Operation Technician (Former Employee), st.paul,mnDecember 12, 2013
Pros: training was a huge part everyday work
Cons: management was a little bit shaky
I leaned a variety of skills at Flint Hills Resources. I grew withen myself managing projects and maintenance routines
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Process Operator (Current Employee), Corpus ChristiDecember 1, 2013
I like the schedule
learned different things everyday
management was great
co-worker was great
I enjoyed being part of this company
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Cronyism, Top Heavy in Management, Buried in Paperwork
Operator (PSP) (Current Employee), Corpus ChristiNovember 27, 2013
Pros: if you like working your life away this is your company
Cons: ask any former employee for a long list
The FHR facility in Corpus Christi is a meat grinder. Long hours and no days off are the normal mode of operation. The operators and maintenance personel are spread so thin that proper plant operations is impossible. Operator experience is very low because all the best operators left to work for other companies. FHR thinks a procedure can run a plant by itself and expects the operators to spend hours just filling out the paper work to do one simple task. Very high turnover rate ! Operators are responsible for 10 times as much equipement as the industry standard and the pay is lower than industry standards. Wichita Management hasn't a clue on what goes on here. Koch guiding principles are preached but not followed ! The facility makes $300 million a year because they buy lower quality feed stock that no other facility would dare run. As long as the equipement holds up nothing will change. Company lawyers demand the paper work for the sole reason of protecting the owners liabilities. The local management thinks FHR is the only facility in the area and could care less about employee work/life balance. There are way better jobs in the area and way better companies ! Advancement opportunity is limited to people that are totally committed to drinking the kool aid that is served there. There is a reason that FHR is never nominated for the best places to work ! The emperor has no clothes is a perfect analogy for this company. There are so many things wrong that it is only a matter of time before this house of cards falls !
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Great IT Department
Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee), Wichita, KSOctober 19, 2013
Pros: great atmosphere, opputunities, job security
Cons: in witchita, ks, no labtops
Best IT Department I've seen: set up correctly with several test environment's for all systems, which allows end to end design and testing. Great atmosphere, friendly, social co-workers. Great company to work for with forward thinking goals.
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This company is all about themselves and not you the worker
Terminal Operator (Former Employee), Anchorage, AKOctober 17, 2013
Pros: the pay is good and the job is in anchorage
Cons: lousy management, threatining of your job all the time, you will get a bad attitude working there, you will smell like fuel when you leave at the end of your shift
You will work 12 hour shifts, expect to work when they call you in no matter what you are doing just drop it and get to work. when they do an incident investigation it's not to find out if they can correct the problem but who to blame and fire them. they threaten you with your job continuously to keep the safety and environment reports low. the famous line " would you put your career on it" is constantly mentioned to you as you are working.

management at the anchorage terminal has been clueless how to run the place for over 8 years. they hire people from the lower states to manage the place but have no idea on how the place operates.Instead of promoting a senior employee who knows all the piping, tanks, operations, how to transfer fuel around the facility,and lab work they hire a someone from the lower 48.

they rely on senior employees for answers then make bad decisions based on there inept "knowledge" of what they know instead of using the senior employees advice. more than once they have threatened to fire senior employees into taking new positions when they no longer need the position they have been in. basically they tell them your position no longer exists either join a work crew or leave and tell us by the end of the day. They certainly play the "favorites" game with employees.

This company says how important integrity is and filing supervisor reports for incidents. employee's have done that in the past and have been fired for their integrity. So, if you do get hired, think about that, they will tell you to always be truthful and have integrity but they will fire you – more... so what is the point?

if you want a job at the anchorage terminal you need 3 things. 1. play hockey semi pro league or college is a huge bonus. 2. play golf and have a low handicap.3. work a lot of overtime. more than anyone else and they will keep you around. yes, you will have no life, good paychecks and some job security not much, but some. them 3 will get you instantly hired. and don't worry about dui's they got employees there with two dui's so that is not an issue with them since they play hockey and golf so well.

The Koch brothers have a good philosophy with there MBM guiding principles its just a shame that it is on paper and not followed through with. It is talked about but about to show they mentioned for that rare occurrence a senior Koch person asked. One of them CYA things.

Overall, go to work on time, keep your mouth shut, do your work, work over 600 hours overtime ( seriously that much). never call in sick, report stuff, get all the drawings done ( yes you have to draw piping on graph paper to show you know where the piping goes even though you don't know what your drawing since its all underground. another way to get fired when you mess up ). do not get involved in the politics of who is lazy, slow, shows up drunk at work and no one cares etc. since they are all buddies that will get you fired quickly. Being outspoken is not good – less

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Operator
$100,000 per year
Process Operator
$62,000 per year
System Analyst
$80,000 per year