For a traffic analyst, each day would consist of matching BOLS for rail, vessel, pipeline or truck moves to the the corresponding contracts, ensure accounting transactions generating correctly for invoices, troubleshooting issues with system of record, and playing the role as a liaison between accounting, risk and commercial operations departments.
I learned an incredible amount about the oil industry; the scheduling aspect (supply chain and logistics for rail, vessel and pipeline movements) the accounting side, the economics of the deals traders' executed. I also learned how vital communication is to a corporate environment and how to alter communication techniques based on the audience. Seeing an oil business develop over the past year and half also taught me about the growing pains of young corporate companies.
Management was extremely political and the hiring/promotion process was very biased; still have not received any formal performance evaluation after numerous requests; lack of system and position training and documentation of processes greatly inhibited company growth and was a detriment to the overall corporate environment; empty promises made on promotions, very little transparency on decisions made higher up in the corporate hierarchy.
Little to no company culture, would not sponsor any athletic or team events, little to no philanthropy, health benefits were good
Growing amount of recent college grads, but mostly men and women ranging from 30-60. Overall negative attitude about system issues put unnecessary black clouds over everyone's heads.
Hardest part aboutmore... the job was trying to accurately portray real-life scenarios in the system. Time management and prioritizing was difficult as well.
Most enjoyable part has been learning about the energy industry; some of the people have also been a pleasure to work with. Also hours weren't that strict, laissez-faire management was also a perk at times.less
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Toledo – November 21, 2012
Too much inbreeding from both the petroleum industry and Sunoco family. No accountability instilled in the management team, everything boils down to perception over reality. Several benefits are based more on favoritism vs. standard company.
PFB Corporate is of no help with employee matters, major nepotism there too! Don't expect any service from HR.
PM only wants yes people, remember preception is what counts.
good place to put your time in and collect a check, keep your expectations low
financial leadership is incompetent, gaap goes right over their heads don't even know how to calc ppv