Construction Superintendent/Engineering support (Former Employee) – Bismarck, ND – August 28, 2015
Travel to multiple job sites everyday to have projects done on time, within budget, safely, and according to blue prints, electrical schematics, DOT, NEC and all regulatory agencies Management depended on us with very little interference Worked well with our engineering department on front end loading, planning, and scheduling.
Freedom of planning my own schedule
Work long hrs. Closest job site was 2/3 hrs one way.
Gas Station Attendant (Current Employee) – California – July 1, 2015
careing coworkers team players positive work envornment how to communicate better management worked well at there jobs coworkers are fun to work with\ hardest part of the job was to blanace multiplke things at once enjoyable part was the coworkers benafits and consistancy
sales (Former Employee) – Talkeetna, Wasilla, AK – June 12, 2015
When I started at Tesoro in Talkeetna AK, I started as the deli worker, making all the sandwiches and hot food in the store. I enjoyed doing this. Then they had me work in the stocking the store. Which was fun cause I got to see all the new things that came in. After working there for about 4 years they moved me to Wasilla to help with other stores. All and all Tesoro was a really good place to work. Great staff and management was great to work with. I still talk to all of the people who helped me there.
Operations Specialist (Current Employee) – Carson, CA – June 12, 2015
THE DAY OR NIGHT STARTS AT 5:30AM OR PM WE WORK A ROTATING 12 HOUR SHIFT, YOU RELIEVE THE PERSON THAT WORKED THAT DAY OR NIGHT GETTING THE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT TOOK PLACE THAT DAY/NIGHT, AND WHAT JOBS ARE TO BE DONE WHILE YOUR ON SHIFT. WE MITE HAVE TO SWITCH TO A SPARE PUMP AND ISOLATE, DRAIN, LOCK AND TAG ALL ISOLATION POINTS, PREPARE THE DOWN PUMP FOR MAINTENANCE. OR MAYBE YOU JUST DO TWO ROUNDS CHECKING TEMPS, PRESSURES OF PUMPS, EXCHANGERS JUST MAKING SURE EVERYTHING IS OK. WRITING WORK ORDERS TO GET THINGS REPAIRED.
I LEARNED HOW TO SHUT THE UNIT DOWN AND START IT UP SAFELY, HOW TO KNOW WHEN AN EXCHANGER IS GETTING FOULED BY TEMP AND PRESSURE DIFFERENTIAL, HOW TO KNOW WHEN A TOWER IS FILLING UP OR EMPTYING OUT BY USING PUMP SUCTION PRESSURE WHEN THE LEVEL INDICATION IS LOST. HOW TO MANAGE AND SUPERVISE LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS..
THE MANAGERS ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE THEY HAVE ALL BEEN OPERATORS LIKE ME THAT HAVE MOVED UP INTO NEW POSITIONS.
MY CO-WORKERS ARE A GREAT BUNCH OF GUYS AND GIRLS THAT LAUGH AND JOKE AROUND AND WORK HARD.
THE HARDEST PART OF THE JOB IS KNOWING THAT A PUMP OR FLANGE CAN FAIL AT ANYTIME STARTING A FIRE OR EXPLOSION THAT COULD INGER OR EVEN KILL PEOPLE, AND WE'RE TRAINED TO FIGHT THAT FIRE, SWITCH PUMPS AND HOPEFULLY SAVE THE UNIT KEEP IT RUNNING AND EVERYONE SAFE.
THE MOST ENJOYABLE PART OF THE JOB IS MY CO-WORKERS.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Pasco, WA – April 16, 2015
I loved working here. It gave me new skills and showed me what it is like to work with people in a work setting. I was able to do whatever it took to get through all of the customers on the most busiest day by running both of the registers at the same time.
Sales Associate and Customer Service (Former Employee) – ‘Aiea, HI – December 31, 2014
Being in the customer service/retail business, the was an opportunity to meet and greet various customers. There were regular customers, that encouraged stability, while majority of the time was dealing with new customers. Peer support was good, while management lacked true support.
Assistant Manager Trainee (Former Employee) – Santa Barbara, CA – December 30, 2014
The atmosphere is like a high school concentration camp. All gossip. Even managers you cannot respect because they will go behind your back gossiping. Assistant managers get one more dollar for tons more work than CSAs. CSA you get 50 cents during your 6 months then in one whole year you get one whole dollar so on and so forth. Managers are lazy and tend to just come in to close and open the day and make schedules while gossiping with Regional Area Managers who they all often get taken out to lunch. and put most work on assistant managers and CSAs. Assistant managers is just the position that the manager can put all the real work on and get blamed for everything. Three write ups and you're fired even if they didn't teach you everything and just expect you to know it? Safety Audits every single day boring paperwork. Customers have the most ridiculous problems not being able to simply just PUMP gas, they'll yell, they'll steal. You'll have to deal with homeless people think that gas station is the place to beg people for money. You deal with drunk people, women who will squat and number 1 right outside the door. You deal with homeless people who take a number 2 right outside and you have to clean it up. Spills and possible fires. Oh and they have cameras which they use to monitor employees and one little slip up will cost you your minimum wage job.
Associate (Former Employee) – Ukiah, CA – April 29, 2014
My manager was very knowledgable and proffesional. My job was extremely difficult sometimes because there were times when the store was so busy that one cashier was not sufficient. Often my manager would take over the second register in order to elleviate some of the long wait times for customers. I know from experience that this is not common practice and therefore I appreciated his help very much because it took a lot of pressure off of me.
Mangement has military attitude . Looks down on truckers in oil field climate .
Class A Driver Tanker (Former Employee) – Dickinson, ND – April 26, 2014
Taxes you on company paid housing ,30,000.00 annually . Do not finish your day early, you will be in trouble for that . Spy's on you via DRIVE CAM . Loves to take your safety pay ! Will get you in the door and change your living arrangements with very little notice , even if you have move your whole family living with you and have you use your vacation days to move where they want to put you . No time to go home if you live outside North Dakota.
Controller (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – October 22, 2013
Experienced many different jobs with this company. I traveled to different warehouses and was in charge of inventorying all company products. Was in charge of overseeing all accounting departments. The working environment was pleasant and comfortable. I met many interesting and learned people. The hardest part of the job was traveling. I didn't like being away from my family. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting and working with so many different people. My co-workers were like family. We were together five days a week and we enjoyed working together to better the company.. I participated in several educational training programs.
Full Time Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Magna, UT – July 13, 2013
I learned a lot about people in general and a lot about myself. I was able to maintain family life and enjoy time off when needed. Management was very involved from top to bottom of the chain and knew me by my first name. They had great training programs.