Operator (Former Employee) – Crossett, AR – September 24, 2018
As others have stated safety is very important until it cuts into profits. Managers blame their short comings on underling employees. We patch and run wide open until it breaks again, we don't buy new parts! No responsibility, no accountability, no repercussions for messing up or not following rules or standards, and absolutely no integrity! You can keep the job as long as you want it because we are so very short handed management won't fire you. Plus it takes a month or longer to complete the hiring process then atleast 2 weeks to train.
Unappreciative slave-drivers; lack of leadership across the board
Not Disclosing Due to Fear of Retaliation by Mgmt (Former Employee) – Brentwood, TN – November 2, 2018
Possibly worse job I've ever had. Worked 90-100 hours/week for over a year as an accepted expectation. No appreciation was given when missing family events, etc. Having any sort of social life outside of Delek was frowned upon heavily through passive aggressive retaliatory behaviors from upper management. Absolute misery. Happily quit when the opportunity arose.
Extremely poor management/leadership; work excessive hours for nominal pay
Delek Logistics' management team feels free to treat their contract employees like second-class citizens while maintaining a false front of employee caring. Honestly, I could described my entire experience there at the Dallas, TX office but I'm not going to waste my time. However, I will say that the company desperately needs to hire qualified managerial staff to run the operation. Otherwise, they are doomed for failure.
Advice to Management: Quit while you're ahead..
Some good and decent individuals (i.e. Engineers).
Lack of real Managerial Leadership, Inter-office intrigue, Management airs grievances for all to hear, Backstabbing Boss, the list of negatives goes on...
B Operator (Current Employee) – El Dorado, AR – August 17, 2018
This is a great place to work if all you want to do is work. There is little to no balance of home and work life. They expect you to work your days off unless your dead, then you’d had better asked for that day off., more than once I have had to work more than 20 hrs straight then be back in 4 hours for my shift again. Safety is paramount unless it means loss of profit and it shows with the condition of the equipment. The infustructure is crumbling at the El dorado refinery and from what is said every thing delek has purchased has went downhill. They are dead set on making money nothing else, so very little gets fixed just a patch and run operation. Yes you can make good money here but you won’t be able to enjoy it and I’m my opinion the el dorado refinery is a accident looking for a time to happen.
IT Project Manager, (Former Employee) – Brentwood, TN – August 16, 2018
Too much turn over, too many meetings, no work life balance. Undergoing a huge transformation in company infrastructure. May be a good place to work once they clean house especially within the PMO department. PMO has no experience as a PM with no certifications as a PM. Very hard to communicate between teams, projects are a mess and have little or no direction. Projects are all extremely over budget. I believe once the new Agile approach is implemented the company will change but that is going to take a long time as every department needs an overhaul. This was not a good fit for me however, I did believe in the New CIO and his push for change. But as a PM the PMO needs a HUGE overhaul, starting with the PMO manager.
Change is coming but will take a while. Pay was good
PMO needs a true PMO Manager who has PM experience. Too many redundant meetings, Work Life Balance is zero
Poor management, no engineering, a bunch of red necks
Engineer (Former Employee) – Tyler, TX – July 3, 2018
Extremely poor management, very messed up company , the whole management is run by red necks who have little technology background. New graduates runs the place, older seasoned personnel are squeezed out of the door. Continuous changes are made without thorough engineering, potential bombs are placed on daily basis by new graduates and less competent personnel. No work life balance, you are asked to work around the shifts and weekends even though you are a technical personnel. No OT, non -stop outages. Everybody is running around like a rat to save their job there.
N/A (Current Employee) – Brentwood, TN – June 12, 2018
Pros: They pay better more than other companies in the Nashville area and the 401K match is good after you been there for a year.
Cons: Everything else, everyone is out for themselves, the pay is good but sometimes you sit there and think is it worth it. Expects you to spend you life at the job. No work life balance. Salary people have the luxury of taking off at least 3 days in a row at a time then they would have to bring in a doctors note which is easy to get. They can miss 3 days go back to work and miss another 3 days. Hourly you get 10 vacation days and 3 sicks days the whole year and if you don't use them you will lose it. No one takes responsibility for their actions. If you work here don't plan on having children you will never see them.
Director (Former Employee) – Brentwood, TN – April 3, 2018
Is a very stressful, pressure filled environment. You must do what the CEO says or you will be out of a job. Expect long days and hours. It is a very busy environment as this company loves growing through acquisition. With that said they run very lean and do not like hiring the needed staff necessary to support the growth.
An important characteristic i learned from the CEO who is Israeli and emanates through most of management, you will quickly know or learn to be 100% certain of the answers you are providing. Your work must be 110% accurate.
If you can't stand to be still and always want a long list of tasks to complete, Delek is the place for you. There is always a new project starting just as one finishes up (sometimes overlapping). There's never a dull moment at Delek. If you don't like a fast paced environment or changes to be made almost everyday, Delek is not the place for you. However, if you can keep up, Delek is a wonderful company filled with amazing people.
Great, purpose driven people with a CAN DO attitude
Mid Upper Level Position (Former Employee) – El Dorado, AR – December 4, 2017
In my opinion, this company is reactive and micro manages to a level that is not productive. There is also no work/life balance unless you work is all you want to do. Also the leadership team does not collaborate and this is supported by their leader. There have been many changes at this refinery including numerous changes at the manager level as it is difficult to work with the manager. They have no direction except for making changes for the sake of making change. There is not a lot of good to say about this company especially the overall leadership at El Dorado.
Long Hours, Non-Competive Pay, Micro Managing, Unsafe
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) – Little Rock, AR – September 6, 2017
sent to missouri when my actual pick up was in eldorado.... management tried to blame me although the paperwork i recieved was wrong.... didnt make anything near what was promised. was left stranded multiple times....
Manager of Claims and Loss Prevention (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – July 19, 2017
Avoid Delek overall and especially the risk management department if you value any semblance of a family life. Intolerable work culture. Senior management relishes being worshipped and creates environments that demand such. Terrible professional experience.
Ineffective management, incompetent director of risk management, work-a-holic environment, rampant inefficiency