If you were in charge, what would you do to make Phillips 66 a better place to work?
In my position as a Supervisor in the Control Center there were a lot t of corporate policies that were geared towards a 8 hour, 40 hours a week, M-F employee. In many things, they tried to fit a 24 hour, 12 hour shift employee into that 40 hour a week box and it led to some challenges. Pay Policies, Sick and Vacation time off, Holiday Pay. So to answer this question I would say if I were in charge, there would be policies for BOTH types of employees. The nature of our business in the Control Center was very different from a person sitting at a desk doing data analysis or a person doing business development. These people could stop at 5:00pm and go home and pick up where they left off. In the Control Center, you can't stop a pipeline, go home and come back at 8:00am and start it back up. It's a 24 hour Operation, shift change is passed on to another Controller to continue the work, we didn't turn the lights off at 5:00pm. Because of the nature of our business, the employees need to be treated different. So a different set of Policies should be set for the "shift" worker and not tried to be fit into a 40 hour a week box.
What is the vacation policy like at Phillips 66? How many vacation days do you get per year?
5 weeks. The policy itself is fine. However, some of the management staff will give you all kinds of trouble taking it.
Leadership is a total joke. I can't emphasize this enough. They show all characteristics of weak leadership (scared to make decisions, take credit for subordinates work, buddy system of advancement, etc). Every person has a different deal there (some work from home whenever they choose). Play favorites based minority or LBGTQ status.The job can be interesting but the people in charge are toxic and create that type of environment. These are the type of people that you cannot respect as professionals or people. You would not help them from a ditch if they were in flames. If offered a job in Real Estate Services, stay where you are at as it can't be as bad as what you are walking into.
Phillips 66 had a great turnaround team. This made the whole process from planning the TA to executing it very smooth and easy.