Thread regarding Phillips 66 layoffs

August 15

Anyone else hear rumblings about something big on the 15th?? Looks like lots of private meetings in Bartlesville that day.

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Post ID: @OP+1nUR6xkS

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@fouz Thank you for your reply. No bad language or naming names, and yes there were at least two if not three posts that were removed for no good reason at all except it mentioned a certain subject of interest to everyone here and yet not permitted. Someone is monitoring and removing content.

This should send chills to anyone that supports free speech or who thinks this layoff site is anonymous.

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Post ID: @hbwa+1nUR6xkS

At what point do we not see that the company will be ripe for being purchased? Also, with so many corporate functions like finance and procurement being outsourced, at some point other functions like IT and HR operations are sure to follow.

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Post ID: @gdab+1nUR6xkS

Here's what stands out to me: They say they want people to want to spend their entire careers with Phillips. In the past it was pretty common to see that, or at least spend a pretty good portion of a career with the company.
How is that going to happen now with layoffs either happening or plans are continually being made to let people go?
I've seen a number of very capable, very dedicated people being let go in the last year or 2. some of these were close friends I've known for years. I'm sitting there thing; am I going to be in the next wave? I'm doing the best work I can but it's always it the back of what could happen on any given day.

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Post ID: @gqvz+1nUR6xkS

One thing that stands out to me is the the ELT has dropped any pretense is the company is 1 team pulling in 1 direction.

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Post ID: @fiur+1nUR6xkS

So one thing that was mention in the town hall today was to reach out our door is always open but an email automatically get returned.. the admin has to guess that is only meant for certain people who have admin access to email her.

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Post ID: @fyao+1nUR6xkS

@fbbv, I haven't noticed anything missing from this thread, just that the old replies got pushed to the second page (a click on “the older replies” button in the right corner takes you there). Regarding deletions, avoid f-words and insults (site rules, not allowed).

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Post ID: @fouz+1nUR6xkS

This thread has almost 15,000 views which if far higher than any other posts that I’ve seen, Granted a lot of these views are repeat visits but it’s still a lot.
It seems this would be a wake up call to upper management that there is a serious problem with morale, employee engagement and their favorite program, Our Energy In Action.
But who am I to think?

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Post ID: @fusr+1nUR6xkS

The censorship here is truly disturbing

Real information being shared and then being immediately scrubbed while spurious garbage is left to muddy the waters while trolls masquerade as journalists

This layoff site is corrupt and evil

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Post ID: @fbbv+1nUR6xkS

Severance does that cover the cost of a home because you had to relocate due to loyalty of a position or dedication???? No!!! Does it cover the cost of over a decade of fights with your significant other trying to meet deadlines and working 16 hours? No!!! But yet we are expected to show up and attend a town hall about AES 2 days after the impact. We are expected to do business as normal with a smile for a year!!! Or else we don’t get the severance. All this does I turn is make every one think fu-k loyalty and dedication it gets you no where. Good luck with you new hires from
College I am sure they will show the amount of dedication

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Post ID: @eeas+1nUR6xkS

Buffoons. That’s funny. I haven’t heard that expression in a long time.

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Post ID: @evfz+1nUR6xkS

Here’s something for these relatively low level buffoons that are going around doing the dirty work to think about; What do they think is going to happen when the higher ups are finished with them?
Answer; They will then be the ones getting laid off.
I’m sure most of them will never see it coming! Ha, ha, ha!!

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Post ID: @eqxn+1nUR6xkS

Not doubt Warren Buffett caught wind of this year's ago when he exited the stock. This is not the American icon it once was. Management sold their souls. It is a sad, albeit common story of greed, corruption, betrayal, and Vegas ho----s.

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Post ID: @elts+1nUR6xkS

Anyone notice Garland sold 16k psx shares last week and made $18 million? No me neither….

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Post ID: @equd+1nUR6xkS

Corporate doesn't care about the communities. It just sounds good and United Way provides good PR and an easy tax rightoff.

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Post ID: @ekfg+1nUR6xkS

When do we draw the line and acknowledge we've gone too far? Since when did we overlook that the well-being of our communities is the paramount foundation of society? Intangibles do matter, and they significantly impact the bottom line.

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Post ID: @dpfv+1nUR6xkS

https://www.argusmedia.com/en//news/2479829-phillips-66-cutting-275-office-workers-update

100 full-time cuts n Bartlesville, other offices affected: Houston, London, Humber, Singapore.

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Post ID: @dckm+1nUR6xkS

If anybody thinks the employees are buying into BT just take a look at the views on this thread.
Almost 11,000!!!

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Post ID: @dptv+1nUR6xkS

None of their brilliant ideas have worked out very well so far. I would imagine this will get the same poor results as their other ideas.
They have had some success with the employee initiatives but there’s nothing transformative about that.
Phillips Petroleum had a employee suggestion plan when my uncle worked for them in the late 1970’s.

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Post ID: @dluj+1nUR6xkS

Just have to say this… they outsourced to India but guess what it wasn’t successful… vendors are pi---d because they don’t get paid on time and a lot of time their email doesn’t get a response from a real person working in the office. Finance supported a lot of the questions from India because they were never online!!!

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Post ID: @dorh+1nUR6xkS

May 2020 - you must return to the office, you can’t work at home because it hurts our culture and we can’t chat in the hallways!

August 2023 - to he-l with it, we made you come back in the office but too bad, your job is going to India!

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Post ID: @dfld+1nUR6xkS

Again sadly covid proved most of these types of jobs could be performed at home aka india.

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Post ID: @djrk+1nUR6xkS

https://www.argusmedia.com/en//news/2479789-phillips-66-cutting-275-office-workers

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Post ID: @dlgj+1nUR6xkS

Who is downvoting these comments, and why?

It’s either the ELT or their lackey wh*res. If you’re in favor of offshoring good paying middle class jobs to India at the expense of your coworkers and countrymen, then you’re a POS. A bunch of Judases.

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Post ID: @dttb+1nUR6xkS

Kevin the coward didn’t even make an appearance from his bunker.

I’d like to transform his face.

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Post ID: @dbnf+1nUR6xkS

About 270 between employees and contractors in finance. Outsourcing so transition will last 6mths to a yr. Thats about the jist of it.

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Post ID: @dxzj+1nUR6xkS

Everything is quite so far. I hope it stays that way.

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Post ID: @dufj+1nUR6xkS

Greg handpicked this bullsh-t board to be precisely useless for this very reason. Why in the he-l would they otherwise let him sit around still getting paid $20MM per year to be “executive chairman” if they weren’t already a completely captured body. We will get zero help from the board.

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Post ID: @ditx+1nUR6xkS

P66 Board of Directors, where are you? Are you going to sit idly by and let the company go down the tubes?
It’s painfully obvious that not only was BT an Ill conceived and an even more poorly executed plan that had no chance of working. it now appears that the top leaders of the company were not fully engaged in executing BT.
An example: they say that the refineries are going to run at 98% capacity. What exactly has BT done to achieve this goal. I’ve seen no improvement to equipment or processes that could get us moving toward that goal.
Laying off more people will not do it. Also, I’ve seen no work go away. The same amount work is where it always was only now there are fewer people to perform this work.
Board, it’s been almost 2 years since we started BT. Someone please show some leadership and start the process to oust this group executives.
P.S. Anyone else would resign in shame and embarrassment but not this group.

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Post ID: @dakx+1nUR6xkS

For the curious the understanding is CFO Kevin had a somewhat open affair with SVP HR Sonya at company events over last few years. Again, somewhat open secret. Sonya’s husband caught on and gave her an ultimatum. Kevin’s wife left him and is probably taking him to the cleaners. Inappropriate but not technically against rules. Bigger issue real issue is the number of inappropriate relationships among leaders of influence with younger employees and the number of se-ual harassment issues swept under the rug by said HR person THATS THE SCANDAL Don’t cry for her though. Sure she’ll walk away with a nice package after she destroyed our culture and made our best people choose to leave. Good riddance. Good luck tomorrow everyone except the ELT!

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Post ID: @duqo+1nUR6xkS

Somehow BT has been so poorly managed and damaging that its created a dire need for an actual BT. The last (what has it been, three years now!?) has just been one poor display of leadership after the next. And at the end of each transformation it seemed like we had more useless layers of management and the teams tasked with looking after the wellbeing of the company were less and less effective and more distracted/disconnected from their objectives.

The ELT and most of the management is so out of touch. Every communication from them is laughably absurd. Its like the Russian quote: We know that they are lying, they know that they are lying, they even know that we know they are lying, we also know that they know we know they are lying too, they of course know that we certainly know they know we know they are lying too as well, but they are still lying. In our [company], the lie has become not just moral category, but the pillar [SMART goal] of this [company].”

Examples:
Smiley videos interviewing Erfert about the BT and then we all pretend like it seemed truthful, something of value was communicated, and that he is relatable LOL.

Mark pretending like he is a celebrity encouraging people to take selfies with him. Its totally unserious. Come on man we aren't your damn fan club, we want to work with you but you just BS us constantly. Be a leader. You pivoted EE, fine, but never communicating it to the org just like quietly letting the whole team leave and not do the stuff y'all had promised. That is pathetic.

Zhanna...

The list goes on and on. Its like this layer after layer of folks who have built their careers on saying what those above them want to hear with no tether to reality. And in so many cases the only people who respect the managers are those above them, because managing up is 90% of the job. Yet through all this its worked out because the refining industry was very stable. Wall Street is right though, y'all aren't in fighting shape for the energy transition. But its not the cost structure its the pi-s poor bloated out of touch management and the demoralized disengaged workforce they've created.

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Post ID: @dzdk+1nUR6xkS

Good luck to everyone, except for the ELT and those doing their dirty work, tomorrow and in the future.

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Post ID: @dmap+1nUR6xkS

To the reporter: As you can see from the posts here a lot of people are unhappy with the way BT is taking the company.
I travel around a lot and I seldom hear anybody express positive feelings toward it.
Most people feel it hasn’t come close to accomplishing what it was promised to accomplish and has in fact greatly damaged the company.
Most people do not believe the huge amount of money it supposedly has generated. They think it is all smoke and mirrors or to put it a different way, lies.
All we see is good productive people being let go.
I know nothing about the CFO story.
I bet you could talk to an executive to get their side of this.
If you can wait until I get a burner phone I might talk to you.

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Post ID: @cmqv+1nUR6xkS

This is the reporter writing, not a trap. Here is my public profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-risser/

I cover the downstream oil industry from Houston. Add me on LinkedIn, completely anonymously, call on the number already posted or email me at nathan.risser@argusmedia.com if you want to talk. Any information you share will be on background (i.e. not attributed to you).

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Post ID: @chvq+1nUR6xkS

If I were the CFO and made advances to a co-worker and she happened to be the HR VP, would it be a conflict of interest?

Asking for an old friend.

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Post ID: @clzp+1nUR6xkS

I really hope I’m wrong about this but I have reason to believe tomorrow is going to be anywhere from pretty bad to very bad.

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Post ID: @cind+1nUR6xkS

This is all we need! With the disaster that is Business Transformation, we now have our own soap opera at the highest level of the company.
What joke P66 has become in the last 2 years.

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