Chevron Phillips Chemical
3.2 of 5 48 reviews
www.cpchem.com The Woodlands, TX 5000+ Employees

Chevron Phillips Chemical Reviews

Updated Apr 1, 2014
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3.2 48 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Chevron Phillips Chemical President and CEO Peter (Pete) Cella

Peter (Pete) Cella

(28 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great benefits, Decent work experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical

Pros9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off), 401k profit sharing and contribution matching, pension, high salary relative to other engineering fields, job stability, relocation compensation

ConsWork is not very exciting or challenging, guidance for new employees is lacking, a few of the locations are in "undesirable" locations (Borger, Orange, Port Arthur)

Advice to Senior ManagementA few managers are more concerned with their work than actually managing their employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Buyer (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood pay and benefits, nice bonuses and raises, pension, 401k company match

Consoffice culture, very poor management, poor management culture and techniques, no management oversight to how lower level managers treat their employees, no ethics environment for bringing issues forward if management is terrible

Advice to Senior Managementhelp your employees grow, don't hinder them because you're stuck in a box!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Process Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSolid growth chemical company with parents that have deep pockets

ConsTraining could be improved. Salaries and promotions stagnate

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember what makes you and the company successful - your people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Growing fast, but did not plan well for the growth.

Chemical Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLots of opportunities available. They'll move you around fast. Building lots in the US.

ConsNo technical career ladder, flat organization. Lots of experience leaving the company for better paying companies. Replacing experience with recent college graduates and struggling a bit to get best candidates due to stiff competition from bigger petrochemical competitors.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to hiring and retaining experience. Develop a technical career ladder.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pays well, but super boring.

Intern (Current Employee)

I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical as an intern for less than a year

Pros• It is a billion dollar company, and feels like it.
• They pay phenomenally well
• Perks aren't bad
• If you're an engineer, which I was not, this is probably a very interesting place to work.

Cons• Very very monotonous
• Not great work/life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementPay closer attention to your employees wants and needs -- as cliche as that may sound.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Houston, TX

I worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical

Proshours on the job !

Consmanagement needs work on everything

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Bartlesville, OK

I worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical

ProsGood base salary and excellent profit sharing.
Benefits seem commensurate with other chemical industry companies but not with oil company parents.
Employees are not discouraged from expanding job scope.

ConsOpportunities for advancement in US-based jobs seems minimal.
Staffing in most areas too lean.
Recognition for jobs well done are lacking.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a lot of focus on Operational Excellence, but it seems like it is more for show and tell than a way of doing business.

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Potential is there...Do you have time to get it there?

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sweeny, TX

I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical

ProsCompany is making money. I see potential.

ConsThere is so much that needs to be done. You would think that since this company is owned by two of the giants (Chevron anc Conoco Phillips) that this chemical company would run smoothly. The company is behind times and gets little support from corporate.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the dead weight and get some people who are ready to move this company forward!

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Not a bad place to work if you hate commuting and live in the Woodlands

Planning Manager (Current Employee)
The Woodlands, TX

I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical

ProsShort commute if you live in the Woodlands or surrounding areas; one of the few companies around that still offers a pension package; well capitalized and financially strong as compared to its peers, poised to be a major player in the chemcial business given its international investments; aging middle and senior leadership team means better opportunities as soon as this group begins to retire

ConsVery lean (sometimes cheap) when it comes to employee perks, limited career opportunities since no employee movement to the larger parent companies; not the best at clearing out the dead weight

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversity programs seem to disadvantage those that are not minorities; spending money on employees should be vielwed as an investment in retainage and not an expense

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JV of two giant companies

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time

ProsWork life balance, very safe with solid parent companies, located in suburbs, large American footprint

ConsOwners have diverging interest, relevance in context of giant parent companies, becoming complacent, too comfortable from past success, not really a global company

Advice to Senior ManagementReinvigorate competitive spirit, hunger to succeed and high work ethic

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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