Chevron Phillips Chemical Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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Chevron Phillips Chemical President and CEO Peter Cella
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Pros
  • 9/80 work schedule, Benefits package (in 11 reviews)

  • They are employee focused and strive to have a good work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Home-Work Life Balance is bad - HR is not your friend if you have any personal issues that keep you from working for even one moment (in 5 reviews)

  • Performance Management still needs improvements regarding communicating employee's career path in company (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Growing company with lots of opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, competitive compensation, pension, good benefits.

    Cons

    Less defined career paths in non-engineering areas

    Advice to Management

    Don't grow just for the sake of growing


  2. Chief Operator, conducted safety meetings weekly and monthly, worked directly with first line supervisors on production

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Process Operator in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Chief Process Operator in Pasadena, TX

    I worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    team work between operations and management

    Cons

    working out in the elements, when it was raining


  3. Good Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Administrative in Port Arthur, TX
    Current Contractor - Administrative in Port Arthur, TX

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management is involved and treats contractors nicely

    Cons

    Lack of communication from leadership


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Solid Company - Bad Work-Home Life Balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    9/80 schedule

    Co-workers

    Company growth is currently incredibly great

    Cons

    Micromanagement and back-stabbing of direct reports at mid-level supervision

    Home-Work Life Balance is bad - HR is not your friend if you have any personal issues that keep you from working for even one moment

    Career ladders and opportunities are non-existent for anyone other than Engineers or someone that works internationally

    Advice to Management

    Value experienced employees vs new Engineers - experience and hard work means just as much as a degree

    Compensation for experienced employees needs to be seriously reviewed and updated vs concentrating on how well new college graduates are recruited, compensated with sign-on bonuses, and annual pay


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good company to work for close to home

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Information Technology in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall CPChem is a good company to work for. They are employee focused and strive to have a good work/life balance. 9/80 work schedule, and training opportunities are decent. Excellent benefits package, generous 401k and pension offerings. As with any company, there are office politics and persnickety managers but ymmv.

    Cons

    CPChem is in the O&G sector but unfortunately compensation for IT roles is not on par with their peers in O&G.


  7. Helpful (1)

    CPChem has been good to me and continues to be.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have been able to define and grow my current job. Training has been made available and job and company is growing.

    Cons

    The current job is more than one person can accomplish and help is always "on the way". One day, "on the way" may not be soon enough to stay ahead of the required work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the "new projects" steal all the best talent.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great company headed in the right direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership is involved and genuinely interested in the people that work for the company. For the most part, the people I've worked with are very competent and like what they do. It's a big company but with the personality of a small company.

    Cons

    Being global it's hard for those outside of the U.S. to feel attached to the company. Pay isn't as competitve as larger chemical companies (ExxonMobil, Shell, etc.) but it's decent. There isn't a lot of growth for my particular field, but for engineers it's a good place to be.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong committment to safety and the environment. Good company culture with dedicated leadership and employees who care about the company and their coworkers. Need for work-life balance is recognized and realized in most cases, although will shift more towards the "work" side as one climbs the corporate ladder.

    Cons

    Very flat organization, opportunities for promotion limited in some disciplines once one reaches 15-20 yrs experience. Formal training prgrams limited unless you are deemed "high potential."


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule. Most folks take their day off consistently.
    Work/Life balance recognized though management-level folks definitely do more
    Company has a sincere safety focus above all else
    Growing Company with good financial outlook and performance

    Cons

    Not well established engineering career path, careers not "managed" well. Most folks are largely on their own.
    Not good technical career path for those who are not chosen as leaders and/or that do not wish to supervise

    Advice to Management

    Need better career and performance management, but otherwise doing a good job.


  11. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of oportunity, interesting work, great safety culture

    Cons

    The company expects above average performance from engineers but strives to pay average.



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