Chevron Phillips Chemical

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
56 Reviews
3.7
56 Reviews
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Chevron Phillips Chemical President and CEO Peter Cella
Peter Cella
33 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life balance recognized though management-level folks definitely do more (in 7 reviews)

  • My pay and benefits are very competitive with my friends/colleagues who work in my field at other companies (in 3 reviews)


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

  • Work life balance is given, but at the price of not advancing in your career (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Solid Company - Bad Work-Home Life Balance

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for close to home

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

    I worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time for more than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    CPChem has been good to me and continues to be.

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company headed in the right direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 10 years

    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."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical

    Pros

    Lots of oportunity, interesting work, great safety culture

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good, not perfect

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

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical

    Pros

    Flexible 9/80 work schedule
    Small enough company it's possible to have visibility with Senior Management early on
    Big enough company jobs are secure
    Multiple locations in the Houston area

    Cons

    Number of "managed moves" limit advancement opportunities for other job - seeking employees
    Some manufacturing sites have Union - management relationship issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move out mid level managers who are ineffective, don't just move them up! To the CEO- continue open communication with employees and maintain safety as #1 focus!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work at!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician
    Current Employee - Lab Technician

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical

    Pros

    The job has great pay, work schedule, benefits such as 401K, Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision, and bonuses.
    Easy to work for and easy jobs.

    Cons

    Lot's of forced overtime due to people constantly calling in sick. For the people who do show up and do their job, there is no perks. Not that I think we need perks, but something should be done to the people who abuse the system and continually take advantage of the benefits in a way that they were not designed to do. Other than that, everything else is great at this company. I would recommend working here to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep things going like they are, but either crack down on those who are abusing the UAB system, or reward those who show up and do their job everyday.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great people and a good place to work

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

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Lots of knowledge

    Cons

    Compensation is a little under par for employees with experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To ensure you value th employees that stick with the company

    Recommends
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