Chevron Phillips Chemical

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Chevron Phillips Chemical President and CEO Peter Cella
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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.  

    CPChem has been good to me and continues to be.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX

    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
  2. 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

    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
  3. 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

    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
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  5. 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

    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
  6.  

    Great place to work

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

    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
  7. 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

    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
  8.  

    Great place to work at!

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

    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
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  9.  

    Great people and a good place to work

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

    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
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    good pay, very lean , many noncontributing workers , lack of procedures

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HQ Worker
    Current Employee - HQ Worker

    Pros

    Great location in Woodlands
    Stable company with good pay and benefits, bonus, pension, 9/80 schedule
    Small enough company where you get noticed and get opportunities to try different things

    Cons

    No defined career path or coaching, almost no advancement opportunities
    Very lean and understaffed as a result if somone slacks off things fall through the cracks because there is no back up
    Many workers over 55 y.o. who are not motivated, don't learn and just waiting to retire. Since the company is so lean, this puts a lot of burden on the remaining employees
    Not very good at training or defining operations procedures, everybody fends for themselves
    Can be very cheap when it comes to extra spending on employees or making the workplace comfortable or efficient
    Management is very old school when it comes to work schedule. Apart from 9/80 there is no flexibility in work hours or working from home parttime. Everyone is expected to be in the office 8 hours a day and not a minute less which is very hard for women with chilldren and that leads to attrition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer retirement package so that non-motivated older employees can retire and provide some space for more productive workers.
    Spend a little bit more on the office to make employees feel welcome, it is dilapidated.
    Put more structure around how the work is done.
    Think about how to give employees more opportunities to advance.
    Also need more opportunities for felixible work arrangements.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Solid company to work for

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

    Pros

    Small lean shop means more opportunity to work on projects and build skillset. Lean shop can also mean an excessive workload at times

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities and career path. There are a few resources that can be classified as "dead weight"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more growth opportunity within the company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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