Westlake Chemical

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Westlake Chemical Reviews

Updated June 17, 2014
Updated June 17, 2014
11 Reviews

3.4
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Westlake Chemical President, CEO, and Director Albert Chao
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  1.  

    Terrible for HR group--most are non-degreed

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

    Pros

    Location in Galleria area. Not many pros for this company unless you enjoy being dedicated to a Chinese sweat shop that don't promote women.

    Cons

    Unprofessional; manage by fear; principles from the 1980s. Most time spent on irrelevant activities. A Chinese sweatshop. Warning to all professional HR --avoid at all costs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new HR PERSONNEL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over worked and poor pay raises and bonuses

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good co-workers and a great place to build experience. Due to lean environment, you wear a lot of different hats. Good 401K program which has a match and defined contribution.

    Cons

    Due to the lean environment, you feel overwhelmed very often. The average pay raise is below the inflation rate. Bonus metrics are never achievable even though company continues to post record profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain talent and keep up with the rest of industry with regard to raises and bonuses.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Westlake was a great opportunity to learn a diverse set of skills in a job that had a diverse task set.

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

    Pros

    In an operations setting, work can look very different day to day. One day could be devoted to meetings, while the next day could be devoted entirely to field work. Of course, everyday can be a mix of both.

    Cons

    The company has a very lean outlook on operations, this could lead to work overload. But, this is the reason why the job is so diverse as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A long term outlook should be really considered. Employee happiness can really help productivity, burnout can lead to losing experienced employees. Losing experience can lead to un-quantifiable losses in the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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