Approves of CEO
- Work/Life Balance
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
The work can be very exciting. As an auditor, the work can sometimes be tedious, but at LSB, there is not a lot of consistency which can make the work frustrating, but never boring. Also, we work on flex time. If I need to come in later in the day I can without a problem. I can make the time up that day as long as I work my 8 hours. There is not a lot of overtime or travel. I enjoy traveling, but there is not so much that I am never home. My director is a wonderful mentor. He has been where I am now. He knows what it takes to get to his position and he pushes me to get there. He is available if I need help with work or life. He is very supportive of my professional goals and works to help me reach them. The people I work with are wonderful. Everyone in the internal audit department is willing to work as a team.
The biggest downside to working at LSB is the 401K plan. There is a plan offered to us, however, there is no company match. Upper management does not like change or being told what is right or not. There are no official policies and procedures so at times it makes my work difficult. The working environment is not ideal. The building we work in is very old. The roofs leak when it rains and the offices are not in good shape. It is very difficult to get new and up to date computers and software. The company doesn't want to spend the money on technology or environment.
Advice to Management
My advice to Senior Management would be to communicate more and to remember the little guys.
LSB Industries makes a wide variety of chemicals (including nitric acid) and climate-control products. Its chemicals segment makes nitrate fertilizers and acids for agricultural, mining, and industrial markets. The climate-control division makes hydronic fan coils and a variety of heat pumps. Additionally, its industrial products segment distributes industrial milling, drilling, turning, and fabricating machines. The company's chemical unit accounts for more than half of sales; geographically, pretty much all of its sales are within the US. CEO Jack Golsen and family ...