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- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
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I work in engineering at a plant site and have been at the same site many years. We have a flexible work schedule around core hours and the option of working 9/80's with every other Friday off. Our bonus program is based on personal performance and company performance and the last few years have been good. I believe our local management really cares about the employees and safety is hammered into your head daily.
There's been a lot of employee turnover in the past couple of years - both engineers, operators and technicians. With a recovering economy, that's not surprising. There is a level of unrest and dissatisfaction that is higher than I would choose, but my experience has been good. I think a lot of the dissatisfaction is from hourly personnel (I am salaried) and the local site management is trying to address that. Upper management is another story, but plenty of reviews have focused on that so I'm not going to beat a dead horse.
Advice to Management
I'm sure you get tired of hearing people talk about how the company was "in the old days" when management really cared about their employees. Well, memory is selective and our safety statistics reveal a workplace that's even safer than it was in those old days. I believe the problem is mostly perception and that's hard to change. Don't quit trying.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at LyondellBasell North America in March 2014.
I went to a career fair that was provided through the universities career center with roughly 100 companies in attendance. Lyondell was present and I talked to them about what they did and gave them my resume. They gave me a call that night to set up an interview for the following day. The interview consisted of basic questions concerning teamwork situations and how to handle different changes to projects. They gave me a call about 2 and a half weeks later with an offer.
- The toughest questions were the ones concerning some project changes that were implemented on one of the engineering design projects I was working on. Answer Question
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LyondellBasell North America is the continent's leading producer of polypropylene. It is the American division of global petrochemical giant LyondellBasell and also makes polyethylene and other advanced polyolefin materials. The company operates about 30 manufacturing plants, technical centers, and R&D facilities in the US and Mexico. It also operates a petroleum refinery in Houston and acts as the exclusive marketer of polypropylene resins manufactured at a plant owned by ConocoPhillips. LyondellBasell's North American unit emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in...