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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Westlake Chemical full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
The company is very stable financially and has enjoyed tremendous success over the past few years. Excellent overall benefits package which includes a flexible work arrangement schedule, generous 401k matching and bonuses based on company's performance. The management has paid close attention to the needs of its employees and the corporate offices are being completely renovated and modernized and a flexible work arrangement program has been recently implemented! Lots of opportunities to learn if you enjoy being a multi-tasker. The Executive level management team is wonderful.Cons
Some approval processes take a while and that can be frustrating and some types of changes can be painfully slow at times. The corporate offices are in the Galleria area so you have to deal with traffic on a daily basis. Then again, all of the Houston roadways seem to be congested anyway!Advice to ManagementAdvice
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Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Westlake Chemical in November 2013.Interview Details
Overall, I really appreciated the consistent openness and honesty I encountered throughout the recruiting, hiring and interview processes from start to finish.
I was approached by a recruiter on LinkedIn and was provided very basic details on the position available. The recruiter shared that Westlake was looking for "someone who could handle a dynamic and challenging environment". First, I had a very brief phone interview who wanted to know about my background. A few weeks later, I was invited to an in-person interview with my would-be Supervisor. He was also very open and honest about the current state of the department and how the organization was moving towards future changes and improvements that I would be a part of should I join the company. The day after the interview, I heard from the recruiter that they were interested in moving forward. I told the recruiter that I was happy at my current company. Two weeks later, the Recruiter asked if I would consider moving forward with the interview process because Westlake was very interested in me as a candidate. When I pushed back, I was informed that I was the candidate of choice and the department leaders were eager to meet with me. Then I was invited to attend 2nd and 3rd round interviews. I found the Senior Business Leaders I met with to be very personable and learned their views on what they were counting on our department to achieve both in the short term and long term. I was also told that Westlake needed a person in this job role who could survive in the current environment and adapt and drive changes throughout the organization over time. When I received the offer, it was competitive, but the main factor in my final decision was the challenge and excitement of getting to be a part of an established and reputable company and the professional development opportunities that I would be a part with Westlake Chemical.Interview Questions
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Westlake Chemical (NYSE: WLK) is an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals and building products that enhance the daily lives of people around the planet. The tires we ride on, the plastic wrap that keeps our meats and produce fresh, the pipes that are essential to ensuring clean water, the frames that secure our windows and doors, Westlake plays a vital role in supplying the building blocks for these products and many more.
Employing approximately 3,600 people, Westlake operates from 16 locations in North America, 1 location in China and...