Celanese Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Celanese Chairman and CEO Mark C. Rohr
Mark C. Rohr
39 Ratings

Pros
  • Very friendly people, good work flexibility, and good benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Work Environment, location, multinational environment (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 6 reviews)

  • Most of the people at the Bishop Plant have been there less than 3 years (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Awesome company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celanese full-time

    Pros

    Probably one of the best companies to work for. Great people, great environment, and I love my job a lot.

    Cons

    There is absolutely nothing I can say that is wrong with the company. So far my experience has been great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the wonderful job you have been doing for the past two years that i have been working at the company.


  2. Lots of changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celanese full-time

    Pros

    Very smart people in this company with lots of experience and skills to bring to the table. Enjoy being challenged and given opportunities for development within the company.

    Cons

    Lately this company has been going through a lot of changes. Most of these changes have not been directly addressed by leadership which creates a lot of tension, rumors, and unsettled employees.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership can be better at communicating with employees to what's in the plans ahead (of course limiting to what they can tell us). Not acknowledging or addressing what's going on drives a wedge in cohesiveness and inclusion.


  3. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    On track to increase profitability. A lot of smart people that are easy to work with.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy of a large company.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course.


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  5. Project Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celanese full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This was a very challenging and diverse atmosphere. Management was pleasant to work with and recognized a job well done. I enjoyed the challenge!

    Cons

    I can't say that there is anything that I would have changed about this position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  6. Helpful (8)

    All About Politics

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celanese full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Global corporation with manufacturing in all key regions. Market leader in most of its business lines. Exposure to global markets provides good experience and improves agility in different cultures and work environments.

    Cons

    Highly political organization. Make sure that you are visible and liked by top management or you will be quickly pushed out. Do not care for long term contribution so think in terms of 2-3 years commitment and seriously consider moving on if no further opportunities materialize. Do not care for experience in a given business resulting in a high rate of rotation with people having no idea what they are talking about, but often expected to make critical decisions in the short term. Short term results focus with ongoing cost reduction programs, often impacting customer satisfaction. Became highly bureaucratic under Weidman regime and continues to be.

    Advice to Management

    Need to find a better balance between share holders, employees and customers needs. Need to reduce bureaucracy and controls and empower those who are expected to deliver results. Need to treat your long term contributors with respect and not systematically push them out if they don't say yes as often as you wish they would.


  7. Challenging and Driven environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Intelligent and great coworkers, driven environment, ability to be constantly challenged

    Cons

    Corporate lack of ability to realize best talent with best knowledge and capability in given departments in non-HQ locations


  8. most unethical company I have ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Celanese full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    free coffee, soft drinks and fruit, promiscuity is highly rewarded here. If you are in an impoverished far east European country you stand a good chance they will provide you a work Visa and ship you to the United States. Declining benefit package, same as the rest Corp America has to offer. If you like constant change this is the place for you. Every day business rules are changed.

    Cons

    Politics is all this place is about, never mind your skill sets. Customs needs to seriously audit this place. Half their workforce is in the US on a bucket work Visa yet these are jobs Americans could easily hold Blatant disregard to US laws and not just Immigration . They preach SOX controls this and integrity that and honestly, hands down this place is the most crooked, unethical employer I have ever had in my career.

    Advice to Management

    Aiding and abetting still makes you as guilty as the person committing it.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Shareholder value above all else

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Celanese full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic company with interesting work and challenges. Diversity of people around the globe. Flexibility at higher levels. Fun, professional, smart people work there.

    Cons

    Top management mostly accountant/finance types who sometimes lack respect for and appreciation of employee technical skills and expertise. Single focus on shareholder profits undermine employee benefits and opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Perception outside the top ranks is that employees are fungible, which results in employees willingness to entertain new opportunities. Recent changes that make shareholder profit the most important (only?) important measure of success will result in collapse of the supporting structures because of employee unrest and dissatisfaction.


  10. Biz Development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celanese full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good products. Nice benefits. Potential for growth. Global brand recognition.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Lack of Consistency. Territorial.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency is very important. HR has to be involved. They are never around.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Sourcing Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Celanese full-time

    Pros

    Great marketing and highly adaptive management team.

    Cons

    Highly secretive management style creating an atmosphere and environment that is not quite as cohesive.

    Advice to Management

    Need to plan for the longer term to tide out the peaks and bottoms. Highly quarterly driven that cuts the ability for middle management to plan.



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