Celanese Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Celanese Chairman and CEO Mark C. Rohr
Mark C. Rohr
31 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)

  • No development opportunities because all the people with the knowledge are let go or get smart and quit (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Tire tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Celanese

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours good managers advancement possible

    Cons

    Starting pay low and working weekends

    Advice to Management

    Advance people that do the best job not who you like the most

  2. Helpful (3)

    Non-existent strategy past current quarter.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celanese full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has good health benefits and 401k matching.

    Cons

    Lack of strategy, management artificially inflating Engineered Materials 'innovation' contributions, lack of transparency from management, uncompetitive wages for workers without citizenship, little employee development, high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    If you plan to cash out your stock options within the year, keep up at the current rate. Otherwise, consider the consequences of your actions if not for your employees, then for your share ownership.

  3. Customer service is micromanaged

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    Current Employee - Customer Account Representative in Irving, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Account Representative in Irving, IL

    I have been working at Celanese

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent medical benefits, however company recently switched to UHC.

    Cons

    CONSTANT changes in structure, procedures and culture. Bad behavior is constantly rewarded. One co worker has been in HR numerous times for poor performance, two weeks later they get promoted,!

    Advice to Management

    Please stop the micromanagement and favoritism

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Change happens every 3 years

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Marketing in Florence, KY

    I have been working at Celanese full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Leadership relies on business leaders with Industry and market knowledge
    Middle level managers are empowered
    Application Development is central to growth model

    Cons

    Too many silos with leaders that have conflicting goals and messages
    Every 3 years, the same consultant comes in and reverses the previous org structure
    Compensation is below or at par with market average.

    Advice to Management

    Stop getting consultants from outside when you have a lot of talent inside that can steer the company strategy.
    Reduce the complexity of the leadership structure

  6. Helpful (3)

    couldn't wait to get out

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    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Celanese

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    challenging work environment- always a problem to fix

    Cons

    c- constant change in the organization

    Advice to Management

    stick to something for a little while

  7. Great company moving in the right direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Narrows, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Narrows, VA

    I have been working at Celanese full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is above average, benefits are the best I've seen in the chemical industry. New CEO and management are taking the company in a better direction and are focusing more on employee well-being. Good performers are rewarded.

    Cons

    Vacation time for new employees is limited. Some managers left over from the old days are still stuck in the previous culture of micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the path that Mark Rohr has put the company on and continue to focus on the long term well-being of the company and its employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for, continually improving

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Irving, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good work/life balance for employees

    Cons

    It's easy to get stuck with nowhere to go but out

    Advice to Management

    Do more to help guide employees through career development and advancement. Don't apply old-fashioned HR policy to high-potential employees.

  9. Good company that values loyal employees.

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    Former Employee - R&D Chemist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - R&D Chemist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Celanese

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice and the cafeteria rocks.

    Cons

    Some managers like to micromanage your entire day.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging employees.

  10. Helpful (4)

    SUPER MICROMANAGEMENT

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Narrows, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Narrows, VA

    I have been working at Celanese

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse company with extremely high profits

    Cons

    ZERO Training. EXTREMELY BUREAUCRATIC! Never know what to do or who is in charge. No vision. May be sight specific. Meaningless Meeting after meeting. Have a Position called GATE Keeper that is a Road Block. Extremely difficult to get work done - try to blame it on safety but it is due to no known processes.

    Advice to Management

    Step back, look at the administrative processes and EMPOWER your work force.

  11. Helpful (4)

    Look away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Celanese

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Money.... and the good coworkers.

    Cons

    Management throws you under the bus. Unless you kiss there butts. Top management officials are clueless to what you do but complain about everything.

    Advice to Management

    Choose better middle managers. Make the decision come from off the plant site. Maybe have off site officials interview for management positions.

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