Chevron Phillips Chemical Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
55 Reviews

3.5
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Chevron Phillips Chemical President and CEO Peter Cella
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life balance recognized though management-level folks definitely do more (in 7 reviews)

  • My pay and benefits are very competitive with my friends/colleagues who work in my field at other companies (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Performance Management still needs improvements regarding communicating employee's career path in company (in 5 reviews)

  • Work life balance is given, but at the price of not advancing in your career (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to work for close to home

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    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Information Technology in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall CPChem is a good company to work for. They are employee focused and strive to have a good work/life balance. 9/80 work schedule, and training opportunities are decent. Excellent benefits package, generous 401k and pension offerings. As with any company, there are office politics and persnickety managers but ymmv.

    Cons

    CPChem is in the O&G sector but unfortunately compensation for IT roles is not on par with their peers in O&G.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid Company - Bad Work-Home Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    9/80 schedule

    Co-workers

    Company growth is currently incredibly great

    Cons

    Micromanagement and back-stabbing of direct reports at mid-level supervision

    Home-Work Life Balance is bad - HR is not your friend if you have any personal issues that keep you from working for even one moment

    Career ladders and opportunities are non-existent for anyone other than Engineers or someone that works internationally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value experienced employees vs new Engineers - experience and hard work means just as much as a degree

    Compensation for experienced employees needs to be seriously reviewed and updated vs concentrating on how well new college graduates are recruited, compensated with sign-on bonuses, and annual pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, bad politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great company, benefits, safety programs, wellness initiatives, etc.

    Cons

    low work-life balance, office politics, red-tape, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Awesome development program for new engineers. 9/80 work schedule

    Cons

    Less pay then parent companies. Management mandates tasks without considering resources. You'll be working 13hr days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify product lines. Ethylene is too cyclic to depend on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with a lot to offer!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The growth of this company is outstanding. To get in at the bottom is a great experience. Very family oriented and work life balance is outstanding. Always felt included and respected. I have so many good things to say about this company but not enough time to type it.!

    Cons

    Just the typical cons most businesses are dealing with now. The influx of young talent and mass exit of the experience. The only problem i see if the requirements for joining this company... they should not be so narrow minded to think that just because you have a degree means your the perfect fit for the job. Experience should be considered and take presidence over a degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing and dont loose the family feel of the plant. Its a big challenge with all the changes but stick to the roots. We have a great thing going on now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    SAP HR Analyst

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    Current Employee - SAP Human Resources Consultant  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - SAP Human Resources Consultant in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly management, Good pay, Excellent work-life balance, unlimited sick time, retro vacation eligibility

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    9/80 schedule (every other friday is off) is great. You can move to a variety of positions in many different locations early on. Hard working but generally laid-back atmosphere. Lots of training and opportunities to learn from more experienced people once you get used to the system. As of 2013, they are eager to send engineers to Saudi Arabia (other international locations exist as well) if you are interested in living internationally.

    Cons

    Because they are growing so quickly, sometimes the organization and direction for incoming engineers feels sloppy and underdeveloped. You must be very pro-active and work outside of your responsiblities if you want to make the most of your time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in having structures for incoming engineers. Specifically more job shadowing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Baytown, Texas (Current Employee)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical

    Pros

    9/80 Work Schedule, every other Friday off (when not asked to work it), 401k & pension.

    Cons

    Excessive micromanagement. Little training offered for new employees due to coping with the pace of change. Lack of commitment to career growth to retain the talent the company has. Work life balance is given, but at the price of not advancing in your career. Working unnormal has become an expected normal. There is the sale of Diversity & Inclusion the sale of Career Ladder Growth & Opportunity, but there is no follow through on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not hinder employees who do not want to work constantly from growing in their careers. Stop talking a big talk to develop current employees, but ulitmaltely take contradicotry actions. Develop a better training for new employees to prevent thier being set up for failure. Hire more people to accomodate the rate of growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits, Decent work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off), 401k profit sharing and contribution matching, pension, high salary relative to other engineering fields, job stability, relocation compensation

    Cons

    Work is not very exciting or challenging, guidance for new employees is lacking, a few of the locations are in "undesirable" locations (Borger, Orange, Port Arthur)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A few managers are more concerned with their work than actually managing their employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    neutral

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    Former Employee - Buyer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, nice bonuses and raises, pension, 401k company match

    Cons

    office culture, very poor management, poor management culture and techniques, no management oversight to how lower level managers treat their employees, no ethics environment for bringing issues forward if management is terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help your employees grow, don't hinder them because you're stuck in a box!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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