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Chevron Phillips Chemical Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
62 Reviews
3.6
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Chevron Phillips Chemical President and CEO Peter Cella
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are employee focused and strive to have a good work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule, Benefits package (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is given, but at the price of not advancing in your career (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Chief Operator, conducted safety meetings weekly and monthly, worked directly with first line supervisors on production

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chief Process Operator in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Chief Process Operator in Pasadena, TX

    I worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical

    Pros

    team work between operations and management

    Cons

    working out in the elements, when it was raining

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Short term profitability prioritized over being a "great or even good place to work".

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

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reputable company, focus on the safety of employees.
    CPChem is small enough to feel like a medium sized company where you know most of your fellow employees.
    Profitable company that is focused on doing what they do well (Olefins-Polyolefins value chain).

    Cons

    CPChem has decided to pay less than the competition over the last 10 years and it's beginning to show. Outside hires since forming the company in 2000 are not of the same caliber as those that came from the parent (oil ) companies. Employee turnover has increased dramatically over the last 6 years with many experienced people moving on to higher paying positions elsewhere.

    Tendency to hire/ promote people within the organization more on who they are related to, go to church with, play golf with, etc. rather than objective work performance, experience, or proven contributions. Being a flat organization and a medium sized company, upward promotional opportunities are severely limited once you are at a mid management level.

    A great deal of micro- management culture still pervades from one of the parent companies, seems totally out of place and a "dinosaur" in today's work environment.

    CPChem focus's on the bottom line is exclusive to developing employees or making it a "great place to work".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your experienced employees, they are what makes the company profitable in the long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Administrative in Port Arthur, TX
    Current Contractor - Administrative in Port Arthur, TX

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management is involved and treats contractors nicely

    Cons

    Lack of communication from leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Amazing Experience

    Former Intern - Design Engineer Intern in Sweeny, TX
    Former Intern - Design Engineer Intern in Sweeny, TX

    I worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -company culture
    -family/teamwork atmosphere
    -great pay
    -room for growth
    -easy to move up
    -managers respect you

    Cons

    -some remote locations
    -commute to work can be long

  6.  

    Nice a place to work

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company continues to grow. Most managers want to see employees to succeed. Provides a decent work life balance and initiative to diversity. Recognizes short comings and has put in place systems to remedy.

    Cons

    Salary is subpar without an engineering degree. Prepare to perform multiple tasks outside of job title.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people with a great drive.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical as an intern

    Pros

    The pay was great. The people were great. The company motivation was right on track.The company really cared about its employees, which is a HUGE plus.

    Cons

    This company is primarily in Texas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for close to home

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Information Technology in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Company - Bad Work-Home Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time (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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, bad politics

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    • Senior Management
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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 (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time (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

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