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Celanese gives engineers the opportunity to grow....without a mentor

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Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Narrows, VA
Current Employee - Process Engineer in Narrows, VA

I have been working at Celanese

Pros

A new process engineer will get projects that other companies would not even give to a 7 year engineer. Lots of growth potential. Good bonus compensation.
Lots of opportunities to try different roles and find the path that you are interested in. Compared to other companies the benefits are above average.

Cons

Site management is constantly firefighting due to Corporate guidance. For some the home work balance is not as great (usually by their choice). No mentorship for new engineers. If you do not fit into the culture and don't feel comfortable learning on your own or asking questions this is not the company for you. The performance evaluation structure for bonus is based not upon how well you did, but by how much people like you. High turnover rate especially among the VP of the company ~ 8 left in the past year what does that say?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the GM 9-box bonus structure. Stop requiring site directors to fire individuals or removing positions based upon one bad year (Acetate GM and countless site directors). Provide a better technical career path as well as initial training for oncoming engineers.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Celanese

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Celanese

    Pros

    Good benefits, smart people to learn from. Intellectual growth, business exposure. Challenging group communication opportunities. Technical capability is very good.

    Cons

    Not adapting to global economy very well. Blame other departments rather than loooking at stagnant EU and slower growth USA as major porblems for markets... need to imporve corporate structure for Asian growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started out good but then the career stalled

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Celanese

    Pros

    Good benefits for a decent price

    Cons

    Work life balance is non existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to promote people based on talent and not lip service

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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