LyondellBasell North America

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Had a fabulous training culture before all the company ownership changes. Don't know now.

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Morris, IL
Former Employee - Project Manager in Morris, IL

I worked at LyondellBasell North America full-time (more than a year)

Pros

This company really "got it" in terms of how to retain, attract, grow and promote Engineers in an engineering-driven industry. Engineers who could / would cross over into the business side became senior managers. Engineers who crossed over into the Project Services world, progressed well in their careers. Engineers who liked being engineers also progressed well and were appreciated effectively for their contribution to the company. Corporate processes and systems seemed to be aligned. In my experience, I worked with progressive, professional people

Cons

Sold the company to private industrialist, which forever changed the culture because the organizational matrix and even the ownership got turned upside down.

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    No Love at LBI

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at LyondellBasell North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have a job that supports my family and pays the bills. I have health insurance and a 401K plan.

    Cons

    All of the departments at headquarters are under staffed and over worked. You are given more work than you can possibly do. This leads to employees making mistakes and costing the company money and squashing moral. Everyone at headquarters only motivation is to make sure that every goal they have defined at the beginning of the year is met, regardless of what it takes to do so. That’s because their year-end bonus depends on how many of their goals were met. That means management is quick to point fingers when their goals are not met and the worker bees become their victims.

    The only people the company hires are college graduates with MBA’s. They pay them a minimum entry level salary based on the chemical industry average. For the most part, they stay for a year or two and then leave for greener pastures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please staff your departments so that each employee can successfully do their job. Stop always focusing on the mistakes employees make and start acknowledging them when they do something well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Assets and Improving Management

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    Former Employee - Senior Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Leader in Houston, TX

    I worked at LyondellBasell North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has great assets, a stellar balance sheet, and a good business plan. From a financial standpoint, LyondellBasell has a bright future.

    Cons

    The management team continues to struggle in its attempts to create a more people friendly environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People deliver much greater value when they are given high expectations, treated with respect and rewarded for great achievements than they do when they are driven by a fear of failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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