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Lots of opportunities, steep learning curve...Upper management needs some work

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Current Employee - Instrumentation and Electrical Reliability Engineering Co-Op I  in  Pasadena, TX
Current Employee - Instrumentation and Electrical Reliability Engineering Co-Op I in Pasadena, TX

I have been working at LyondellBasell as an intern for less than a year

Pros

As an intern, I felt right at home at LYB. They gave me meaningful assignments, and I learned a lot!

Cons

Lots of young engineers. During my time, many engineers quit from lack of benefits/money. Upper management needs to figure out how to hold on to talented engineers, or this company will fall again.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Figure out how to keep turnover rates low with engineers.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for LyondellBasell

  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Employees suffer due to their lack of organization and teamwork within management

    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great compensation package with benefits

    Cons

    They create a atmosphere where you feel guilty for leaving on time. Does not prmotoe a work and family balance. If you dont have the "protection" of a good manager, you better watch your back, because the lack of trust, teamwork, and organization is rampant throught their management teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the good ol' boy and girl network in management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Employer of Almost-Last Resort

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

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You can have a variety of work experiences, but be prepared that most of them might end up being by the hard way. You will have more than enough to do and you won't be bored. It's not a bad place to work if you have no alternatives.

    Cons

    The company hasn't been the same since Basell came into the picture. The company used to be a fun place to work and very team oriented. Now it seems that they do everything they can to screw the employee to help line the pockets of the major shareholders. All decisions that are made are done on a business case with no concern to the employee. Staffing levels seem to be at a minimum or below level and management does not seem to be concerned. They seem to believe that highly experienced and talented employees can simply be replaced by co-ops, summer interns, and new hires. Mid-level management seems to be running scared and simply do what their superiors tell them. Instead of building a progressive company, it seems that they have regressed back to the "because I said so" management style of the 50s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change course - the sooner the better and start treating your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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