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Company with a winning attitude

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Current Employee - Engineer  in  Channelview, TX
Current Employee - Engineer in Channelview, TX

I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

I have worked for 2 other companies before coming to LYB 2 years ago. Things I like:
- The best focus on safety I have ever seen. GoalZERO is great and is working
- We get the resources we need to run the plants reliably and safely
- Career opportunities - there are numerous plant expansions creating all kinds of new jobs
- Top management clearly wants the company to be the best
-Bonuses every year have been 30-60% above target, reflecting the company's good performance

Cons

There are some people in the company that were here before bankruptcy that just have trouble making the culture change. Trust me, I've seen the other side in other companies. The company is much more performance driven today and is not a place for people that want to sit back and have a party. The company is for people that want to work hard and win - that's why I like it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep driving hard on Operational Excellence - this is making us the safest company but is also making us very reliable and generating good revenue. And thanks for your strong leadership on Safety - it shows every day and we very much appreciate it.

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Positive Outlook
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    Just getting started with LyondellBasell

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    salary is competitive
    bonus program is better than most
    401k matching is better than most
    great boss and good co-workers
    good safety programs
    fantastic reliability in manufacturing

    Cons

    IT is rabid regarding security, requiring work-arounds
    Doesn't seem to be much of a long-term strategy
    Still seems to be a lot of baggage from bankruptcy
    Conflict adverse with individuals
    More likely to change policies than manage performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace 21st Century
    Treat employees as adults, instead of children
    Embrace common employee retention programs like flex schedules
    Trust your employees and come down hard on just those who break the rules

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Strong, well performing company.

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company is well positioned in the market, with excellent vertical integration, and many talented people. With shell gas influenced price competitiveness LYB is doing the right things well ahead of competition.

    Cons

    In this aggressive talent focused market LYB has been slow to respond to competitive changes in salary. New HR leadership is trying to make course corrections, but there is strong resistance from some of the top leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't loose focus on the people making things happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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