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Over worked and poor pay raises and bonuses

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Westlake Chemical

Pros

Good co-workers and a great place to build experience. Due to lean environment, you wear a lot of different hats. Good 401K program which has a match and defined contribution.

Cons

Due to the lean environment, you feel overwhelmed very often. The average pay raise is below the inflation rate. Bonus metrics are never achievable even though company continues to post record profits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to retain talent and keep up with the rest of industry with regard to raises and bonuses.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Westlake was a great opportunity to learn a diverse set of skills in a job that had a diverse task set.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Westlake Chemical

    Pros

    In an operations setting, work can look very different day to day. One day could be devoted to meetings, while the next day could be devoted entirely to field work. Of course, everyday can be a mix of both.

    Cons

    The company has a very lean outlook on operations, this could lead to work overload. But, this is the reason why the job is so diverse as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A long term outlook should be really considered. Employee happiness can really help productivity, burnout can lead to losing experienced employees. Losing experience can lead to un-quantifiable losses in the future.

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

    Great place to work for self starter

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

    I have been working at Westlake Chemical

    Pros

    tremendous opportunity to contribute in a streamlined organization
    lean staffing allows employees to "wear a lot of hats"
    learn by doing

    Cons

    smaller petrochemical company may offer less opportunities for advancement
    lack of well defined program for personnel development
    lean staffing requires flexibility from employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to invest in personnel development to attract and maintain the highest quality individuals
    lean staffing requires more investment in people, not less

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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