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Great place to work for self starter

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  • 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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very nice, stable place to work with outstanding benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - I T  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - I T in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Westlake Chemical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company is very stable financially and has enjoyed tremendous success over the past few years. Excellent overall benefits package which includes a flexible work arrangement schedule, generous 401k matching and bonuses based on company's performance. The management has paid close attention to the needs of its employees and the corporate offices are being completely renovated and modernized and a flexible work arrangement program has been recently implemented! Lots of opportunities to learn if you enjoy being a multi-tasker. The Executive level management team is wonderful.

    Cons

    Some approval processes take a while and that can be frustrating and some types of changes can be painfully slow at times. The corporate offices are in the Galleria area so you have to deal with traffic on a daily basis. Then again, all of the Houston roadways seem to be congested anyway!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Westlake Chemical is a great fit for go-getters! Dynamic & Challenging!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    If you are a person with a "go-getter" attitude who wants to be a positive force for change and develop professionally in the process, Westlake offers a lot of opportunities for skill set expansion, creative problem-solving and stepping outside of your comfort zone. Input from employees is valued by Management, and there are also a lot of very positive, employee-focused movements in the works! The big decisions are made very carefully and selectively, such as the recent acquisition of Vinnolit, and the result is a very strong, well-positioned company that should continue to grow and perform impressively from a financial and production standpoint.

    Cons

    It takes some time to be able to be able to adapt to what appears to be a Chinese-American hybrid culture that values hard work, honesty and accountability but that also operates in a hierarchical manner, which is evident in the stringent and even excessive approval processes that can cause unnecessary delays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue positive improvements being made to promote greater employee collaboration and engagement as well as employee appreciation through pay/benefit programs, updating the office environments and internal process improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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