Westlake Chemical

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Top Rated Company in Houston, TX

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

I have been working at Westlake Chemical

Pros

Westlake is a very lean organization that provides the opportunity to take on new and exciting responsibilities. It is in conservative growth mode which positions it well in this rollercoaster economy. Recently it was ranked the Company of the Year in 2011 by the Houston Chronicle.

Cons

There is always alot of work to be done because it is a lean organization. This is not a place for people who want to hide in a cube.

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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.

  2. 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.

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    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.

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