LANXESS Global Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
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  1. Lanxess Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Spartanburg, SC

    I worked at LANXESS Global

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They were very accepting and understanding of a fresh graduate.

    Cons

    The business unit was going through reductions and layoffs as I was hired.

    Advice to Management

    Top management was great. She had a great understanding of what each team member was contributing and how the business needed to change to keep pace with the market. Middle management was embedded in their old way of thinking and doing business.

  2. The Lanxess Dilemma

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IS Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - IS Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at LANXESS Global

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Less than 10 % of employees are overworked (i.e more than 8 hrs/day to accomplish daily tasks). Customer service is the one area where employees put in long hours (>8) per day to accomplish their daily tasks. This is very little travel for employees unless they are part of the next SAP implentation or part of senior management.

    Cons

    Wage freezes for 2009 and personnel reductions continuing since 2008. Sales are down and planned production outages are scheduled to compensate during the economic downturn. More and more responsibilites are being moved to the German parent which further reduces security oan moral of US based employees.

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. A great place to balance work with life without the economic demotion.

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Orange, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Orange, TX

    I have been working at LANXESS Global

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work/life balance is the best reason.

    Cons

    Poorly structured organization with redundancy and arbitrary job positions.

    Advice to Management

    Always run the company as though we were in tough economic times.

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  5. Excellent company with pathetic people in mgmt

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Thāne (India)
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Thāne (India)

    I have been working at LANXESS Global full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. Appraisals are good though not transparent. If you have "good relations" with boss no one can stop you from succeeding.

    Cons

    Middle management enjoys by absorbing benefits and passing pressure to lower level. Favoritism is inherent, no common mission to work on. More managers than required.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on number of managers and start 360 degree appraisals.

  6. Interesting insights, few challenging tasks

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Krefeld (Germany)
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Krefeld (Germany)

    I worked at LANXESS Global as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    While only being an intern I had many insights into Business Development of this business unit. 40 hour week. Great team atmosphere. Contact to many people in business unit.

    Cons

    No experience with university interns. Tasks were short (weekly), few assistance, not challenging. I had the feeling that my task results would never be used in any way.

    Advice to Management

    Better integration of interns, i.e. better design of tasks, and more assistance in the beginning, so that at least the task is stated clearly.

  7. An average learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LANXESS Global

    Pros

    Smaller team so hence more opportunities

    Cons

    No growth and not a good place for young employees

    Advice to Management

    Introduce strategic leadership role for country organizations and empower these candidates

  8. Best People practices & Career development opportunities !!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Head in Thāne (India)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Head in Thāne (India)

    I worked at LANXESS Global full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The career development opportunities are best with very good People /HR practices for the employee which considers even for contractual employees..Highly motivated team with good Sr Management approachable team.

    Cons

    You have to be on toe for your deliverables but who loves challenges , will love it to do. Not fit for the routine kind of work culture as highly demandable jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Nil

  9. More room for improvement with the Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at LANXESS Global full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot of stuff from the company, great colleagues to work with.

    Cons

    Empty promise give to the employees, not much motivation to employee that are all low morale working. career progression can take some time.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to feedback and open up.

  10. Nice traditional Company with some really bad middle management managers

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Contractor - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at LANXESS Global as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits... nice working hours...

    Cons

    stand alone operations, every business unit runs their own show.. not showing as a united front, very linear org.. not much chance for furthering your career from within, training and learning opportunities are next to zero.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less on unnecessary events and channel the budget for retaining your staff instead

  11. Happy to work here

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LANXESS Global

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very good place to work .

    Cons

    nothing is bad by now.

    Advice to Management

    NIL

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