LyondellBasell Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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LyondellBasell CEO Bhavesh V. “Bob” Patel
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Pros
  • The pay is good if you are lucky enough to be soul-mates with your manager (in 10 reviews)

  • Good pay, fair work life balance, senior management is not true to word (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • overworked, no work/life balance, high turnover in supply chain (in 11 reviews)

  • Some of the senior management act sincere but cannot make the changes that need to be made (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Process Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company emerged from bankruptcy in 2010 but they have achieved a lot ever since. Here are some pros-

    - co-workers are smart and willing to help
    - there is a great amount of technical work, which is challenging. So you will have that feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day
    - safety first--no compromise
    -fair benefits--not phenomenal but certainly not the worst. The company has pension plan and bonus.
    - I always felt like my job was interesting, partly due to good manager but also due to the nature of work

    Cons

    1. 11-12 hour work days are very common (so you may hate it if you hate your job but you wont mind working that long if job is interesting, which is generally the case)
    2. no 9/80 schedule, meaning you end up having a 60 hour week
    3 location is a concern, but guess what, most chemical plants are located outside of city limits

  2. Winning company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LyondellBasell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The new CEO is buidling on all the strengths of the past - good profits, excellent safety and growth - and is now buidling the focus on people. This company is in a strong position to provide growth opportunities for all.

    Cons

    We're a company that focuses on being the best, and if you don't mind working hard, its a good place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Work with the new CEO and continue to build the culture as the best place to work for our people.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Great Experience

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at LyondellBasell as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and a lot of room for advancement.

    Cons

    The locations are not ideal.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Mechanical Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LyondellBasell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People. Good projects for an intern to do without feeling useless.

    Cons

    Some irregular working hours when needed.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Job Shadow

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    Former Intern - Job Sadow in Pasadena, TX
    Former Intern - Job Sadow in Pasadena, TX

    I worked at LyondellBasell as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had a job shadowing chance with LyondellBasell through my high school as a requirement and I enjoyed every second when I was there. It was a great opportunity and an eyeopener into this specific field of work. The people who I was job shadowing was very friendly like a family honestly. They were very informative and shows myself and the other students different parts of the plant - control board & room, loadout, lab, etc. I had a chance to climb up the ladders with platform too, that is a definite great first experience! Overall, I had a great time there even though during the time this was not the field of work I was following. However thanks to this experience, I am currently pursuing an Associate of Applied Science for Process Technology to enter this industry!

    Cons

    I honestly have no complaints or remember any from my experience there.

    Advice to Management

    No opinion

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Experience!!

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, MS
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, MS

    I have been working at LyondellBasell as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Relaxed work environment. Good learning expereince Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Lots of work. Easy to get overwhelmed. Alot of people dont like taking time off work because they tend to get behind.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Channelview, TX
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Channelview, TX

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits, safe, non-union facility.

    Cons

    Too many older, lazy complainers.

    Advice to Management

    Rid the company of the poor performing, lazy, cry-babies that destroy morale.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Unbeatable Family and Safety

    Current Intern - Engineering Co-op III in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Engineering Co-op III in Houston, TX

    I have been working at LyondellBasell as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was a great company to complete my two internships with. They have an emphasis on safety which is key in this industry. Upper management is very friendly and is not intimidating and makes it easy to keep a healthy work environment.

    Cons

    No cons from me, but Ive never worked behind the scenes or as actual employee although it felt like it.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Very rewarding and safe work environment

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    Current Contractor - Chemical Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Chemical Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at LyondellBasell as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dupont schedule allowed for a week vacation every month

    Cons

    Shift work was tough on body. They usually do not hire contract or temps.

    Advice to Management

    Make a greater effort to hire contractors.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Don't let the old reviews scare you. Most were written during the bankruptcy or shortly after.

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    Current Intern - Electrical Engineer Co-op II in Channelview, TX
    Current Intern - Electrical Engineer Co-op II in Channelview, TX

    I have been working at LyondellBasell as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, knowledgeable employees, Great Safety Culture. I was only Here for the summer as an Intern but working with electrical I went all over the plant. All the people I talked to seemed satisfied with there work and workload.

    Cons

    I was only working here for the summer as an Electrical Engineering Intern, but during my time here I didn't have any real problems. They treated us well and didn't ask for anything out of the normal. I dealt with most of the departments and didn't notice any animosity. Most people seemed happy and content.

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