LyondellBasell

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LyondellBasell Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
162 Reviews
2.7
162 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Poor, Poor, Poor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The CEO seems like a straight-forward, stand up guy. Great location downtown for the most part.

    Cons

    This company is backward in it's thinking. Processes are from the early to mid 2000s. People are paranoid and have no personality. HR turned over nearly 80% in the span of six weeks and got worse. While pay is good, the people must hate their families because they never go home. Technology might as well be calculators as it is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. You are not going to change on behalf of anything I have to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Progressing but lots of changes needed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LyondellBasell

    Pros

    work-life balance, flexibility, big focus on employee saftey

    Cons

    leadership disconnect, disorganization, no training, poor retention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Rather lacking

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

    I have been working at LyondellBasell

    Pros

    Provides a steady paycheck and insurance. A few a managers are exceptional.

    Cons

    Lyondell has the false perception they bought Basell and Basell wasn't smart enough nor strong enough to argue the arguments. If you are one of the chosen ones you advance rapidly, if not you stagnate.

    Preach safety, however safety and some of the managers are the first ones to insist on performing an unsafe act.

    No pension plan, median benefits, pays lower than average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees rather than shrugging them off. Managers who only attend meetings all should be retired. Need to look at competitive pay, benefits with others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mechanical Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LyondellBasell

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some irregular working hours when needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    First Co-op Term

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LyondellBasell

    Pros

    LYB gives its co-ops actual assignments that are both meaningful and challenging. If you take initiative, you can really learn a lot and contribute to the company during a co-op term.

    Cons

    LYB is a company that doesn't directly give housing to its co-op students. Makes finding housing "somewhat" tricky.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still think they are a big fish

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Depending on the site you work at, you can have either great people with little office politics. A Lyondell site is a great place to work, a Basell site not so much.

    Cons

    There are obvious clique's and either you're in them or you're shunned. There is not a good culture. Not many training opportunities compared to other companies Pay isn't competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to employees growth and retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Job Shadow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Job Sadow in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Job Sadow in Pasadena, TX

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    No opinion

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Co-op III

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    It pays well and the work culture is very fun.

    Cons

    The projects are not always exciting for interns

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, MS

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Allowance of conflicts between employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, not good management.

    Cons

    Conflicts between employees are obvious but managers don't do nothing about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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