LyondellBasell

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LyondellBasell Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
154 Reviews
2.6
154 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.  

    Co-op III

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  2.  

    Great Experience!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  3.  

    Allowance of conflicts between employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 an 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    World class my butt. This is a third world company managed by a third class CEO and upper management

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

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay check HA, HA, HA.

    Cons

    Shareholder greed, extremely poor retirement benefit, management harassment, over worked, understaffed, no family
    life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better retirement benefits. If not with a good pension than beef up the 401K.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too many older, lazy complainers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unbeatable Family and Safety

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

    I have been working at LyondellBasell as an intern (less than an 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.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good assets, poor management and office culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Former Employee - Process Engineer

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

    Pros

    Fairly competitive salary and wages.
    9/80 schedule.
    Good breadth of technology with the potential for internal mobility.
    Good support for young engineer growth.

    Cons

    Middle management does not do enough to maintain a good working relationship among employees - doesn't seem to care about employees well being much.
    Many people still work on their Friday's off.
    Disrespectful of interns and temporary workers in general - the culture is not very friendly to these workers. I was always treated as different from the full timers.
    Not a very global company - very much so focused on North America.
    Can have a very competitive culture at times between engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not be afraid to intervene and check up on employees' well being more often, particularly young employees. As an intern, I had a few very unpleasant experiences that could have been avoided were I either more experienced in dealing with hostile coworkers or if management was more caring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent first job, unfortunate retention of good employees despite good management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LyondellBasell

    Pros

    This has overall been a good experience at the company. Management has done well regarding the business side of the company. The benefits are excellent and they offer decent opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    There is an unfortunate lack of employee training for younger employees to continue growing. The company struggles to keep the well qualified employees at the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career path well defined and managers ensure and help with development

    Cons

    Directors change roles very often due to progression

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tick, Tick, Tick....

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

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers, we are paid well, but not to the channel standard for this size of a company. Safety culture in my unit. Good supervision with the exception of one, 3 out of 4 isn't bad. Fortunately, I have a good one at this time. A great place for a new hire to get experience and move on for better pay and benefits. The military and P-TECH intern program. Company safety values are good, but sometime a little over the top (drinking the kool-aide).

    Cons

    Loosing experienced people due to better pay, pensions, 401K match, time-off policies. Good o'le boy system or carrot system. Some of the senior management act sincere but cannot make the changes that need to be made. It's a wait and see at this time. Not having employee involvement in the changes that need to be made (and I mean not just the "Yes Men").

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The clock is ticking.... July 2015

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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