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Westlake Chemical Overview

Houston, TX
5001 to 10000 employees
1986
Company - Public (WLK)
Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Working at Westlake Chemical

Westlake Chemical (NYSE: WLK) is a quality manufacturer and dependable global supplier of petrochemicals, plastics and building products. Our mission is to serve our clients by enhancing daily life through the products and services we provide, which in turn make life better for ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to provide quality products and services to commodity chemical, plastics and related fabricated products markets. We strive to be a low cost manufacturer and to find value across the chain through vertical integration and synergies through horizontal integration.

Company Updates

  • Kathleen Sylvest, RN, COHN-S at Westlake’s Plaquemine, Louisiana site has been recognized as a lifetime leader within the field of occupational health nursing and is the 2017 recipient of the Marguerite Ahern Graff Lifetime Service Award by the Louisiana Association of Occupational Health Nurses (LAOHN). Her peers felt that Kathleen demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in individual practice, in humanitarian efforts and as a mentor for other Occupational Health Nurses.

  • Westlake and its management donate $500,000 to the American Red Cross to assist communities in Texas and Louisiana impacted by Hurricane Harvey. “We are thankful for the first responders and volunteers providing aid to these devastated communities and for the support of organizations like the Red Cross,” said Albert Chao, Westlake CEO. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ05j

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    Media Inquiries: Westlake Chemical Corp. Ben Ederington, 713-960-9111 or Investor Inquiries: Westlake Chemical Corp. Steve Bender, 713-960-9111

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Westlake Chemical – Why Work For Us?


The integrity, creativity, dedication, diversity and drive of our employees allow us to excel.


Every day, Westlake products are seen, used and depended on throughout the world. We make and market approximately 19 billion pounds of petrochemical and fabricated products annually. Over the past two decades we have built a reputation for being a dependable, safe, world-class producer and supplier.

Our mission is to serve our clients by enhancing daily life through our products and services. We do this by providing innovative and useful products, maintaining high standards of customer service and operational excellence with a constant focus on managing costs.

We support, develop and inspire our people to achieve their personal best and treat them with dignity and respect.
As a solid company, Westlake has the resources to be smart about its growth and talent.


Westlake Chemical is a historically stable and growing international company. We hire competent, flexible people who work across a broad range of disciplines. From well-trained plant operators, to resourceful engineers, to multi-faceted professional staff, everyone has a chance to make a significant, visible contribution.

As a solid company, Westlake has the resources to be smart about its growth and talent. We invite you to enhance your work life and career experience by applying your talent here.

We invite you to enhance your work life and career experience by applying your talent here.
Westlake strives to provide a competitive compensation and benefits package that rewards individual as well as team performance.


Westlake is an international corporation with the culture of an entrepreneurial firm. Westlake employees have potential to add impact and create value in an entrepreneurial environment, where we continue to build on our business success by reviewing business opportunities and finding ways to improve. 

Westlake strives to provide a competitive compensation and benefits package that rewards individual as well as team performance.We also have a strong tradition in sharing company successes with our employees. 

As a solid company, Westlake has the resources to be smart about its growth and talent.
As an intern, you will be asked to complete a variety of tasks and may work on several projects simultaneously.


For college students who would like to take a closer look at career opportunities within the petrochemicals industry, Westlake Chemical sponsors internship programs within a variety of departments such as: Engineering, Operations, Chemistry, Procurement, Supply Chain, Information Technology, Information Systems, Accounting and Human Resources.  

Participants will have opportunities to interact with senior managers, current program members and program alumni.  The hands-on experience is both challenging and rewarding, and provides the potential for valuable reinforcement to support career aspirations.  

Find out when Westlake will be on your campus through your campus career center. Meet with Westlake professionals in your discipline to learn more about our opportunities! 

Participants will have opportunities to interact with senior managers, current program members and program alumni.

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    Great Company to work for. The people were great, and the environment felt like a family.

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    Pay was not competitive to other plant accounting jobs

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Westlake Chemical photo of: Westlake plant sites around the world have received prestigious industry recognition as models for quality assurance in production as well as safety.
Westlake Chemical photo of: Our unwavering goal is to maintain continuous improvement of our plant processes, technology and high quality of products
Westlake Chemical photo of: From well-trained plant operators to resourceful engineers, every employee has a chance to make a significant, visible contribution within the organization.
Westlake Chemical photo of: The vigilant stewardship of the environment and sustainability are at the forefront of everything we do.
Westlake Chemical photo of: College internships in mechanical and plant process engineering enable students to learn, develop and potentially become the next generation of Westlake employees.
Westlake Chemical photo of: Westlake’s employees are competent, flexible people who work across a broad range of disciplines.
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Westlake Chemical Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Westlake Chemical (Richmond, TX) in February 2017.

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    Enthusiastic phone interview with the internal recruiter. He contacted me within minutes of applying. Brought in for face-to-face interview with hiring manager. Asked two questions, then told they had a preferred candidate, but it wasn't a sure thing. I was one of three interviews. I never heard back from them.

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    • If you had to negotiate with difficult stakeholders with different priorities, how would you approach it?   Answer Question
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Westlake Chemical Awards & Accolades

  • Houston Chronicle Top 100 (#31), The Houston Chronicle, 2017
  • Forbes America’s Top Public Companies (#401), Forbes, 2017
  • Fortune 500/1000 (#507), Fortune, 2017
  • Forbes Global 2000 (#1,582), Forbes, 2017
  • Chemical Safety Excellence Award (12th year), CSX Transportation, 2017
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