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Celanese Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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  • Competitive starting salary, good benefits (in 18 reviews)

  • tungspaket und gute Work-Life Balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "A lot of potential with good leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celanese full-time

    Pros

    Good people working hard to build a great company.

    Cons

    Insular management needed to broaden the horizons

    Advice to Management

    Hire new from the outside and make them feel welcome, then listen to them.


  2. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celanese full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good health benefits
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    No compensation for overtime work

  3. "Good Company, Great values, Direct managers dont enforce them"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bishop, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bishop, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celanese full-time

    Pros

    This is a really good company overall. They have great benefits and a good business model.

    Cons

    The great values the company has are not enforced by direct managers. They use their power to strong arm employees. There seems to be a ton of talk with no real execution in the area of employee growth.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to coach and groom people through positive reinforcement instead of a ton of negative commentary. Respect your employees since they are adults like you. It really seems like HR in Dallas does not care about what goes on at the ground level with these "leaders".


  4. "Advanced Research Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Advanced Research Engineer II in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Advanced Research Engineer II in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for career advancement
    Interesting technologies
    Safety minded culture

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Employees are treated like they are just a number

    Advice to Management

    Create a better work-life balance for your employees.


  5. "Average overall company, good benefits, management could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celanese full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Nice colleagues overall
    -Good 401K
    - Good volunteer program

    Cons

    - Most of the leaders are looking towards their own career advancement vs developing the team.
    - Problems are fixed with band-aid, not in depth
    - Lot of employee have seen their position changed in the last 2 years. Rarely in their favor.

    Advice to Management

    - Encourage honest feedback
    - Look at how leaders are developing their team
    - Stop flip-flopping the strategy every 2 years. This pendulum affects employee morale and trust.


  6. "A job is as good as the boss"

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celanese full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most people are nice, there was some focus on R&D when I was there. I heard things have changed now.

    Cons

    My first boss there was really amazing with a lot of knowledge and experience. My second boss was not good at all. She would mostly shout and never provide any help, which made staying there next to impossible.


  7. "Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Celanese full-time

    Pros

    -Casual culture
    -Decent compensation
    -Good 401k plan

    Cons

    -Does not foster employee growth opportunities
    -Lack of leadership from people in management positions

    Advice to Management

    Question employees to make sure the leaders are forthcoming and honest about the morale and how things really are in their departments.

  8. "Potential to improve, but no guarantee - mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celanese full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diversified company, many different industries/products/customers to learn about & rotate through.

    Cons

    Lack of engagement across the workforce - when people arrive at 8am and leave at 4:58pm everyday, something is off. If people are easily able to turn off their computer in the middle of something, it seems that they don't care.
    Lack of empowerment - leadership team has sucked all decision-making up to the top and there's no trust in the middle management/organization to make the right decisions nor develop the experience needed to be future leaders.
    No upward mobility & no career paths

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people, demonstrate a long-term, vested interest in the talent. Get more women in leadership roles to help shift the culture to where you want it to go. Empower the organization to make decisions - distribute decision-making lower in the organization to aid bench strength. Get more flexible so millennials are happy and will stay. Enable mentoring and development efforts. Get rid of the old regime/leadership/managers that grew up in the Weidman days - they're toxic and don't align with the culture you're developing.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "project manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Celanese full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good overall environment to work

    Cons

    High level of politics and non value work


  10. "Short term or long term vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celanese full-time

    Pros

    very good safety culture; reliability on production;

    Cons

    Do not have long term vision;


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