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Celanese Reviews

Updated March 17, 2019
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  • "No clear work/life balance - expectation is that you will always be available" (in 10 reviews)

  • "I saw many talented people leave because they posed a threat to their upper management or they were cheated by politics" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Narrows, VA
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Narrows, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    All the overtime you want

    Cons

    Drafting is very tiresome at times

    Advice to Management

    12hr shifts please


  2. "Manager Compensation"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Flexible schedules help promote work/life balance.

    Cons

    Tough to advance within the organization. Only the chosen few seem to advance.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A Once Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celanese full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Talented and dedicated co-workers
    Genuine commitment to safety
    People are allowed to make decisions early in their career

    Cons

    EXTREMELY short term focused
    Tremendous effort at diversity has gone to extremes. Not friendly to white males.
    Bonus program lags competition
    Reorganized manufacturing is nonsensical
    Culture of fear at the executive level

    Advice to Management

    Focus beyond the next quarter and compensate fairly


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Procurement Operations Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company with good benefits. Freedom and trust to make good decisions. Opportunities to learn new skills and get involved in projects outside of "day job".

    Cons

    Heavy workload and little oversight creates inefficiencies.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic Department Head"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Political environment. Shifting priorities.

    Cons

    Elevating a man to department head with a toxic management style and self serving priorities has created broad dissatisfaction. His limited skill-set pushes him to over-extend his team to compensate for his deficiencies and inadequacies infected with his sense of self-entitlement.

    Advice to Management

    Your first loss is your cheapest. Cut him loose. A toxic work environment exacerbates deficiencies and stifles positive growth.


  6. "Great place to work"

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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

    Supportive and collaborative team and environment, lots of employee diversity/resource groups, paid community service opportunities, great benefits, opportunities to move positions within the company to find your true niche.

    Cons

    Not quite my main field of interest.


  7. "Exciting and dynamic company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celanese full-time

    Pros

    - Culture shifting in the right direction
    - Exciting company with challenging work

    Cons

    - Lower level executives are not always aligned with positive initiatives from upper management; therefore, many of these initiatives die before they are fully implemented.

    Advice to Management

    - Accountability! If Celanese is driving towards a change in culture, you must ensure these initiatives are cascading down through the various levels of management.

  8. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celanese full-time

    Pros

    Great experience on a range of different projects.
    Family focused.
    Growing company.

    Cons

    No bonuses for most people.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Business leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package and great people.

    Cons

    New management is somewhat disconnected from reality. Very short term focused management only looking to drive stock price increases. Wrong people in senior leadership positions. No strategic marketing presence whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    Learn something about the businesses you are trying to operate.


  10. "Excellent company!"

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

    I have been working at Celanese full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, friendly CEO, company knows what they're doing and offers the best culture and appreciation! Best benefits out there (medical, dental, 401(k), stock options, vision)

    Cons

    There just isn't anything negative about working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do!