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Celanese Reviews

Updated December 5, 2018
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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 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.


  2. "Procurement Operations Specialist"

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    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.

  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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Business leader"

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    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.


  7. "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!

  8. "Wonderful place to work - Quick to let employees go, due to budget."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management - Good pay - relaxed/friendly environment - safe to approach managers - flexible schedules - approachable upper management & site managers - room to grow or try new positions

    Cons

    High deductible insurance plans - no pension program - not the best safety standards in the industry - quick to let employees go, & cut projects, due to budget issues...while upper echelon managers wine, dine & travel - HR is not supportive of employees
    Compensation MAJOR PRO....Benefits not so much.
    Operations has turnover issues. Young & inexperienced managers. Degrees are valued over experience & people skills.

    Advice to Management

    I personally had a wonderful manager, & knew many wonderful, approachable managers. The managers I knew, dreaded letting their employees go because of company budget issues. It came from up the chain of command.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Leader in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Leader in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Celanese full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Celanese does things well. I think they are a leader in the chemical industry for how they make decisions and run their business. Their sales, procurement and business leaders are some of the smartest people you'll ever meet, and they love to teach employees how and why they do things.

    Cons

    This company doesn't have a family atmosphere at all. Hyper competitive and almost backstabbing culture.

    There are limited management roles so high performing talent gets stuck at lower level roles with their only option for growth often being outside the company.

    Leaders can becomes so committed to ideas or plans that they fail to listen to evidence that counters their hypotheses.

    Advice to Management

    If you have plans for younger employees, you can tell them about the plans before they decide to leave for other opportunities!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent comp but high expectations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celanese full-time

    Pros

    - You will learn a ton
    - You will become the best at what you do
    - Total compensation is excellent
    - The company is always reorganizing, so you’ll get to hold lots of different positions

    Cons

    - You’ll work harder than you ever have before
    - Change is constant, so just when you think you know your job, you move.