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Celanese Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good benefits package and great people" (in 19 reviews)

  • "tungspaket und gute Work-Life Balance" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "No clear work/life balance - expectation is that you will always be available" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Decision making is delayed by a process whereby you must review your work with tons of different people" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "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!


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. 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!


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Be Ready for Change"

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    Former Employee - Technical in Bishop, TX
    Former Employee - Technical in Bishop, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Celanese full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company provides lots of opportunities for skill development over time. Because they are lean and change often, there can be rapid advancement opportunities for engineers starting their career.

    Cons

    The company changes leadership every couple of years which result in big shifts in direction and frequent restructuring. If you are a long time employee, you just have to go along to get along, keep doing good work and not get too concerned about the changes.


  7. "Celanese don't care about people"

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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

    Pros

    organized, stable company, large employee base, does not feel overwhelmed with work

    Cons

    Celanese don't care about people, they fire people freely...

  8. "Sr. Director"

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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

    Pros

    Great changing culture and positive work environment. Very strong pay and benefits

    Cons

    More work at times absorbed by fixed resources


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Celanese full-time

    Pros

    Mostly good affable people in the true "get the job done" working segment. Many that have been there many years wanting to make company more successful. Hard to get those spots with good managers as they are sought after and very obvious.

    Cons

    Cross-functional business training leading to some really terrible managers that are blindly leading that have no idea what they are doing - completely spinning wheels - micro-managers or worse, don't care; a free for all in some areas.
    Overspending in certain areas is apparent and confusing how it is not noticed or allowed.
    Some people never come to work, or start and immediately take a several week vacation, others work all the time. Work ethic doesn't seem to have a impact on one's success with company/review status or how people are treated as valued employees. Many mixed signals and a few bad managers allowed to continue poor management tactics is hard to watch or work around.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Import/Export Irving Beware"

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    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Import Coordinator in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pro is you have a job. This place is highly political and depending on who you know is how far you will grow

    Cons

    work life balance is non existent and poor leadership, high turn over. Pay is not commensurate with experience. Team lead is focused on her other activities/job and traveling

    Advice to Management

    Get a true leader for this area that is dedicated


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