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Chevron Phillips Chemical Project Engineer Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2016

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Keep It Going Up The Mountain of Improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Several: opportunities to meet and present to management; company will give you responsibilities that you demonstrate an aptitude for; strong focus to build young engineers; pay is generally good compared to other industries outside of O&G, bonus, profit share, pension, reimbursements; purchasing/renting perks; stable work place.

    Cons

    Lacking strong/deep engineering discipline skills; raises are based on a computer algorithm input from the "Distinguished [Top 1%] (Must be called on from other locations)", "Superior [Top 10%]", or "Fully Successful [majority]" evaluations; promotions are mostly based on a time of service system; evaluation tool is used as a check the box for HR and not to truly build the employee for advancement; excessive work load due to under-staffing; wastes engineers on paperwork instead of solving problems for technicians or contractors.

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    Advice to Management

    Encourage managers to promote employees based on performance not on an evaluation tool that is a bane for the manager to implement; stop limiting pay to a baseline median of a grade level and build the employee for the next pay grade and set of responsibilities, then pay them for those additional responsibilities; save money by hiring technical writers or data entry personnel for paperwork pushing and let the engineers develop into subject matter experts or management - this will break the under-staffing issues and solve more problems than it creates.

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    Chevron Phillips Chemical2016-06-26
  2. Helpful (1)

    "The company itself is an excellent place to be; however, the Pasadena plant is not"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Project Engineer in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chevron Phillips Chemical

    Pros

    Specific to Company overall: - Making significant profits and is rapidly growing - Values their new incoming engineers, especially Chemical engineers - Tons of career advancement opportunities - Have access to some of the best in the industry - Well supported by parent companies (Chevron + Phillips 66)

    Cons

    Specific to Pasadena plant: - Unions force the company to retain incompetent and highly unmotivated employees - Site management is a mix of a few good managers with very terrible ones

    Chevron Phillips Chemical2012-01-24
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