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24%
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29%
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Dr. Talal Al-Shair
25 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "This company genuinely values its employees; great initiatives to maintain a happy, loyal and productive workforce"

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    Current Employee - Senior Paralegal in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cristal full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, two annual opportunities for salary increase, profit sharing

    Cons

    Company is on a terrific trajectory, no complaints

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Stay focused on the five strategic plan for growth and prosperity.

    Cristal2014-02-21
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Worst experience ever"

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    Former Employee -  
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cristal

    Pros

    Just a job, good pay, they offer telecommute if it approved by managers. nice building and vending machine. Free coffee and beverages, Nice conference rooms.

    Cons

    Bad company culture, No morals, back sapping mentality, selfish Upper Managements, too much HR involvement, Middle Managers Have no respect or power to control their subordinate. Very stressful work environment. Very Poor security in the office.

    Cristal2014-01-19
  3. "Manage solutions"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Cristal full-time

      Pros

      Good salary and benefits. Good office

      Cons

      Poor leadership. Poor strategy and direction

      Cristal2018-11-17
    • Helpful (5)

      "Rudderless, uninspirational and frustrating. Like banging your head against a brick wall working here"

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      Current Employee - Engineer in Grimsby, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Cristal full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Some cracking people to work with. Pay you well (but they would have to to put up with the place). A great leg up to other sectors in the chemical industry

      Cons

      Clueless senior management. Toxic culture. Blame culture. Micromanaging from up top. Production rules over common sense Mind numbinly admin heavy

      Advice to Management

      Let people get on with their jobs. Stop placing restrictive systems on people Keep things simple Fix and update the place

      Cristal2018-09-13
    • "HR"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Cristal full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Great people, good location, good benefits

      Cons

      Bureaucratic processes, global organisation, matrix organisation

      Advice to Management

      keep it regional

      Cristal2017-12-14
    • "Could be great"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broken Hill
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Cristal full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      The foundations are there to be a great business with long term mining prospects. Pay is OK for the region. Generally most of the staff are friendly. Varied work Great community involvement

      Cons

      HR has somehow made itself the most important department causing fear to cross them otherwise you could get the sack just because you challenge them. No leadership and the management group are disorganised and focused on small unimportant things. Continually bringing in new OPs managers, in the hope they will fix the company. Evidence suggest they have all failed. No development, first budget cut in tough times is...

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      Advice to Management

      Do not accept poor performance, make all accountable, set the standard in culture, set the vision for the future, develop meaningful working relationships and finally develop your staff to lead the business into the future.

      Cristal2017-11-24
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good pay, Good people"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Cristal

        Pros

        Good pay, good people, family spirit

        Cons

        Management needs to be more transparent

        Cristal2017-10-15
      • "Not an Employee Friendly Place"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
        Doesn't Recommend
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Cristal full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        * Good Salary * Flexibility * Annual Bonus * Team Outing

        Cons

        * Internal Politics * No Scope of Growth * No Cafeteria

        Cristal2017-10-19
      • "YANBU"

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        Former Employee - Instrumentation Technician III in Madīnat Yanbu` aş Şinā`īyah
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Cristal

        Pros

        Credibility - Some clients will view a Limited Company in a more positive light. Higher take-home pay - Because of tax efficiency you will take home more pay than other options. Lower personal financial risk - Because of its structure and separation between you and the company, you are protected* from the threat of personal financial losses if things go wrong.

        Cons

        Administration - There are greater statutory obligations, such as submission of Annual Accounts, Corporation Tax Returns and VAT Returns. Because of the range of statutory obligations, there are usually higher accountancy costs if you don't get things right, higher financial penalties.

        Cristal2016-06-28
      • "Good place to work for"

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        Former Employee - Trainee Chemist in Stallingborough, England
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at Cristal full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Training from the ground up Safety orientated

        Cons

        Short-sightedness Ties vs Trades Safety is sometimes smothering

        Advice to Management

        Try not to haemorrhage experience all at once by making sure you have new blood coming in and caught up to speed before they retire

        Cristal2016-04-11
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