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"Financially Sound, But Managed Through Fear"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

The company is in a very good position to continue strong profit growth in the US due to differential low feed stock prices compared to the rest of the world. Some plant level leadership support interpersonal skills growth and work life balance.

Cons

Senior leadership appears to believe that high performance cannot be achieved without creating fear at all levels of the organization. Creativity and appropriate financial risk taking are severely stifled as a result. High quality staff are also leaving and the company is struggling to hire replacements as it is perceived as a poor place to work by professionals outside the organization

Advice to Management

High performance can be achieved in a balanced work environment.

Other Employee Reviews for LyondellBasell

  1. Helpful (4)

    "If you are looking for a culture of distrust and micromanagement...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much - nice offices
    Compensation is reasonable

    Cons

    People are viewed as a commodity that can be easily replaced
    You shouldn't trust anyone - it's all about "what's in it for me"
    Promotion and advancement are based largely on connections rather than merit or potential

    Advice to Management

    Seems pointless to give advice to management since that's where the root of the problem lies


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Unethical, Dishonest Corporate Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing bonus structure for industry
    New Job everyday - changing priorities by the day
    New friends every month- revolving door of talent

    Cons

    Leadership acceptance of dishonesty and core values violations by senior leaders
    Cost cutting organization, no investment in innovation
    Poor IT leadership and leadership team who block and blame (throw under the bus attitude)
    Finance leadership does not work well together, flamethrowers and seagull managers

    Advice to Management

    Your culture is driven top down. Nothing changes until change comes from the top.
    Your company is a reflection of Lencioni's "The Five Disfunctions of Team".
    Wipe out your IT leadership team and start anew, you will then witness real change

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