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"Working at Westlake was a great opportunity to learn a diverse set of skills in a job that had a diverse task set."

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

Pros

In an operations setting, work can look very different day to day. One day could be devoted to meetings, while the next day could be devoted entirely to field work. Of course, everyday can be a mix of both.

Cons

The company has a very lean outlook on operations, this could lead to work overload. But, this is the reason why the job is so diverse as well.

Advice to Management

A long term outlook should be really considered. Employee happiness can really help productivity, burnout can lead to losing experienced employees. Losing experience can lead to un-quantifiable losses in the future.

Westlake Chemical Response

May 1, 2017 – Senior Training Specialist

We appreciate your feedback.

Other Employee Reviews for Westlake Chemical

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work for self starter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    tremendous opportunity to contribute in a streamlined organization
    lean staffing allows employees to "wear a lot of hats"
    learn by doing

    Cons

    smaller petrochemical company may offer less opportunities for advancement
    lack of well defined program for personnel development
    lean staffing requires flexibility from employees

    Advice to Management

    continue to invest in personnel development to attract and maintain the highest quality individuals
    lean staffing requires more investment in people, not less


  2. "Safety"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety Engineer in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Safety Engineer in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westlake Chemical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Westlake recently acquired Axiall. It was a major acquisition and Westlake is still working to incorporate the Axiall facilities. Even in the midst of changes Westlake has ensured that the former Axiall facilities have the resources to promote safety; even to the point of adding safety department headcount. This is the 4th acquisition I have been a party to in my career and I think Westlake Management is doing a fine job.

    Cons

    Not much here. Westlake is taking the best from Axiall such as core principles and incorporating into Westlake as well as promoting some of Axiall's better performers. Looking forward to the future.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see more communication on future structure but understand that it is probably still being determined.

    Westlake Chemical Response

    May 22, 2017 – Senior Training Specialist

    Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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