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Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. Reviews

Updated November 28, 2018
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  1. "Process Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Point Comfort, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Point Comfort, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary is very competitive, supervisors are generally very flexible with needing to take time off for personal reasons

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, interdependency of different units makes large projects complicated, purchasing department makes even simple purchases way too complicated and time consuming.


  2. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Accountant
    Former Employee - Accountant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Asian culture and not too many higher position opportunities for other nations.

    Cons

    Long hours work during every 1st day of each month for monthly close.

  3. "S2B Chemical Operator"

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    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Delaware City, DE
    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Delaware City, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with every single person there.

    Cons

    WE were given 60 days notice,plant closed 72 operators out of employment ..

    Advice to Management

    Thanks, you were the Best you could be under the circumstances..


  4. "Operator"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Point Comfort, TX
    Current Employee - Operator in Point Comfort, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job security, close to my home,

    Cons

    Lots of decisions made 2000 miles away in New Jersey


  5. "B operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delaware City, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delaware City, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. full-time

    Pros

    Great pay but that's about it the rest about the plant is terrible

    Cons

    Plant is shutting down they never gave any care about the people actually working trying to keep the plant running.

    Advice to Management

    If you got all new management and people up front and a real chemical engineer the plant would still be running.


  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. full-time

    Pros

    No layoffs, great pay and coworkers

    Cons

    Upper management at times unorganized


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    "Depends"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Point Comfort, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Point Comfort, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. full-time

    Pros

    Relatively high salary for the middle-of-nowhere location.
    Comfortable office.
    Good benefits.
    Substantial bonus.
    Ideal place for raising a family until retirement.
    Very stable jobs (on the other hand, nobody is motivated)
    To succeed here, you need to know how to manipulate gossips.

    Cons

    You need to be Taiwanese in order to rank up.
    The culture is very conservative and the focus is on pleasing the baby-boomers.
    Their technology and knowledge froze since the 1990s. If you have worked for competitors before joining FPC, you'd feel like stone age here.
    There's not much to do really, thus not the place to learn. By the time you graduate from FPC, you'd feel like you've wasted your life here because you will be far from competitive.
    It's all about building a good relationship with the high-ups.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the people that only care about their own retirement. They are eating up the younger workforce and opportunities to profit.
    Open up your windows and doors and connect with the outside world. A lot of solutions you are currently seeking have been solved and shared by other companies years ago.

  8. "former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livingston, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits package and and perhaps a good place to start a career.

    Cons

    the politics laced with nepotism. very blatant favoritism that is not always merit based. the software is extremely outdated and inefficient and not even designed for the work we do on it. i also had the unfortuate experience with a manager that had an extensive history of bullying people to the point that they quit or flee to another position. in fact the position I had was available because the person before me was sick of the mistreatment and took a lower level position.


  9. "former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. full-time

    Pros

    Best benefits all around, stability. salary steadily increases each year.

    Cons

    politics. not for everyone. distinctive chinese culture - very different from american culture. if you can't get used to it or be willing to integrate, this place is not for you.


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. full-time

    Pros

    Provide a steady progress in career

    Cons

    a cost conscious company that is reserved for all spending.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training opporunities