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INEOS Reviews

Updated Sep 4, 2019

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INEOS CEO Jim Ratcliffe
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41 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Keep Growing, Build your own Culture, Look toward the Future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INEOS full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    INEOS is a success story of a group that took several "throwaway" companies from the "Majors" in the petro-chem business. Spent years trimming off fat and improving efficiencies until they are now profitable self supporting businesses. In the past few years they have been able to re-invest capital into these businesses and are now growing and investing in their production assets.

    Cons

    INEOS is so lean, that it doesn't really have a solid R&D organization.

    Advice to Management

    Begin looking to the future now and invest closer to the normal industry ratios for R&D. If not, then the businesses that are making great money today will lose the race to those who learn how to run better at the core of their technology.

    INEOS2018-09-11
  2. Helpful (1)

    "I've had better...pass!"

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    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Chocolate Bayou, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INEOS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Management is a joke so they don't pay attention to anything like time, or days off or what Fridays you work.

    Cons

    Not very much opportunity to move up. Someone has to die or retire for a job to open up.

    INEOS2018-08-24
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Good short term play only!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Alvin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at INEOS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    INEOS will give you a high starting salary and a good annual bonus (~20%), but thats the catch. Very slow career development- I know people stuck in their roles for 5 years (same role, same office, same responsibility).

    Cons

    Minimal career development opportunities and slow promotions (hence the good starting salary). A lot of young engineers that are unprofessional and immature. Management struggling to keep this derailed train on track. My advise to prospective employees: Get a career with a bigger downstream company instead (Dow, BASF, Exxon Chem, Oxy, Chevron, Shell, SABIC, etc), even if it was for a pay cut - It will be worth it... in the long term. Trust me!

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    INEOS2018-09-03
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great operations team with horrible commercial management"

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

    I worked at INEOS full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great operations leaders and team members

    Cons

    Good old boys network little to no diversity. Stale commercial team with poor leadership buoyed by weak future leaders

    Advice to Management

    Move some leaders from operations to commercial

    INEOS2018-08-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at INEOS full-time

    Pros

    Laid back Nice People Interesting work Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    Sometimes a lack of work Low Pay

    INEOS2018-06-18
  6. Helpful (2)

    "The company is very easy going, positive attitudes from corporate, good mix of co-workers."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INEOS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay with strong bonuses, good people , co-workers are young and energetic. Company is currently expanding and performing well.

    Cons

    Promotions appear to be based on company needs or time in service, not work output. A great deal or supervisory oversight at my location, possibly a byproduct of the younger staff I work with.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to delegate work responsibility to those below you, people only grow when challenged. Micromanaging might reduce risks but it also limits confidence and experience.

    INEOS2018-04-15
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Ineos is a good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Chocolate Bayou, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at INEOS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive benefits, treat you like family, good work life balance, lots of training, good exposure, plenty of projects to work

    Cons

    Location, struggle between different work groups/managers, culture is changing in potentially negative ways, not many clear paths for career progression

    Advice to Management

    Management position candidates should be evaluated more closely before being filled by unqualified individuals. If your going to give a leadership position to an outside candidate without relevant experience why not promote from within?

    INEOS2018-04-10
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a fair company"

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    Former Employee - Operato in Chocolate Bayou, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at INEOS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary and senority and benefits

    Cons

    Good ole boy system

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some lower management

    INEOS2018-05-11
  9. "Logistics Manager"

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    Current Employee - Logistics and Contracts Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at INEOS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and benefits / large company with advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Headquarters is in Rolle, Switzerland

    INEOS2018-02-14
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at INEOS full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, work/life balance

    Cons

    High focus on metric performance

    INEOS2018-01-20
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