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LANXESS Reviews

Updated December 6, 2018
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LANXESS Vorsitzender Matthias Zachert
Matthias Zachert
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Pros
  • "Treat employees fairly, pay and benefits are good for the area, flexible when it comes to work-life balance" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Great people, Great work environment, Great benefits, Growing company" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "On call 24/7 no life outside work, 2 hour window to report" (in 2 reviews)

  • "rokratie, Mikromanagement, Unternehmenskultur wird gepriesen und gefordert aber nicht gelebt" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "greay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great environment great co workers

    Cons

    lots of hours no life


  2. "Mediocre"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Fords, NJ
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Fords, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LANXESS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, not overwhelmed, decent working environment, work at your own pace, union run plant

    Cons

    Medical is terrible and expensive, downsizing constantly, not replacing people, 6-2 schedule rotating ( get overtime on it once a month or so 6th day basically u are working for free) No 401k match for union members. Inconsistent over time. Because of being cheap you NEVER know your schedule, management can change it even the day before your scheduled day with no remorse or caring if you have plans. Slow months off weekends not much notice when going to 7 days a week. To get day shift will take 10+ years if your lucky. 1st year 75% of pay you get 2nd year 90% and third year full rate. Union is clueless and only looks out for long time workers. constantly trying to get technology to cut jobs. Union workers get hourly rate nothing more they preach everyone is the same which is far from what’s going on union workers don’t get 401k match, bonuses, or anything else offered to company people. Company was just bought out (formerly chemtura) Only thing the new company is excelling at is chopping jobs and raising benefits astronomically. Just received dental vision and sick days this year never had them before. They only care about coverage not people who have families. Vacations are a year behind only after a full year do you get vacation!

    Advice to Management

    Start treating union employees with the same respect that you have for other workers. 401 match like the whole world has especially since this is a world class company. Get a real schedule so people can have lives with there families. Get reasonable insurance instead of expensive high deductible plans that cost a lot. Get rid of 6-2 schedule to save on overtime. Prorate vacations instead of keeping people a year behind!

  3. "Best Place I've Ever Worked"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LANXESS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    LANXESS gives employees many opportunities to develop themselves and their skills.
    The company is on a growth curve up. Feels like there are good opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    LANXESS is not very strong with flexible or remote work arrangements.

    Advice to Management

    Don't confuse everyone sitting in the same office form 9 to 5 with productivity.


  4. "IT Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at LANXESS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None to even speak about

    Cons

    Shady, fake job postings, disrespectful

    Advice to Management

    Don’t waste professionals’ time and energy with fake job interviews. Don’t revoke an offer without providing an explanation to the candidate.


  5. "Treasury Analyst"

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

    I worked at LANXESS full-time

    Pros

    Great Managers and good feedback for performance

    Cons

    Location was far away from my home


  6. "Positive Experiences"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LANXESS full-time

    Pros

    Welcoming work culture. Nice core people to work around working with diverse teams with various backgrounds. Nice benefits package.

    Cons

    Need to get to management level to open visibility to new job opportunities and growth within the company. Sometimes difficult to reach these levels as a junior level employee.

    Advice to Management

    Company good do a better job of recognizing significant achievements (improvements) in the company.


  7. "Union mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Maintenance Mechanic in Perth Amboy, NJ
    Former Employee - Industrial Maintenance Mechanic in Perth Amboy, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LANXESS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits lots of overtime

    Cons

    Low pay for the area

  8. "Great company, great coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Pitts, PA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Pitts, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LANXESS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible schedule, nice people

    Cons

    Can be somewhat boring or repetitive


  9. "Finance Intern"

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    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at LANXESS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, Great work environment, Great benefits, Growing company

    Cons

    Overshadowed by European headquarters


  10. "Hard No"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LANXESS full-time

    Pros

    They let you fly business class.

    Cons

    Everything else. You are just a cog in a wheel, no creativity allowed.

    Advice to Management

    You are destroying the value of the ex-chemtura that you purchased for 9x EBITDA - they had to have been doing something right to make them valuable to you.