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Updated Oct 5, 2022

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Found 721 of over 898 reviews

3.9
70%
Recommend to a Friend
65%
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LyondellBasell CEO  Peter Vanacker
Peter Vanacker
25 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Pays well and has good benefits(in 88 reviews)
  • "Good pay; good for mid(in 81 reviews)
  • "Great people and collaboration at lower levels(in 65 reviews)
  • "Good salary and boost to CV(in 31 reviews)
  • "The culture here is great.(in 23 reviews)
Cons
  • "It used to be a great place to work but management has changed and seems to live on a different planet.(in 39 reviews)
  • "Oh yea, and upper management, CEO, also gave a directive that 10% of each Directors employees would not get a favorable rating no matter how well they performed, If you look back at the Lyondellbasells CEO's history, he did the same thing(s) to the Phillips organization.(in 18 reviews)
  • "Bad Manager and no Training(in 16 reviews)
  • ".long hours and sometimes low moral(in 15 reviews)
  • "No training.(in 13 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years
    Featured Review

    Review

    May 3, 2022 - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great teamwork Motivated employees Safety-based culture Strong senior leadership

    Cons

    no significant issues, only minor nits (which are present in almost any workplace

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good company and nice people

    Sep 30, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    People are helpful and friendly

    Cons

    Lots of recent management change

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great company that actually does what it says

    Oct 5, 2022 - I&E Reliability Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    * Real focus on Safety * Real focus on collaboration * Strong team of people

    Cons

    Large company so things move slow and sometimes departments are not in alignment even though the people in those departments are.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good company

    Oct 2, 2022 - HSE Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, bonus program, and compensation.

    Cons

    Our part of the business was dissolved.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Meeh

    Sep 29, 2022 - Process Engineer in Channelview, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I worked at Lyondell in the Bob Patel era so I will comment about the culture at the time. Here are some of the positives- 1. Patel inspired confidence and really helped establish the vision, mission, and values at LYB. He was a very good orator and I loved attending his town halls. I felt like we all have a mission and that we were very well informed about the direction the company was going. 2. Safety culture is second to none here. No short cuts or you'll get terminated. This is both good and bad depending on the outlook. Good for obvious reasons but bad because if you or someone in your group had an incident in their unit (inadvertently), they would be put on a short leash and they will be shamed among their co-workers. 3. No lack of personal development. My supervisor volunteered me to attend a lot of practical training sessions. These have basically helped me secure my job. 4. Co-workers are smart, compassionate, and easy to work with. Friday lunches used to be a norm for us and I loved having caring co-workers around me because lets be real here--you spend 8-9 hrs of your day with co-workers. 5. Bonus was good, esp. post Gallogly debacle. Gallogly and Blavatnik had run this place into the ground. Ask the folks who have been around--Arco was one of the best employer back in the day.

    Cons

    Well, here are the reasons people leave- 1. Lack of recognition--this means, poor salary raise/yr; little-to-NO PROMOTION. If you are ambitions and work like a dog, this is not the place for you. When people got promoted, raise was meager at ~ 6-9%, which IMO is a joke. 2. Monotonous work. Of course they did not have a plan for people to move internally. People often quit as a result. This is very contrasting to BASF, etc that are also plagued with issues, however, they encourage internal movement (x-functional group transfers). Culture here is not established for people to move btwn different groups. 3. Paralysis by analysis--its good to have a strong safety culture but people loved harping about a drop of chemical and its potential to kill someone. It was a running joke, the length of our PHA sessions and the outcomes.

    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Experience

    Sep 29, 2022 - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work culture and intelligent peolle

    Cons

    No cons very good company

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company to work for

    Sep 27, 2022 - IT Business Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Managers are great Hybrid work schedule Free gym

    Cons

    Open floor plan for IT becomes really loud

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Good company

    Sep 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    401K match, Pension after a few years, Stock, Paid parental leave, insurance is awesome, short term disability 100%, paid holidays, lots of benefits

    Cons

    Working 6-7 days a week

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Lyondell closing

    Sep 13, 2022 - Console Operator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation for job at hand

    Cons

    Employee relations within union and salary

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Company was Okay

    Sep 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Hybrid - work 3 days in office and 2 days at home - Good PTO - Good Colleagues - Depending on the team - can be a relaxing group/environment

    Cons

    - No Room for growth - Raise practically impossible to obtain - Pay is not competitive to the market standard - Politics within Managers + Leads + Directors - Managers micromanage + provide little to no feed back - Managers "Quiet Firing" - Directors "Quiet Firing" - Overworked - worked on weekends and 12hrs+ for certain projects - does not include overtime payment - A lot of movement and changes within the organization for the worse - A lot of Managers are not good managers : Managers focus on the negative things, a lot of micromanaging, abuse the WFH system + punish others who need to WFH

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LyondellBasell has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 898 reviews left anonymously by employees. 70% of employees would recommend working at LyondellBasell to a friend and 72% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, LyondellBasell employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at LyondellBasell. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

70% of LyondellBasell employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated LyondellBasell 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at LyondellBasell to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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