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LyondellBasell Reviews

Updated February 12, 2018
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LyondellBasell CEO Bhavesh V. “Bob” Patel
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Pros
  • The work/life balance : compensation ratio for full-time seems to be much better than other companies (in 17 reviews)

  • Great pay and benefits, management stresses safety first (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • The work-life balance may not be ideal for everyone working full time, but that is the problem with working at a plant (in 17 reviews)

  • Middle management defines your career path (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Lab Associate 2"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Associate II in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Lab Associate II in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A fantastic company to work.

    Cons

    Needs a better lunch area

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees self worth.


  2. "Culture Change after the Lyondell Purchase"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good individuals that work there, pay

    Cons

    Things were very good at Basell before the Lyondell purchase. After that the culture changed and everyone became a number.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They have great ideas and willingness to share them.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Chemical Engineer"

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

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    9-8-O schedule and turnaround special comp for salaried employees. Lots of very smart people to work with and learn from. Pay and vacation has been improved in the last couple of years and is probably near best in class if you’re in the Gulf Coast chemical industry. As a whole, a very safe place to work. Housekeeping is great everywhere but the refinery.

    Cons

    All career roads lead to Houston. You might never see your manager as they have consolidated a few too many positions in middle management. Internal politics are a constant distraction. Ineffective performers at all levels are shuffled around rather than coached/let go. A few slime balls in high places are comfortable turning a blind eye to safety/environmental issues if it’s convenient for them to do so. If you need to spend more than $15,000 on anything it will take at least 18 months.

    Advice to Management

    It’s time to evaluate what positions have been consolidated, and whether it has resulted in a net gain or loss. Try to sniff out some of the bad eggs, and see if you can’t get them to pursue opportunities outside of the company.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good culture. For the most part, management does what they say and say what they do. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Employees are constantly changing positions and leaving open positions that take months to fill


  5. "LyondellBasell Rotterdam"

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

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work with very smart people, good benefits, high standards, open culture, leading technologies for production and support

    Cons

    Flat organization with limited opportunity for growth, legacy culture still maintains separate business approach , very cost conscious, long term vision not always clear

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize on long term objectives and mitigate limited growth opportunities with job rotation programs and nice working environment


  6. "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits and some good operators

    Cons

    Management is about who you know, or do favors for whether you are liked
    Union Plant with USW

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more selective


  7. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Outside Operations in Channelview, TX
    Former Employee - Outside Operations in Channelview, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LyondellBasell (More than a year)

    Pros

    Too many to list but overall the people there are the best.

    Cons

    There is no cons to this company.

  8. "Process ENgineer"

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

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time

    Pros

    Good people, laid back environment

    Cons

    Not much mobility, not too challenging


  9. "Co-op III"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Technical experience, good pay, great people

    Cons

    some sites are more organized than others


  10. "Lead Category Manager"

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    Former Employee - Lead Category Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Category Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, good pay, good benefit, good work and lift balance.

    Cons

    Opportunities to move up is not easy. Favoritism does exist, but most of the management are fair.


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