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LyondellBasell Reviews

Updated June 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Some plant level leadership support interpersonal skills growth and work life balance" (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist
    Former Employee - Receptionist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours and great environment

    Cons

    Benefit packages not the best

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. Helpful (5)

    "HR"

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

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Leadership and upper management do not listen to employees. No development and very political work environment - hostile at times. More compete than team.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your people

  3. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time

    Pros

    They make you feel like family.

    Cons

    There is always something that needs to be fixed.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Be careful of fake reviews by HR"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    overall compenstation and benefits and co-workers

    Cons

    Be careful of fake "really positive" reviews most probably placed by HR group.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful joining this company.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time

    Pros

    - Variable Pay (pay for performance)
    - Chemical industry content
    - LYB enjoys a leading position
    - Successful track record

    Cons

    - Sr. Management are a bunch of yes-men as CEO is insecure and has surrounded himself with people he is close with that will not challenge him
    - Little respect for the individual as work trumps all else (as exhibited by the senior leadership team)
    - Nearly impossible to advance into levels that offer significant variable compensation -- much easier to advance and then leave to get those rewards
    - Brilliant jerks are tolerated and even encouraged
    - Have responded slowly to growth opportunities within the industry compared with peers

    Advice to Management

    - Learn to treat people with respect
    - Retool your leadership team

    Advice to Board: consider your leadership team and rework


  6. Helpful (12)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Previously before cutbacks, great work environment. Lots of training and excellent Director to work under.

    Cons

    With jobs being cut, work/life balance is gone. 100+ hours at corporate and it is expected. Upper Management doesn’t care about employees, we have become numbers. Brought in executives that aren’t experienced in the field and are insecure, so constantly looking to scape goat their subordinates! Every single person in my department has either left or is looking to leave. HR doesn’t listen to employees or hear their concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Some type of bottom-up evaluation to help keep middle and upper management in check. It’s not ethical or moral what is happening here. Good, honest, hard working people are losing their jobs for no reason except for the companies bottom dollar. They have cut staff so severely and caused such a hostile work environment.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lab Associate 2"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "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.


  10. "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


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