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LyondellBasell Reviews

Updated March 5, 2017
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LyondellBasell CEO Bhavesh V. “Bob” Patel
Bhavesh V. “Bob” Patel
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Pros
  • The pay is good and even better when you work lots and lots of overtime (in 17 reviews)

  • Some plant level leadership support interpersonal skills growth and work life balance (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / Life balance can be difficult as you will either volunteer for overtime or be drafted to it if your crew needs man-power (in 13 reviews)

  • Senior management have been gifted a leading position and financial health but simply don't know what to do with it (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience So Far...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyzer Technician in Channelview, TX
    Current Employee - Analyzer Technician in Channelview, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay:

    top 10% of economy
    opportunities to increase pay
    relative transparency of career advancement

    Great Benefits:

    dollar for dollar 6% match 401k
    pension
    life insurance

    Cons

    not for the insecure
    not for those without a good sense of humor

    *it's the industry, not the company. The people I work with are good people. You either have to get them, or be one of them.


  2. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time

    Pros

    LYB is in a strong position for growth and continued success

    Cons

    Continue to drive global consistency

    Advice to Management

    Go faster


  3. "Sr. Management Fear"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is well positioned
    Pay is good
    Benefits are competitive
    Continue to offer a mediocre pension plan and stock purchase plan

    Cons

    Management. Senior management have been gifted a leading position and financial health but simply don't know what to do with it. The "bias for action" recently preached does not seem to extend to those in charge.

    Advice to Management

    Enable your people. Trust them and then the culture may change. Until then, it will continue to be viewed as lip service by many of us.


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  5. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time

    Pros

    The company overall is good. Liked working here.

    Cons

    Management keeps on changing so it becomes hard to move around.


  6. "Yin and Yang"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to work hard and make a difference

    Cons

    Uneven management appears uncertain where to take the company

    Advice to Management

    come up with a strategy


  7. "Content at LYB"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of capital being invested in the last 5 years in Olefins plants. Many opportunities to get involved either supporting projects or existing assets. Bob Patel's a people's person -- I do feel the company is focusing on developing their people. Great benefits and pay. 9-80 work schedule -- opportunity to make extra pay even for salaried.

    Cons

    While you can make extra pay, you may have to work extra hours during construction periods and turnarounds. There is a lot of movement in the management ranks -- which effects organizational structure. You will potentially have many different bosses which can effect achieving your goals.

    Advice to Management

    Drive us in the right direction. Continue to drive Safety and Reliability by investing into existing assets. Make good business decisions. Understand the risk involved in jumbo projects.


  8. "I&E Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LyondellBasell (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to advance within the company

    Cons

    Mentor did not give any technical assignments


  9. "Above the average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance. competitive pay. Reliable operations. No crazy focus on culture - they just hire good people.

    Cons

    Average benefits. Managers are reviewed by employees - less than ideal managers stay in role too long.


  10. "good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyzer Tech in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyzer Tech in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people pay is excellent

    Cons

    beeper no cafeteria beeper beeper

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer
    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, good benefits, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Management is fake and unwilling to admit it.



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