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LyondellBasell Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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LyondellBasell CEO 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 18 reviews)

  • The work/life balance : compensation ratio for full-time seems to be much better than other companies (in 15 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)

  • 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. "Scaffold Builder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time

    Pros

    People care about your safety than anything else.

    Cons

    You work outside in the hot weather.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "High on growth, heavily dependent on market dynamics"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very good benefits, excellent bonus
    - Never short of work
    - lot of focus on individual performance, training

    Cons

    - Lacks company culture
    - work life balance

    Advice to Management

    - Develop a company culture
    - Empower employees

  3. "Upward trending"

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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

    Pros

    Pay, bonus structure, the people

    Cons

    Work life balance, flexibility, lack of training

    Advice to Management

    I see upward trends


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Houston Refining"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LyondellBasell part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work around with.

    Cons

    It can get stressful at times.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good leadership at top, good workers in the trenches but HR is useless and some directors are clueless"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Senior leadership is highly respected, lean workforce at plants has great teamwork, safety culture is strong

    Cons

    Corporate support units are dysfunctional, their managers are skilled at managing up, too lean means people burnout and leave. Good training ground but no path up so talent leaves constantly. Compliance and HR only protect company not employees. Bullying, berating and managing the clock not the work are all present. To move up you have to move out.

    Advice to Management

    Ask why groups have high turnover and realise it affects productivity and morale. Don't allow directors to yell at staff. Add to headcount and keep those who have history because they are valuable. Realise people are stressed from work overload and there is NO work life balance.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Accountant"

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

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time

    Pros

    There were several toilets that were not always in use.

    Cons

    zero work/life balance whatsoever


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Safety oriented, and employee friendly."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LyondellBasell part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, management stresses safety first. Employees have a great attitude toward hard work, and team work is a norm.

    Cons

    Hours , rotating shift work, alternating days and nights. Being on call after working your scheduled shift. Working holidays when scheduled.

    Advice to Management

    Make Lyondell great again

  8. "Chief Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Shift work schedule allows for flexible schedule

    Cons

    Shift work also has negative effects on your ability to sleep.


  9. "Instrument Repairman, First Class"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay is very good compared to local competitors.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work and meet new people. Challenging. CEO is good.

    Cons

    political especially in the senior and executive group. HR was no exception. If they like you then you are with the "in" group. If you have a bad manager, you're kinda up the creek. Managers have alot of leverage.


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