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LyondellBasell Reviews

Updated October 18, 2018
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LyondellBasell CEO Bhavesh V. “Bob” Patel
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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)

Cons
  • "With jobs being cut, work/life balance is gone" (in 18 reviews)

  • "The senior management team are a train wreck" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, AK
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company as far as upward mobility is concerned.

    Cons

    Schedules are not as flexible as some competitors.


  2. "PLAYS FAVORITES"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good.

    Cons

    They play favorites and treatpeople well only if they like you.

  3. Helpful (9)

    "Hard Corporate Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, can learn a lot at this company.

    Cons

    You may not be compensated or recognized for your hard work and dedication unless you are a "high potential" employee. The only way to be recognized as a "Hypo" is if all leaders agree you are worthy of the title.

    Trust is something leadership doesn't value, information is not shared with employees, well the communications department will say they share information but in reality leadership doesn't share information that will help their employees be successful.

    Until "leadership" including the CEO can build a trusting leadership team this company will continue to have the deserved reputation it currently has of "hard work and little reward".

    Unqualified internal employees are given jobs and promotions that they have no knowledge of and are provided the opportunity to "learn on the job". While other qualified employees wait in the background and do the work of those who are learning.

    You are labeled in most cases by one person and then that label is continued throughout your career. 30, 40+ year employees are not valued, but thought of as a liability because they may die or retire and there is no one to take their place.

    Leadership bullying goes on behind closed doors, employees being cussed at to their face and threatened if they go to a higher level of authority for any reason.

    This is a shame as this could be a "great place to work". It is a hard company to work for and is certainly not for the faint at heart.

    Advice to Management

    Lead your Leaders by building trust and being ethical in your action & behavior. Get to the heart of your employee base find out what is really going on. Change it so that you can become /continue to be the largest chemical company in the world.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay you, but just at market medium and not a hair more. Act as though they are doing you a favor for it.

    Cons

    The senior management team are a train wreck. CEO has promoted his trusted few and they rule with an authoritarian style from their ivory tower. Town Halls are used to appease the masses with language of “the power of many” and then we leave and all decisions are made in small conference rooms with doors shut tight. The actions from the CEO speak louder than his words: he tolerates and promotes horrible bosses and jerks. H the power of many is really the “power of few”

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. Everyone knows the emperor has no clothes


  5. "Accountant"

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

    I have been working at LyondellBasell part-time

    Pros

    At lyondellbasell, I really enjoyed working with the people and the culture is great. Everyone is extremely supportive and willing to help!

    Cons

    Depending on which department or group you are in, the closeness of the team can vary. Some teams do team bonding activities but those activities are not very often. More team bonding activities can promote a more positive and supportive work environment.

    Advice to Management

    An advice I would give to management in lyondellbasell is to be more patient while training new hires or staff


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Company wants to move, but most employees and sr leaders are stuck in thier ways"

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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

    Ambitious, safety focused, very successful in the past year

    Cons

    lacking a culture of employee growth for young talent

    Advice to Management

    Try to rejuvenate the company


  7. Helpful (8)

    "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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  10. "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


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