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LyondellBasell Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "The work/life balance : compensation ratio for full-time seems to be much better than other companies" (in 18 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. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance.
    Bonus given yearly.

    Cons

    Pay is less than industry average.
    Insurance benefits need improvement.


  2. "More pros than cons"

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

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

    Pros

    Sense of ownership, good compensation, most jobs typically stay busy, a lot of room for advancement and promote within company

    Cons

    Sometimes overworked, manufacturing a demanding environment, discipline can be extreme at times

  3. "Maintenance"

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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

    Great benefits, pension, vacation time

    Cons

    Some questionable promotions to middle management... dating games


  4. "Good pay"

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

    I have been working at LyondellBasell full-time

    Pros

    Company will pay well, business has been good the last few years, flex fridays

    Cons

    Lots of turnaround hours -- management has super high expectations on projects -- "good ole boy" network reigns supreme at plants

    Advice to Management

    be realistic -- are you willing to burn your hardest working employees because of unforeseeable events that are out of an employees control


  5. Helpful (3)

    "This position has been posted for 6 months."

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    Former Employee - Field in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None, this post is a scam.

    Cons

    This posting is a scam.

    Advice to Management

    Internet job postings are not your strong suit.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with many job opportunities and they pay well

    Cons

    Sometimes it takes forever to get things approved or through the system

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "You are disposable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time

    Pros

    Great peers to surround yourself with.

    Cons

    Don't believe them if they say you will be based in Akron if you are hired at the location that used to be A. Schulman. They were acquired by LyondellBasell, a Houston chemical company. You will be moved to Houston or separated from the company in Q3 2019. I started very recently and shortly after I started they told me I would be moved to Houston if I wanted to stay. This was directly after they told me in my interview that I would be based in Akron. Stay far away unless you are interested in moving.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Pricing Analyst"

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

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, great people, good development opportunities

    Cons

    Poor career-track options and rigid career progression makes high-performers feel frustrated.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to promote a high-performer before they've gotten X-number of years. You're losing good people to


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong safety culture, well run manufacturing, good acquisition strategy, good pay (but less than competitors)

    Cons

    Very unappreciative culture, brutal workload, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Put limits on the minimum time people can change jobs (its too fast now), continue to work low performers out of the organization, but eliminate forced ranking, be more appreciative of average employees (high performers are now well appreciated, but average workers do most of the work)


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, but lots of inter-department tension reduces productivity."

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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

    Pros

    Everyone in my department (Procurement) was extremely friendly, helping, and welcoming. My managers constantly went out of their way to help me succeed, whether that was taking time out of their schedule to meet with me 1 on 1, or staying late in the office with me to help me meet a deadline. They clearly care about you and want you to succeed.

    Cons

    Some departments don't get along. For example, the Procurement department and the Supply Chain department have palpable tension between them. Even though they are in the same building and only a few floors apart, I was shocked by my experience. I was discouraged by my coworkers from networking with people in Supply Chain, and I when I had to work with people from Supply Chain, I was specifically told by my coworkers in Procurement to not offer any help or advice, so that my results surpassed theirs. This would constantly nag at my conscience and it made work very unenjoyable.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the unhealthy competition. Let employees share information and help each other, anything else is counterproductive.