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LyondellBasell Reviews

Updated October 17, 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 16 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. "Anonymous"

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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 pay grade and great company

    Cons

    No cons, everything is perfect


  2. "Sr. Category Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Fair pay, good bonus if you work hard. Very good working environment, nice people, and very supportive management. Senior LT team are some very smart people

    Cons

    Work load and projects have been increased a lot in the past couple years, but management is reluctant to add head count. Sometime, favoritism is quite common.

    Advice to Management

    HR should listen more for the feedback from people in the E level, reach out to them one on one. Most of the time, they won't come to you with honest feedback if you don't reach out to them.

  3. "Co-op II review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of hands on work to do. Co-ops hit the ground running. Company culture is great, very helpful.

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time

    Pros

    Schedule is reasonable , people are great, location is close to home.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for advancement unless you are an engineer

    Advice to Management

    Develop your employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LyondellBasell full-time

    Pros

    Paycheck is reasonable. Insurance is ok but getting worse.

    Cons

    HR is awful and has been for a long long time. They serve to protect management and not the company as a whole. Terrible managers are allowed to get away with practically anything while good employees are abused.

    Advice to Management

    Finally, do something about the culture. Purge the ranks of bad management and make it clear to HR that ALL employees matter. Enough talk, make it happen.


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "High on growth, heavily dependent on market dynamics"

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    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

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Houston Refining"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "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.


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