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Methanex Reviews

Updated March 27, 2019
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Pros
  • "Lots of opportunities to socialize" (in 3 reviews)

  • "It has a great culture and you really do get the sense that there is "One Team" in getting things done" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very lean and flat organization with specific hiring needs which means that they do not have regular recruitment drives" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Best Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Methanex full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Great projects
    Great people

    Cons

    Difficult work to life balance


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company, AWFUL SITE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Methanex full-time

    Pros

    Company is great. All Global people down to earth and fair. Great culture.

    Cons

    HORRIBLE HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT for Geismar site.

  3. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Geismar, LA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Geismar, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee oriented, strong financial portfolio, talented staff, fun environment, work life balance is important

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the GREAT work


  4. "Payroll"

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    Former Employee - Payroll Analyst in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Payroll Analyst in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of Benefits and compensations

    Cons

    Anything that was promised never followed through

    Advice to Management

    Get it straight


  5. "outstanding company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geismar, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geismar, LA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Methanex full-time

    Pros

    very unique culture, close knit family environment, values employees, global company but small family feel, open to feedback from employees on ways to make improvement, strong management team, #1 priority is safety and responsible care, offers flexible work schedules

    Cons

    smaller company so fewer opportunities for advancement, Methanex globally encourages relocation so if you aren't interested in relocation, your career options are somewhat limited


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Quality workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geismar, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geismar, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Has a culture that is unique. It tends to be a mix of a small company feel with a larger company presence. Persons that perform are recognized much quicker than other places I've been, and other opportunities are afforded. A positive departure from others. Overall a very positive culture.

    Cons

    Strengths can be weaknesses. The small company acting as a bigger company can leave gaps. The health benefits are the one area that is recognized as subpar, all though this may be site specific. The market does tend to be cyclical, and persons have to be prepared to ride out the storms.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improved health benefits.


  7. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Smart people and operates very efficiently.

    Cons

    Single product company and relatively small size limit internal career opportunities.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work but High Turnover"

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

    I worked at Methanex full-time

    Pros

    Fair salary, great vacation policy, profit sharing, and bonus

    Cons

    Over analyze everything, no clear direction given, same document revised indefinitely. Lots of Make-work.

    Advice to Management

    Let logistics employees focus on main job, less auxiliary teams and time consuming meetings.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Process Engineer Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great core values. Great company to work for! Learned a lot for an internship experience.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say! Great experience.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Work culture here is second to none!!!"

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    Current Employee - RC Team in Geismar, LA
    Current Employee - RC Team in Geismar, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Methanex full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have worked hard to find a group of individuals who are friendly and fun loving and want to work as a team toward a common goal. I am exited to come to work everyday. The benefits and pay are just the icing on an already awesome cake.

    Cons

    Construction.... It's an inevitable process, but I can't wait for the day when it's no longer a construction zone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! I plan on retiring from here.