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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxy Vinyls full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    nothing negative to say about this company


  2. "Getting Scary"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Management in Dallas out of touch with real problems while micro-managing ridiculously simple decisions. No long-term vision. Maintenance budgets not keeping up with inflation or demands of aging facilities. Very frustrating trying to get projects implemented. Morale lowest I have ever seen it.

    Advice to Management

    Trust people to do their jobs. Re-invest in the aging plants before something bad happens. Stop talking the big talk about safety while, at the same time, deferring important maintenance. Wake up or sell us to someone else.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "overall, an acceptable long term position in a thriving company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Integrity Lead Inspector in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Integrity Lead Inspector in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pros would be the benefits, bonuses, compensation, working together with other supervisors to insure the most productive path forward

    Cons

    cons would be some members of upper management, the lack of discipline handed out, when expectation levels are not met employees receive no reprimand


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away, they don't reward any longevity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ingleside, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ingleside, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comparable employee benefits to other refineries in the area. Starting pay is a bit lower than comparable companies, but still pretty good.

    Cons

    HR is useless. They do nothing to help their employees make heads or tails of benefits. They do not take the time to get to know their employees and anything about them. They make rash decisions based solely on the bottom line of money, with no regard to loyalty to long-term employees and their commitment to the job. They randomly make judgement calls to one employee but not the other employees with the same issues. There is no consistency in punishment or rules across the lines of employment. Engineers do not get out in the units to learn about the actual day-to-day runnings of the units, only try to implement their theories without knowing they will or won't work.

    Advice to Management

    Start considering that your employees are actual humans and make decisions accordingly. Quit letting the bottom line dictate all policy and know that having good employee morale makes employees much more likely to want to do well for your company. Quit taxing employees on frivolous gifts that weren't asked for nor wanted.


  6. "Ok place to start a career as an engineer"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Deer Park, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Deer Park, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot's of opportunities to learn. Company's focus on safety.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow from a career stand point.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Micromanaging and penny pinching"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are generally nice. Good locations. Profit sharing, Benefits are generally competitive. Five sites in area so room to move latterally.

    Cons

    VERY micromanaging and cost obsessed. Senior management tends to make unilateral uninformed decissions. Arrogant at times. Very tactical organization with no vision.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using chemicals sites as a cash cow and invest in staffing and compensating your people as well as improving your plants, Promote an environment of teamwork and not frightened, blind obediance to senior management.


  8. "Not a good long term career choice"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Deer Park, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Deer Park, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Normally a 40 hour work week, though lots of unplaned plant outages
    Convenient to major highways makes for easy transportation

    Cons

    Spend no money on training for employees
    Constantly micromanaged
    No opportunity for career advancement
    Lots of employee turnover
    Huge disconnect between people in the admin building and the plant

    Advice to Management

    You need to invest in your employees in order keep them.
    Management needs to get out of their office and go out in the plant more.
    Get input from the plant before spending capital budget.


  9. "Will not move far in this company!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay for 100% of school tuition
    benefits pretty reasonable
    pay was fair

    Cons

    no career advancement opportunities
    very repetitive job duties
    very political office

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap when it comes to paying employees. Allow more opportunity for advancement for employees and show more appreciation.


  10. "Not at all concerned with the laborers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits comparable to other refineries

    Cons

    No loyalty to long term employees. No connect between management and the actual labor force. No support to good employees, only negative feedback. HR involvement in micro-managing issues that should be handled by supervisors. No sense of team-building or working towards employee morale. Everything micromanaged down to the bottom line on money. High profit plant does nothing to boost employee morale or encourage employee loyalty. Employee bonus program tied to loss-time injuries, which means everyone can be penalized for one person's misstep.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe take a look at reverse discrimination in some of your plants. Have HR get off the micro-management train and instead work on promoting employee relations. Have engineers get outside and involved with the labor force to see that theory doesn't always translate into a working idea.