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Westlake Chemical Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Vibration analyst"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician, Vibration Analyst in Sulphur, LA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician, Vibration Analyst in Sulphur, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very clean, good pay and bonuses

    Cons

    Management tends to overload employee and does not get help or listens to employee about this overload problem

    Advice to Management

    Get employees help before someone, especially the older employees, get hurt


  2. "Interning at Westlake in Longview"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Westlake Chemical as an intern

    Pros

    Worked 9/80s, so I had every other Friday off was great.
    Got alot of good experience as an engineer.
    Learned alot about how things actually work in real world.

    Cons

    Didn't get to see all projects through to completion.

    Advice to Management

    Have short span projects planned for the interns.

  3. "Good company"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Westlake Chemical as an intern

    Pros

    good coworkers and nice boss

    Cons

    not much work to do


  4. Helpful (1)

    "chemical operator"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Operator in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westlake Chemical full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    company showing improvement. wages are good. benefits are better than some but average for the industry in this area.

    Cons

    my facility suffers from legacy axiall management who have a different culture than the culture of Westlake Chemical. They are the ones with the us vs them mindset that stunts the growth of a family like atmosphere between management and hourly.

    Advice to Management

    those middle managers that you are holding on to are hindering culture growth. Westlake needs managers who want to foster a productive environment based on mutual trust and fellowship which will lead to a cohesive team effort to reduce safety issues and increase production. We all want to feel like our efforts are appreciated beyond our salaries simply being paid. If you want an operator to truly own his unit, treat him like an owner.

    Westlake Chemical Response

    May 1, 2017 – Senior Training Specialist

    We appreciate your feedback.


  5. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Sulphur, LA
    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Sulphur, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, pay, benefits and generally easy work. Great opportunity for advancement within or getting the experience to move on.

    Cons

    Shift work, long hours and tedious.

    Westlake Chemical Response

    May 1, 2017 – Senior Training Specialist

    We appreciate your feedback.


  6. "Good stable company with good benefits"

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

    Pros

    Good solid company with a positive outlook. Great location and opportunity to grow. The office has been renovated and looks very nice and modern.

    Cons

    The company needs to invest in technology. Management could use more training and a more positive approach to employees.

    Westlake Chemical Response

    May 1, 2017 – Senior Training Specialist

    We appreciate your feedback.


  7. "Excellent benefits and "Small Company" feel"

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for professional growth. Retirement benefits are amazing. Very relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    There is a lot to do, overtime is almost a necessity to get everything done on time.

    Westlake Chemical Response

    May 1, 2017 – Senior Training Specialist

    We appreciate your feedback.

  8. "Good People"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good environment. They keep safety a top priority

    Cons

    Not enough employees so they schedule excessive overtime. Could make bottoms job better

    Westlake Chemical Response

    May 1, 2017 – Senior Training Specialist

    We appreciate your feedback.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "HR Manager"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westlake Chemical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Financially sound Company with strong leadership.

    Cons

    Micro management of HR function.

    Advice to Management

    Allow experienced managers to perform their duties.

    Westlake Chemical Response

    May 1, 2017 – Senior Training Specialist

    We appreciate your feedback.


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting projects and solid work environment.

    Cons

    Dated process equipment and record keeping.

    Westlake Chemical Response

    May 1, 2017 – Senior Training Specialist

    We appreciate your feedback.


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