Lyondell is a well balanced company with excellent employees. There is real opportunity for advancement. There are no real bells and whistles with this company, but it is a solid company that you can have long term growth with.
You will be burried under bunch of files and projects.
E&I Engineer (Former Employee) – Morris, IL – November 7, 2013
Typical day at work is very busy ( more then 10hours a day) They don't provide you a good mentoring ( I will see my mentor once every two weeks because he is always busy. Coworkers are not very helpful. Most time they are busy doing their work. Sometimes you feel like they are ignoring you. Hardest part of the job is shutdowns ( There is always something wrong in my unit) Nothing to enjoy at that company. You basically work 10+ hours everyday.
Process Technician (Current Employee) – Pasadena, TX – July 17, 2014
LyondellBasell is a good place to work. The safety culture seems to be in line with other facilities. The pay in operations is on track with the rest of industry. However, there are excessive amounts of overtime.
This place simply sucks the life out of you and then spits you out once you are no longer useful to them. If you have a family, beware, you will be in the minority. It is frowned upon if you leave before 7pm, you are not allowed to have personal life. The salary would be okay if you actually only worked 40 to 50 hrs per week but it is more like 60 to 70.
one time we were forced to go bowling with the cao
Pay is good, but union versus management is tiresome. USW needs to go and maybe and union just for operators needs to take over. I am indifferent. Management here is behind the times. Work process here is years behinds the time. I miss the Dow work process, but the pay here is better and lots of opportunities to leave operations
pay, room for advancement, headquartered in houston
union, crafts run union, cronyism and nepotism are out of control, mowp is 20 years behinds the time
A typical day consist of processing around 50-100 invoices, which includes opening mail, sorting, sending out for approval, entering into the computer, running reports. We cut checks once a week, sent EFT payments once a week. Also processed all employee expense reports. Paid all the utilities and leases.
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It has been a long ride (20 years)...
Senior Technologist (Current Employee) – Newtown Square, PA – July 17, 2012
I have been with the company for over 20 years, operating as ARCOChemical Company, then Lyondell Chemical Company, and now LyondellBasell Industries. The site at which I work was once the world headquarters with over 1,000 employees here, but as the company changed names and ownership, the headquarters moved and only Research and Development remained here (less than 200 people). And now, they are constructing a new R&D center in Houston, TX, and closing this one, so I found myself with a choice: relocate my family or find a new job. The people I work with are among the best-in-class. We all watch eachothers' backs and help out when and where we can. I will miss nearly everyone I've ever worked closely with, and I keep in touch with many that have gone before me. During our Chapter 11 era, we all learned to cope with doing more with less, and I found that to be a learning opportunity for skills outside my typical day-to-day responsibilities. The compensation targets the 75th percentile of the industry and region. Annual bonus is tied to personal and departmental achievement of goals and safety record. Insurance options are excellent, and premiums and deductibles are reasonable. I would recommend working for this company, but cautiously keep an ear to the ground for changes that come about quickly.
nice facilities, modern equipment, benefits, recognition for achievements
i.t. jobs fall victim to outsourcing, no flexible schedules or work from home