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good for balance and people but not for career
Account Manager/Sales (Former Employee) –  Rotterdam, NYAugust 22, 2017
great people and work life balance but career development at slow pace
HQ in Rotterdam:
pros) is very international, you will work with people of different nationalities and backgrounds;
cons) management is very senior- 45+ so for professionals in their 20s or 30s there is very limited possibility to get a people management experience and more responsibility
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MATERIAL INVENTORY TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) –  Corpus Christi, TXAugust 22, 2017
A great company to work for and to build a career with. A company that likes to work together as a team. Everyone is willing to help one another grow and willing to teach one another.
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Culture vs Compensation
Sr. Consultant - Business Rptg (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 31, 2017
Lyondell's philosophy was to pay highly effective people highly competitive packages. They were very successful in balancing that philosophy to maintain and retain a highly effective workforce.

The culture was such that the employees maintained high expectations for themselves and each other. This resulted in exceptional delivery of the business.
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Chemical Plant
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) –  Channelview, TXJuly 27, 2017
Well it's a chemical plant that process all sorts of different chemicals and gasses. They run a very smooth and safe plant. Always making sure everything is in good conditions to run and prevent at all cost any accidents. In overall they run a very safe environment so everyone can always go home safely. As rewards to all there employees they provide rewards for them all like lunches and all sorts of different rewards.
Pros
Everyone is friendly and very helpful and they provide alot of good information.
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Great Culture
Recruiting Coordinator (CDI - Contractor) (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 25, 2017
Absolutely enjoyed the team I worked with. It was a great culture from the moment I stepped in for my interview. The director had an open door policy.
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Coworkers great, mid-management bad
PROCESS TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) –  Channelview, TXJuly 18, 2017
The management is disfunctional and will eventually drive the work force to unionize. Very unengaged and unmotivated workforce due to lacking leadership.
Pros
Great pay and benefits
Cons
Poor management
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Another company with siloed closed managmenet purchased company
Senior Supervisor (Former Employee) –  USAJuly 10, 2017
New company management cleared out middle management from company they purchased. Brought in their own people and did not pay attention to those closes to the processes which resulted eventually in Chapter 11 and re-organization.
Pros
Benefits, Pay
Cons
Culture of ignoring workers. Like it or leave mentality by management.
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This is dated but this was one of the best places I ever worked
Multiple Roles (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 21, 2017
Greaat company with great people and culture, not afraid of change. When I worked here (7 years ago), it was a dynamic positive environment. After bankruptcy, there were several changes and it may not be as good as before, but still has a lot of great people.
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Great company
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 17, 2017
Foundational roles tend to be more transactional.
The best people you will ever meet and most folks have been with the company for more than 15 years.
New CEO starting to change the culture and implement several training programs to focus on growing the people.
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Co workers good people, management is poor
Journeyman Analyzer (Former Employee) –  Channelview, TXJune 7, 2017
co workers good people but management is going down hill fast. a union is probably going to be coming soon. I survived the explosion in 1990 when 17 people were killed. since then most of the employees in management have been purged.

when you forget your history you are DOOMED to repeat it.
Pros
co workers good
Cons
management poor
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Great Place to work
Instrument Technician (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 4, 2017
Maintenance personnel work a 4/10 schedule with overtime optional based on a rotating average of all your peers. You choose every day to be a "Yes" or a "No" for overtime if it is offered. Pager-duty is required yearly and is typically not more than 4 weeks at a time. Pager call-outs are supposed to be for emergencies only. Typical employees probably average about 250+ hours of OT a year, but more can be had if you want it.

Turnarounds are offered to senior personnel before junior personnel. Pension, healthcare, performance bonus, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement and employee discounts are offered. This list is not exhaustive.

It's a very good place to work, especially if you are part of the union (USW). Supervision is professional and helpful but bad apples do exist, typical of any job.
Pros
Good culture, Union representation for maintenance employees, opportunities for advancement
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Unprofessional, and constant turnover
Graphic Designer & Industrial Photographer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 28, 2017
I moved up the ladder quick with this company but it wasn't at all a positive experience, the management lacks leadership and the turnover rate makes it near impossible to achieve effective project completions. I learned a lot but in the end it was long hours, exploitation, and too much stress.
Cons
Bad parking, poor management, long hours, hostilities
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Many are leaving because of the culture
Olefin Process S4 Board Operator (Former Employee) –  Channelview, TXFebruary 20, 2017
I would not recommend this company to anyone. Almost everyone I worked with in many different departments desire to leave.
Pros
Good money
Cons
Very bad culture
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Good place to work
Instrumentation Reliability Engineer (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 10, 2017
I have worked at a chemical plant and the refinery for this company. Typical day includes dealing with the daily issues from operations. Working on the chemical side was better than working at the refinery.
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Good place to work, safe, good environment
Pipefitter Journeyman (Former Employee) –  bay port txFebruary 2, 2017
Pipefitter journeyman level read Iso s take fill meassurements

fab ,cut fit ready for welder

Fill meassurements cut old pipe ,clean, set new spool
fit for welder
Pros
catfish on wheels for safety good work
Cons
10 hrs shift
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A Great Experience
IT Network Operations Analyst II (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 30, 2017
Despite the size of the company, if you aren't afraid to put yourself in the spotlight, you will be noticed by upper management. Frequent opportunities to expand your skill set while showing off the ones you already have.
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No management oversight. No professionalism.
Senior IT Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 20, 2017
One of the weakest PMO's I have ever experienced. No clear direction. Petty political games trap the contractors and they are used as pawns instead of a valued resources.
Pros
a paycheck
Cons
contractors do not last long
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good job
senior inspector (Former Employee) –  Tuscola, ILJanuary 10, 2017
under standing the job location and working with all was very good. safety was first. people very helpful and friendly . hrs was great /ot was good enjoy this job.
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good place to work
Technical Support Representative (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 3, 2017
I enjoyed my short time with Nalco. Only down fall was too much travel. Managers were good and professional. If I was needing a job I would consider again.
Pros
vehicle
Cons
travel
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Furnace project
CVO Olefins Expansion Project (Former Employee) –  Channelview, TXNovember 14, 2016
It was a good place to work. The plant operator were always ready to help with issues overall good experience. The safety program was one of the best I have been part of.
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