Poor leadership of guys coming in that don't know the business. Not sure how they get the jobs.
Foreman/Supervisor (Current Employee) – Lake Charles, LA – September 20, 2017
Poor leadership in my area of work. I think it's a dead in job and I'm won't get to move up like I had planned when moving to this company. I came from supervision and just thought I would be there faster.
I enjoy my job and what I do on a daily basis. A typical day at work is very busy but very rewarding. I work in an environment of Team players. There is respect on every level from my coworkers to Upper Management. Having been trained very well I don't actually have a "hard" day at work. I am given the opportunity to learn and excel in any area that is beneficial to my company. Not every company offers that. I work for a company where everyone is important.
Requires major culture change and capitol investment to equipment
Maintenance & Reliability Engineer (Current Employee) – West Lake, LA – July 1, 2017
Westlake is a very good company to work for. That site that I work at was recently bought by them so there a changes taking place for the better. It will take several year before the site that I am working at will be in peak condition. The previous owner let the place go into real bad condition. For years they never invested back into the plant. Now the new owners are rebuilding.
Process Engineering Intern (Current Employee) – Lake Charles, LA – June 22, 2017
Westlake Chemical offers challenging yet rewarding work in one of the largest scale chlorine and caustic plants in the world. The company culture is professional, safety oriented, and understanding of personal situations.
Normal work day, Posting production, on call schedules, write and rewriting SOP's (standard operating procedures). Production crew would send SOP's for me to update for them. Lunch planning, Managing inventory.
Operator (Current Employee) – Calvert City, KY – December 12, 2016
The top heavy management at Westlake results in a waste of human resource. If they spent more time concentrating on real training instead of kissing up, it would be a better environment for morale overall.
Process Operator (Former Employee) – Geismar, LA – June 17, 2016
If you dont look a certain way or know the right people you have no chance here. Only "certain" type of people actually get a real chance to advance. Once upper management has it out for you you're done and there is nothing you can do about it!! All of the workers talk about each other behind each others back than smile in their face. So many different attitudes, mood swings and acting. Most workers pretend to like others because they have to. Everyone blames problems on others. No one is EVER wrong! I can do this all day!
Great Pay, Vacation, Benefits, Perks
Very unprofessional work environment. Gossip is ridiculous. Workers and Management are phony
Responsible for developing detailed job plans including labor, materials, tools, and work procedures. Set-up and maintains any PM/un-planned work orders established including: job plans, frequency of work, etc. Prepares daily work packets for multiple Supervisors, while managing work identification, planning, scheduling, execution, and auditing. Generates PO requests for parts and tools to support the planned jobs. Request permits and walks jobs while also communicating with vendors and contractors as needed. Provides leadership in assuring all requirements of job processes are utilized consistently and effectively to that goals (budget/time) are met. Prepares presentations and conducts weekly meetings with supervisors, production and maintenance personnel. Tracks backlog and shutdown job work orders to ensure data is accurate.