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HORRIBLE management in HR
Human Resource (Current Employee) –  Irving TexasJune 4, 2018
Celanese is a great company but the HR department is a horrible group to work in. DO NOT work in HR! It is like high school and the leaders think they are prom queens and you are lucky to be in their presence.
Pros
free sodas
Cons
management is horribly arrogant
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You work a lot. The schedule is outdated.
Process Operator (Current Employee) –  Narrows, VAMay 19, 2018
The schedule is terrible. Not only is the schedule terrible, every operating unit in the plant is understaffed and a mandatory overtime system is in place that routinely calls for process operators to work a 16 hour shift.
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Overall good culture
Human Resources Manager (Current Employee) –  Narrows, VAMay 8, 2018
Good pay, benefits, good company culture. Company strives to maintain good community involvement and encourages employees to volunteer in their communities.
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Great Company
IT Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXMay 7, 2018
Celanese is one of those companies that stands out in the best of the best when you work there. The people are very friendly and help new comers adjust to their processes. Although I have heard of some managers that were more self-serving. Most of the Management teams are very progressive, well educated, and understand life happens. Hardest part of the job was being available to help some people in different time zones and I sometimes required Myself to be available late at night to help meet and train some of the foreign groups. The most enjoyable part of the job was also working with each of the groups and feeling that they appreciated you assistance.
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Big Company, but if you want responsibility, you can assume it.
Market Development Manager -Engineered Materials (Former Employee) –  Florence, KYMay 2, 2018
Very detached management style that is unwilling to listen to basic facts. Little interest in development, more focused on growth via acquisition. Company however, has great products that are well defended by IP, but less likely to develop organically.
Pros
If you are a fast worker, you can gain momentum by shaping their internal knowledge.
Cons
If management doesn't understand the technology, they seem unwilling to learn.
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Good
Solvent Recovery (Former Employee) –  Narrows, VAMay 1, 2018
The people you work with on the floor and floor managers are great but the staff has no clue as to whats going on and are complete idiots trying to do a job they are not trained for .
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Very stressful
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXApril 1, 2018
Management was forever changing and not always for the best. It was a very cut-throat environment. Once your reached age 50, it was almost always a good indication you would be let go.
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One of the Best
IT Project Analyst-Contractor (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXMarch 18, 2018
Although I worked as a contractor for Celanese, it was one of the best experiences I have had. The staff is highly educated, very collaborative and personable. This is the type of company and staff you like to stay after hours and just talk, share ideas and have fun. Great Place to work.
Pros
Environment, People and Work
Cons
Concerns for promoting the bottom line
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A lot of overtime due to understaffing
Rotating Equipment Mechanic 1st Class (Former Employee) –  Bishop, TXMarch 10, 2018
Celanese was a good company to work for; however, they are operating with a short handed crew in all areas, and the result is employees being over worked.
Pros
Close knit working units.
Cons
Exhausting overtime.
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Overall, a pleasent place to work with some misses due to our imperfection.
Chemical Analyst and Process Operator (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, TXMarch 1, 2018
1. Typical wok day, pleasant.

2. Learned good work to good end on assignments.

3. Responded retroactively but personally provided unlimited access to job duties and assignments.

4. Limitation to extras relationship beside our work dependency, and cautious in exceeding beyond to more than to the non-personal.

5.When said things characterizing individuals.

6. Ending projects successfully and having another one for next day.
Pros
Every day at work was a good day no matter what.
Cons
Don't sought one.
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Money not worth the stress.
Line Operator (Current Employee) –  Florence, KYFebruary 22, 2018
Good pay. Horrible new management. Horrible work to life balance. High school mentality. Insanely hot, and ridiculously cold. Shift change is horrible on the body and your family.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Management, Shady practices
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Some don't know how good they have it
IT Manager (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXFebruary 9, 2018
Celanese is a great company with a long history. The organization is filled with tenured staff that had very generous benefits and retirement packages. Many of those benefits have been cut, but the company still provides attractive compensation packages.

As a whole, the company is healthy and a positive environment. There are pockets of very unhappy employees.

There are entire organizations within Celanese that are decaying from poor leadership and the resulting toxic culture. Alongside them are very healthy groups full of positive people. This contrast is stark and can be observed simply by walking the halls.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Hit and miss leadership
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It was fun
R&D Technician Specialist (Former Employee) –  Clear Lake, TXFebruary 6, 2018
Good company if you work in R&D. I was able to set my own hours, and met a lot of interesting people. The workforce is very diverse. The only reason I left was due to reductions.
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Just work at Celanese for year and half
Senior Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Coventry, RIJanuary 29, 2018
no comment my working wit hem was approximately 30 years ago and majority of my work was associated with maintaining existing operation with their engineering department.
Pros
new industry to me
Cons
Away from Michigan my home.
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Company in transition at the time
Leadership Program Intern - Treasury (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXJanuary 22, 2018
I was in the Commercial Strategy group and we were in the middle of finding our way. The work that we did resulted in massive layoffs.

Still a great place to work.
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Great place to work
Lead and Startup Operator (Current Employee) –  Pasadena, TXJanuary 16, 2018
Great place, great people, and a lot of hours. Team work was great. The people were great the hours long. The company is great. You really had to be in a click though.
Pros
none
Cons
none
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great place to work
Sarbanes-Oxley Sr. Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXJanuary 15, 2018
I would return back to celanese a very advanced company I would need a remote scrum master position because the location would be to far for the travel
Pros
discouts
Cons
non
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upper management really go out of their way to show operators that they care
Shift Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Florence, KYJanuary 11, 2018
Over all, my work experience was pretty good. Its actually the best job ive ever had. The work can get hot and dirty but management does something special for the operators at least once a month. They will have a grill out for everyone, sometimes steak and sometimes burgers and dogs. thru the summers they have Kona Ice come and pay for whatever you want from the truck. that happened about 4 or 5 times in a couple months. Insurance is great, 401k match is probably the highest or close to it, that you'll find from an employer. Pay is good and if you like OT and wanna make extra money, you can work as much as you can take. The company really cares about the employee and that shoes in the safety. Outsiders or contractors might think they're too strict or they try to pick on you but its not to get anyone in trouble. Celanese and the management are always looking for ways to keep us safe! If there is anything unsafe on the floor, they want it to be shared! Not to tattle tail or get anyone in trouble, but to let everyone else know what to look for and to get suggestions on making things more safe. take it from me, i was there for 3 years and i left. Its hard to find an employer to have all those great bene's and pay PLUS all the extra stuff they do for their employees. They really do care for their employees. I would come back in a heart beat if there was a position.
Pros
great pay and bene's, constant employee appreciation
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Great Environment, Great Benefits, etc.
Executive Admin Asst (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXJanuary 10, 2018
Great work environment....Everyone worked hard and always would lend a helping hand to fellow employee. A very collaborative environment, a place you wanted to get up in the morning and go to everyday.
Pros
The people, the work itself, benefits, overall environment
Cons
rarely a conflict with peer, but occasionally, also worked out though.
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Over all a good experience
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Irving, TXJanuary 1, 2018
Overall experience good. Healthcare is the worst. You pay 100 percent until ded paid. They do give you $1000 HSE but that goes quickly if you have something done. It is difficult for non-exempt employees to advance.
Pros
Working environment good.
Cons
Healthcare
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