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High expectations
Distribution Warehouseperson (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABSeptember 22, 2012
This financially-driven corporation has high expectations with respect to employee output. I always felt up to any challenges, including educating myself on new systems and working the extra hours needed to get the job done efficiently.
My experience with the company will always be invaluable:
- I gained important human resource skills, both interpersonal – more... and professional, through educational offerings by the company, as well as hands-on experience.
- I learned advanced computer skills, such as the Supply Chain Management Application (specifically Extended Warehouse Management) of SAP.
- I interacted positively on a daily basis with various levels within the Supply Chain organization; from management, to truck drivers, to my team of warehouse operators.
- I successfully handled, with the help of my team, daily challenges to meet last-minute orders.
- I provided exceptional customer service with a positive, solutions-based attitude. – less
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Could be a very good place to work but lacks in management support.
Core Lab Operator (Current Employee), Florence, KYJuly 8, 2014
Pros: paid lunch for any shift over 10 hours, good pay and benefits
Cons: hostile work environment, sometimes asked to do ethically questionable things, sometimes given work tasks but not the resources or authority to complete them
There are two interdependent departments that are working on a joint task using two different sets of guidelines forcing the lower level employees to try merge the instructions and leading to conflict. Supervisor's in one of the departments move freely through the other department challenging the other department's employees and often threatening investigations – more... and disciplinary action in spite of lacking formal authority to do so. – less
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Solid employer who values their people and helps them succeed.
Principle Process Engineer (Former Employee), Wilmington, NCApril 24, 2014
Pros: very flexible with personal scheduling issues
Cons: smaller plant personnel is often overlooked for promotions
Solid industry leader in their markets. There is a realization that to be successful long-term they can't be over-weighted in managers andunder-weighted in technical personnel. Good place to work.
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Changing for the better
Controller (Current Employee), Dallas, TXApril 22, 2014
Since new CEO came in 2 years ago, change has been slow but for the better overall. Eliminating some middle management has been good, but has limited the growth opportunities for the rank and file. The culture of fear under the old CEO has largely disappeared, but it will take a few more years to completely purge the "old ways" of thinking.
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COMPENSATION CONSULTANT (Current Employee), Irving, TXApril 19, 2014
Pros: good work life balance, great people and talent, excellent working enviornment, the company does a great job of offering opportunities and developing employees.
Cons: some internal procedures could be more efficient.
It is a great company to work for. Everyone is very friendly and the overall culture is great. The talent is outstanding and there is a lot to do here and to learn. Great leaders run this company and do a really good job of attracting and retaining the best talent. I have learned a great deal about the chemical industry and how the products Celanese – more... produces help to make our lives better. The most enjoyable part of my job is people.They have a way of selecting just the right people. The hardest part of my job is continuing to learn how things are done at Celanese because chemicals is a new industry for me. – less
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Growing company
Service Administrator (Current Employee), Dallas, TXApril 17, 2014
Growing company - growth opportunity
Can develop lots of experience in this market
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excellent to work with
Senior Buyer (Former Employee), Houston, TXApril 17, 2014
the turnaround mgr Heith Robey was the best to work with. I really enjoyed my time there.
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Good chemical company to work with all levels of skill people.
Reliability I/E Engineer (Former Employee), Bishop, TexasApril 1, 2014
Pros: good training and safety records.
Project management-field supervision-day day activity with designers- very good company to work.
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A day at work
Instrumentation/Electrical Technician (Former Employee), Bishop, TXMarch 28, 2014
A typical day was always a challenge. It was always something new either a transmitter to troubleshoot or motor that needed to be megged. The guys i worked with were amazing and very talented. My boss was very fair but yet stern. He allowed us the ability to learn everything we needed. My co workers and I were always involved in different aspects of – more... the plant such as. Myself and another co worker designed a new system that would allow troubleshooting on thermocouples and heaters a lot easier. We relocated boxes ran new wire and ran new conduit. We added new points in the DCS board and mounted new thermocouples. – less
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Great company
Sr. Executive Assistant to VP (Former Employee), Dallas, TXMarch 12, 2014
I've learned to be a better negotiator when it comes to business executives.

Growing and learning is a wonderful experiences. Training classes are awesome!!
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Great place to work with great co-workers
Shipping Services Specialist (Former Employee), Bishop, TexasMarch 4, 2014
Pros: worked at celanese for 37 years at the same location, i knew all the protocols and developed good relatioships with many employees, pay and benefits were good
Cons: long hours at some points due to operational issues
A typical day at work lasted 8-12 hours. I was responsible for five different contract work groups with different responsibilities. The most critical aspect of my job was ensuring we had no injuries or safety incidents. Secondly we had to meet all internal and external customer requirements and deliver shipments which conformed to DOT HAZMAT regulations. – more... Each of the five work groups contributed to this effort. I enjoyed this position because I was able to perform my duties with little to no supervision.

I maintained budgets for my areas of responsibility and was the primary interface between these contract employees and Celanese Management.

I was very fortunate that all the work groups I managed worked as a team. It is very rewarding to see individuals bond in different situations and providing support to each other.

During my career at Celanese I was able to build many relationships both within our site and throughout the corporation. I was also given many opportunities to advance during my career. – less
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High level of dedication of employees.
Sr. Administrative Assistant for Acetate R&D (Former Employee), Narrows, VAFebruary 14, 2014
My typical day was a constant barrage of work from the individuals I served as Administrative Assistant.
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It is not bad, but lack opportunity/growth
Global Strategic Sourcing Manager (Current Employee), Dallas, TXJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: no non sense attitude
Cons: limited growth
It is an OK company. Nothing really stands out, but nothing really bad either.
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Productive Working place
Reporting Analyst (Current Employee), Dallas, TXNovember 6, 2013
Fruitful days at work
Learnt to focus on results and accuracy.
Management makes it a priority to let you grow.
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Good company
Supply Chain Center of Excellence Intern (Former Employee), Dallas, TXJuly 11, 2013
many changes with a new CEO, a lot of employees do not work well together
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Fun but fundamentally productive
Process Technician (Former Employee), DerbyMarch 28, 2013
Pros: great place to work
Cons: 12 hour shifts
A typical day would consist of a production meeting or shift hand over involving your opposite number where any issues in production would be highlighed,this information would be loggged onto a data base by either the ingoing or outgoing shift where each member would take up the respective machinery on the production or manufacturing side.There was – more... always something that you might come across that you have never experienced before thus adding to the learning process for future reference.Team work was always at the forefront of your working day so a good relationship with your colleagues always made the day more enjoyable.Working 12 hour shifts could sometimes leave you exausted – less
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Least enjoyable job
Engineer (Former Employee), Shelby, NCFebruary 19, 2013
Pros: wide range of work experiences.
Cons: working conditions are poor.
Probably the least enjoyable position I have ever held.
Plant was partially mothballed several years ago. As a result, many of the normal work processes and functions just ended when the people performing them were laid off.

Worn out plant and equipment.
Derelict or missing work processes.
High turnover in engineering dept.
Politically charged work – more... environment.
Pay and benefits are very good. – less
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Good place to work. Good co-workers
Maintance fitter (Former Employee), DerbyNovember 20, 2012
Pros: learning oppertunities.
Cons: noisy
Good co workers. Friendly and enjoyable place to work. Worked day shifts. Good managment. Sometimes very noisy.
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Professional environment, large company
AP Supervisor (Former Employee), Dallas, TXNovember 14, 2012
Pros: good benefits, credit union on-site, parking garage
Cons: little scheduling flexibility, long waits for it issue resolutions
Supervised 11 AP accountants in a shared services environment. Helped department convert from SAP 4.6 to SAP 4.7, documented policies and procedures to strengthen internal controls as part of the SOX team, daily batch audits, prepared monthly metrics reports, assisted with research for 1099 reporting, approved time-cards for temporary employees, documented – more... AP issues and resolutions, and presented new policies in town-hall style meetings. The hardest part of the job was finding the right contacts within the company to assist with problem resolutions. This is a very large company and some manager's areas of responsibility overlap each other so there might be 2 or more answers to the same question, or miscommunication as to who would answer and therefore no answer. The best part of the job was the team of AP accountants in the department. They were dedicated to doing good work and knew their jobs well. – less
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Job satisfaction, Multi skilled work, Poor Environment,
Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee), Spondon, Derby.November 13, 2012
Pros: easy to commute, 18 days off.
Cons: working weekends, long shifts.
Although we have a shift supervisor, our team of four plans out production and maintenance for the shift. We have two teams of two working from a control room. I work with a co-worker on Flake production and carry out any repairs on first line maintenance or write out maintenance reports to get the work carried out..( This is the hardest part of the – more... job as my co-worker has worked here for a very long time and doesn't like change.) I have to carry out isolations and permits in order to do this work, as I'm the only one who is qualified to do this. Management sometimes phone you to check on issues we might have but we never see senior management on the plant. The reward I get is when you have resolved an issue and got the plant back running on full production in time to hand over to the next shift. I enjoy the variety of work I come across from which you learn new things about. – less

About Celanese

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