Maintenance Pipefitter (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 26 September 2016
In 17 years of Pipefitting I've never worked at a plant that was managed completely from the bottom up. The turn over rate was unreal in the staff positions. For example, in under 8 years I saw 5 maintenance managers, 7 foreman/supervisors, 5 HR managers and even 4 plant managers all come and go. Most of the lower level supervisors were simply fired, and the rest would quit after only a few months to a year! The result was a plant that became completely dependent on the maintenance workers and operations to run the plant and "guide/coach" the latest batch of management. It was total chaos, mostly reactive maintenance, as there were no competent people in the planning and scheduling departments, until the union took over those positions as well (high turn over rate here too)! The only benefit to working here was the strong Union and close nit relationships my coworkers had with each other. If you're a manager or supervisor, or even someone looking for a "staff" job (non-Union) avoid this place like the plague! You'll thank me.
Good wages and lots of OT due to inept management
Management turn over, and lack of any leadership whatsoever
Celanese EVA is horrible for staff, good for union and management
Technical specialist (Former Employee) – Edmonton EVA – 10 June 2016
Agree 1000% with previous reviews "Depressing" and "Verry difficult work environment". Terribly disorganized plant with old boys club management consisting of a few unqualified and clueless. Not bad if you're in management or union side, but staff is terrible. Avoid!
Donkey (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 3 June 2016
Most depressing place I have ever worked for. Employees are bitter Shop hasn't changed since the plant was built in the 50's It's like there is a dark cloud hanging over this place on a 101 avenue (Just to be clear) You can feel it when you cross thru the turnstile to go into the Plant area ! It's like stepping back into the 1950's !
And the Safety is about the same. Anything goes until something goes wrong and then they make you look like a Donkey
Senior Power Engineer II (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 13 November 2015
maintained process units either alone or with highly qualified staff, life long friendships are abundant, site closed in 2007 but still attend functions as a group, gave excellent training that could be used elsewhere, very fair employer.
Rotating Equipment Millwright (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 22 July 2014
I moved through many different positions within my 18 years at Celanese, starting at the security gate and ending as a Red Seal Interprovincial Millwright. The company was very family oriented with many different functions for young and old alike. Even today there is a group that is on Facebook and others that meet and talk about old times before the plant shutdown in 2006.
Packer1 (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 13 February 2014
Not sure where you stand for job security. Job description and tasks have to be addressed when first starting the career path. The leads and co-workers are great to work with. Management has to be more involved in day to day operations. They ask for jobs to be done but are not in the world of the operators. Leads and operators try their best with the conditions and equipment they have to work with.
Demanding and thankless place to work. Equipment and processes for the most part are archaic and poorly maintained. Hard core union with entrenched entitlement mindset. Professional staff is treated poorly. Salary is below average. Don't even bother comparing with oil and gas. Dallas head office is trying to wring every dollar out of the facility. Morale is poor and is partly to blame for high turnover. Successive site directors have cowtowed to the union at the expense of non union staff. The plant is an environmental disaster. Lip service to compliance and remediation only. It is a challenge to find anything good to say about this operation. OK, location is decent. It beats going up north.
Distribution Warehouseperson (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 22 September 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 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.