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Great Job
Process Operator (Former Employee) –  Westlake, LA22 May 2019
A typical day at work was fairly easy. A employee would learn everything from safety to how to operate machines. Working along side the management was one of the easiest jobs thus far. The workplace culture was a diversity of people easy to get along with and work for. I'd say the hardest part of the job was wanting to help out with something but wasn't qualified for the job. The most enjoyable part of the job was the comradely.
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Board Operator (Former Employee) –  Geismar, LA17 April 2019
Westlake is a good place to work. The fellow operators were all great to work with, good working environment, If you can go to work and not have any medical setbacks you will be fine.
Pros
Fellow operators were great people
Cons
no coment
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5.0
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Productive and family oriented
B Class Pipefitter (Current Employee) –  Plaquemine, LA8 April 2019
It’s a great place to work,good people and great atmosphere.It has many ways to advance and you learn a lot.I recommend Westlake to any person that wants a great job and wants to advance
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Long hours of work
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5.0
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Can be a wonderful place to work
Combination welder (Current Employee) –  Geismar, LA1 April 2019
Wonderful opportunity if its available. They should start giving more opportunities to people with experience but at times will not even look your way.
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3.0
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Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  New Martinsville, WV27 March 2019
Worked on projects throughout the plant both alone and in groups. Gained experience as an engineer but ultimately did not enjoy working there and left
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5.0
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Great Company
Telecom Analyst II (Current Employee) –  Houston, TX15 February 2019
Great place to work, Company is headed in the right direction with great leadership and growth. great benefit and lots of flexibility. overall great place to work
Pros
benefits
Cons
lean staff
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4.0
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Okay work environment
TECHNICIAN SR- LAB (Current Employee) –  Westlake, LA14 February 2019
Flexible work hours depending on job. Okay work environment. Upper management tends to play favorites. Steady work. Compensation and benefits worth the job
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4.0
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Great forward looking company
Senior Operations Technician (Current Employee) –  Plaquemine, LA28 November 2018
Westlake is a company predicated on the idea that long term benefits can be easily enjoyed via precise application of short term expense. Major maintenance items are being addressed immediately. Major expansion items are being planned and funded. An atmosphere of confidence and security is being created.
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Very Stressful Environment to work in. lots of hours
Manager - Total Rewards (Current Employee) –  Houston, TX14 October 2018
I would say that if your want to work at Westlake you will need to put in a LOT of extra hours! It is definitely NOT an 8-5 company

Pay is generally fair but the hours required tends to burn people out
Pros
Good pay
Cons
LOts of work and Lots of hours required
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3.0
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Good Company bad practice
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Houston, TX26 September 2018
good benefits. good flex hours good location.

everything takes time, Its a clicky environment. If you are liked by management you will get promoted without any skill set
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5.0
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Productive and pleasant employees
Senior Instructional Designer, Training Developer (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GA25 September 2018
Tight deadlines and a heavy workload. Enjoyed the challenge and the job. Co-workers were very helpful. Teams worked together well, as a rule. Worked around meetings and required activities to ensure success of project.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Long hours
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5.0
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it was a good enviroment to work in
Process Operator Summer Intern (Former Employee) –  west lake louisana23 August 2018
trained on control board write permits load and unload rail cars gauage tanks housekeeping inspections it was a good environment the hardest part was working in the water treatment the best part working there was everyone was a team player
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Terminal Operator (Current Employee) –  Westlake, LA30 July 2018
The management is not the best. To much favoritism, and unfair treatment. To many supervisors and made up positions for supervisors that dont warrant the scope of the job.
Pros
Its a secure job for me and my family
Cons
Management could be better
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5.0
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Productive and enjoyable place to work
Electrical Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  Lake Charles, LA24 July 2018
I worked here during the summer of 2018. In my internship I received five or so meaningful projects. I Gained a lot of experience from engineers that have been here well over 30 years.
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2.0
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This is a very fast paced job. I love working in this area of my ability
Buyer - Purchasing (Current Employee) –  Proctor, WV3 July 2018
As I said, this is a very fast moving, fast paced job. I love working with the SAP software, and love learning new things. I had been in purchasing for many years, over to payroll, then back to purchasing. There were a few changes in the area of purchasing, but picked back up pretty fast.
Pros
Not a problem in you just need a break on your eyes and need to walk outside to take a break.
Cons
I have asked as other in out dept to work from home, I am not given the right to work from home on weekends, This is keeping me behind other in progress amount
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4.0
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great working environment
Accountant II (Former Employee) –  Houston, TX21 June 2018
this is a great company. it values employee's opinions. it values company's public image. besides, the benefit here is very great. it has the yearly bonus and quarterly bonus depends on the earnings.
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4.0
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A relatively laid-back place to work
Drafter / Design (Current Employee) –  Geismar, LA21 June 2018
Its a small plant that wants to be bigger.
The work atmosphere is friendly and a little laid-back.
The management staff is friendly and easy to work with
Pros
laid-back atmosphere
Cons
wages might be average or lower
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2.0
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This use to be a great place to work....
Operator (Current Employee) –  Lake Charles, LA11 May 2018
Management is cut throat! They will work your fingers to the bone! Definitely "production" over "safety"
You aren't treated fairly by some supervisors.
Pros
Pay and benefits
Cons
Management
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5.0
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Great place to work
Instrument Technician (Former Employee) –  Lake Charles, LA2 May 2018
Very good place to work, good hours, management easy to get along with and they always listen to your input. Everyone gets along with each department. The job is rewarding, because there is always a challenge, but always someone to give advice if needed. It's a very safe environment to work in.
Pros
Very flexible hours. Management will always listen to you.
Cons
none
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3.0
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Great Potential
Engineer, Sr. (Non Degree) (Former Employee) –  Natrium, WV30 April 2018
Westlake Chemical just purchased axiall (which was a merger of Georgia Gulf and PPG's chlor alkali and derivatives). It would be much too soon to draw any conclusion as to westlake chemical however, It does seem evident that Westlake's upper management possesses a much better understanding of the business process than that of the former axiall.
Pros
New Ownership by a successful company
Cons
Same local plant leadership
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