Methanex Reviews

Updated Aug 15, 2022

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3.8
76%
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Methanex President and CEO John Floren
John Floren
58 Ratings
Pros
  • "Global company, good benefits and work life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great working environment, peers support(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Vacancies are hard to fill because potential employees are well aware of the Methanex reputation for having a toxic atmosphere(in 8 reviews)

  • "There are never enough hours in the day but I don't view that as a con, nor does it impact work/life balance - I just wish I had more time(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company culture with a One Team focus.

      Jan 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Hybrid flexible work environment. Lots of integration across departments and around the globe. Offer development opportunities and stretch assignments. Strong compensation and benefit package.

      Cons

      Workload can be heavy at times but can be managed if prioritized well.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Leadership Deficit

      May 10, 2022 - Management/Director Level in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, competitive pay, potential to work within a global team.

      Cons

      Misogynist culture, where senior leaders allowed to gaslight employees and limit careers without cause. You will often hear that they have a "special sauce", which basically justifies the old guard's love of the status quo.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great culture and exciting work

      Nov 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Methanex has a great culture made up of very talented and professional team members. I've always had the chance to work on really exciting projects and have been given a lot of new and different opportunities.

      Cons

      Because of the collaborative nature, it can take time to progress key initiatives.

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee

      The system is set up to protect the managers regardless of their performance.

      Nov 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, holidays and compensation.

      Cons

      Immature investigation process, in which the employees are disciplined and/or let go to protect the images of the managers. The managers lack the courageousness to ask the simple question, “what was my role in this event and what can I change that would result in different outcome”. The concept of systemic learning is foreign to the site and senior management in the organization. Managers manage their images, but fail as leaders. Their priority being, what do I need to do to get ahead; rather then how can I clear the ways to make things better and more efficient for my team. Methanex loves to hear about what they are doing well, but “kill the messenger” when negative observations are noted. This often includes, revising root cause findings, changing KPI data, and covering up known issues. Methanes priorities of safety and quality are often placed on the back burner to production and profit. This includes the health and wellness of their employees.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company to work !

      Sep 15, 2021 - Business Analyst in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Global company, good benefits and work life balance .

      Cons

      Slow growth options within your department .

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company

      Jul 23, 2021 - Engineer in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Responsible Care company - Competitive benefits - Empathic people and management. Wellbeing very important

      Cons

      - Cyclical industry - Most opportunities for engineers are in the production sites

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great company with global reach

      Jul 17, 2021 - IT Infrastructure Manager in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary and benefits. Opportunity to travel to other locations. Clear strategy.

      Cons

      Organization is flat; it has improved but still not too many opportunities to climb the career ladder. D&I program in early stages.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Wonderful company to work for, great environment and the company take care of it own

      Jun 14, 2021 - Business Systems Analyst in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      - Great environment , wonderful team celebrations and CSR programs - Good benefits : in terms of bonuses, insurance coverage and employee share options - Good work life balance

      Cons

      - Company not too tech savvy , lot of departments still follows traditional ways of pen and paper - Opportunities to grow within the company are limited

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fair

      May 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Medicine Hat, AB
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      Pros

      Advancement, training, support, growth and stable progressions

      Cons

      bugs, politics, challenges, diversity, questionablepeople

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work but lots of corporate handholding

      Apr 13, 2021 - Administrative Assistant 
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      Pros

      - Great compensation package - Good communication within the team

      Cons

      - lots of corporate handholding

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    Methanex has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 125 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at Methanex to a friend and 59% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Methanex employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Methanex. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    76% of Methanex employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Methanex 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

    According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Methanex to be culture, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, career development, management.

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