Methanex Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 19, 2021

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Methanex President and CEO John Floren
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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

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

      Jun 14, 2021 - Business Systems Analyst in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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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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    2. 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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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Power tripping management and unfriendly coworkers

      Oct 18, 2019 - Anonymous in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      -If you fit in with the clique you can easily retire here -Benefits package is okay

      Cons

      -Some managers are power tripping and think of you as if they own you -A lot of employees have been here for 10+ years and don't understand how to interact with new people -Poor work life balance -Not living up to their values at all -Average compensation -Everyone and everything is so silent that you could hear a pin drop -Little to no professional mobility

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      8 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Good place to work if you are able to tackle a light smell of racism

      Oct 4, 2019 - Internal Auditor in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Focus of employee safety and comfort. 2. Reasonably good pay structure. 3. Friendly atmosphere. 4. Great work-life balance.

      Cons

      A bit outdated in accepting changes. If you belong to particular ethnicity, you may face a bit discriminated and pre-judged.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fantastic company

      Oct 21, 2015 -  in Medicine Hat, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with. Company supports local businesses, volunteer opportunities throughout the community, responsible business practices and conscience of the impact on the environment, striving to have nothing but a positive footprint. Amazing work/life balance.

      Cons

      No down side to the company at all. Only wish my contract was a permanent position.

      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Exciting Work and Great People

      Sep 26, 2014 - Anonymous in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      The work is exciting, the people are great and the culture is truly unique. Working on global projects, making a real impact and collaborating with others towards a shared goal is what I love about working here. I feel truly supported in my career and my development at Methanex and are given opportunities that would be difficult to find in another company.

      Cons

      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.

      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Toxic Culture

      Nov 19, 2021 - Team Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Methanex has excellent benefits available.

      Cons

      The culture is toxic. Geismar management puts an emphasis on appearances and outward visibility, not results or problem solving. This lack of leadership has created an environment that fails to reflect the companies “core values” . Vacancies are hard to fill because potential employees are well aware of the Methanex reputation for having a toxic atmosphere. Don’t expect work/life balance.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great benefits

      Oct 14, 2021 - Shift Supervisor in New Plymouth, Taranaki
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great salary and team based environment to work in. Good work life balance

      Cons

      Myopic management lacking long term planning resulting in constant firefighting and frustrated overworked workforce.

      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Methanex Egypt

      Sep 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good compensation and benefits Focused on delivery and performance Opportunities to learn and grow

      Cons

      No work life balance A lot of pressure on the employees Many reorganizations and rework

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      5 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Mediocre

      Apr 22, 2021 - Chemical Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
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      Pros

      Work life balance is good for the most part

      Cons

      No development, especially for women. Way behind in terms of diversity.

      8 people found this review helpful
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