Five years ago I graduated from the university was determined to start a career in a fast-moving international enterprise with plenty of possibilities for personal development. This was exactly what I found at Celanese. And in my blog, I want to share the Top 6 reasons why I enjoy working for this global chemical company.
- The international environment
Our headquarters is in Texas; however 73 percent of our sales are generated outside the US. I worked for Celanese in China and I enjoy being in regular contact with colleagues from Europe, Asia and US.
- Different businesses and customer industries
Our portfolio comprises commodity and specialty chemicals. In the future, I could have the opportunity of working for a specialty business like Clarifoil or food ingredient business like Nutrinova.
- Experience in different functions
I moved from a trainee position to Supply Chain and then to Raw Materials Procurement. Celanese regularly moves people to very different departments to help develop individual careers.
- Practical learning
I enjoy attending Six Sigma courses and soft skill seminars, however, the general philosophy at Celanese is that people gain 70 percent of their experience by doing the real work.
- Steep learning curve
Celanese is a achievement-oriented company. The tasks I get are indeed challenging, nevertheless, I enjoy being encouraged to be creative and learn as much as possible.
However, the number one reason why I enjoy working at Celanese is …
- The people.
So far, I have worked in six different departments. Considering the teams, I would go back again to any of them, any day. I try to remind myself that everyone is responsible to create a positive working atmosphere, and I believe our new CEO, Mark Rohr, will promote a culture in which we identify ourselves with our company.