My Top 6 countdown of reasons why I enjoy working at Celanese

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.

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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 …

  1. 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.
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About the author


				Ben is a Strategic Sourcing Leader in Raw Material Procurement, Germany. When not working, Ben enjoys time with his wife and newborn son, or traveling in Asia and studying Chinese.				

There are 5 comments. Add yours.

  1. prafulla toke says:

    Excellent blog Ben! I just completed a year at Celanese AEM and I can only support your opinion.Diversity , Innovation, Safety & People focus are the fundamental pillars of our great organization.

    Thanks for your motivating blog. Good luck to you and also to Celanese!

  2. Mary Skidmore says:

    Ben,
    Number 1 is absolutely right, especially the diversity of people. Not only the cultural diversity of being a global company, but just different personalities, different ways of thinking and how we do our jobs.

    Would also add change — even if in same job for many years, there is always change and you can drive the change to improve the job and company.

    Mary

  3. Joan McKaughan says:

    Ben,

    Great points. It is an exciting time to be in Celanese. I definitely agree that people are making the difference!

    Joan

  4. Holly Seese says:

    Great blog, Ben! You are right about the people making the difference. You and I have crossed paths in at least 4 different Celanese facilities on 3 continents and it is always enjoyable to catch up and see what your newest position entails.

  5. Maria Ciliberti says:

    Ben

    Great blog!

    While I definitely relate to your comments on the international aspect and the different businesses, your comments about the people really hit home. Finding a company to be a part for which the people are driven to win, are diverse and are fun to work with is not easy. But as you wrote, Celanese people are just that and it”s been a key reason I have stayed.

    Thanks for the blog!

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