Why LyondellBasell

Our People Make the Difference

Our employees develop, manufacture, and market products that improve the quality of people's lives. Working together, we create the essential elements for life—polymers, chemicals, and fuels that go into products and materials that you use every day.

We seek talented, results-oriented team players who:

  • Operate safely and responsibly with a focus on integrity
  • Work collaboratively
  • Create positive and long-term change
  • Take prudent business risks
  • Are ready to share ideas
  • Treat others with respect
  • Communicate effectively

In return, we nurture a culture where you can:

  • Grow personally and professionally
  • Team with others to develop innovative solutions
  • Be rewarded well for your results

Our opportunities for growth and achievement are strengthened by the innovation and creativity of our people. To succeed, we need individuals who believe they can, and do, make a difference in improving the quality of life.

Why work for LyondellBasell? We think there are many reasons.

Safety Culture 

Learn about the Safety Culture and GoalZERO at LyondellBasell. 

Outstanding Growth Opportunities

We operate with a lean staff, making the contributions of each individual critical to our success. Our lean structure also means that employees have broad roles, with the opportunity to make real impact. We believe in developing our people through on-the-job opportunities (rotational assignments and developmental projects), learning from others (mentors and role models), and in-class training.

One example of this is our structured, yet flexible, engineering development program. Upon joining the company, new engineers are partnered with a senior engineering mentor who will provide guidance and feedback to help them succeed. Throughout their first assignment, new engineers work closely with their supervisors to determine possible job rotations that are a "best fit" – helping them to reach their goals while filling business needs. Our rotational process offers diverse assignments, maximizing exposure to different technologies, functions, locations, and cultures.

Other functions offer similar experiences for their employees, who partner with their managers to identify development needs and experiences that will help them grow.
We offer endless opportunities for career development. At LyondellBasell, your career path is limited only by your imagination. Ultimately, you will shape your own career by taking the lead in your personal and professional development.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits


LyondellBasell continuously strives to be the top performing company in its industry. This includes a commitment to creating a performance based culture, where every employee takes ownership in and contributes to achieving the Company's goals. We offer employees a competitive total compensation package which includes base pay and variable incentive pay programs that support a pay-for-performance culture, recognizing both individual and company performance as well as benefit programs that are highly attractive and competitive within the markets for which we compete for talent.

At LyondellBasell, our base pay is market driven and validated on an annual basis with reputable, third-party compensation intelligence. For the large majority of our employees, salary increase awards are heavily influenced by individual performance; a large majority of our employees also enjoy eligibility in our annual Short-Term Incentive (STI) Program. LyondellBasell believes employees should share in the company's success when it meets or exceeds its annual goals.

The LyondellBasell group of companies is proud to offer industry competitive benefit plans that are specific to the geographies in which we work and provide protection and security for our employees and their families. Coverages include healthcare, life insurance, retirement plans, employee stock purchase, paid time off and educational assistance.

At LyondellBasell, our people are vital to becoming an employer of choice and the most valued chemical company in the world.


The LyondellBasell group of companies is proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive total compensation package that helps attract and retain the talented individuals needed to achieve superior business results. Our comprehensive program allows employees the opportunity to select appropriate coverage levels based on their personal or family circumstances and needs. Benefits include:

  • Choice of Preferred Provider or Consumer Driven Medical Plan including Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental, Vision and Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match
  • Retirement (Pension) Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, AD&D and LTD Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Vacation and Holidays
  • Educational Assistance