Huntsman Corp Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Huntsman Corp President, CEO, and Director Peter R. Huntsman
Peter R. Huntsman
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Pros
  • Do not macro manage and work life balance can be achieve (in 6 reviews)

  • Good people in the ranks doing the actual day-to-day work (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No future, lack of leadership, no retention of valuable people (in 3 reviews)

  • Lots of backstabbing at operational and middle management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Project Coordinator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huntsman Corp

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits and good location. Many current and former employees have received personal benefits during critical times (illness, etc).

    Cons

    Downsizing has added additional burden to staff, thus diminishing morale.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people.


  2. Company is very family oriented

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huntsman Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can maximize your time with your family and the work is challenging.

    Cons

    Very few oppurtunities to move up. You are forced to move to a different location to get supervisory experience.

    Advice to Management

    The pay scale is low compared to other refineries in the area. The operators end up making more than engineers who have multiple years of experience. Huntsman is a chemical company but is surrounded by oil refineries and loses a lot of key employees because of the pay scale, but the operators are jduge versus their counter parts in the oil refinery. Engineers are judged vs other chemical companies.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Buyer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huntsman Corp

    Pros

    Good environment
    Good amount of work load
    Learning opportunities
    Good people
    Have Starbucks
    Have offices

    Cons

    Salary is low
    Very tight company specially in the purchasing department.
    No promotions as promised
    Many older people so not much advance on technology and work process
    There are no trainings


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  5. it was ok, nothing special

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Change Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Change Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Huntsman Corp (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it was ok, nothing special

    Cons

    nothing to write home about

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Changes always happening and you never find out about them by management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Huntsman Corp

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Little to no room for job changes or advancement. Management does not value their people. Mangement always looking for cheaper people, rent etc and does not care about the quality ...

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about people again


  7. Commercial Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Director in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Commercial Director in Basel (Switzerland)

    I worked at Huntsman Corp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice company with several areas to grow and a board range of opportunities might appear.
    Global organization that permits a lot of interaction with different cultures.

    Cons

    All divisions have their own targets and it bring a lot of implications to entire organization. Mismatch of objectives are clear and lack of local leadership is concerning !


  8. Great working environment, low salaries

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Buyer Indirects in Everberg (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Junior Buyer Indirects in Everberg (Belgium)

    I have been working at Huntsman Corp full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues and managers are nice and supportive, the overall atmosphere is very good. Company offers many services (shuttle bus, life insurance, social fund, year end bonus,..)

    Cons

    The starting salaries are low


  9. Helpful (1)

    Sales job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at Huntsman Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for in the chemical industry. Very good products and good brand recognition helps you a lot when you are before customers.

    Cons

    Organizational changes every 2-3 years sometimes mess up the structure and give everyone hard times. The company hyas transformed very much in the past 5 years which deteriorated the business climate. So, long term career planning is not easy any more.

    Advice to Management

    They should adopt longer term strategies to maintain competitiveness and should focus less on short term financial return.


  10. Very good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Huntsman Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment to work, professional

    Cons

    Local centric. not adhering to international grading

    Advice to Management

    need to adhere international practice


  11. An excellent company to work with. Has very good vision.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Huntsman Corp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work culture is very good. Work gets appreciated, Equal oppurtunity provider, Environment health & Safety is top priority. Zero tolerance level for corruption and Non-compliance.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits, Flat Org structure which leads to stagnant career, no promotions



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