NCH Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. I work for XChem, a subsidiary of NCH, and things could be better.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee
    Current Employee - Employee

    I have been working at NCH full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is competitive for a Oil & Gas chemical company.
    The company has many innovative products.
    A lot of potential for their future.

    Cons

    Understand that these may be just in my area (Midland to Eldorado)
    Manager likes to curse you out when he gets upset.
    They don't have an on-call schedule, so you could work every weekend.
    Their motto is suck it up and do it, opposed to let's figure out how to get it done.
    The management has no DOT past experience, so they want you to drive equipment that'll get you red flagged and then write you up for getting ticketed.
    If you do expense anything out, the likelihood of you being repaid all your money is about 10 %.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your division managers to have one on one sit down with a service and account managing personnel, and not just the area manager, who's going to tell you what he wants, which is not always the truth.


  2. Quality Control

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NCH full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It was an ok place to work they were helpful when my husband got sick

    Cons

    Their raises need to be improved upon

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay their employees better that work in the plants and be more appreciative of them and not just the corporate ones


  3. Many long standing employees but not progressive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Product Development in Irving, TX

    I have been working at NCH

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

    Pros

    Great company if you can get a good sales territory

    Cons

    Managemtn is not that progressive - lots of status quo

    Advice to Management

    You can't milk it forever


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Disappointing to say the least.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCH full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You get great treatment coming in the door, but the new wears off very quickly.

    Cons

    If you aren't a great sales representative, you are treated as a second-class citizen, and looked at as if you aren't worthy of updated equipment, a decent raise, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting all the money in your own pocket and catch up with the times. Computers should be kept updated and replaced before they quit functioning. After all, computers are our livelihood.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Good people, but stuck in their ways

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCH

    Pros

    good people; some departments really want to invest in their employees

    Cons

    Very hierarchical and political environment; very low pay in comparison to other organizations; not a forward thinking organization

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more, everyone there talks about leaving as soon as they get a better offer elsewhere. You are losing talent.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Well established company, been around for many years, stable. You could have a career here.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at NCH full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked for Certified Labs, a NCH division. They provided extensive training, and support for me and the rest of the sales team. Management is really respectful, and do a pretty good job. Pay can be decent if you're willing to break your back everyday.

    Cons

    NCH's umbrella of companies creates a conflicting battle for business which is absolutely pointless! Literally the same exact products with different labels, and multiple reps in the same area. This is such a pain to deal with. Expense compensation is TERRIBLE. With all of the gifts they want you to buy clients and potential clients, and the gas and car damage from driving everywhere, the $200 a month is an absolute joke. Also, the industry in which you'll be working is dirty.

    Be prepared to work this job from the moment you wake up, until you go to bed at night. Organizing all of your leads, clients, etc etc, while processing orders (yep, you have to do that too), when you get home from work, you'll spend 3 hours on the computer and then your day is completely gone.

    Advice to Management

    This company makes an extreme amount of money each year. Show some love to your reps in the field who drive their own vehicles almost 50,000 miles a year. Find a more efficient way for reps to enter orders. iPads would make sense. Boom, you place the order right there! Listen up management!


  8. Helpful (3)

    Its golden cage

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing Engineer in Vadodara (India)
    Current Employee - Sourcing Engineer in Vadodara (India)

    I have been working at NCH full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Some higher management people are good
    The treats are good
    Nice cross culture experience

    Cons

    Rampant politics at top management
    No long term security
    The vision is poor and immediate
    More emphasis on short term goal rather then organic growth

    Advice to Management

    People are asset, not just slaves
    Have holistic and patient approach to market


  9. Helpful (5)

    Very interesting.....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    All about top line growth. Good people at lower ranks. Sr. leadership is disconnected. Say they want change, but don't want to rock boat...

    Cons

    Very political, hostile, dysfunctional environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your good people, don't believe everything you hear from executives.... The culture is crumbling around you....


  10. Helpful (2)

    Marketing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at NCH

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good R&D and lab assistance for projects

    Cons

    Too much of a sales admin department, not enough real marketing

    Advice to Management

    Continue making good products, just review the pricing metrics.



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