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Quaker Chemical CEO and Director Michael F. Barry
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  1.  

    Great if you are in the "good old boy club", lousy if you're not

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

    I worked at Quaker Chemical full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    International travel, good benefits package.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs and cost cutting while VPs and higher receive huge bonuses, stock options and other perks. No real management. VPs and higher spend more time positioning within the company and trying to stab each other in the back as opposed to directing their divisions. Horrible HR department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people who earn your company's income lose their motivation very quickly when they see that there is a glass ceiling and that you are squeezing them for every ounce of servitude that you can get from them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lousy human resource department and inequitable treatment

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

    I worked at Quaker Chemical

    Pros

    Quaker has a strong position in its markets, and if you are favored by management opportunities are good.
    As a global company there are opportunities to travel internationally and even take overseas assignments, although that is decreasing.

    Cons

    There is an "old boys" attitude with the "young boys" at the top Unfortunately, the human resources department does not have the courage to address this problem in any signicant way. Other than overseas managers there is no diversity in top management by gender, age and ethnicity. If you are not among the inside group of Quaker management you will work very hard, be paid fairly, but not see opportunities commensurate with your abilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get someone from outside the organization to do a true evaluation of the company culture, attitude and treatment of employees equitably. Have an outside member of the board lead the effort.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A company within a company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Engineer
    Former Employee - Site Engineer

    I worked at Quaker Chemical

    Pros

    Exposure to and responsability for a wide variety of processes at customer facilities can be very interesting and challenging. Most times transfers are available from one customer site to another.

    Cons

    Management does not support its employees with customer conflicts or disagreements. Management often times is more interested in getting customers to sign contracts than actually fulfilling the terms of those contracts. Managers are mostly marketers of chemicals not actually service oriented (odd for a service industry). Career support is nonexistant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live up to your word and support your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    No room to grow.............

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

    I have been working at Quaker Chemical

    Pros

    Good benefit packages for medical, education, and so on.
    Ability to have flex hours makes it nice.

    Cons

    Management by the Good Old Boys Club.
    Needs to overhaul some of the divisions to get some fresh ideas.
    Do not utilize their employees to the fullest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really look at your review processes. How well do you really know your talent?

    Approves of CEO

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