Sun Chemical Reviews

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  1.  

    Good People; Horrible Communication;Lack of vision

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    Current Employee - Master Solutions Developer  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Master Solutions Developer in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Sun Chemical full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Most of the people at Sun Chemical are fantastic. It is amazaing what people get done without support from management.

    Cons

    Upper management is completely dis-engaged from the employees. There is no sense of common goals. Most decisions appear to be reactionary, not proactive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the company's vision; bring back the dropped benefits and holidays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A dying industry

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    Former Employee - Materials Scientist  in  Carlstadt, NJ
    Former Employee - Materials Scientist in Carlstadt, NJ

    I worked at Sun Chemical

    Pros

    There were some great and helpful people I worked with at Sun Chemical, mostly those that were at a similar level to me. The hours were very reasonable (37.5 hour work week) and I very rarely took any work home with me.

    Cons

    Sun is mainly an ink manufacturer (for industrial printers, not the HP you have at home) and since print is dying so is ink manufacturing. Most of the work going on was not a technical challenge or innovation but rather "cost-out" measures, trying to make products cheaper. They did try to get into printed electronics while I was there as an emerging field, but nobody there had the requisite experience to succeed in that field and I don't think that division has sold a single product yet. While most of the people there were very nice and quite helpful, there were some bad apples that spoiled the barrel. We had one guy who purposely mislabeled common-use materials so nobody else would know what they really were so he could have his own personal stash. This violates so many regulations I don't even know where to begin, but it also sabotages your planned experiments when inventory shows you have 10 kg of a raw material but someone has hidden it. When the plot was found out, there were no consequences for the actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when someone is doing something that is hurting the company and is potentially dangerous, there needs to be some actual consequences. Meanwhile, they make a big show about safety in other regards where no real danger is present. The pay is too low for the discipline and the area in order to attract and retain talented people, so those that remain at this company will always be mediocre employees talent-wise. If you want to start an initiative into a new area you need to hire a critical mass of people with expertise in the field (especially at a management level) in order to succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent company with poor leadership

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    Former Employee - Distribution Leader  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Distribution Leader in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Sun Chemical

    Pros

    Well known in the ink industry.
    Co-workers were easy to work with.
    Decent locations and facillities

    Cons

    VP's have a dis-connect from whats going on in the factory floor. Interview process was done on phone and skype, I never met the VP I reported to face to face until after I started with Sun. This was a HUGE mistake on my part, the VP was the least personable executive I have ever had to deal with. His complete lack of personnel awareness, lead to poor reactions to items he disagreed with in group meeting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company except the Atlanta Management Nazis

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    Current Employee - Inplant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Inplant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Sun Chemical

    Pros

    All other divisions are extremely fair and pro employee / family. Top of the pay scale, awesome support and training! Quick problem resolution. Midwest and Northeast are top notch Managers

    Cons

    Atlanta division is run by cut throats. Blatant disregard for onsite Managers putting them out there as a sacrificial lamb. NO respect, always yelling and threatening your job. Unequal disciplinary process as rules and disciplinary actions are only for some workers. Deceptive promises, NO support for technical issues just voice-mail then full retaliation for not calling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Division managers need to be consistent. Don't let one run rampant to the point customers start screaming and swearing at the in plant staff. Listen to the people in the customers locations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a very rewarding experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Chemical as an intern

    Pros

    possibility to move between sales, finance and logistics departments

    Cons

    chaos in people management
    a lot of slackers
    most of the work is placed on the shoulders of most-competent people, without a pay rise or guidance from superiors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Caught up in a reorganization due to downsizing and consolidation of manufacturing plants

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Chemical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and relatively good compensation

    Cons

    The upper management is not aware of what is going on at the manufacturing sites. They need to reaccess the middle management that is in place and make them more accountable to find out who the key employees are at each location and what they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to become more involved at the plant level. Get your hands and see who is really responsible for making the process work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not a Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Chemical

    Pros

    Health Care Benefits and you'll get a lot of opportunity to work on your own.

    Cons

    No room for growth in your career, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the people that are working hard to sustain the company. Treat all employees the same, whether it's the CEO or Administrative Assistant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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