Sun Chemical
2.8 of 5 25 reviews
www.sunchemical.com Parsippany, NJ 5000+ Employees

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Rudi Lenz

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39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Lab Tech at Bushy Park

Lab Tech (Current Employee)
Charleston, SC

I have been working at Sun Chemical full-time for more than a year

ProsPretty good benefits and great co-workers

ConsMy location has been part of the company for 10 years now and they still appear to be out of the loop and somewhat disorganized at times. I've been with them for two years.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake feeling proud to be a Sun Chemical employee a bigger part of the company culture at all of the plant sites.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company was constantly progressing on national scale which offered opportunities, but stifled locally.

Material Requirements Planner (Former Employee)
San Leandro, CA

I worked at Sun Chemical full-time for more than 10 years

ProsRoom to grow, always had tasks to complete, management was always helpful.

ConsLocal shop was too lenient with employees who slacked off.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Typical corporate experience at sun chemical

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sun Chemical

ProsThere are a lot of friendly and helpful people that work there.
There is a cafeteria in case you forget food.

ConsBoring office decor, depressing building

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Very rewarding and valuable, but it lacked appreciation from upper management.

Analytical Chemist Co-op (Former Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I worked at Sun Chemical

ProsThose not in an upper management position are great and always helpful. Projects tend to get done quickly.

ConsThere was a lack of communication between upper management and those below. Even with the knowledge and experience of those not in the upper management positions, upper management tended to ignore many ideas and requests the rest had to offer.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be so narrow minded and self-righteous. Plenty of people have great ideas which could help many areas of Sun Chemical prosper and achieve new goals. Just be willing to listen more, collaborate on new ideas and stop thinking your way or the highway. It's a company that depends on new ideas and the production of those ideas, just listen.

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The people are nice, but the job was just ok.

Accounts Payable Analyst (Former Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I worked at Sun Chemical

ProsPeople were friendly. Flexible hours and the pay wasn't too bad.

ConsIncompetent management. Policies and procedures would change too frequently. Some backstabbing between employees and even management.

Advice to Senior ManagementJust be a little more receptive to employee feedback and suggestions. The employees are the cogs of the system, not the managers hiding away in their offices.

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Loved What I Did, Not Who I Worked For

Laboratory Technician (Former Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I worked at Sun Chemical

ProsI enjoyed the flexibility in my schedule, especially working with me on continuing my education. Loved what I did and who I worked with. Clear performance goals for each year's review process. Ability to easily change safety and operating procedures to increase productivity and create a safer work environment.

ConsBenefits were being decreased and removed, i.e. tuition reimbursement and retirement plan canceled. Promised promotion two years in a row and never received it. Very little encouragement of knowledge building and no exchange of information between departments to help share knowledge.

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage employees to advance their degrees and knowledge. Provide more opportunities to network and exchange ideas both internally and externally. Perform management evaluation from the employees perspective to know how the two interact.

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Printing market

Sales Manager (Former Employee)
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I worked at Sun Chemical full-time for more than 8 years

ProsMultinational, good benefits, great technical knowledge, number one in it's market,

Conssome benefits aren't for all employees, shrinking market

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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What used to be a good place to work......The beginning of the end?

Middle Management (Former Employee)

I worked at Sun Chemical full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat Benefits
Fantastic People

Company still has comparitively good benefits, namely medical and 401K programs.

ConsSerious Morale Issues
Senior Managment is Completely Out of Touch

Round after round of cuts has done nothing but kill morale in all parts of the business. Meanwhile there was fairly widespread "knowledge" that Senior Leadership still got bonuses at the expense of the line staff!

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Typical Place in Corporate America

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sun Chemical

Pros100 Percent Match on 401K up to 6% of salary.

ConsMedical Benefits could be better.

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The company culture is not minority friendly

Chemist (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sun Chemical

ProsBeing a smaller company, you will be able to communicate with many parts of the organization. Something that is really difficult at larger companies.

ConsPolitics are horrible. Many people have been at the company for years so trying to fit in to the group is difficult.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication is a good characteristic to have.

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