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Ascend Performance Materials Reviews

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Ascend Performance Materials CEO Fred Poses
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2 Ratings

    Good experience in first 3 years. Looks to be a good place for the future.

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Alvin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Alvin, TX

    I have been working at Ascend Performance Materials full-time for more than 3 years


    Very positive outlook for the future. Ascend is supporting many new ideas to better the company. They have a Wellness team that is gaining budget year after year to support events and healthy challenges; they are finally starting to talk about a flexible work schedule (no new polices as of 8/1/14); and the leadership team is actively looking for growth opportunities for their mid-level experience workforce.

    Future business outlook looks promising.


    There seems to be 2-3 members of the plant level leadership team that are part of the old guard and run the show. You better not say anything contrary to any of these key elders or your career will be stalled and phased out.

    Slow moving company with regard to change -- however they are at least moving in the direction of change. For example, they are just now recognizing need to develop and maintain their 2-6 year employees, just now recognizing need for flexible schedules, more development opportunities between senior engineer and management and more competitive bonuses/salary packages.

    IT policies are absolutely archaic and impede productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Find your top talent, value them and retain them.
    2. Identify non-performers and get them to improve or manage them out of the system. Focus on a culture of individual accountability and move away from the shotgun approach.
    3. Leverage IT technology for productivity improvements

    Positive Outlook
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Ascend Performance Materials Interviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
Updated Apr 16, 2014

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Ascend Performance Materials in July 2012.

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    Highly selective and wetted by multiple stakeholders with strong bias for track-record of academic and professional achievement

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Ascend Named One of Houston’s Healthiest Employers, Houston Business Journal, 2014

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Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2009
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors INVISTA, Rhodia, BASF Group

We are a premium provider of high-quality chemicals and plastics that define industries everyday.

Our world scale manufacturing facilities are fully integrated, meaning we have complete ownership of the technology used to make Nylon 6,6. This gives us the flexibility to respond to the expanding needs of our customers. We are more focused than ever before on our customers...

Mission: To provide primary products and services that inspire the success of the company, our team members, our customers and communities.

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