- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Koppers Holdings full-time (more than 10 years)Pros
The company is very relaxed, mostly because upper management has no idea how the place operates, so they don't expect the employees to know much/ do much either.
The pay is good, but that's usually because they need people to work overtime to accommodate the understaffed facilities. Most of the facilities are falling apart, held together with bubble gum etc- so from a maintenance standpoint, you'll never run out of things to fix!
The benefits package is pretty average in comparison to other large companies.
I gave four stars because they money is there if you're willing to deal with the stupidity of upper management.Cons
The management can't be trusted to get much of anything right as their going through a phase of trying to retrofit a dinosaur business with all the modern ideologies that so many businesses are using (lean management, six sigma lean, etc). So things are not smooth to say the least.
The working conditions are decent for a chemical plant, but the company isn't proactive and isn't interested in YOUR safety. They say their interested in safety to cover their behinds, but they only fix issues if a) someone gets hurt, b) the safety issue is costing the company money.
There isn't much room for advancement for new union hires or new salary hires. The salary hires are very cliquishAdvice to ManagementAdvice
The people that have been working in the chemical plant for years know about chemical plants. The people that sit at the desks know about sitting at a desk. Please stick to getting customers and managing books, leave the nasty stuff to us.RecommendsNegative OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through other source. The process took a day – interviewed at Koppers Holdings in August 2008.Interview Details
Questions was asked about my engineering ability & if I was opened to travelling.Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
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Koppers Holdings treats wood right. The company makes carbon compounds and treated-wood products for the chemical, railroad, aluminum, utility, construction, and steel industries around the world. Its carbon materials and chemicals unit makes materials for producing aluminum, polyester resins, plasticizers, and wood preservatives. The railroad and utility products unit supplies treated crossties and utility poles and treats wood for vineyard, construction, and other uses. Koppers Holdings owns 50% of KSA Limited (subsidiaries of Heidelberg Cement own the other half), which...