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Michael R. Boyce
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    Great place to be at with a very stable product line and leader in Zeolite chemistry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in West Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in West Conshohocken, PA

    I have been working at PQ full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Research Environment, Friendly employees

    Cons

    Random Stress, limited opportunity to grow, salary stagnant

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    Positive Outlook
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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chester, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chester, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at PQ in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my school sometime around February 2012. I received an email from HR sometime around the end of May. The phone interview was set up for the next day. There were basic behavioral questions and we went through my resume in detail. At the end of the phone interview they scheduled a one-on-one a couple days later; it was all very rushed. The one-on-one was very informal. There were a few basic questions just to gauge if I researched the company and we went through my resume, which was followed by a plant tour. At the end the manager told me I would hear from them either today or within this week. I received a call from HR 4 hours after my interview and was offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • If you needed to gain more information about the production line or had issues with the equipment who would you contact.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No wage negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.pqcorp.com
Headquarters Malvern, PA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Nippon Chemical

PQ Corporation minds its Ps and Qs when producing industrial chemicals. It is one of the world's largest producers of sodium silicates (a glass product made from sand). Glass-bead products from its Potters Industries affiliate are used in highway striping to reflect headlights. PQ's glass beads are also used to grind and process pigments for paints, inks, and cosmetics. Its potassium silicates are used in welding rods, soaps, and detergents. PQ's magnesium sulfate is used in animal feed, packaging, and pharmaceuticals. Zeolytst International (a partnership with a Royal... More

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