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Headquarters Northfield, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1932
Type Company - Public (SCL)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Company secrets aside, makers of laundry detergents, shampoos, toothpaste, and other personal care products can come clean with Stepan Company. Surfactants, the company's largest sector by far, are chemicals most commonly used as cleaning agents used in consumer products like detergents, toothpastes, and cosmetics. Stepan's surfactants are also used in commercial and industrial applications ranging from emulsifiers for agricultural insecticides to agents used in oil recovery. The company also makes phthalic anhydride (an acid used in making polyester resins) and other... More

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Employees say it's “OK”   14 ratings


81% Approve of the CEO   11 ratings

Stepan President, CEO, and Director F. Quinn Stepan Jr.

F. Quinn Stepan Jr.

President, CEO, and Director

Comfortable place to work

  Current PTD Specialist I in Elwood, IL

Pros: My department was very easy going and was not so much the corporate environment. My department had a great deal of flexibility and autonomy The company was growing and doing well, so never felt worried about downsizing. It still sort of has the… Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 2, 2014

Interview Details – I came in from a temp agency and worked my way to permancy, so my experience will be a bit different. I do know they are very much into the all day group interviews, even for internal candidates.Full Interview

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A few asked technical questions, some asked what is your view of having a female boss. For the most part not that bad, there are just a few that like playing the bad cop role Answer Question

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

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