Afton Chemical

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Afton Chemical Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to build a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CTS in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - CTS in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Afton Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, generally flexible schedule, positive and upbeat culture with plenty of truly enjoyable team building activities. The company is growing and business outlook is good. Their travel policies are so generous it's almost unheard of.

    Cons

    They seem to lowball on the salary; however, this is well balanced with job perks and great career growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Plenty of Politics and Bad Decisions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    No real deadlines so it is for the most part a casual atmosphere.

    Cons

    Politics galore. Decision made by people in Richmond, Va. "headquarters". It makes no sense at all. They are on the East Coast. There is "no" communication. Unless your in upper management. Hiring people that are not qualified but getting them cheap seems to be the trend here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate and drop the politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Experience!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Current Employee
    Current Employee - Current Employee

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

    Pros

    Respect for people is really one of the best thing here! You will be really invited to share you ideas and contribute for the company growth and will be recognized for your achievements!

    Cons

    Important decisions usually takes longer than usual and there are several steps to make a good idea an action. Besides, it is needed to enlarge portfolio so as to become more competivive in a wide variety of segments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company, recommend it as a place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Afton Chemical

    Pros

    Friendly company, very genuine people, ethical, great benefits. Profitable and growing, so offers stable employment. They're careful about who they take on, you'll need to show them that you're a good team player.

    Cons

    Is a medium sized company so can't offer all the opportunities of a BP or Shell. Not the right company for the ruthlessly ambitious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture as you grow!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    An excellant place to work and grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OEM Liaison in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - OEM Liaison in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Afton Chemical full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom to work. Open and flat organisation. Great team and people.

    Cons

    can be conservative in decision making. Lacks proper training program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to know their key guys and retain them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    General View

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    Current Employee - Chemistry Analyst
    Current Employee - Chemistry Analyst

    I have been working at Afton Chemical

    Pros

    can put what i learnt in school into practice. People are nice. Work efficiency is very high. had all supplies ready at the first day of work. Very efficient.

    Cons

    Limited to own office and Lab. Not many chances to interact with more people. Management pushed too much. A bit stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give general employeees more opportunities to do presentations or have meetings. Not only mangers, other employees also deserve annual bonus.

    Recommends
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