Arkema

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Arkema Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.1 8 reviews

43% Approve of the CEO

Arkema Président-Directeur Général Thierry Le Hénaff

Thierry Le Hénaff

(7 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great internship but no intention of hire people at the end of it

    Communication (Current Employee) Colombes (France)

    ProsColleagues mentality/ Result oriented/ Always motivvating

    ConsHard to step up the ladder

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dysfunctional business units with strong large segments in shrinking divisions.

    Demand Manager (Current Employee) Bristol, PA

    ProsLots of diverse products and production locations provides lots of interesting complexity.

    ConsSalary is not very competitive and divisions in the US are getting head count cuts to compensate for losses overseas.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    All lies.

    Process Technician (Former Employee) Lemont, IL

    ProsI can't think of any.

    ConsThey bought our company & promised big plans. 8 weeks later they announced they were closing the doors!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Arkema getting lost in the trees, may have difficulty finding its way out of the forest.

    Business Manager (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsLocation, if you live near Philadelphia. International, chances for travel and global experience.

    ConsTalk of long-term vision and growth by senior management, but focus on short-term results, often at the expense of the future. Micro-management, lack of trust of subordinates to do jobs properly. Focus on numerical details rather than growth opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your managers to manage and don't redo their jobs for them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Arkema is a global chemical company, multicultural and focus on growth strategy

    Commercial Sales Manager (Current Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsLimited grow dependent on the country
    Multicultural environment
    Quality life OK
    Possibility to learn a lot

    ConsLimited grow dependent on the country
    Salary at market average and sometimes below
    Weak strategy for some Business units
    Subsidiaries with less resources availables

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing insight into the industrial process

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent people at the Chicago plant, great teamwork and dedication to safety and success!

    ConsI wish my position could have worked with more formulation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A company that cares about its employees

    Intern (Current Employee) Pierre-Bénite (France)

    Pros- Leader in the specialty chemical industry
    - Good work atmosphere: courtesy and trust
    - Lots of attention given to training and safety
    - Fair amount of days off permitted
    - Interesting offers by the Company commitee (CE)

    Cons- Few possibilities of being hired as a permanent employee
    - Interns not integrated/taken seriously as proper employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider the long-term interns (6-month or more) as "real employees"; be demanding, give feedback and integrate them to the decisions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great pay and benefits, Not enough updated equipment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay is excellent
    Benefits are excellent
    Work/Life balance is good
    Safety is highly rated
    Pension plans are good for union employees

    ConsNever know if management will actually take your advice.
    France owned company means you are just a number.
    Many plants are shutting down including my plant

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want everyone to contribute good feedback, then act as if we know what we are talking about.
    Give employees a non-sugar coated story about company status.

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