Arkema US

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Updated Jul 4, 2014

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2.5 48 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

Arkema US Chairman & CEO Thierry Le Hénaff

Thierry Le Hénaff

(21 ratings)

26% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Big company, value of internship depends on who you work under.

    Intern (Former Employee) King of Prussia, PA

    ProsGood pay, good exposure to how a big chemical company works. Interns are given nice working conditions and an office.

    ConsCorporate culture runs everything and you have to waste your time with things related to that. Some people do not care to have interns work under them and under utilize them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsYou get a paycheck and that's it

    ConsManagement treats employees like they are stupid. The good old boys club is very much alive there. Women and minorities beware.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire them all and higher a team that actually knows how to run a business and respect employees

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

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    DO NOT JOIN THIS ORGANIZATION

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGet a paycheck to keep a roof over your head.

    ConsMiddle & Senior Management have no accountability. Lower level employees do all the hard work. Good old boys network. Manager will not let you do your work without micromanaging, and are not open to doing this a new, more efficient manner. No room for growth. Everyone is scared to speak their mind or raise concerns because any complaints will turn into an immediate termination. They will come up with an excuse for letting you go even if you did nothing wrong. Middle and Senior Management have no idea how to run a business. They are too busy micromanaging rather than focusing on the big picture. Buyers beware. ARKEMA SUCKS!!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire the right people to get the job done, hold everyone accountable for their contributions to the organization, and get out of their way and STOP micromanaging. Perhaps you'll actually start moving the company in the right direction,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDiversity and global nature of company

    ConsYoung company, showing growing pains

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Death By Committee

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsUnparalleled knowledge of chemistry in all its forms, chemical engineering, materials science and chemical processing development. It is not uncommon for even small group to have over 100 years experience in there knowledge base.

    Great company culture, always looking to take new hires under the wing of a mentor and make them feel at home right way.

    ConsFrench ownership which makes all directors and above expats, creating language cultural and expectation gaps.

    Managements commitment to be "middle of the pack" in terms of resources but still demand a class leading output.

    Get ready for meetings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let your CEO gaffe while addressing the company as he once told us "If moral is low then the door is there" even if that is what the leadership team thinks.

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

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    It's a job, not a career

    Process Operator (Former Employee) Geneseo, NY

    ProsGood pay, plenty of OT if you like it (or not - Forced OT)

    Cons12 + hr rotating shifts, bad management, forced OT, no life out of work. THEY OWN YOU!

    Advice to Senior Managementdevelop your site management, and hold them accountable. pay closer attention why production schedules are not met. poor planning, no training, and lack of communication between supervisors and above. hourly workers should be treated better - they are the ones who make the product and $$$! management shortcomings fall on to the production workers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Global Chemical Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) King of Prussia, PA

    ProsThe company invests a lot in safety, provides good benefits and compensation, but work-life balance is sometimes off as reduced headcounts sometimes result in people having to handle more than they should. Very good opportunities for mobility within the company.

    ConsWork-life balance is sometimes a negative. Each business unit has its own unique culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider increasing headcount to improve work-life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    long term team oriented company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosong term team oriented company

    Consloss of bussiness plant closure due to lack of work

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    Amazing and Inspirational

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEnriching skills and good people

    ConsLong commute and deserted place

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

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    HES Manager

    HES Manager (Former Employee) Saukville, WI

    ProsThey are a growing company.

    ConsThier aquisition policy is rather slash and burn..

    Advice to Senior ManagementThrough acquisition, all stakeholders need to be informed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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