Ashland Distribution

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Ashland Distribution Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Ashland Distribution, a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Plant Supervisor
    Former Employee - Plant Supervisor

    I worked at Ashland Distribution full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for: team environment, good benefits, competitive pay

    Cons

    Not too many opportunities for advancement unless your willing to relocate just about anywhere across country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a manager training program which provides current supervisors an opportunity to shadow managers across the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    ashland

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Ashland Distribution full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice people good benefits for employees

    Cons

    pay is low and had layoffs

  3.  

    Ashland Distribution is now Nexeo Solutions.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Ashland Distribution full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ashland/Nexeo Solutions is a fortune 500 company with excellent benefits and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Frequent re-structuring takes place and tends to be stressful. There are some inconsistencies in some groups with work load distribution.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Ashland Distribution full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, employee appreciation, co worker and direct management were team oriented and helpful. Alot of vacation time..well rewarded

    Cons

    Far from Home, senior management was very driven by numbers and a different approach would have been more effective.. More emphasis on making employees happy which in turn drives the performance and then the numbers...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see senior management not so number driven

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Its only business, not personal

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Many Positions Held in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Many Positions Held in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Ashland Distribution full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture for the most part
    Most employees had respect for each other; true respect
    Team environment for the most part

    Cons

    Good ol' boy mentality was still apparent
    Egos of some managers
    Some people covered for others' incompetencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back in time and do not sell to TPG!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I truely believe that Ashland is trying to close the Santa Ana office.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Assistant Senior in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Procurement Assistant Senior in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Ashland Distribution

    Pros

    You can do the bare minimum and not have to worry about being fired. They are desperate for people in the Santa Ana office right now.

    Cons

    If you excel at your job, you will still have to be very political in order to gain a promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just talk and give out slogans in an effort to motivate employees. Talk is cheap. If you want the Santa Ana office to be successful, you need to reward performance with raises that exceed inflation and promotions for skilled employees. The managers currently working at this office are too busy fighting with the sellers to develop your customer service and purchasing staff. This is why you are finding it difficult to implement change effectively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    An old-world oil company moving into the "new world"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ashland Distribution

    Pros

    The company is continuing to strive for improvement in its processes. Although the company has worked under the umbrella of Ashland Inc for a number of years, it is going through a rebirth and well on its way to becoming a new stand-alone company.

    Cons

    Becoming a new stand-alone company will take a concerted effort of all locations to ensure a seamless and uninterrupted transition.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Account Management Sales Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager

    I worked at Ashland Distribution

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and base salary is above average for similar large chemical distributors. Great training for inexperienced reps. Convenience of having a home office, and flexibility of managing your own territory without being micromanaged.

    Cons

    Compensation program is constantly changing and very complicated. Difficult to get anything done quickly because everything has to go through 10 different people. Upper management is definitely a "good old boys" club. Company is definitely focusing on becoming a "specialty Chemical company" and not sure if Distribution really fits into that future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most sales people only care about one thing: money. Revamp comp program that is more of a quarterly commission program vs. annual "bonus".

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    PURCHASING MANAGER

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager

    I worked at Ashland Distribution

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company. They are very loyal to their employees and always consider the amount of time invested by people. Always opportunity for advancement/change in roles.

    Cons

    Although the opportunity for advancement is available, as with many fortune companies, the opportunity is always somewhere else. You have to be very flexible in terms of relocation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees. The more you invest in your employees, the more they will invest in you. In terms of giving them the tools they need... invest in all the tools they need and you will see that they will reciprocate with great efforts and productivity.

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