Ashland

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Ashland Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
111 Reviews
3.1
111 Reviews
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Ashland Chairman and CEO Jim O'Brien Jr.
Jim O'Brien Jr.
61 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It is somewhat flexible work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Good Benefits with significant HSA contributions (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • At times work life balance was not the best (in 4 reviews)

  • The upper management is not very supportive to employees (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Ashland is a great place to work for a long time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ashland as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the up-sides for Ashland are:
    Good culture
    Good work
    Work-life balance

    Cons

    Some of the down-sides are:
    Slow in improvements
    Slow career growth

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    In general good company with some culture. Good place to start, friendly people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Ashland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to start for fresh graduate.

    Cons

    Not clear promotion criteria to advance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Systems Specialist in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Ashland full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of experience. Jobs are varied. Lots of projects.

    Cons

    No job security. Mass layoffs every two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management of labor costs with regular mass playoffs is a strange budget plan. You can do better. This is a best practice no where.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Talks process, but doesn't walk the talk.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ashland

    Pros

    No real accountability, quick to throw people at a problem

    Cons

    Midwest low end pay scale. Automates poor processes with high end solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the 1970's organizational theory of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cognos Developer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Cognos Developer in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Ashland as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Company,work Life balance

    Cons

    Good Company,work Life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Former employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ashland

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities within Ashland

    Cons

    Often have to blaze your own trail

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning experience for a graduate student intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communication Intern in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Communication Intern in Lexington, KY

    I have been working at Ashland part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Learning a lot about the corporate world and private businesses. Ashland goes through many changes and allows employees to adapt, change and grow along with the company.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between upper management and employees. A lot of confusion during the global redesign

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The company is challenging to work for because of the constant organizational changes.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Ashland

    Pros

    If you like change and not knowing what to expect year to year then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    The company is still trying to develop its identity as an organization. Too much change. Expected to do more with less, times 10.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much change is hurting the employee's morale and makes it hard to identify with the company and makes it hard for the employees to buy into the message.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Provides many opportunities for self improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ashland full-time

    Pros

    Strong advocates of personal growth. Flexible schedules. Good Benefits with significant HSA contributions.

    Cons

    inappropriate relationships (manager-employee) and ramped nepotism. Bonus structure has nothing to do with personal performance. Do not negotiate your salary on the basis that you will receive a bonus.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Tech in Hixson, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Tech in Hixson, TN

    I have been working at Ashland full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    easy hours, and great training

    Cons

    poor pay no benefits for part timers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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