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Brenntag Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
22 Reviews

2.4
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Sales Rep

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

    Pros

    Strong Management
    Strong Product Portfolio
    Respected Name in the Industry

    Cons

    Long Hours
    hard work
    cut throat industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brenntag Great Lakes

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Brenntag does offer a full line of nice benefits at a reasonable price. Unlike our larger competitors, we are not in a state of complete disarray which gives a sense of job security.

    Cons

    As a sales rep, you will have to argue and fight for every penny of earned commission. BGL management will find every reason to keep it and sales reps get tired of fighting over money. This is why we are having a huge amount of turnover. If I had the option to leave, I would leave today. If it was not for my direct manager, I would have left a long time ago.

    As for other parts of the company, materials management is OK, but could improve. The HR department couldn't be any worse, but fortunately other managers understand the benefits if you have any questions. Operations has had their share of turnover too so it is a struggle at times to get products delivered on time.

    As a general rule, most of the top managers (for the Great Lakes region) have no moral compass. A great company to work for but you will be exhausted from fighting for what you have rightfully earned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Question the BGL executive team and find out why they are having turnover issues. Then question the sales team to get the truth.

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Employees are treated as disposable tissue paper.

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

    Pros

    Decent salary and other benefits.

    Cons

    Management and the group of "insiders" have no respect for the rest of the employees. They treat them like disposable crap and can get away with anything. I would steer clear away from any positions in this company, it will only stain your reputation as a professional. They won't think twice about lying to your own face so they can get what they want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The insider mafia is a nice way to exert internal control of the company, but you can already see how it is dooming it's future. I don't see any real growth in their future.

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

    OK for a stepping stone job

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

    Pros

    Comparable pay, 401k is good, support group for sales was getting better

    Cons

    no cons that really stand out but maybe advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poster Child for Unethical Company

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

    Pros

    Retirement 401(k) match - insurance

    Cons

    Upper management is unethical. Brenntag refuses to invest in their facilities, communities, and their employees. Brenntag does not invest in their facilities and equipment causing major safety hazards for their employees and the local communities.

    Brenntag also does not support their employees. Employees are continually left out in the cold because upper management does not assist their efforts. There is no support for Supervisors, Managers, or Drivers. Upper management does not hold themselves to same standards as they expect from their subordinates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investigate what is going on with operations. Centralize decision making in North America. Make improvements for employee moral and turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not good not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Executive  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Procurement Executive in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Excellent exposure if you are new

    Cons

    No career planning, management is not the best and the salary is not going to be bumped unless you changed positions. Very disorganized company, doesn't communicate within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good stable place to work

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

    Pros

    Stable work environment with great benefits

    Cons

    Large-company mentality sometimes slow to respond

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more entrepreneurial and proactive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible, dirty, unorganized place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Durham, NC

    Pros

    Nothing at all, being off on weekend, absolutely nothing

    Cons

    Unorganized, unprofessional environment. not well managed, employees were not been train right

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyed the work, hated the management.

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Enjoyed growing the business and territory. Very interesting and educational work when it comes to learning from customers. Great locations for yearly sales meetings.

    Cons

    Zero training. Not a single person within the company could explain the bonus structure. Total ripoff!! Unless you work in or around the central offices, you are treated like a step child. This company condones sexual harassment and retaliation against employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting hard working, decent people who actual grow the business leave. Try taking a stand against those who cannot process the decision between right and wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Positive reinforcement is nonexistent & based on who you know, NOT how well you do your job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Reading, PA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Reading, PA

    Pros

    5 day work week, 2 weeks vacation to start after a year and company is stable and diverse based on what products we sell.

    Cons

    Frustrating, disorganized and unsupportive of employees, training is non-existent. Work hours are never normal and having a life outside of the job is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the hard work your employees give to the company, be positive and do not treat them like they are unimportant. Talk is cheap, reward them on their merits financially it really does matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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