Chem-Aqua Reviews

Updated June 1, 2015
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  1. Just ok

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Chem-Aqua full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom and autonomy to perform job function

    Cons

    lack of long term vision

    Advice to Management

    compete


  2. Helpful (1)

    BAD

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Tech in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Service Tech in New York, NY

    I worked at Chem-Aqua full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good co-workers. Ability to make own hours, based on boss preference.

    Cons

    Senior Manager, Senior Management above manager were clueless as to how a service company actually runs, makes money, & keeps customers. This is a SALES company that knows NOTHING about the service industry!

    Advice to Management

    Learn exactly what field personnel REALLY do on a daily basis! Start offering a modern day competitive wage, instead of the sneaky way you compensate. Pay YOUR bills, instead of asking your field personnel to pay first, & then you reimburse. Hire managers who ACTUALLY manage our careers. Too many people "passing the buck", looking to blame others.


  3. Good training, products, with lots of work hours

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    Former Employee - Water Treatment Consultant (Outside Sales) in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Water Treatment Consultant (Outside Sales) in Portland, OR

    I worked at Chem-Aqua full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company has long 90 year + history, family owned so no public stockholders to please, no debt so no concern about interest rates, very stable. Good technical and sales training. "Green" and sustainable products for use in HVAC water treatment. The products and service allowed me to add 60 new happy clients in 60 months while only having one cancel.

    Cons

    Salary so no overtime. "Compliance" requires regular visit to check clients HVAC system and record the results in laptop computer uploaded to corporate computer. Many clients want monthly visit. Result is long work days (I worked as long as 18 hours some days) and many work days in a row to keep up (I worked as many as 21 days straight). If you take a vacation then you need to "make up" your client visits either before or after the vacation or not in "compliance". Required to add new customers regularly, with monthly conference calls to discuss what potential clients you met with in the previous month and where in the "buying" process they are. Competing with your coworkers for the potential clients in the area; management decides who gets the account if any conflict. Even though adding new clients regularly, pay changes from time to time so your overall pay may stay the same (my gross pay was the same for 5 years) even though costs (car repairs, car insurance, gas, my share of medical insurance) went up over the same time; net result was lower pay every year.

    Advice to Management

    More support between coworkers and less competition so can take a real vacation and not have to make up the "missed days".


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  5. NCH Corp.... Chem-Aqua ...MOVE ON !!.... DONT DO IT !!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I worked at Chem-Aqua full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training in Dallas ! Thats about it !

    Cons

    This is one of many divisions of NCH Corp. in Dallas. I worked for the Chemsearch Co. in Canada (Manitoba) I was given training , returned home with sample products and catalog. Absolutely NO CUSTOMER BASE !!!....100 % cold calling ! I wasnt even given names of reps working in the region. I was "Canned " after 2 months....because it was the job of the individual who hired me, to "Rid The Country of Non Sellers" ( he has since retired) Good Luck !.. ....if Chem-Aqua is anything like the rest of the "NCH Family" your going to end up disappointed. The sales process starts with "Making Friends " by giving away cheap imported gadgets and then "Assuming They Are buying products in the demo you trained for . Good products.....very expensive.

    Advice to Management

    They wouldnt listen....it the typical "Culture bs....conform or you re gone" Full of phoney people pretending to enjoy what they do.


  6. Helpful (1)

    One

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Bharūch (India)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Bharūch (India)

    I have been working at Chem-Aqua full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    fast growing water treatment company

    Cons

    No dealer. it is good & direct communication with company

    Advice to Management

    very good management



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