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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Starter Company for Your Career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Developer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Market Developer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at ChemPoint.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Can get a couple of years of experience under your belt to prepare you for other opportunities.

    Cons

    The management staff are incompetent and belittling. If you are not a favorite, you will not advance in this company. You must brown nose to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your peoples' training and professional development. Stop high fiving each other about how great you are because you are not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I like it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Specialist in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at ChemPoint.com full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They offer really good benefits: a not-skimpy health insurance plan, reimbursement on a certain amount of health club dues, some 401K matching, etc. There are free food and drinks in office. They are always trying to improve things. Nothing stays the same for long.

    Cons

    Employees seem to have low overall satisfaction with their job (maybe just underpaid?). This results in high turnover, which makes people feel like they are missing out on other opportunities (thus making them even more unsatisfied).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people well to develop an experienced, mature employee base who will stay with the company and grow for a long time.

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

    ChemPoint is a Joke

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Developer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Market Developer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at ChemPoint.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Warm coffee in the morning and free carbonated water. All the Costco food/drink you could ever want.

    Cons

    Inept Management. High Turnover. Non Competitive Pay. Could Care Less About their Customers. Management is in it for themselves and typically better at kissing other management rear ends to achieve success or taking a stroll to Starbucks, than training their work force, growing their product lines, or putting a boot in someones ass because they can't convert kilograms to pounds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to pay your sellers, so that you actually might retain one. Think of ideas to motivate sellers to sell like crazy other than idle threats and a pizza party if you make the desired call time. Don't hire moron Customer Service Specialists, pay them 35k a Year and think everything will work out well in shipping/distributing chemicals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional and humiliating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industry Representative in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Industry Representative in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at ChemPoint.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Young group of teammates!
    - Free food!
    - Lots of restaurants and happy hours near by!
    - Oraca Card!

    Cons

    - The sales managers hired on are considered qualified, but some only have 2 years of total sales experience.
    - Once was written up for not being "verbal enough" with my competitiveness during a call block hour.
    - Misspelled "Brominated phosphate flame retardant" during my first week on the job and got pulled into a room and asked my by manager if I knew how to use spell check.
    - Teammates usually aren't helpful when asking for advice and guidence and ask you to put a meeting request on their calander.
    - Must send in request to work over 40 hours to management while in sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give room to employees to grow in their role. Company has great potential but new ideas are continually shot down unless submitted by senior employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Moving through the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industry Representative in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Industry Representative in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at ChemPoint.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great way to discover what you want to do. There are so many directions you can go in the company. Lots of Promotions

    Cons

    Things are changing so quickly that it creates problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People need better defined roles and direction.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Current Intern - Intern in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at ChemPoint.com as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free food and great atmosphere

    Cons

    Early hours to deal with customers on the east coast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything was good to me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Sales and Marketing in Bellevue, WA
    Current Intern - Sales and Marketing in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at ChemPoint.com as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great team of people to work aroud that motivate you and want to help you.

    Cons

    First few weeks are tough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invite interns to more meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Insightful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Operations Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Intern - Operations Intern in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at ChemPoint.com as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    A casual, yet professional working environment. With so many young people at the company, it is not an intimidating office setting. HR and management really want to keep employees satisfied. There are tons of free drinks and food if you ever need a snack. More than that, most employees are genuinely nice. You are truly given an opportunity to learn and different teams are very open to sit down to talk about what they do.

    Cons

    Sometimes, the environment becomes a little too casual.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    ChemPoint Evalutation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing and Sales Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing and Sales Intern in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at ChemPoint.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    ChemPoint has a young work force, opportunity for advancement, some incredibly qualified PMs and a continuous focus on growth and improvement. I've certainly gained competency in sales software like Onyx CRM and with data entry and manipulation in excel. Also, if you like costco's processed foods you'll never pay for lunch again.

    Cons

    The chemical industry is in itself fairly mundane and boring. That being said, interning in sales & marketing at a chemical distributor entails some very repetitive and simple data entry for a seemingly infinite amount of product lines in lubricants, solvents, adhesives and anything else you could think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chempoint needs to work on initial training, recruiting from outside to management, and pay scale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    CPt is forward moving, but made up of employees with little outside experience which leads to

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Developer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Market Developer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at ChemPoint.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Young company: if you need help getting energized in the morning, this place is for you. Lots of energy and tons of people in their 20s who live in the city. Singles - get excited!
    - If you're down with processed foods: the world (...kitchen) is your oyster.
    - Good place to get your feet wet right out of college.
    - Technology is outstanding - however only supplier (not customer) focused. Great way for sellers to keep tabs on their book of business.

    Cons

    - Not a place for long term employment. Depending where you start, you will probably get promoted a few times. But there is a glass ceiling and getting an AE position is next to impossible as there are only a few positions in the company. And even if you get an AE position...
    - Pay is no good. Base pay is okay (approx 40k) but I never met anyone who ever received their full quarterly bonus. Bonuses will be off a 1-4k/quarter scale (non-management positions) and receiving a full bonus is unheard of. You will get maybe half a bonus in your first quarter then they will slowly move you up as a way to show you and other managers you are growing in your role. Cost of living increases are once a year - only a few percent raise.
    - Management is very young. Some managers are amazing due to awesome personalities and/or are a certain nice man who can build amazing software. Others have only a few years of working experience in sales and usually are always first timers to management - and it shows. Those managers are doing whatever it takes to look good to their managers - and its the sale persons jobs to make them look good so they can get the next Marketing Manager position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from the outside more. Promote those from the inside who are respected by their peers rather then play politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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