ChemPoint.com

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ChemPoint.com Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
71 Reviews
3.2
71 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free Food and Drinks (but mostly junk food) (in 10 reviews)

  • There are free food and drinks in office (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • There is a high turnover and many people leave for Amazon (in 5 reviews)

  • The downside is there is low pay (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great carrier builder

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ChemPoint.com full-time

    Pros

    Young and dynamic culture
    Large professional growth potential
    Constructive environment

    Cons

    Pay seems below average for comparable roles
    Turnover is high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build accountability within all departments
    consider expanding non-management roles. One reaches a point at ChemPoint where they must move into management to advance at ChemPoint. This risks losing an employee if they do not desire a management position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing opportunities with many way of progressing your career

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    • 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

    Pros

    -Great team environment
    -Smart and dedicated faculty
    -Self driven work; you decide how to do your work
    -Creativity and outside thinking is highly encouraged
    -Work and make connections with major companies
    -Many opportunities to gain experience in consulting, business, marketing, and chemistry/chemical operations

    Cons

    -Pay is middle ground, but can be bolstered by a bonus awarded each quarter based on your performance
    -Too many campaigns going on at once can cause slight confusion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Simplify the campaign structure; Make them more focused
    -Add more training for new hires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience. Low pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company overall is a good place to gain experience. Leadership is open to opportunities to improve business. Teams are willing to work together.

    Cons

    The recognition and pay are lacking company wide. There is high turn over, low retention, learning curve is incredibly steep and training is inconsistent at best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great for people with no experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Process Specialist in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Hires people with little to no experience
    Easy to get promoted if you work hard and network

    Cons

    Pays very little and there is no transparency around pay grades for different positions
    Smaller, young company still trying to establish best practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people appropriate salaries
    Spend more time on employee recognition
    Invest in systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Finance Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot in terms of financial processes
    Mastered basic financially necessary workflows
    Free food

    Cons

    Low energy, quiet environment. One of the most valuable things I've learned from my time at Chempoint was what I didn't want to get stuck in. The finance department is a non-revenue generating part of business with little collaboration. A lot of the people were cool but they kinda sucked because their jobs were so monotonous and boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay workers more, make the jobs exciting

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

    Great place to gain experience

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

    I worked at ChemPoint.com full-time

    Pros

    ChemPoint hires inspired, innovative people who have a lot of ideas on how to make themselves and the company better. There is a lot of camaraderie fostered within teams and people generally seem to really enjoy working with one another. Employees tend to become fast and long-lasting friends. ChemPoint takes chances on their employees by giving driven individuals opportunities to advance and learn new skill sets. It is a great place for young professionals to start their career and build a solid foundation.

    Cons

    ChemPoint is limited by it's inability to compete with larger Seattle-based organizations from a compensation standpoint. Frequently, departments tend struggle with collaboration. There are often so many new initiatives and projects started (with great vision and excitement) that most never fully come to fruition.

  8.  

    Great atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at ChemPoint.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The organization used up to date technology, the team members I worked with were friendly and informative, and the environment was inviting with great benefits

    Cons

    High turn over with their entry level roles. training could have been more informative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a tighter organization by developing employee relationships on all levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start a career

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

    I worked at ChemPoint.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    ChemPoint offers a unique environment where experience is not as important as raw talent. People early in their careers have the opportunity to learn all aspects of business and gain skills that they can employ at any company in their career future.

    Cons

    Worker satisfaction is low due to poor leadership. Management teams are not aligned and struggle to motivate and excite their teams around a common goal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nope nope nope

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Solutions Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Solutions Specialist in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Nice office environment, young staff, free food and drinks in the kitchens, if you have a cubicle near one of the windows you will have a stunning view, the occasional parties they throw are a lot of fun, benefits package was pretty good

    Cons

    They require a 4 year college degree for the entry level positions, which is essentially glorified data entry and call center customer service. There were interns making nearly as much as full time employees for doing almost nothing. The interns were often treated with more respect than full time employees and seemed as if they could do no wrong in the eyes of management.

    Management seriously looks down on you. You are not rewarded as an individual, but you are criticized and punished as a team. Little to no room for advancement...they will tell you otherwise, and occasionally you might get 'promoted', but it's actually a lateral move to another team with no increase in pay or responsibility, just a shift in your duties. Pay is very low for the Seattle area. Questions about raises to a living wage were often met with "we can't afford it right now," or "the main office won't approve it," or "well, we added some great new snacks in the kitchens and that should count for something!" This is made even more frustrating at quarterly meetings when they show profits to be in the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS. There are quarterly bonuses available based on certain performance criteria, however, the criteria changes from quarter to quarter (without your knowledge) and your bonuses, no matter how strong your work performance is, are rarely if ever the full amount.

    Turnover was also very high. In the time I was there (a little over a year) I must have seen at least 20 people get hired and fired from my team. Morale is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people like actual people. Fight for a living wage for your employees. Encourage, train and motivate your teams instead of berating and criticizing them harshly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start

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

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

    Pros

    Company gets you in gear for a real job if you feel like college let you down a little and need to beef up your workplace skills. It felt a little bit like boot camp for corporate America but that was a good thing. I am currently in a different role at a different company and I owe some of that to Chempoint.

    Cons

    Low pay. Stress. Bellevue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on Truckin'

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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