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Croda Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
11 Reviews
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11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience so far. Co has strong values and a good culture. Challenging work and great people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at Croda full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    By far the best company I've ever worked for. Co has strong products and is very highly regarded in the personal care industry. Most of my co-workers are very committed to the company and work hard to ensure it's success. Very little turnover, people stay here a long time. Good communication from management. Employee development is fairly strong, with opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Hard to get into the company without related experience. No remote or work-from-home, limited flexibility.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Purchasing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Mill Hall, PA
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Mill Hall, PA

    I have been working at Croda full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generous vacation/holiday time/personal time off

    Cons

    Below average pay, difficult work environment for employees in anything other than management, lack of follow through for employee growth.

    Very high turnover

    Below average HR department

    Different structures for different office/manufacturing locations, i.e. pay, employee benefits such as holiday parties, required working hours.

    Below average health benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Don't Waste Your Time

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in New Castle, DE
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in New Castle, DE

    I have been working at Croda

    Pros

    815am to 430pm work schedule

    Cons

    No place to advance
    All decisions made based on the opinion of one person
    815am to 430pm work schedule - strict hours
    poor salary in the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You may want to consider raises that at least match the employee increase in health insurance

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A progressive company but an uncertain future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goole, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goole, England (UK)

    I have been working at Croda full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Final salary pension scheme
    Focus on innovation
    Young, smart workforce

    Cons

    Low salaries for equivalent experience in competitive companies
    Head office is not well located
    Young leadership team means there may be a dearth of senior roles in the medium term
    Synergies with larger competitors may result in acquisition, followed by redundancies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible
    Reinforce Croda values and vision
    Reward technical expertise and thought leadership as much as people management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I have grown when the company is growing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Croda (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good growth in the past 10 years

    Cons

    tough competition coming, need to get teamwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase morale, get people involve in company direction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Boring

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Croda as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I am not sure if there were any such pros which are very specific to the company because I have a feeling that almost all the chemical companies have a similar working environment.

    1. Great working environment intellectually
    2. Good management system

    Cons

    My experience there was a bad one since I was assigned a mentor but the mentor was himself was very busy to guide me.
    Also the problem is that the management is unwilling to change.

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

    bright, shiny and shallow

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Snaith, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Snaith, England (UK)

    I have been working at Croda full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good graduate scheme.
    Good culture and values
    Final salary pension

    Cons

    Very low payer and difficult to get a pay increase - no clarity.
    A lot of managers show outright favoritism - very clique driven.
    Management pay lip service to reforms, guidelines and process - they just do what they want.
    HR seems to be there simply as a cover

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people, ok otherwise

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Goole, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Goole, England (UK)

    I have been working at Croda full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As above good people, ok otherwise

    Cons

    Not much more to say.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Croda full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong business model with good technology

    Cons

    Rewards individuals that talk the talk not necessarily those that deliver

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The true Croda way bears little or no resemblance to the one the company wishes to project.

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    Former Employee - III Different Ones During My Time There in Leek, England (UK)
    Former Employee - III Different Ones During My Time There in Leek, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Has a final salary pension scheme.

    Cons

    Management by stick rather than carrot. Virtually no opportunity for advancement for non graduates. Inflexible hours for below average pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to completely change how it treats it's low level employees. Try support and encouragement instead of blame and punish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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