Croda Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    Purchasing

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    Current Employee - Purchasing  in  Mill Hall, PA
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Mill Hall, PA

    I have been working at Croda full-time for 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.  

    Boring

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Croda as an intern for less than a 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
  6.  

    bright, shiny and shallow

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Snaith, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Snaith, England (UK)

    I have been working at Croda full-time for 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
  7.  

    Good people, ok otherwise

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Goole, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Goole, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    As above good people, ok otherwise

    Cons

    Not much more to say.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Croda full-time for 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
  9. 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 for 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK, But Not A Good Place to Work If You Have Children

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Croda full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Generous PTO policy
    OK salary
    Solid, profitable company

    Cons

    Absolutely no flexibility with schedule - the company president reviews the time clock records (you would think he would have more important things to do - he must not be that busy) and if you're 1 minute late you get reprimanded or are supposed to take a 1/2 day PTO (which still has to be approved). When you have small children and your spouse works it's virtually impossible not to be 1 minute late occasionally.

    Management culture is one of "fear and intimidation." Line managers have virtually no power to do anything - all decisions have to come from higher management.

    Annual salary increases are small - the smallest of any company I've worked for. My spouse's company's annual salary increases are 1.5-2 times higher than mine across the board.

    Little to no opportunity for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexible hours are a must for working families. It's time to move your management culture to the 21st century instead of keeping it like something out of a Dickens novel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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