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Great learning experience!

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Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Hoffman Estates, IL
Former Employee - Summer Intern in Hoffman Estates, IL

I worked at AMCOL International as an intern for less than a year

Pros

- really nice office building
- company goes to great lengths to develop employees
- managers and senior managers very approachable and willing to coach their employees
- culture of autonomy lets you bring ideas to the table and gives the opportunity to create your own job
- mobility within company is great

Cons

- decisions can be made rather slowly
- some of the units do not have a clear and cohesive overall strategy, where team members are not all on the same page

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Facilitate unity among troubled business units, and get rid of the gossips (my advice for every company in general!)

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    Decent first job

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    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Hoffman Estates, IL

    I worked at AMCOL International

    Pros

    Good experience. Learned the dos and dont's of how to maneuver within a political framework.

    Cons

    The over-all culture is not good, and unrewarding; I think that the incumbent CEO is working to change some of those aspects.

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    The good ole' boys club is going to bite you.

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    Diverse progressive mining and environmental services. Good concepts and business plans..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoffman Estates, IL

    I worked at AMCOL International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Diversity of products and services allows employees to gain insights to many different areas.
    Great staff, people enjoy working here for the most part.
    Management continues to enhance communications with employees and utilizing cross-segment knowledge.

    Cons

    Lack of employee development programs for advancement.
    Lack of cross segment opportunities
    Open positions not posted internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees and continue to seek their advice. The guys in the trenches have more knowledge of the industry, products and process improvement goals than simply following a powerpoint created by consultants looking to sell expensive software or services.

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