Arkema US

  www.arkema-inc.com
  www.arkema-inc.com
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Arkema is a great company to work for.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

I have been working at Arkema US

Pros

Great benefit package. Communication is good overall.

Cons

Promotion opportunities can be limited

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Rewards are based on effort - Performance Pays.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Arkema US

    Pros

    There is a tremendous amount of freedom to explore and develop ideas. The company is very conservative when it comes to CAPEX for asset development, but it is not impossible to move a project forward - all it takes is passion and commitment to a good idea.

    Cons

    The organization is largely matrix managed. Movement for such an organization tends to be slower than smaller, more nimble, entrepaneurial organizations. The cautious management style minimizes expensive mistakes, but also results in an inability to take advantage of a rapidly evolving market.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    A Company to avoid.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at Arkema US

    Pros

    KOP facility is located in a relatively nice location at least in comparison to other chemical companies. Reasonable ability to balance work life and family life.

    Cons

    1. A few entrenched managers are rewarded with bonuses while the worker bees receive mediocre compensation.

    2. Few advancement opportunities; these are won by brown-nosing French cronies, corporate nepotism, or affirmative action.

    3. Bright engineers report to incompetent managers who constantly second guess their efforts.

    4. Performance reviews are comical--almost Dilbertesque.

    5. A very cliquish culture with surprisingly left-of-center employees—at least for a chemical company (French influence?)

    6. Recent company survey rated management and company morale as very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop behaving like a backwater organization. Clean house of poor managers. Bring in outside consultants to review worker resumes and identifiy top talent based upon objective criteria. Assess managers based upon ability to actually manage. Develop people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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