Arkema US

  www.arkema-inc.com
  www.arkema-inc.com
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Quo Vadis?

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in King of Prussia, PA
Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in King of Prussia, PA

I worked at Arkema US

Pros

Regular 40 hour week.
Nice colleagues.
Low pressure environment.
Flexible work and projects.

Cons

Missing directions.
Everything is a grassroot effort.
No clear career path.
Job security has diminished.
Cost savings only way of increasing profits.
No general bonus system.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

What do you want to do? New products, restructuring, sell the company, merger?

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Lack of a clear direction and communication by upper management.

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Arkema US

    Pros

    Professional lower-middle management team
    Great products and markets
    Well-known brands
    International Presence
    Interesting partners and customers
    Good reputation throughout the industrial markets

    Cons

    New management with no experience in the markets
    Upper management leading the business away from the customers' needs
    Lack of support to field and satellite employees
    Lack of evaluations to the employees with a very poor system to perform those
    Changes towards eliminating new product development and innovation
    Elusive answers by upper-management regarding career growth and compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the implementation of better perform analysis systems management could better instruct employees on the expected results, ways to improve and possible opportunities. This combined with an open, less secretive or elusive compensation and career management policy should make for great improvements in the organization. At least, you would get to keep your talent.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management and No Respect for US workers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at Arkema US

    Pros

    flexible work hours, very good co-workers

    Cons

    mediocre pay and benefits, one of the few remaining chemical companies that does not give bonuses to scientists, all major decisions happen in France, only a puppet US management team

    US workers are not valued (perhaps in the past, but not now)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't try to pretend that decisions are made in the US, they are not

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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