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Great people, shaky management

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Former Employee - Process Engineer in Port Neches, TX
Former Employee - Process Engineer in Port Neches, TX

I worked at Ashland full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Some of the greatest people you could work with, enjoyed going to work everyday. The plant was doing a lot of work which kept me busy working on a wide variety of projects. My boss and mentor were both brilliant people, always taught me something new.

Cons

Management seemed to be unconcerned with lower level employees/operators

Advice to Management

Start to show more empathy with lower level employees to retain employment. You have great workers in the facility, just show them that you see that.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Decent pay but not many opportunities for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ashland

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are nice and friendly, pay is good for the area, and it's a big name for your resume.

    Cons

    Unfortunately if you have a disgruntled supervisor he/she will make your life miserable. Most of the time I got depressed before going to work simply because I knew I would have to see my boss. Most of the others in my department felt the same way, however, so we bonded over our misery.

    I once asked my supervisor why the company wasn't more diverse (I was 1 of 4 minorities on the entire floor) and was told that Ashland was diverse: "we hire those from eastern, western, southern and northern Kentucky."


  2. Change is the word of the day

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Lexington, KY

    I worked at Ashland full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not a lot of overtime
    Global teams and experience
    Gym and cafeteria onsite

    Cons

    Very little change management geared toward people - most focused on systems
    No structured learning plans or career pathways
    Lack of flexibility in work schedule

    Advice to Management

    Take as much of an interest in your employees and their development as you do in the bottom line and in your business development.


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