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Great place to work locally, not a great company overall.

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Production Manager in Memphis, TN
Current Employee - Production Manager in Memphis, TN

I have been working at Ashland

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great local management structure Good pay Good benifits Decent recognition of accomplishments A good place to work in general, mainly due to local management.

Cons

Poor HR support Poor IT support Total lack of direction with upper management Again, a good place to work on the local level, but upper management leaves alot to be desired in the way of metrics, support, and vision. There never seems to be a consistant direction the business is taking...or if there is, it's not shared with the production side. There is horrible forecasting and component procurement. Production schedules are moved around daily because there is a consistant lack of needed components to complete orders. Hours are very long due to having to work alot of weekends just to make production goals.

Advice to Management

Need to work on finding a consistant direction. Goals are constantly met, but not because of the structure in place. Management needs to recognize the superhuman efforts being put out just to make forcasted goals due to the fact that there seems to be no effort being given to actually putting the proper components together with production.

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  1. Decent place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY

    I worked at Ashland

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, and doing all they can to stay in business. Unfortunately, I was laid off - no fault of mine or Ashland's.

    Cons

    Large corporation with somewhat dysfunctional decision making Decent communication through the ranks, but still not sure where they are going.

    Advice to Management

    Balance the needs of the business with the needs of employees. Communicate where you're going and provide information. It's tough right now just to keep the lights on, but you can still balance a great place to work with the needs of the market.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Ashland Inc is a great 9 to 5 job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Buyer in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Ashland

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ashland Inc. is a good company. I worked there for a few years and liked it a lot. Ashland is a good 8 am to 5 pm environment and many times you do not have to bring your work home with you.

    Cons

    Some of the down sides of Ashland include the fact that it is an old, slow company. It takes a while for approvals and people are fairly set in their ways. The pay is just average and because of that I think they loose a lot of there good people. Overall it is a good company to work for though.

    Advice to Management

    None


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