Quaker Chemical

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Lousy human resource department and inequitable treatment

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Quaker Chemical

Pros

Quaker has a strong position in its markets, and if you are favored by management opportunities are good.
As a global company there are opportunities to travel internationally and even take overseas assignments, although that is decreasing.

Cons

There is an "old boys" attitude with the "young boys" at the top Unfortunately, the human resources department does not have the courage to address this problem in any signicant way. Other than overseas managers there is no diversity in top management by gender, age and ethnicity. If you are not among the inside group of Quaker management you will work very hard, be paid fairly, but not see opportunities commensurate with your abilities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get someone from outside the organization to do a true evaluation of the company culture, attitude and treatment of employees equitably. Have an outside member of the board lead the effort.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

13 Other Employee Reviews for Quaker Chemical (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    I have had plenty of room to grow and have not been micro-managed.

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer

    I have been working at Quaker Chemical

    Pros

    Shrinking market place and the company seems to be in the right place at the right time lately.Not perfect, but it is a company that is geared for people that can do on their own and don't need hand holding.

    Cons

    They are overly cautious and move slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in touch with the sales force.Seem to be out of touch for long periods of time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A company within a company

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    Former Employee - Site Engineer
    Former Employee - Site Engineer

    I worked at Quaker Chemical

    Pros

    Exposure to and responsability for a wide variety of processes at customer facilities can be very interesting and challenging. Most times transfers are available from one customer site to another.

    Cons

    Management does not support its employees with customer conflicts or disagreements. Management often times is more interested in getting customers to sign contracts than actually fulfilling the terms of those contracts. Managers are mostly marketers of chemicals not actually service oriented (odd for a service industry). Career support is nonexistant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live up to your word and support your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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