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A great company suffering from poor management and a VERY difficult economy

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Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Quaker Chemical

Pros

Leader in their field, excellent employees with a strong work ethic. People that work for Quaker outside of management have a very strong need to see the company succeed. A Company that will rebound once it cleans out current management and it gets through the current economic pressures.

Cons

Very thin organization, poor management and lack of understanding their industry. Not very versitile and relies on two basic industries (Auto, Steel) which are both suffering greatly. Technology is not a key element for either business since there are no real breakthroughs. This opens the door for competitive threat given the fact there is nothing special or unique.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to listen to your employees, learn your industry. Your senior management is too young and inexperienced for the tough times you are facing

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Sales and Technical responsible for the development and marketing of the products in industrial processes ,

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    Current Employee - Sales & Process Engineer in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Sales & Process Engineer in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

    I have been working at Quaker Chemical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits good work-life balance

    Cons

    Small chance to grown in company
    Lack of thecnical training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great if you are in the "good old boy club", lousy if you're not

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quaker Chemical full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    International travel, good benefits package.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs and cost cutting while VPs and higher receive huge bonuses, stock options and other perks. No real management. VPs and higher spend more time positioning within the company and trying to stab each other in the back as opposed to directing their divisions. Horrible HR department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people who earn your company's income lose their motivation very quickly when they see that there is a glass ceiling and that you are squeezing them for every ounce of servitude that you can get from them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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