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Great if you are in the "good old boy club", lousy if you're not

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Quaker Chemical

  1. Satisfied with my overall experience with the company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good leadership and development programs.

    Cons

    Average compensation, some lag time between communication and feedback.


  2. Lousy human resource department and inequitable treatment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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