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Helena Chemical Reviews

Updated February 4, 2015
Updated February 4, 2015
7 Reviews
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    Construction Intern

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    Former Employee - Construction Intern in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Construction Intern in Fresno, CA

    I worked at Helena Chemical part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture! I would work for them again.

    Cons

    Not a construction company so advancement is not available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    If you are a moron, felon or have a proclivity for utter chaos, Helena Industries is for you!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Helena Chemical full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You have to really try to get fired here.
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    Cons

    Most of their line management have GEDs, so the business acumen is severely lacking.
    Be prepared to work hard not smart.
    Safety is abysmal.
    Most of their machinery is ancient and held together with duct tape and bubble gum. Their solution to compensate for this machinery is to throw $9 /hour employees, that could care less because they are temps, at the problem.
    Very few of their highest paid employees, Formulators, can or care to do their jobs correctly.
    Unless you are part of "chosen" you won't see anything close to the dangling carrot of a 3% yearly raise.
    Around 50% of their workforce speaks little to any English.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company to work

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Helena Chemical as a contractor

    Pros

    Learning opportunities and great benefits

    Cons

    Not well known in local community

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get involved in local community

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    worked there for 10 years. new guys come in for same wage. all they care about bottom line.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse, Driver in Goodland, KS
    Current Employee - Warehouse, Driver in Goodland, KS

    I have been working at Helena Chemical full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    they have nice equiptment.spending more on equiptment than paying wages.i run manual pallet jacks pushing 250 gal. totes around in truck;and to the back to un-load.full truck-loads of these.i did that for eight years with manual pallet jacks. I had back surgery. my shoulders hurt like hell. I know they need worked on. I wont go back.

    Cons

    they usually are short-handed for help.the requirements and pay suck. class a cdl,tanker, haz-mat, warehouse. same pay not much over 13 dollars. our company quit having x-mas parties. no bonuses. no advancement. your a driver, or warehouse-man.they run ad in paper; no response. word gets out what they are all-about.the insecticide smell will kill you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    all you are is a able body. always in a hurry. lots of heavy lifting. I just had back surgery. several guys had shoulder surgery.all they can get is older help. young guys want more pay.never got a x-mas card, get-well card. nothing. what a sorry company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very satisfied in most areas

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Wauchula, FL
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Wauchula, FL

    I have been working at Helena Chemical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company very good to employees

    Cons

    Pay is low in comparison to same type of driving jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More competitive pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    ive been there 11 years.drive truck,fill shuttles,run forklift,load and unload freight trucks.

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    Current Employee - Driver in Goodland, KS
    Current Employee - Driver in Goodland, KS

    I have been working at Helena Chemical

    Pros

    as long as your doing your job,they stay off your back.i like the driver bonus.one year no tickets,100.00 2years,200.00,3 years,300.00. 300.00 is the max.

    Cons

    unloading 250-265 gal shuttles,with a pallett jack. most of our customers dont have a dock. my back,shoulders hurt all the time. electric pallett jack would be nice.now we have to strap each individual shuttle to side of truck.that can be a pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think more of your drivers.when moving shuttles.when you have 10 to unload,with manual pallett jack,it sucks. put some of management,behind manual jack,and see how difficult it really is.my back,shoulders are always hurting.have to see chiropractor,all the time,at my own expence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver
    Former Employee - Truck Driver

    I worked at Helena Chemical part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The job paid well and was able to work overtime as I desired every week.

    Cons

    Sometimes working too much during the summer got boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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