Huntsman Corp Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Huntsman Corp President, CEO, and Director Peter R. Huntsman
Peter R. Huntsman
27 Ratings

Pros
  • Do not macro manage and work life balance can be achieve (in 6 reviews)

  • Good people in the ranks doing the actual day-to-day work (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No future, lack of leadership, no retention of valuable people (in 3 reviews)

  • Lots of backstabbing at operational and middle management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Great opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Facilities in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Huntsman Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great communication up the chain. Everyone is interested in seeing the individual grow and move up. Everyone works together to ensure vacation and days off happen. Everyone works together to achieve goals and standards. It's a great feeling knowing that some of the profits are benefitting charities and cancer research.

    Cons

    At times there are long hours and long days.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the little guys.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Project Coordinator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huntsman Corp

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits and good location. Many current and former employees have received personal benefits during critical times (illness, etc).

    Cons

    Downsizing has added additional burden to staff, thus diminishing morale.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Keep away from IT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Network in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Huntsman Corp full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great people to work with in the business areas.

    Cons

    IT is disorganized, backstabbing, no promotion possibilities, no respect for your knowledge (even if management understood what you know), no understanding of your knowledge in mgmt (another issue), rumors rule, facts die.

    Advice to Management

    Advice given by many that have left. The issue is many (not all) of the management.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    relationship Manager

    Current Employee - Supplier Relationship Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supplier Relationship Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Huntsman Corp (Less than a year)

    Pros

    excellent company to work for, highly recommend

    Cons

    none to share, very good company


  6. Company is very family oriented

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huntsman Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can maximize your time with your family and the work is challenging.

    Cons

    Very few oppurtunities to move up. You are forced to move to a different location to get supervisory experience.

    Advice to Management

    The pay scale is low compared to other refineries in the area. The operators end up making more than engineers who have multiple years of experience. Huntsman is a chemical company but is surrounded by oil refineries and loses a lot of key employees because of the pay scale, but the operators are jduge versus their counter parts in the oil refinery. Engineers are judged vs other chemical companies.


  7. Nice place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huntsman Corp

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good corporate culture & Nice environment

    Cons

    Good working environment , however, Promotion chances are rare

    Advice to Management

    Nice place


  8. Helpful (9)

    Beware of culture established by IT leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Huntsman Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people in the ranks doing the actual day-to-day work. Great environment outside of the IT department. Very reasonable benefits. Great work location if you live on north side of town.

    Cons

    The most senior IT leadership is inexperienced and untrusting of all but select few insiders, who non-surprisingly, also primarily seem to consist of people with limited experience -- particularly IT experience outside of Huntsman. Business not engaged with IT, and as a result, leadership problems are not transparent outside of IT. Cost metrics are all that matter -- no concern about customer satisfaction, quality, or performance. There is a clear environment of intimidation, particularly toward those who question the status quo -- even if they are trying to bring about improvement. Order of the day -- keep your head low, don't question leadership, collect your paycheck, and survive another day without being belittled. Be a yes man, and compliment leadership regularly for their genius..and you'll survive fine. Make a recommendation on how to mature or improve IT performance, and you'll be brow beat to the door very soon.

    Advice to Management

    Being a leader is about hiring talented people, always improving, taking advice from others, giving credit to others, enabling your team, and inspiring others through your vision, commitment, having humility, and integrity. Today, you (and you know who 'you' are) operate exactly opposite of this...and that is a problem.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great location and at a high level a good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Staff Member in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - IT Staff Member in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Huntsman Corp full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As mentioned, it's a great location. Friendly atmosphere and overall great working environment. The businesses are agile and able to adapt quickly to market changes. The company is throwing efforts to make the workplace even more welcoming. Huntsman itself is doing well and has a great future ahead.

    Cons

    Cost savings initiatives are understood but "quick" decisions have cost many long time staff members their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Staff has a whole seems to be overwhelmed leading to bad decisions and lowered morale.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Buyer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huntsman Corp

    Pros

    Good environment Good amount of work load Learning opportunities Good people Have Starbucks Have offices

    Cons

    Salary is low Very tight company specially in the purchasing department. No promotions as promised Many older people so not much advance on technology and work process There are no trainings


  11. Helpful (1)

    Awesome family, unfortunately values not always reflected at local levels.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huntsman Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ownership, Huntsman family, strong financially

    Cons

    Local mgmt not always in line with core values of company. Makes a real difference what location you are in.

    Advice to Management

    Stronger emphasis on internal growth and development especially from within technical ranks. When most mid level leadership coming in from outside thats a problem.



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