Huntsman Corp Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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Huntsman Corp President, CEO, and Director Peter R. Huntsman
Peter R. Huntsman
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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 (2)

    Great opportunity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Facilities in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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. Maintenance

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are wonderful!!! They are all very down to earth and friendly.

    Cons

    The pay scale is lower than average however, the benefits are pretty great!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Stable place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huntsman Corp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable work environment. Great benefits. The best location - The woodlands. Perfect if you are 50+ and need a place to work till you retire

    Cons

    Limited mobility. Family run business with a lot of family members all over the organization. Poor pay scales well below Houston market.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up if you want to grow the organization. Your best talent just went to work for the competetion


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Keep away from IT

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Network in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Project Coordinator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.


  7. 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


  8. Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  9. Company is very family oriented

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  10. Helpful (9)

    Beware of culture established by IT leadership

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Staff Member in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - IT Staff Member in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.



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