Huntsman Corp

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Huntsman Corp Reviews

Updated February 4, 2015
Updated February 4, 2015
61 Reviews
3.1
61 Reviews
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Huntsman Corp President, CEO, and Director Peter R. Huntsman
Peter R. Huntsman
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Review Highlights

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
  • Lack of Leadership and Teamwork (in 3 reviews)

  • limited career development , randam price changes in material make huge difference in business enviroment (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Nice place to work

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

    I worked at Huntsman Corp

    Pros

    Good corporate culture & Nice environment

    Cons

    Good working environment , however, Promotion chances are rare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company is very family oriented

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the little guys.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at Huntsman Corp as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good people, good culture, work life balance.

    Cons

    Very less training initiatives, should improve upon the employee induction and development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Beware of culture established by IT leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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

  9.  

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

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Chemical Technician in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Chemical Technician in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    Great working conditions in a rather modern facility. Cafeteria on site. Located within 3 miles of Interstate 45.

    Cons

    Management is somewhat directionless but is working on improvement. Lack of advancement within the Advanced Materials division. Other divisions seem not so bad. Pay is somewhat below average for the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen the purse strings. With Exon and Shell moving in to the area, people will be inclined to test the water for new opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Working for Huntsman

    Current Employee - Human Resources in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    Great management, I love the people I work with, The on boarding process was a smooth process. I think its the best place to work

    Cons

    I have nothing to say bad about the company. Huntsman is a great place to work and I would recommend it to all.

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Huntsman's corporate office is along the Waterway in The Woodlands, Texas, which is a beautiful backdrop for employees.
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