Innospec Reviews

Updated May 20, 2014
Updated May 20, 2014
4 Reviews
1.8
4 Reviews

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Innospec President and CEO Patrick S. Williams
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    Innospec Intern

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    Former Employee - Lab Intern  in  Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Lab Intern in Newark, DE

    I worked at Innospec part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work experience. Gets you used to working under deadlines. Were very accommodating when comes to scheduling work hours and time off. Great work atmosphere

    Cons

    Work can sometimes be tedious and repetitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working at Innospec

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    Former Employee - Itd  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Itd in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Innospec full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    UK staff in general are very friendly and nice and approachable. Staff have been there on the whole quite a long time and they are very loyal and committed to what they do.
    Company is trying to reinvent itseld after very negative press which is difficult and an uphill battle. On the whole they appear to be winning this slowly.

    Cons

    Senior management are very archaic in their views of people and the benefits that they can bring. For example they do not invest in people in terms of development and well being.
    If people wanted the organisation to participate in the cycle to work scheme they would not support this as people should - buy their own. The same for investing in some gym equipment. Staff must be on site for 8.38 and get 36 minutes for lunch which harps back to some old thing about the traffic light timings and no one wants to change it - time to get with the flexible working era and invest in your staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff not just pay lip service, join the flexible working era.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Disappointing!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Innospec full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Team Members, excellent Technical Staff! Good Salary and Benefits even during recession. Job is interesting and demanding and a joy to do!

    Cons

    There are some really bad apples in the organization! Information passed along departments (except Technical) is made invalid by everyone choosing to share half the truth. Job quickly deteriorates to 20% of the time, while 80% is spent in managing politics! If you fail to manage politics and concentrate on your real job...then double standards quickly force you towards ejection!
    Most tasks are last minute and urgent without need...and most serious concepts such as teamwork, contribution, leadership, prowess are Clichés!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Burn the Rot...step into the 21st century!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not fun.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Innospec full-time

    Pros

    Free healthcare. Yep, zero premiums. Working for an oil company in a recession has benefits. Comfy office and nice co-workers. High pay is awesome.

    Cons

    Constant redirection, ensuring you can't get things done. Unrelenting stress about everything. It's all an emergency. If it isn't yet an emergency we will cut the time allotted in half to make it one. There are exactly zero 'second' priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask a good question. Listen. Synthesize that with other pieces of information you paid attention to. Don't refuse to know about things outside your job, because EVERYTHING is your job at that level. If you purposely stay ignorant on IT, customer service, warehouses, plant manufacturing processes, R&D, sales possibilities, etc... how will you make good decisions to drive the company forward?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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