Kemin Industries

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Kemin Industries Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fast growing company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Control Chemist in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Quality Control Chemist in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Kemin Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Kemin is a good place to work. It's a family owned company, with plenty of employees who have been there 20 plus years. The bonus program is nice, and there are a lot of perks provided to employees over the year.

    Cons

    Kemin struggles with their growth sometimes. People are overworked before management recognizes that additional resources are needed. And then it's even longer before you get them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    A Good Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kemin Industries (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. In my experiance, culture is flexible and accomodating to a personal life. Your job is what you make of it, some people advance very quickly, others stagnate. Seems to be a constant effort to improve the company, recognizing weaknesses and working to correct them.

    Cons

    The company is growing fast-maybe too fast. Most business units have outgrown the space allotted to them. I'm also oftentimes confused on how certain employees make it to management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on developing and retaining your quality employees. If an employee shows potential, don't refuse to promote based solely on years of experiance.

  3.  

    Middle of the road

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Kemin Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some groups have good work/life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries are comparatively quite low. Also, researchers have little opportunity for job growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees need more motivation for staying, like more frequent promotions and higher salaries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    A good company that continues to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at Kemin Industries full-time

    Pros

    Employees are fairly compensated for their work and are often rewarded for their hard work.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to advance depending on the position or sister company for which you belong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow subordinates to live up to their potential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, but has a very bureaucratic and conservative culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Kemin Industries as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Good pay
    - Good internship program
    - Company is genuinely interested in your success and growth as a person and employee

    Cons

    - Very bureaucratic
    - Very "blah" products, however, most B2B companies don't have very exciting products
    - Company doesn't like to take any risks whatsoever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on employee happiness, but try to take some risks to attract younger candidates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Ethical, family-owned, focused on science, gives a lot to the local community

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Kemin Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extremely flexible with scheduling, all work is purposeful, great people that work well together, rewards employees that do well and isn't afraid to let non-beneficial employees go, great bonus checks, unique rewards such as a day off for the annual charity auction and paid days off for volunteering in the community

    Cons

    Some departments go through managers frequently which can make getting a promotion difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Kemin Industries part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have been willing to be flexible with me while in school.

    Cons

    They over work good workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Control Associate in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Quality Control Associate in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Kemin Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. They pay well and have a good benefits package. Management goes out of their way to make everyone feel welcome and apart of the team.

    Cons

    Some of the projects can be difficult to work on due to the company having multiple divisions so there can be breakdowns in communication or just a lack of care sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Kemin Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family Atmosphere, Growth, Company Trips, Bonuses.

    Cons

    Difficult to promote within same business unit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your Team happy. Be transparent and timely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Promises, Sales / product oriented company with no scope of growth to others. good only for senior management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Kemin Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    *Great Products
    * Good Salary Package

    Cons

    * They say there is no hierarchy in kemin but internally its strictly being followed.
    * A sales / product oriented company with less scope to others to excel
    * Rigid Structure and they change policies as per company's advantage
    * No work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Follow what you preach to others
    * Its good to achieve sales, try to improve other departments too
    * Employees need family time too, not only senior management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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