PQ Reviews

Updated June 7, 2015
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  1. fast paced environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at PQ (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, never a boring day

    Cons

    12 hour Shift work makes for a long day

    Advice to Management

    Lab techs should not be on 12 hour shift


  2. Great place to be at with a very stable product line and leader in Zeolite chemistry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in West Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in West Conshohocken, PA

    I have been working at PQ full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, Research Environment, Friendly employees

    Cons

    Random Stress, limited opportunity to grow, salary stagnant


  3. A good company to work for with a solid customer base and product line

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

    I worked at PQ full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are good and senior management is honestly committed to employee safety. Overall a positive experience. The company is very stable and has been for some time.
    Senior management is visible and willing to work with employees at all levels of the organization.

    Cons

    Not very much opportunity for professional growth. The organization is rather flat so promotional opportunities into a senior management role are sparse. Although this may be a con, the company does provide coaching and development for the next level.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a site level continuous improvement team member at each location. Someone who can focus on LEAN and six sigma projects to accelerate cost savings and increase loss intelligence.


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  5. We are owned by bankers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Jeffersonville, IN
    Current Employee - Operator in Jeffersonville, IN

    I have been working at PQ

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay is good

    Cons

    Owned by bankers and very more vision for the future


  6. A great environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conshohocken, PA

    I have been working at PQ

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company ethos and mentality are very nice. There is a push to get things done, but not the hectic product first employees second mentality that is present some places.

    Cons

    I don't always feel fulfilled and am sometimes bored by my work environment. I could use more challenges and incentives to increase my potential and work hard.

    Advice to Management

    I feel like the emphasis placed on safety and respecting employees is great. There's a strong sense of loyalty to the company because of that.


  7. Growing company with good benefits

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

    I have been working at PQ

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - growing national company
    - great colleagues
    - good benefits
    - plenty of opportunities with a variety of clients
    - encouragement for personal and professional growth

    Cons

    - no retention plan - YET
    - messages from management still inconsistent
    - Long term plan - growth, retention is a work in progress

    Advice to Management

    - better communication needed - company wide
    - need a consistent message and plan to cope with the growth


  8. A great company with good values

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

    I have been working at PQ

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PQ is a global company that has been around for over 175 years. PQ has a solid business model but little opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    PQ is a very flat organization where top level managent is farmed out and is owned by private equity. There are very few opportunities for advancement and career growth.

    Advice to Management

    PQ is trying to grow the business into a top tier organization that can compete with other top tier organizations without adding the needed personel to get there. A comparison of organizational structure to similar organizations may be a valuable exercise.



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