Quaker Chemical

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Updated Apr 28, 2014

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3.3 11 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Quaker Chemical CEO and Director Michael F. Barry

Michael F. Barry

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Sales and Technical responsible for the development and marketing of the products in industrial processes ,

    Sales & Process Engineer (Current Employee) Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

    ProsBenefits good work-life balance

    ConsSmall chance to grown in company
    Lack of thecnical training

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great group of dedicated, loyal employees led by a solid management team

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCEO walks the talk, cares about employees, very charitable, approachable. Global, successful, focused, hard working, looking to grow, very collegial and collaborative.

    ConsLike most companies you have to put in considerable effort.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work and invest to grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Good Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe Leadership has integrity.

    The company is growing and appears to have a solid plan in place to keep the growth going, but is being strategic about it.

    There seems to be a genuine focus on doing the right thing for the customers and the employees.

    It's a global company but the leadership doesn't lose sight of the individual employees.

    ConsSeemed to underinvest in product development. R&D should be a focus to stay on top of the competetion.

    Chemical Manufacturing isn't an exciting industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive experience where management cares about employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat CEO
    Great associates
    Company actively looking to grow
    Understand need to keep associates engaged.

    ConsStill relatively small. This makes it difficult for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNever forget the associates. They are the key to success. Keep listening and actively seek their input.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great if you are in the "good old boy club", lousy if you're not

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInternational travel, good benefits package.

    ConsConstant layoffs and cost cutting while VPs and higher receive huge bonuses, stock options and other perks. No real management. VPs and higher spend more time positioning within the company and trying to stab each other in the back as opposed to directing their divisions. Horrible HR department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe people who earn your company's income lose their motivation very quickly when they see that there is a glass ceiling and that you are squeezing them for every ounce of servitude that you can get from them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lousy human resource department and inequitable treatment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsQuaker has a strong position in its markets, and if you are favored by management opportunities are good.
    As a global company there are opportunities to travel internationally and even take overseas assignments, although that is decreasing.

    ConsThere is an "old boys" attitude with the "young boys" at the top Unfortunately, the human resources department does not have the courage to address this problem in any signicant way. Other than overseas managers there is no diversity in top management by gender, age and ethnicity. If you are not among the inside group of Quaker management you will work very hard, be paid fairly, but not see opportunities commensurate with your abilities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet someone from outside the organization to do a true evaluation of the company culture, attitude and treatment of employees equitably. Have an outside member of the board lead the effort.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfied with my overall experience with the company.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood leadership and development programs.

    ConsAverage compensation, some lag time between communication and feedback.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I have had plenty of room to grow and have not been micro-managed.

    Process Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsShrinking market place and the company seems to be in the right place at the right time lately.Not perfect, but it is a company that is geared for people that can do on their own and don't need hand holding.

    ConsThey are overly cautious and move slow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep in touch with the sales force.Seem to be out of touch for long periods of time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A company within a company

    Site Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsExposure to and responsability for a wide variety of processes at customer facilities can be very interesting and challenging. Most times transfers are available from one customer site to another.

    ConsManagement does not support its employees with customer conflicts or disagreements. Management often times is more interested in getting customers to sign contracts than actually fulfilling the terms of those contracts. Managers are mostly marketers of chemicals not actually service oriented (odd for a service industry). Career support is nonexistant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLive up to your word and support your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No room to grow.............

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefit packages for medical, education, and so on.
    Ability to have flex hours makes it nice.

    ConsManagement by the Good Old Boys Club.
    Needs to overhaul some of the divisions to get some fresh ideas.
    Do not utilize their employees to the fullest.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally look at your review processes. How well do you really know your talent?

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