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Covington, KY
10000+ employees
Company - Public (ASH)
Business Services
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Ashland's four business units are built on chemicals and cars. Ashland Performance Materials makes specialty resins, polymers, and adhesives. Ashland's Water Technologies unit provides papermaking chemicals and specialty chemicals to markets ... Read more

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Ashland Chairman and CEO William A. Wulfsohn
William A. Wulfsohn
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  • "Chemical Operator"

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    Current Employee - Chemcial Operator in East Freetown, MA
    Current Employee - Chemcial Operator in East Freetown, MA
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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ashland full-time (More than a year)


    Company pays very well and is an easy enough job. People are overall good to work with. Lots of vacation and off time, 1 week off each month.


    Lots of negative attitudes, worthless middle management, rotating shift schedule is difficult to handle.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable for doing their jobs, especially Supervisors and Team Leaders who do nothing. Negative attitudes stem from doing other peoples jobs because they are not held accountable and a lack of reward system. When new hires are paid the same or more than the person training them it demeans your worth to the company.

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    Production Area Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calvert City, KY
    No Offer
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Ashland (Calvert City, KY) in August 2016.


    The interview process consisted of a 30 minute plant tour, a 30 minute benefits overview with an HR representative, and two panel interviews each one hour long with two different groups of four. The plant tour was very brief and was conducted inside of a company vehicle with a trainer who was very talkative and friendly. The benefits overview was also very brief and to the point. Both panel interviews were 90% behavioral questions and in total there were around 20-30 questions asked. It was a little excessive in my opinion and I would have preferred more questions related to the role and to my background. In between the panel 1 and 2 interview, I was kept waiting for almost an hour for them to finish interviewing the candidate before me and I think that this could have been managed better. Overall, I think it was okay, but they could work on their time management as well as their interview style.

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Ashland Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
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