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Hydrite Overview

Brookfield, WI
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Chemical Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Great Teams Start with Good Chemistry

By focusing on quality and innovation, Hydrite Chemical Co. has been the front-runner in the chemical industry since 1929. Through dedication and an emphasis on customer service ... Read more

Company Updates

  • 2019 has been a very special year for us, as we celebrated 90 years in business. We're looking forward to what 2020 has in store.

  • Merry Christmas from our business family to yours. We wish you a warm, safe, and happy holiday season.

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Hydrite – Why Work With Us?

Who We Are

We're family run, privately held and our 975 employees remain our greatest asset. We're committed to every employee through career development and promoting from within. We pay competitive wages and offer above average benefits including a 401(k), pension and profit sharing plan. On top of many successes, we're proud to have been named to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel regional Best Place to Work list for six of the past seven years.

Our vision is to provide creative solutions through chemistry and manufacturing to enhance our customer's profitability.

Our mission is to empower employees to be accountable and responsible for their efforts and attitudes to guarantee 100% customer satisfaction.

People are our focus- our employees are our greatest asset. Our workplace experience is positive at Hydrite due to our competitive benefits, team environment, and passion for servant leadership. Discover what our current employees have to share about their experience and how a career at Hydrite could benefit you.

Hydrite has a long history of supporting the communities in which it operates through charitable contributions. Our corporate culture encourages and facilitates community outreach both as a company and as individuals. We recognize that community outreach is a Hydrite responsibility as well as a privilege. We are proud of our employees for helping us reach out to others but realize as an organization that we have the opportunity and ability to accomplish even more.

We have officially rolled out Hydrite’s Community Involvement Program (HCIP) whose goal is to invest in local programs that impact Hydrite communities through a combination of grant giving and volunteerism. Our vision going forward is that each Hydrite facility will form a Community Involvement Team that will co-ordinate a Day of Giving with a local nonprofit organization that provides service in their community. The goal is to provide each employee with the opportunity to give back to their community through volunteer efforts. We have identified four areas of focus:

  • Children’s Needs & Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Local Needs


Honestly, character, fairness and trustworthiness are the foundation of our relationships.


Ensuring the success of our customers through innovation, creativity and hard work will strengthen our future.


Excellence, accountability and contributing to a safe environment will be rewarded.


Total commitment to quality and continuous improvement every day through our people, products and services.


Hydrite is a privately held, for profit, diversified, entrepreneurial organization that strives to use resources responsibly. 

Hydrite Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company with TONS of Opportunity"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Chemist
    Current Employee - Associate Chemist
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydrite full-time


    Well Compensated
    Reasonable Hours
    Respected Company


    Not many downsides that I can think of.

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Hydrite Photos

Hydrite photo of: Production Worker
Hydrite photo of: Milwaukee United Way Volunteer Event 2019
Hydrite photo of: Lubbock, Texas 90th Celebration
Hydrite photo of: Milwaukee West Celebration
Hydrite photo of: Milwaukee West 90th Celebration
Hydrite photo of: Milwaukee 90th Celebration
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Hydrite Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    EI&C Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Hydrite (Waterloo, IA) in March 2020.


    I was contacted through LinkedIn by a recruiter and had a phone interview with her who gave me basic details about the company and the position. A phone interview was held with the maintenance and plant managers who went in depth on job, company and plant details. An onsite interview was scheduled and preformed as well as a site tour. Another phone interview with an individual with central engineering group was held then references were requested before a offer was extended.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your management style?   1 Answer
    • Have you ever been involved in a safety infraction?   1 Answer
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Hydrite Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin (Midsize), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2011
  • Top 100 Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin (Midsize), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2012
  • Top 100 Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin (Midsize), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2014
  • Top Workplaces(Mid-Size Companies), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2015
  • Top Workplaces 2016, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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