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Hydrite Overview

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www.hydrite.com
Brookfield, WI
501 to 1000 employees
1929
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Great Teams Start with Good Chemistry

PROVIDING CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
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

Mission: 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 ... Read more

Hydrite Reviews

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John A. Honkamp
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    I have been working at Hydrite full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging Career
    Supportive Organizational Structure
    Family Owned - cares for their employees
    Great Benefits
    If you work hard, your efforts will be recognized and compensated for.

    Cons

    There are no downsides working for Hydrite.

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Hydrite Interviews

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    QC Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cottage Grove, WI
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Hydrite (Cottage Grove, WI) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Phone screening via recruiter then two in-person interviews with HR and members of the QC team. Numerous red flags during tour of facility including inexplicable odors within main laboratory. Employees in various departments looked miserable. Very high turnover rate, dangerous work with poor ventilation, temp-to-hire with zero benefits and excessive overtime, ridiculously low pay compared to local market average. Incompetent, unskilled management and surprising lack of professionalism throughout the process. Lack of communication between recruiter and Hydrite. Run far, far away from this company unless you want to continue poisoning the entirety of Cottage Grove's water supply as they did decades ago while lying through their teeth. Look up all the lawsuits filed against them if you want to educate yourself.

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Hydrite Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces (Mid-Size Companies), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2015
  • Top 100 Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin (Midsize), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2014
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