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Stepan Overview

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www.stepan.com
Winnetka, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
1932
Company - Public (SCL)
Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Rhodia (US), Dow Chemical, Croda

Working at Stepan

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Stepan Reviews

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Stepan President, CEO, and Director F. Quinn Stepan Jr.
F. Quinn Stepan Jr.
25 Ratings
  • "Decent pay and good people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Elwood, IL
    Current Employee - Operator in Elwood, IL
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stepan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are on par with the other plants in the area and the people you work with are good.

    Cons

    Retirement could be better and so could management

    Advice to Management

    My first job ever( when i was 16)had a 401k it had a bigger percentage match than stepan. The front line management is very inexperienced, in some cases they come in with no chemical experience and in ALL cases they are unable to help me do my job. It's kind of weird knowing more than your boss about the job they they are boss of.

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Stepan Interviews

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    Production Engineer Interview

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Stepan.

    Interview

    Applied to position online and was contacted by HR to schedule a phone screening. Once I passed the phone screen I was asked to come onsite. I was given a tour and met the team, very great people and very welcoming. I interviewed with 4 different teams as they wanted to make sure I was a good fit for the position as well as the team and culture.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you had to wait for results, how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • Describe your previous experiences, tell me about who you are?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Felt a different offer/position better fit my needs.

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Stepan Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

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