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Vertellus Overview

Indianapolis, IN
501 to 1000 employees
1857
Company - Private
Chemical Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Vertellus manufactures chemicals for the agricultural, nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, and performance material markets. The company is a leading global producer of pyridine (used in herbicides and other applications), picolines (used in herbicides, fungicides, and ... Read more

Mission: To be the preferred global supplier of specialty chemical products and innovative materials that enhance quality of life, improve crop yields, support health and wellness, and enable our customers to deliver value-added solutions.

Vertellus – Why Work For Us?


Welcome to Vertellus’ Glassdoor company page.  Thank you for researching our company. As you read our profile and reviews, you will notice some mixed comments.  Vertellus has experienced a lot of change and transformation over the past couple of years. In 2016, Vertellus leadership made some difficult decisions including a reorganization of our capital structure to progress towards building a financially stronger company.  

The terrific news is this reorganization has put us in a better position to achieve our strategic growth goals.  We have a streamlined capital structure and new owners who are supportive of our strategy and eager to invest in new growth opportunities.  2017 has been a fantastic year at Vertellus – we solidified our strategy and investment plans, added many resources to help us grow and developed greater partnerships with our customers and suppliers!

Today, we continue to execute on our business strategy with an unwavering focus on safety, quality, growth and productivity.  Our industry is ever-changing and we are adaptive to those changes. We realize that change is hard, and we appreciate everyone who has supported us through these months of evolution.

SMART Chemistry is OUR Specialty! Therefore, we are committed to building a SMART enterprise focused on safety first, customers and suppliers, and deploying chemistry through world class processes enabling us to deliver superior quality products! 

Thanks for taking the time to understand a little more about our great company. If you’re interested in applying, visit Vertellus.com to learn about our rich history, our products, our culture and our career opportunities.

Work safe, be safe.

Rich Preziotti

President & CEO

 

Who we are

Our rich company history has been built upon the foundations that were established as early as 1857. Vertellus has built its reputation on the quality of its people and products by setting a global standard for innovation, service and quality.  Across our organization, our values continue to be central to our culture.  In order to be cutting-edge and maintain our position as a leader in the industry, we look for creative, proactive thinkers.

At Vertellus, we take pride in providing a work environment where employees join us from all walks of life.  Our culture is built on mutual trust, integrity, diversity and respect for all employees so that we can focus on providing the best products and solutions to our customers.

Vertellus employees are empowered to make a difference on their first day of employment.  Our lean operating environment encourages rapid decision making and allows our employees to have an immediate impact.  Our global presence and broad portfolio of market-leading products provide unique opportunities for career growth and professional development.


At Vertellus, our vision is to be the preferred global supplier of specialty chemical products and innovative materials that enhance quality of life, improve crop yields, support health and wellness, and enable our customers to deliver value-added solutions.

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Smart Chemistry. Our Specialty.

 

Committed protecting our people and our planet

Vertellus is proud to participate in the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative. Our industry creates products and services that make life better for people around the world – both today and tomorrow. The benefits of our industry are accompanied by enduring commitments to responsible care in the management of chemicals worldwide.

We will:

  • Make continuous progress toward the vision of no accidents, injuries or harm to the environment
  • Publicly report our global health, safety and environmental performance
  • Pledge to operate our companies in ethical ways that increasingly benefit society, the economy and the environment

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Global Scale. Regional Focus.

UNTIED STATES

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA is home to both our headquarters and our largest facility. Our manufacturing site is the world's largest pyridine and picoline facility.

BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY is where we produce specialty chemicals based in castor oil. This batch facility with flexible manufacturing equipment is the only castor oil refinery in North America.

DELAWARE WATER GAP, PENNSYLVANIA is the location where we manufacture fine chemicals with a core competency in the manufacture of alkenyl succinic anhydrides (ASAs).

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA is home to our multipurpose, flexible ISO 9001:2008-certified and cGMP facility that produces castor oil and citric acid derivatives for a variety of end-use markets.

LEDGEWOOD, NEW JERSEY is the location of our applications development laboratory for plastics, coatings and other products.

PARSIPPANY, NEW JERSEY is home to our office location in Lanidex Plaza that is staffed primarily by commercial and financial professionals.

ZEELAND, MICHIGAN is where we manufacture fine chemicals. Products made here are used in the pharmaceutical, personal care and imaging industries.

UNITED KINGDOM

HERRIARD is a R&D and applications development laboratory for Hema PC biocompatible monomers and polymers.  For more information visit our informational website at www.pcbiomaterials.com.

SEAL SANDS, MIDDLESBOROUGH is a major supplier of monomers and performance enhancers for the plastics and polymer markets.  This location also specialies in the production of advanced intermediates for pharmaceutical, agricultureal chemicals and photographic applications.

WORKINGTON  is a facility that manufactures specialty chemicals with a core competency in contract manufacture, Grignards and maleinisations – producing alkenyl succinic anhydrides and PIBSA’s.  The facility manufactures materials for the paper, fuel, lube, oilfield, metal working, explosives, and pharmaceutical markets.

HALEBANK is a manufacturer of fine chemical operating under top tier of the COMAH regulations in the UK.  The site’s primary focus is manufacturing actives and intermediates for the agro chemical industry and intermediates for the pharmaceutical industry.

ASIA

NANTONG, CHINA is a facility that produces pyridine and picolines as well as cyano pyridines. In 2001, the Nantong facility was the first pyridine and picolines plant built in china.

SHANGHAI, CHINA is our Asia pacific headquarters.  The Shanghai office boasts a highly diverse and experienced team including sales, marketing, supply chain, human resources and financial professionals.

VAPI, INDIA is the first manufacturing facility for the company in the Indian sub-continent.  This facility specializes in the manufacturer of high value polymer intermediates and performance enhancers for the plastics industry. Since acquired in 2011, the site has had significant investment to expand capacity and ensure compliance with global health, safety and environmental standards.

MUMBAI, INDIA is a commercial office located in Mumbai’s thriving financial business district.

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    Pros

    I am still relatively new to Vertellus but thus far they have been a wonderful company to work for. The best part is the people. We have a wonderful team at Vertellus. I have been with other unionized companies were there is a very adversarial relationship between the union and the company but here at Vertellus there is a great working relationship though out the entire site. Everyone in the company is extremely personable and great to work with.

    Another great aspect of working for Vertellus is the structure. As a relatively flat organization you have the opportunity to wear many hats and be actively involved in solving problems and making a meaningful contribution to the organization. At Vertellus you are not just a number but rather, you are a valuable member of the team.

    Cons

    Since the bankruptcy several employees are still voicing concerns about the future. From my vantage point, I am not concerned. I see the senior management team making all the right decisions to ensure continue growth and a strong future.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to see the senior management team visit the sites on a more frequent basis than is currently happening.

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Vertellus Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Vertellus (Indianapolis, IN) in February 2017.

    Interview

    It was a very streamlined process with a phone screen, onsite interview with multiple individuals and a job offer. The process was very organized and everyone was extremely personable.

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    • It was a behavior base interview in asking about specific situations, actions taken and results obtained.   Answer Question
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Vertellus Awards & Accolades

  • Best Practices Prism Award for Management, American Payroll Association, 2017
  • Operations Excellence, Chemicals Northwest, 2017
  • Partnership Award, Syngenta, 2015
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