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Vertellus Overview

Indianapolis, IN
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$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?

Our quality shines through


Vertellus has set the global standard for innovation, service and excellence in specialty chemical products because of the exceptional quality of our people. We are the leading provider in the world of specialty chemicals for the agriculture, nutrition, pharmaceutical, medical, personal care, plastics, coatings and many other industrial markets. Our products are in the things you use every day – toothpaste, deodorants, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, detergents, plastics, adhesives, inks, tires and more. We take pride in hiring employees from all walks of life who thrive in a culture that is built on mutual trust, integrity, diversity and respect for all. In order to be cutting-edge and maintain our position as a leader in the industry, we look for creative, proactive thinkers.

Enhancing the quality of life


To enhance customer and stakeholder value by applying innovative technology to manufacture products of unsurpassed quality in a culture that embraces safety and environmental performance, continuous improvement and employee development.


To be the preferred global supplier of chemical specialties that incorporate environmentally friendly chemistries, in markets where our products enhance quality of life by improving crop production yields, human and animal health, life expectancy, wellness and physical properties of materials.

Committed protecting our people and our planet

Vertellus Specialties Inc. 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


Great opportunities around the world


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.

ELMA, WASHINGTON is home to our facility that produces liquid sodium borohydride, trimethyl boroate, and caustic in a continuous process and dry sodium borohydride in a batch process.

We also have facilities in Workington, Halebank, Herriard and Seal Sands/Middlesbrough in the United Kingdom and Nantong, China; Shanghai, China; Weifang China; Vapi, India; and Mumbai, India in Asia.

We’ve got you covered

Health, wellness, financial security, work/life balance – at Vertellus, we’ve got you covered. Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Medical benefits
  • Prescription drugs
  • Dental coverage
  • Vision plan
  • Life insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid holidays and vacations

Vertellus Reviews

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Richard V. (Rich) Preziotti
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    "Old Bankrupt Business with Greedy CEOs"

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    Former Employee - QC Lab Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - QC Lab Technician in Indianapolis, IN
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    Disapproves of CEO


    A lot of freedom and opportunity to learn various tests, unsupervised work after training, wide variety of different tests, and security is nice.


    A few employees pipette concentrated nitric acid with little to zero PPE nor caution and fail to heed warnings and safety, fellow employees are very sensitive to new ideas as many of them have been working there for 10+ years, everything is very old, rusty, outdated, and looks as if it hasn't been cleaned in over 15 years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to both sides of a story before making a decision.

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Vertellus Interviews



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    Chemical Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Vertellus (Greensboro, NC) in April 2013.


    basically in a nutshell they're going to ask questions to make sure you can basically read and understand a bad record to make sure that you know all about chemical reactors and batch processing how to pull vacuum how to heat have a clue how the adjutant how to take splits off tanks etcetera. and that's just the start of it you have to know what raw material goes into what reactor at what exact time at what exact weight and what exact reason it's going into that reactor for if not you can have serious consequences some of the products produced there are four pharmaceutical companies for animal additives that go into medicines for humans and animals alike so one wrong move and you can easily kill half of a population.

    Interview Questions

    • Do I have any chemical batch making experience?   1 Answer
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