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AMCOL International Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. "AMCOL International"

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    Former Employee - Director in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMCOL International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for with opportunities to advance if yo are in the right group.

    Cons

    Salary all over the board for the different groups.


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMCOL International full-time

    Pros

    People were great and the environment was great

    Cons

    Low exposure to the real work stuff. I felt like was doing a lot of the non value add work

  3. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMCOL International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and friendly people

    Cons

    Company was sold and is out of business


  4. "Employee in the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Was a great place to work before buy out. Everyone wanted to develop people and have folks ready for promotions and more responsibilities.

    Cons

    Post buyout emphasis on personnel and safety went away and became a worship of a stable profit margin.


  5. "AMCOL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    AMCOL is a company that includes multiple divisions that span a variety of industries. The company advertises within for open positions and supports the movement of employees between companies. The company offers a complete and competitive employee support package (insurance, 401K, etc.)

    Cons

    Upper Management rarely visits local sites.


  6. "Very diversified company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, standard benefit package

    Cons

    Corporate policy selectively enforced or not applied at subsidiary level

    Advice to Management

    Train all employees on Corporate policy that applies to their job description


  7. "Good Until Merger"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake in the Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake in the Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMCOL International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with on the legacy side of the organization.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Management does not have a say do attitude. Check the box type of organization.

  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AMCOL International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Empowered to do your job and to create a benefit to the company. Ability to perform at your peak and they offer a work life balance.

    Cons

    Really no cons to speak of, a little behind the times regarding benefits and pay structure but it is something that can be worked around


  9. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits were ok, pay was ok, freedom to do your thing was the best part.

    Cons

    Low pay for some workers, behind the times on benefits but for the most part they were reasonable.


  10. "Was a great company, before merger."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work life balance, autonomy.

    Cons

    After merger, lno direction, security or long term future.


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