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Afton Chemical Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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  1. "Solid, Stable, and Loyal Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Richmond, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Afton Chemical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good Culture, Great flexibility

    Cons

    Salaries could be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a better job of incentivizing hard and quality work. Don't let talent walk out the door so quickly!


  2. "Good company that cares about their people and customers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sauget, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sauget, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Afton Chemical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small company that appreciates their employees and shows it.

    Cons

    Since it's a small company everyone wears multiple hats and ends up doing their job and a couple other assignments or full-time jobs in adition to their own.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more freedom to middle management to give merit reviews according to actual performance as opposed to ensuring everyone "fits" on a bell curve. In a small company where many people perform multiple jobs, they should rewarded for the extra work.


  3. "Starting to lose what worked well"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Afton Chemical full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Medium sized company with stable income/cashflow and good work/life balance

    Cons

    Self destructive HR actions in recent years

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the good years came when the President of Afton and VP of R&D had an R&D background....it is a technology business that cannot be led by non-technical people.


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  5. "Great company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Afton Chemical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and family first company.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other companies like it and since it is the same family running it young people will have to compete with the owners and vps children for promotions . this would not be a big deal normally but each has 5 kids all coming through the company which means 10 spots taken in upper management in the future

    Advice to Management

    keep the lifestyle but bridge the pay gap a little bit.


  6. "Really nice place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CTS Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - CTS Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Afton Chemical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life Balance
    Culture
    Growth Opportunities
    Management
    Challenging work

    Over all a really laid-back environment. They choose employees well who are both competent and generally easy going. They invest a lot into creating synergy in their workforce, and the managers are generally very understand.

    Cons

    Benefits are good but compensation is nothing stellar


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician II in Belleville, IL
    Current Employee - Lab Technician II in Belleville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Afton Chemical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bonus holiday pay, 10% match on 401K contribution, always overtime available, almost everyone is friendly, and there is opportunity for career advancement.

    Cons

    Shift work can be challenging, dangerous chemicals are handled daily, there are several unhappy people, and the politics can get annoying.


  8. "Chemical operator"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Sauget, IL
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Sauget, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Afton Chemical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good money, a lot of overtime, not hard work, very good 401k, vacation, time off, great Union, get coworkers

    Cons

    Long hours, management is terrible, they don't do there job, non Union people come and go all the time, short turnaround

    Advice to Management

    They don't do there job. They won't be here long.


  9. "Afton Chemical is a decent company to work for with decent pay."

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    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Sauget, IL
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Sauget, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Afton Chemical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The compensation with overtime makes the compensation very lucrative. Being able to trade shifts allows for some flexibility as well.

    Cons

    The rotating schedule makes plans with family and friends difficult. Holidays are also expected to be worked if schedule and though you are compensated financially for this it is still a tough pill to swallow sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more honest and not perpetrate half truths to get things done.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Staff Chemist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Chemist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Chemist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Afton Chemical full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Competitive salary. Good working conditions.

    Cons

    Some sites may not have a clear upward career path progression.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Mechanical engineering specialist"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Specialist in Sauget, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Specialist in Sauget, IL

    Pros

    great family company with growth potential

    Cons

    thinks like a small company, but current projects and requirements need to shift compensation and pay to show the complexity and work/life balance requirements associated.

    Advice to Management

    seek help from other companies going through capital programs and find talent help execute. These skills sets are not always available internally.


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