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  1. "Good overall, slow to reward"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arkema US full-time

    Pros

    Its a fine place, decent enough facility, Many good coworkers. Real global teams, and some interesting science going on. Great emphasis on safety.

    Cons

    Slow moving culture. Claims to be "innovative chemistry" but is in reality quite risk adverse and conservative.

    Advice to Management

    Let [encourage] people to move around a bit. Seems many people have been in the same positions for years. Silos have formed and getting things done is difficult


  2. "Desktop Services"

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arkema US (More than a year)

    Pros

    The main reason I liked working there was the other employees.
    Pay was decent for a 6 month position. Had a good amount of responsibilities for a coop position.

    Cons

    There were some clients that were not the greatest to work with but that happens in most support positions.

    Advice to Management

    If someone comes back, try and see if you could give them a slight raise.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Don"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm referring to the very short ones that provide no input, only a high rating to pump up the company's overall rating. These people should at least learn how to spell so that they look authentic. As for the pros, the company is a good training ground, but don't expect to go anywhere unless you're French

    Cons

    A hostile work environment once they decide you're too expensive to keep due to your years of experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your experienced people. It will save you money in the long run.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Each day becomes a little worse then the say before"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arkema US full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, decent benefits, intelligent and friendly peers, opportunity to travel and become a part of a global organizations

    Cons

    Lack of training, All decision are made out of France, US management only cares about themselves, promotions are not based on performance, they are simply based on politics. You get a solid feeling that no one cares about you or your health and that you are only a number.

    Advice to Management

    Remove all legacy managers. They are useless, the results clearly prove that change must be made in the upper level to prevent the turnover of future talents.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "No Customer focus. Makes bad decisions based on short term financial goals."

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    Former Employee - Operations in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Operations in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are good and team oriented.

    Cons

    Bad Management, Poor decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Management should start showing some trust in their empolyees


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arkema US full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Matching 401K, the ability to work from home basically sums it up

    Cons

    The lifers are lazy and afraid of change, the french run the company from France EVERYTHING goes through them so change really never happens... they just keep kicking the rocks down the road. Racism is the norm and runs rapid at the KofP campus. I would run and run FAST!

    Advice to Management

    Listen and make changes don't just keep sending out that same tired a** survey because you do nothing absolutely about the issues..


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Big company, value of internship depends on who you work under."

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    Former Employee - Intern in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arkema US part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good exposure to how a big chemical company works. Interns are given nice working conditions and an office.

    Cons

    Corporate culture runs everything and you have to waste your time with things related to that. Some people do not care to have interns work under them and under utilize them.


  9. "Global Chemical Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company invests a lot in safety, provides good benefits and compensation, but work-life balance is sometimes off as reduced headcounts sometimes result in people having to handle more than they should. Very good opportunities for mobility within the company.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is sometimes a negative. Each business unit has its own unique culture.

    Advice to Management

    Consider increasing headcount to improve work-life balance.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arkema US full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits and location of corp. site

    Cons

    HR is made up of the most untrust worthy employees!! Not an employee friendly company in United States.

    Advice to Management

    Lousy pay! Despite what you may think.... It is not a privilege to work at Arkema!!!


  11. "The best eighteen months of my working career, working in the glass coatings group."

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arkema US full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people in my group, hired me based on my job experience, not on my degrees. Safety first company. Flexible working hours. I was able to go to China twice to assist with installation and commissioning of glass coaters.

    Cons

    Laid off due to economic conditions in glass manufacturing world wide. Our number one costumer did not renew yearly contract for chemicals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Maybe push sales force a little to get sales.


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