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Arkema US Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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Arkema US Chairman & CEO Thierry Le Hénaff
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  1. "Great place!"

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    Current Employee - Production Engineer Intern in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Production Engineer Intern in Beaumont, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arkema US full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are great, and the plant is well ran.

    Cons

    Beaumont is not the most exciting place to be


  2. "High Engineer Turnovers"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Beaumont, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Okay benefits and provided excellent safety training.

    Cons

    Abnormally high engineer turnover rate well known throughout the plant, subpar technical training, lack of teamwork in several areas, extensive overtime for salaried workers, nonexistent work-life balance, bad workplace culture, problems with communication throughout the plant, gross inconsistencies on following policies & procedures, assigning evolving tasks not benefiting plant or company, thick office politics, high tendency to suppress innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Remove, demote or provide extensive training to terrible managers.

  3. "Fun and Challenging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arkema US full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of autonomy to make your own decisions to grow the sales and profitability of the business

    Cons

    Overlap between management and territory


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Arkema US full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule option
    Small plant environment

    Cons

    Company operates too lean, lots of work not enough people.
    Salaries are competitive
    Onboarding and work life balance is nonexistent


  5. "Overall good company - some trust issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid company, many great people to work with, and really smart people.

    Cons

    Some issues with trust. Communication was difficult at times.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your customer's needs.


  6. "Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good career advancement, With compititive salary.

    Cons

    Decision making power is with French management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "customer service"

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

    Pros

    The salary is good pay

    Cons

    Lack of formal training. No communication from supervisors, poor communication from them. Do not take suggestions from staff. Dark environment. Too many meetings.

  8. "Plant accountant"

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    Former Employee - Plant Accountant
    Former Employee - Plant Accountant

    Pros

    competitive salary, good benefits, good people

    Cons

    constant upper management changes cause disruption


  9. "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


  10. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ethical company. Excellent work-life balance. Company works hard to cultivate a family culture with a strong emphasis on safety. Great technology company that works hard to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Average compensation. communication can be variable, depending upon where you are in the organization. Your experience will depend highly on your location. Some facilities are awesome.

    Advice to Management

    Improve compensation and internal communication. Work harder on employee recognition. Do a better job in developing and promoting your best employees.


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