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Asahi Kasei Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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  1. "Great Entry Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Glenview, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Asahi Kasei full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company has great benefits and, depending on your department, great mentorship from management. I was lucky enough to feel very valued with this company and my personal and proffesional growth was really unexpected.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to balance work/life at times. While my job description had listed 20% travel, I spent months where I was out of the office upwards of 70%. You'll find this common in the industry though.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster the scientific professsionals of the future! You have great middle management who understands the value of the future.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very toxic environment, for sincere employees."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Asahi Kasei full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    May be the benefits...the location and other possible good interactions.

    Cons

    The company head has no idea or involuntarily let a group of 3 people who look very friendly and professional but they use and abuse HR rules to get fired anyone who works and steps on their way to make the most money with the minimum of work done to the expense of the company.

    Advice to Management

    To the CEO: open your eyes and stop the fake work from home.
    To the candidate: don't step there!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "bad upper management in Fowlerville MI, USA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Worker in Fowlerville, MI
    Former Employee - Office Worker in Fowlerville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Asahi Kasei full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, lots of nice people, if you got a good manager and are in a certain position you get flexibility with your times or working from home.

    Cons

    bad work environment from management side. Don't get me wrong - there are some good upper managers but the bad ones are the ones that pull the strings.
    Lots of nice but unhappy people due to unrealistic prioritizing from upper management. If you want to do your job good and work hard to stay on top you have no life work balance. No clear description what is your job and what is not so you end up with a lot of stuff being double worked (upper management gives the same project to different people without telling them someone else already works on it) and other stuff falling through the cracks because people think it's the others persons responsibility or that person always does it...
    Some backstabbing employees can make your life hell but if upper Management likes them they rather get rid of you and keep those people, so either quietly suck it up or you will be out.
    Not much advancement possibilities - they talk about it but unless you are a favorite of upper management you don't get anywhere.
    They might hire you to fix things and promise you a lot of support but when you start there you don't get the resources to do anything and not half the support they said you would. In some positions you even need to fight to get all the info you need to do your job. They like to hire inexperienced people to stay cheap but then expect great results from the start and blame the lower managers or individuals when it goes wrong and costs them.

    Advice to Management

    Look closer at your group and find your "bad apples" that kill your work environment. If you listen to your people on the floor (the ones left not to scared to talk) you might hear some things that should give you a hint.


  4. "hourly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Asahi Kasei full-time

    Pros

    benefits, 401k match, bonuses,

    Cons

    schedule, advancement opportunity, skeleton crew


  5. "One of the best decisions I've ever made."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Applications
    Current Employee - Field Applications
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Asahi Kasei full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    True "family" environment, very loyal company, great healthcare and benefits, warm and nurturing atmosphere with a focus and appreciation for the science and technology. Open door policy to upper management is a huge plus. Management cares about employees. Provides many opportunities for training.

    Cons

    90% of the decisions made in Japan and they are slow to change or to react to the needs of the market. Not very proactive but likely due to cultural difference of main decision makers. Lack of resources. Poor work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Push headquarters for change. Create greater opportunities for advancement by expanding.


  6. "Office Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great company and policies.
    Open management.
    Fun place to work with good work life balance.

    Cons

    No particular cons to specify with the experience I had

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefit package, some people are really trying to improve the culture.

    Cons

    Management values itself higher than the whole. They don't wish to be held accountable and don't believe they need to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Participate in the improvement, welcome criticism, hold yourself accountable.

  8. "Decent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Fowlerville, MI
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Fowlerville, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Higher ups are interested in listening and understanding problems, people are very friendly. Even the president makes you feel welcome and needed in the company.

    Cons

    HR doesn't seem to understand some of the general ideas of some of the jobs they're hiring for - makes for confusing interview/difficulties accepting job offer.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Factory Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Asahi Kasei part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I liked that management staff at the facility. The floor managers were flexible and understanding of current situations. The coworkers are great people to work with. They allows sufficient amount of breaks.

    Cons

    When I worked there, I was hired to relieve labor constraints because business was picking up. It was very busy in terms of all the orders that needed to be completed. Sometimes there was a lack of communication which caused production woes.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Asahi has been great."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Asahi Kasei full-time

    Pros

    Asahi Kasei Bioprocess has a very family like work environment which makes it very enjoyable to go to work.

    Cons

    Asahi Kasie Bioprocess lacks resources for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees better so that they stay and do not leave before the years end.


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