Ashland Reviews

Updated May 5, 2020

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3.5
65%
Recommend to a Friend
61%
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Ashland Chairman and CEO William A. Wulfsohn
William A. Wulfsohn
71 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly environment and life work balance and good pay package(in 21 reviews)

  • "Stable work environment, excellent work team(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Those at mid-to-upper management willing assign blame to their subordinates for the bad decisions(in 14 reviews)

  • "Even with stellar performance reviews, received less than 6% total in raises over 4 years(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Process Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ashland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Your coworkers are completely friendly, and always ready to hold out a helping hand. Feels like a family. The pay is extremely competitive, and there's high job security.

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels like the plant itself is not managed as well as it could be.

    Ashland2019-10-29
  2. Helpful (1)

    "OK"

    2.0
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Account Manager 

    I worked at Ashland full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    co workers, Customers and freedom

    Cons

    Management Turnover, short term thinking

    Ashland2020-05-05
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of change happening"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ashland full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay is not bad, benefits ok

    Cons

    lack of direction, need to focus on one strategy

    Ashland2020-04-15
  4. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ashland full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of time off and holidays.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, progress your career.

    Ashland2020-02-27
  5. "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Ashland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Company for compensation benefits.

    Cons

    Not much at this point.

    Ashland2020-02-18
  6. "No promoting from within"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ashland full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent work environment and coworkers

    Cons

    Company would rather hire from outside sources than promote from within regardless of qualifications.

    Ashland2020-02-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Global Planning Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ashland full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Professionalism of employees; diverse product lines; growth potential

    Cons

    Frequent reorganizations and downsizing; low morale due to constant reorganizations

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    Ashland2020-02-05
  8. "Decent"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ashland full-time

    Pros

    great company and co-op program

    Cons

    management is rough sometimes and lots of disorganization

    Ashland2020-01-05
  9. "Good place to put on your resume"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Merchandiser in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ashland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Potential growth with a lot of time and effort. SAP knowledge is a plus for getting the job

    Cons

    the one thing that is consistent, is change

    Ashland2020-01-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "New initiatives with lack of support distract from innovation."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research & Development in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ashland full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employees who have managed to survive the layoffs every 5-6 years and constant restructuring are welcoming and willing to share their knowledge and experience. IF the business has a good year, bonuses make the pay average for the industry.

    Cons

    Layoffs, restructuring, lack of work space, aging equipment and facilities, lack of onsite knowledgeable support for IT, HR and EHS. Few career opportunities for R&D, lack of succession planning. Many more changes coming within next 2 years

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    Ashland2019-09-27
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