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Ashland Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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Ashland Chairman and CEO William A. Wulfsohn
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Pros
  • good package and work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Relatively good benefits, stability, good industry, most people are nice, especially the little people (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management doesn't have a clue (in 13 reviews)

  • Senior management only cares about bottom line (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and support from management.

    Cons

    None that I experienced while there.


  2. "It was a job"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Salary was good for the region. Flexibility in start time.

    Cons

    Too much work with too little support. Management was poor and cared little about employee happiness. Benefits were poor when I worked there. No pregnancy leave for example which meant female employees had to blow through all of their sick time and then not get paid after they had a baby. No short term disability either to help cover for that. I believe they have it now.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and fix your benefits.

  3. ""Great Place to Work, but ....""

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    Former Employee - Systems Specialist II in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Systems Specialist II in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ashland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, work environment and individual team members working their.

    Cons

    Management decisions and no opportunity for advancement either.


  4. "Maintenance Manager"

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

    I worked at Ashland full-time

    Pros

    Nice people hard working of company

    Cons

    Large organization you can get lost easily

    Advice to Management

    Think of people


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place at one time."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ashland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learned new skill set on my own through working on projects.
    Micromanaging is nonexistent.
    Sometimes yearly bonus based on performance of the business was good.
    Some great professional people in the org that I enjoyed working with. A lot of them are now gone due to the restructures the last few years.

    Cons

    No mentoring or skill development at all. Constant restructure and threatening that positions would be ending. Which created a negative, petty environment among the department. Such a shame because the job was great.

    Advice to Management

    I encountered inappropriate behavior ( gossip & insults) from a couple of people that managed over me. I was told I was the top performer but not given any incentive to grow just treated as a work horse that could be replaced.
    Advise look into departments with dead weight and actually be managers get rid of those who cannot even show up for work. It's an insult to those who take the initiative. I experienced a co-worker who gloated for almost eight months that she did not do any work and watched this person get away with it. Very disheartening and a waste of payroll.


  6. "scientist"

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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 Ashland full-time

    Pros

    work is easy, colleagues are friendly, good for senior people

    Cons

    no development, very serous talent loss over the years

    Advice to Management

    need to spend some time on how to keep people, many people left the company due to poor management


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Team Spirit. Everyone supported everyone else. No backstabbing or anything like that. Gret slaries also

    Cons

    Almost none. Loved it there. the bonus plan could have been a little more robust but again this was only a mimor problem

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees at employee rallies more often. Tke thie questiond seriously an d dont be so dismissive even if the questions sound weird.

  8. "Instability"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Potential growth as they purchase companies for expansion.

    Cons

    Instability with change and also diminishing benefits


  9. "Good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Kenova, WV
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Kenova, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many chemicals that can really hurt you. Small place. 12 hour schedule. Every other weekend off. start out at full rate. 401 k match.

    Cons

    Production over safety. 401 k is only 4% places near by are 7%. Insurance deductible is close to $7000 a year.


  10. "Lots of change"

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    Former Employee - Digital Communications Specialist in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Digital Communications Specialist in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    When I worked there the best thing about the job was the people. Everyone got along and while there were typical 'high school drama' moments, it was a good team environment.

    Cons

    The company was constantly changing, no one knew if they would have jobs in 6 months. Pay was minimum. IT wasn't staffed properly to keep up with modern changes.


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