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Brenntag Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  1. "Brenntag work life is what you make it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Brenntag part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work hours off on weekends

    Cons

    To much micro office management until things go wrong


  2. "Brenntag"

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

    I have been working at Brenntag full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    global, serves various industries, large product portfolio

    Cons

    no diversity, lack of training

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to employees

  3. "Could Have Been"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Larger company, willing to train, really good benefits package, when given raises are noticeable, considers employee safety a priority.

    Cons

    Somewhat "hostile" working environment like high school. Definitely a "good ole boys" type of upper management. Don't expect to go anywhere unless you are part of the right crowd.

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty and dedication are rare on either side of the fence, and when it is given it should never be taken for granted or abused.


  4. "Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good solid company that continues to grow in a low tech industry. Solid performance year over year with generally good career opportunities.

    Cons

    Salaries in certain areas could be higher. Could use more employees in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to evaluate work load in some areas.


  5. "Tired"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company, good pay and benefits, nice people.

    Cons

    Tons of hours. I have never worked so much in my life. Micromanagement.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Below average pay"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, OK equipment, 401k and that's it

    Cons

    Pay and health benefits. This company is beyond cheap when it comes to pay, They cannot find and retain drivers because the pay is so low. Now they're wanting to send plant employees to truck driving school so they can lock them in at even lower pay. Lucky for them they have a lot of older drivers that are terrified to find another job but, those employees won't be around forever.

    Advice to Management

    The Midsouth region is notorious for it's below market pay rates. You can make much more money elsewhere without the hazmat headaches. Midsouth will not raise the pay to realistic levels and they will gladly let you quit before offering more money. The result of all this? I hear Union talk at almost every branch I go to. Your complete lack of foresight is going to result in a lot of teamster representation in the near future. It's already in the works.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "HR Manager"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Wauwatosa, WI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Wauwatosa, WI

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

    Pros

    Company prides itself on being the safest in the industry and it shows!

    Cons

    Brenntag is not for everyone - if you don't want to come to work when scheduled nor work hard and contribute to the success of the company, it's not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strive for improvement in all areas.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Truck driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    People I worked with, are good people to get along, no rush on the job

    Cons

    Miserable pay, they need to something about that, not happy with that


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Procurement"

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    Current Employee - Procurement in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company. Good to learn

    Cons

    Poor benefits. Need better health insurance

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary and benefits. More training


  10. "Quick review"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rewarding. Good coworkers. Different daily.

    Cons

    Thankless, very busy and tiring

    Advice to Management

    Encourage growth and advancement


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