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Calumet Specialty Products Reviews

Updated Jun 6, 2019

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Found 81 reviews

2.5
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37%
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37%
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Tim Go
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, Decent health coverage(in 6 reviews)

  • "Good management staff at the refinery level(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Operator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calumet Specialty Products full-time

    Pros

    Super awesome learn a lot safety is key

    Cons

    Dangerous but other then that none

    Calumet Specialty Products2019-01-24
  2. "Lots of Work and Overtime"

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    Current Employee - Lab Specialist in Dickinson, TX

    I have been working at Calumet Specialty Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You do a variety of things and are never bored. Great learning place - especially if you have never worked in a chemical plant.

    Cons

    A Lot of nepotism. The ones with the best salaries are related. In the lab you only get 6 days off a month - if they have full staff - if not you get less days off a month.

    Advice to Management

    Change the lab schedule so they don't get burned out so fast - give them more days off and in a row.

    Calumet Specialty Products2019-05-28
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to start in this field..."

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Wall Township, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Calumet Specialty Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The comrodery among co-workers, benefits, full virtual control over your worker profile (ceridian dayforce), the ability to chose first second or third shift positions and transfer amongst them.

    Cons

    Lack of management, workers concerns are kept in house and never brought to corporates attention until we begin to make a drink, lack of communication from higher ups, never consistent with overtime, redundant and useless training sessions

    Advice to Management

    Be more forthcoming with employees about what is actually happening with the company as they are the life blood of that company.

    Calumet Specialty Products2019-05-23
  4. "do not work here"

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

    I worked at Calumet Specialty Products full-time

    Pros

    nice coworkers who work hard for their paycheck

    Cons

    No communication / hard to work with others / employees come last / management is a joke

    Calumet Specialty Products2019-06-06
  5. "When do raises happen? NEVER"

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

    I worked at Calumet Specialty Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some coworkers are great to work with, and leave you alone. Others are up in your business because they aren't doing any work at all.

    Cons

    No raises because prior management screwed the entire company, and plant level management keeps all raises and bonuses to themselves. Only "team players" that drink and sleep with management get the money, or so I hear.

    Advice to Management

    Throw out some of the folks who have been around too long. If you are going to insist on keeping them, rotate them to BFE Montana so they can see what real work looks like. Less travel for management and fewer paid trips to fantasy island for what's supposed to be trade shows, when the vendors foot the bill for the golf scrambles and martinis. Make everyone rotate to different jobs. Some people were born there and...

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    Calumet Specialty Products2019-04-04
  6. Helpful (1)

    "I like it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Calumet Specialty Products full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and smart people.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication can be slow to develop.

    Calumet Specialty Products2019-02-25
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Feels like an office that was built and managed in 1975."

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

    I worked at Calumet Specialty Products full-time

    Pros

    They are profitable again after financial difficulties.

    Cons

    Not a "friendly" place. No investment in employees.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize your people management.

    Calumet Specialty Products2019-02-19
  8. "Harsh work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Calumet Specialty Products full-time

    Pros

    Good pay overtime holiday pay

    Cons

    Hard work hot bad management

    Advice to Management

    Ne more helpful and understanding please

    Calumet Specialty Products2019-03-06
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Houston Employee"

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    Current Employee - Otc in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calumet Specialty Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice gym for full time employees.

    Cons

    No communication. No path for advancement. No coordination between different locations. Middle management incompetent, and non-management staff has no direct contact with upper management, so nothing ever changes other than good employees leaving in mass exodus. Consultants paid well, full time employees much lower than industry standards. Anyone who speaks truth or highlights inadequacy is fired or pushed to point of...

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    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Streamline procedure and regulations across all locations.

    Calumet Specialty Products2019-01-29
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not impressed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Calumet Specialty Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of work, keeps you busy and the time flies by. Decent benefits including a matching HSA.

    Cons

    Management or lack thereof. No accountability. No direction. No sense of urgency to resolve issues. Minimal/absent employee appreciation, rare to see internal promotions and training. No morale.

    Advice to Management

    Put your words into actions across all levels of the company or face higher training costs due to turnover.

    Calumet Specialty Products2018-12-07
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