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Clariant North America Reviews

Updated November 10, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Vice President in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Clariant North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work; excellent system of internal talent recognition and promotion. Very 'open' and supportive system and one of the best work environments in a very competitive and challenging industry.

    Cons

    Clariant's financial performance makes it one of the top candidates for mergers & aquisitions


  2. "Lab Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broussard, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broussard, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clariant North America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good severance package and benefits.

    Cons

    Poor communication
    Favoritism and Nepatism
    Qualifications often overlooked for personal relationsips

    Advice to Management

    To Upper Management - Get new management.

  3. "Operator"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Mount Holly, NC
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Mount Holly, NC

    I have been working at Clariant North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Hours are 12 a day. 2 weeks day shift then 2 weeks night shift

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. "Plant Manager"

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

    I worked at Clariant North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Relatively good work/life balance
    - Some of the people are great to work with
    - Reasonable benefits

    Cons

    - Management does not have a focus on operational improvement. Sales driven only. Reluctance to spend money on high value projects in favor of spending on sales team.
    - Loose HR. There are not consistent HR policies/practices across sites or divisions, especially when talking about career progression. One position that is supposed to be at one position can be offered at a much lower salary at a lower level if they feel that you will accept.


  5. "Could be a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clariant North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, location & good co-workers

    Cons

    Pay is based not on the quality of the job you do, it is based on how much of a fuss you put up. The most demanding & difficult people are the ones who get the high pay & perks. Some of the top management levels are clueless. Raises are negligible. No feedback is given. The corporate values are great, but ignored by management.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good hard look at your regional department heads - some of them are worthless.


  6. "Management style"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clariant North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training for managers with hands on experience facilitated.

    Cons

    Lack of communications sometimes which causes misunderstanding between managers.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open for better communication and mutual understanding so managers are more productive and loyal to the company.


  7. "Quality lab tech"

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    Former Employee - Quality Lab Technician in Brooklyn Center, MN
    Former Employee - Quality Lab Technician in Brooklyn Center, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Clariant North America full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced, own sort-scheduler, independently work alone.

    Cons

    Lack of proper help. Too much favoritism. Lots of family members(same family) work here.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees for quality lab, get more QA LAB extruders

  8. "Long time employee"

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

    I have been working at Clariant North America full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work plenty of overtime

    Cons

    New computer system is slowing down the work process

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "Decent Atmosphere. Nice place to work. Good benefits. Overall positive."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clariant North America full-time

    Pros

    Low micro-management in general. Open feedback culture. Good benefits. You set your own pace. Stability. My boss is very nice and understanding.

    Cons

    The only way to get a good salary increase is by changing position. Very poor onboarding process. Looks like lagging behind in technology.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let Continuous Improvement initiatives fall into oblivion.


  10. "Lots of experienced employees, good environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clariant North America full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, interested in innovation, huge strides in safety, benefits are good, co-workers are easy to collaborate with, lots of experience

    Cons

    Little career direction, salary below averages, advancement opportunities often lacking due to tenure of managers

    Advice to Management

    Set employees on path to success, catch up with regards to salary, let employees know what they need to do to advance


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