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Clariant North America Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Demand Inventory Planner and Business Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Demand Inventory Planner and Business in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Demand Inventory Planner and Business in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clariant North America (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global company with opportunities at multiple sites and Countries.
    Fully engaged with the community.
    Friendly and comfortable place to work.

    Cons

    Undergoing restructuring of core businesses.
    Public owned.
    Outsourcing of previously internal functions.


  2. "Not Recommended"

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

    I worked at Clariant North America full-time

    Pros

    Good people, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Excessive workload, difficult upper management, hard to find the right person to accomplish any given task


  3. "Good company, low chance to grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Nice people
    They provide the training you need to perform

    Cons

    Outsourcing of previously internal functions.
    Hard to get ahead, there is little mobility.
    Old facilities

    Advice to Management

    Better strategy


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  5. "Too Many Poor Managers"

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

    I worked at Clariant North America full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits; many of the people are talented.

    Cons

    Poor management with fear mentality in key positions.


  6. "Chemist, work from 2002 to 2007"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Chemist
    Former Employee - Chemist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clariant North America full-time

    Pros

    good benefit, nice colleagues, good for the first job

    Cons

    low pay, simple lab and equipments


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not a bad company - IF you don't plan to advance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clariant North America full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers, great benefits, average pay. Total package is above average, mainly on the strength of the benefits. Raises will be cost of living, so negotiate what you want up-front, opportunities for significant increases once in the company are limited. Overall, a decent place to work. Great place to work for blue collar workers or lower levels. The vast majority of teams work to allow work/life balance and company policies support this.

    Cons

    Hard to get ahead, there is little mobility. Some opportunity in the lower to mid level management roles but overall it is a very stable company with little movement or turnover(a reflection of the benefits and co-workers).

    ALL the upper management positions that come open are filled with employees from Europe or Latin America. Pretty much no senior level managers in North America are women. There are some Americans in upper management, but no Americans have been promoted into senior roles in 6+ years.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a true merit increase system to reward high performers. Examine the diversity of your senior promotions in the last 6-8 years - there's something wrong there.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Set in their ways!"

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, easy work

    Cons

    Slow, boring and management that is old and set in their ways.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "CNA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clariant North America full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, compensation, management, culture

    Cons

    They'll not discourage you from working 365 days a year.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage your people to "sharpen their saws" - let them have the time off they've earned.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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

    I have been working at Clariant North America full-time

    Pros

    If you need a job. A place to work.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a career. Look someplace else. Had good management until last several years. Currently with limited talent and no personality.

    Advice to Management

    Get creative and focused.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment, pay and benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clariant North America full-time

    Pros

    The people are great, top management promotes flexibility and personal balance, and the pay and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    The facilities could stand some updating.



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