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Dr. Talal Al-Shair
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good compensation and benefits, good people(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good pay, good people, family spirit(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management promises are not upheld, there is too much disparity across the Business Units financially(in 4 reviews)

  • "Currently for sale and FTC is blocking the sale to an American company (Tronox)(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

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

    I worked at Cristal

    Pros

    Smart people, good insurance and benefits Good safety and PSM program A lot of opportunities to learn Managers don’t micromanage

    Cons

    Low salary after tasnee took over. Lower than ANY competing company in the area. Too much Friendship and favoritism. Being on call several weeks of a year. Plant operations is chaos and unpredictable. Too much work and not enough people.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from better schools Increase salary for retention Better middle managers

    Cristal2018-04-13
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good job pay and benefits but stressful."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Ashtabula, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cristal full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Interesting process. Good people. Many different areas to work in within the company. Close to home.

    Cons

    Stressful. Long hours. Hazardous chemicals. Currently for sale and FTC is blocking the sale to an American company (Tronox). Stressful.

    Cristal2018-01-16
  3. Helpful (3)

    "will we have jobs or is it one sided"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cristal full-time

    Pros

    good people to work with... great benefits...good work life balance

    Cons

    tronox take over leaves people wondering if tronox will get rid of any of there people in this take over. They say they will look at both side but we all think that is a lie. time will tell...

    Advice to Management

    Just be fair about the process and job elimination. Just because someone has been there for 30 years doesnt mean they are good at their jobs. Tronox is a very small company and they have no clue for what they are getting into. and the size of Cristal.

    Cristal2017-09-18
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Wait and see"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cristal full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good people who know the business and their patience (hopefully) will pay off. Local-Regional HR & Management is trying but Saudi management is really hurting the business now by micro managing Merger with Tronox may help if anyone is around for it.

    Cons

    Tasnee in Saudi Arabia really has no idea how to run a global company and will not let the business run. A culture of "No" only made worse as the announcement with Tronox, Tasnee doe does not want to spend a dime or make any changes...another year under the thumb of the Saudi's.

    Advice to Management

    Let the Regions run as they should and you may salvage this sale. Put a retention plan in place now for key talent or they will not be around for the Tronox acquisition.

    Cristal2017-04-19
  5. "Change: the only constant"

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

    I have been working at Cristal full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits, good people

    Cons

    Incompetent management, driven by bean counters vs technical people

    Advice to Management

    Promote competent people to be decision makers

    Cristal2017-04-06
  6. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cristal full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great people, good location, good benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucratic processes, global organisation, matrix organisation

    Advice to Management

    keep it regional

    Cristal2017-12-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay, Good people"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Cristal

      Pros

      Good pay, good people, family spirit

      Cons

      Management needs to be more transparent

      Cristal2017-10-15
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