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"Small company with great growth opportunity"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Family run company means senior leadership has a great deal invested in the success of this organization. The company has experienced 3 consecutive record years in terms of financial results through an economic recession. Our senior leaders do a great job of communicating priorities across the organization on a regular basis. Because of the small nature of the company (1800 employees) it feels like a family yet our 16 manufacturing sites globally make the company feel much larger and allows for individual growth.

Cons

Can be hesitant to take big risks and may lose out on big pay offs. Slow to change a very encultured workforce.

Other Employee Reviews for Stepan

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    "Why work here?"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Northfield, IL
    Former Employee - Scientist in Northfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You need a job badly. You want to live in Chicago. You want to work for a smaller company. The company seems pretty stable, they continue to grow.

    Cons

    Family owned company...limited opportunity to advancement at senior levels. Not located in a convenient location...difficult to get to even though it's close to 94. Since it's essentially a chemical supplier to other industries you don't get the opportunity to do work that is fully relevant to the consumer. Stepan has not always had the most favorable enviromental impact. In the way past they were accused of dumping benzene in Mexico. I think they have worked to clean up their image since.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in fresh blood from the outside.


  2. "Pleasant, good work life balance"

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, high professional standard

    Cons

    Staff pay is only average

    Advice to Management

    Carry out review of staff remuneration

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