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Evonik Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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Evonik President, North America John Rolando
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  • acquisition and sales make career development a challenge (in 6 reviews)

  • very large organization with sometimes little room for independent decision making (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Sales in Richmond, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at Evonik full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the people I worked with were helpful and friendly. Interesting technology. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Very German centric, limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that there is talent within your organization that is outside of Germany.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management team"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Vernon, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in Vernon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Evonik full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, great bonus and pay raise.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, Management has came in and cleaned house for the better, but since pay is good and hard to come by in another work place, Management bullies there way around, lacks respect, weekly threats are made to basically get fired, and your decision or input does not matter. Plant management even allowed my old supervisor bring his pet dog in his office during work hours. HR isn't on site, so a lot of stuff goes on behind the scenes. Cameras also placed throughout the plant but has been quite of a "overkill", if nobody is trusted why keep the staff?

    Advice to Management

    Motivate your staff to succeed and stop the bullying. Mistakes are bound to happen but by threats to "terminate" fellow peers does make the current employee feel good about themselves and coming into work "clear-minded".

  3. "Just Depends"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Evonik full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ok place to work depends on your manager.

    Cons

    Lack of shared vision. management is poor.

    Advice to Management

    develoop soft skills among managers.


  4. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    large company that offered great benefits

    Cons

    Job desciption changed involved to much travel


  5. "Good Company Depends on which department you work in"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Evonik full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation time, family friendly job

    Cons

    Some departments are great, depends on which department you work in.


  6. "Evonik"

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    Former Employee - Business Line Controller in Morris Plains, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Line Controller in Morris Plains, NJ

    I worked at Evonik full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Company take pride of not letting employees work late hours. Great benefits with 401 k and pension plan.

    Cons

    Overall business strategy is not well define. Company's reporting matrix structure is complex and most of the time conflicting.


  7. "Plant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Orange, TX
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Orange, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evonik full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional and Courteous. Excellent business Direction

    Cons

    acquisition and sales make career development a challenge

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Evonik full-time

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for overall. Good atmosphere and the people were nice.

    Cons

    Poor middle management. Micro managed you to the point you wanted to quit. No training, no advancement, not enough staff to cover the workload. Stay late or come in early was management's response.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and empower them. Train middle management or do away with them. Useless positions anyway, just unneeded babysitters.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "QC Lab Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Evonik (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, interesting projects, good place for networking

    Cons

    Will leave you as contract for as long as they possibly can, no room for improvement you are what your job posting says you are and that's it

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive and discuss any problems with your employees.


  10. "Good company overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global activities which provide opportunities for overseas posting
    Good benefit programs
    Competitive salaries

    Cons

    Slow to weed out poor performers
    Heavily matrixed with German HQ
    Low chance of significant movement into upper management due to high numbers of German employees needing placement and who take priority

    Advice to Management

    Apply equal treatment of employees across the organization including German staff
    Improve performance management system


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