H.C. Starck Reviews | Glassdoor

H.C. Starck Reviews

Updated April 1, 2017
15 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

2.1
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Richard P. McCorry
2 Ratings

15 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

  1. "Not do good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Newton, MA

    Pros

    Salary is good, plus 401k and bonus was a good addition. Good fellow employees who I enjoyed working with in my short period.

    Cons

    Messed up. Only cared about selling the company. Bad communication between management & employees. Was working in different systems was hard to get work done


  2. "Production"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at H.C. Starck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some nice people, education in safety useful. Training programs helpful

    Cons

    Horrible place to work at. Some nice people some arrogant ones.

    Advice to Management

    Start with the HR dept. and dept. managers. Educate them in emotional intelligence


  3. "Corruption and Cronyism"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Euclid, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Euclid, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is fair
    Clean working environment
    Safe working environment
    There are a few nice co-workers
    Flexible scheduling

    Cons

    No work/life balance- you are expected to work all hours of the night at the whim of management
    Severe Cronyism- only the inner-circle has a chance
    Bullying and name-calling
    Sophomoric hazing-style behavior
    Management gossips
    Anti-woman
    Very unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Woman are people too!
    Watch your employees because the level of burnout and apathy has caused QC issues that are costing you thousands of dollars a day.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Experience with Starck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global IT Infrastructure Manager in Euclid, OH
    Former Employee - Global IT Infrastructure Manager in Euclid, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at H.C. Starck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When I started the US division was profitable and the outlook was up. The US Management team were strong and the rank and file employees were motivated and dedicated.

    Cons

    US Management was changed without explanation and new ones appointed by Germany. The business fell apart and the trend globally for all divisions has been and continues to be dismal. The Board seems clueless on making a proper decision and the investors seem unlikely to step in.

    Advice to Management

    Complete turnover in the Board and an overhaul of company values. If this does not happen soon there will be total failure.


  6. "If they were simply selling widgets, they would have been out of business a long time ago."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the people are nice and the campus is attractive, safe, and secure.

    Cons

    The management is non existent and the training is even worse. There is no training. They put you on a job and expect you to know everything from day one. Other employees can be vile and competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Start a training program for your employees and demand that the workplace become a more inclusive, team oriented environment.


  7. "Be wary, now is not a good time to join company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Owned by venture capitalist with very short term goals. No investing in people or technology for the future. Mixed signals as to present and future prospects. High turnover, voluntary and otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    Single, concise and understandable strategy. Better and consistent communications. Improved future vision. More concern for employees.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "How to survive, if you want to....."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at H.C. Starck full-time

    Pros

    The pay is above average. The benefits are good. Close proximity to Hwy 90 makes the location easily accessible.

    Cons

    The cliques are very strong. If one wants to be neutral or objective, the work longevity or survival time is short - if you are not with us, you are against us.

    Advice to Management

    Create a clear vision for the company and at least pretend you are employee-friendly.


  9. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at H.C. Starck full-time

    Pros

    Worked with great people and most interesting projects

    Cons

    Managers covering their butts and never listened to the people doing the work.

    Advice to Management

    Build relationships with customers and employees. Think long term


  10. "Summer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    people were very nice and helpful

    Cons

    construction never ends going and leaving there


  11. "Don't work here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and some people are enjoyable to work with

    Cons

    Management has no clue and is only focused on selling us.

    Advice to Management

    Sell us quickly so we can have a new management group that cares about the long term!


Showing 15 of 16 reviews
Reset Filters