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Hempel Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2019

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Pierre Yves Jullien
19 Ratings
  1. "Market Manager"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hempel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, the staff across the globe are second to none. The company culture in Houston is confortable and welcoming.

    Cons

    Office locations are in Greenspoint (Gunspoint and Conroe). The management is mostly non-US so there is a small disconnect with the US market.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize the number of people in management and grow your sales and business development force.

    Hempel2014-05-01
  2. "Great Co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Rather Not Say 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hempel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Once a great place with leaders who cared. Still a residual of leaders remaining.

    Cons

    If you are not elitist you may be disappointed. Insecurities abound in management.

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader.

    Hempel2019-07-30
  3. "What About Your Employees?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hempel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some of the management staff approachable

    Cons

    Unprofessional Staff in some areas Cares more about customer satisfaction rather than employee satisfaction Will force you into taking vacation/personal days on days of their choosing Those with degrees get paid less than those without. Benefits prices go up a lot every year.

    Advice to Management

    Put as much thought into your employees as you do your customers. If you do that I'm sure the company morale will go up substantially.

    Hempel2018-05-22
  4. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hempel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    OK products, good computer software and IT support, Office is nice if your close enough to go not just for meetings.

    Cons

    Don't know which way is up. Senior Leadership seems to push us one way and middle MGT pushes us another. No real direction or motivation to win. They rest on their laurels of past product achievements while competitors pass them up. No real sense of direction. Want us to sale more but refuse to stock products if order is not 4 weeks in advance. Like to buy companies and ruin them.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to run a business, and maybe you can win. But dont worry I am sure senior leadership will clean house again soon and we will go through all this all over again.

    Hempel2017-12-12
  5. "Hempel US"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Conroe, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hempel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very nice people and pleasant working atmosphere, nice new building US HQ was extended) with a gym availabe for employees

    Cons

    going through many organisational and operational changes which seem not to be well thought. Things change dynamically, huge people rotation, low salaries, min 40min drive from Houston

    Advice to Management

    invest in long term quality not in temp low cost hires

    Hempel2016-12-24
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Its an ok place to work, but would rather find another one"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conroe, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hempel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    co workers I work with directly are ok to work with most of the time. Its a job close to home.

    Cons

    always too much work for one person in a day and they dont want to spend the money to hire anyone to help, instead they shuffle the work around so everyone is overworked. some dept work more than others. Salesman/Dept seem to run the company and never follow the policies of the company. The President of the Americas never listens to anyone else except the salesman, he hibernates in his office and doesnt see what is really...

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    Hempel2012-07-14
  7. "Nice People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conroe, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hempel

    Pros

    The people are very nice; upper (USA) management is on site.

    Cons

    Departments do not communicate well with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Give more feedback to people.

    Hempel2010-09-16
  8. "Great company with great values."

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Athens
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hempel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stability and constant workflow to keep you busy.

    Cons

    Very low prospects of evolving ,if any.

    Advice to Management

    Do not ignore your peers

    Hempel2019-07-23
  9. "Brutal"

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hempel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Closes over Christmas, scary that that is the only pro.

    Cons

    Crown Decorating Centres has a culture of bullying, approved and encouraged by top level management. Whistleblow or raise a grievance, and you will be hunted out with mental intimidation and threats. A horrendous company, and do not go near it.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously have a look at staff turnover, and why so many on new contracts in the Decorating centre do not make 2 years - funny that, as they have no rights until then.

    Hempel2019-07-20
  10. "Used to be a good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Hempel full-time

    Pros

    United sales & coating engineer

    Cons

    Monday to Sunday working. Management new direction caused the company to go down stream.

    Advice to Management

    Change another direction.

    Hempel2019-07-02
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