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Updated February 8, 2018
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Huntsman Corp President, CEO, and Director Peter R. Huntsman
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, even better site"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Dayton, TX
    Current Employee - Operations in Dayton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Pay is very competitive and on par, if not better than average in this area
    -Small plant with a great tight knit family atmosphere
    -The people who run this plant make it what it is. We have a small footprint but we have the absolute best workforce throughout all the other Huntsman sites. I am biased but it is for good reason.
    -Opportunities for advancement/Growth potential

    Cons

    -Smaller plant, less recognition.
    -Lot of undeveloped land that could be better utilized for more processes.


  2. "Internship Experience"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Port Neches, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Intern in Port Neches, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huntsman Corp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People and great pay

    Cons

    Internship program wasn't well structured

  3. "DirtyHands"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huntsman Corp full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation, management, and location

    Cons

    Plant closure, small site in saint Louis, MO, VERY dirty place to work in

    Advice to Management

    Stay strong


  4. "Great experience!"

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    Former Employee - Chemical Technician in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Chemical Technician in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent healthcare benefits, 401k, and flexibility around personal days and time off. Pay is at market rate, but no higher. I had a great experience here. Good coworkers and work environment.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are limited unless you fall specifically into Engineering, Chemists, or Finance role, however tuition reimbursement is available should u decide to pursue one of these tracks.

    Advice to Management

    Identify and Communicate future advancement opportunities and provide more opportunities for increased responsibility.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Take the good with the bad?"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Technician in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huntsman is absolutely phenomenal when it comes to family time and the pay is good.
    They have great health benefits, pretty standard vacation benefits and for the most part, managers watch the backs of their people.
    Easy to be an overachiever in the current environment.

    Cons

    Promotions are based on years of service instead of actual quality/quantity of work. People also get promoted on work that they have done instead of their abilities to actually take on more responsibilities in new roles which leads to bad management and ultimately - complacency. It is incredibly easy to be an overachiever in the environment because many people take weeks, if not months or years to complete tasks given to them despite clear deadlines. Literally, managers will alter deadlines in a system so that they can meet their bonus requirements and look good on paper when in reality they are not doing their jobs in a timely matter or with any quality whatsoever.
    Accountability seems to go out of the window and sadly, upper management is aware of these things but doesn't do anything to stop it.

    Another thing is bullying, it runs rampant here. If you want to keep up with the big boys and advance in the company, get some thick skin and throw your colleagues under a bus.

    One last thing is that heads of divisions do not do a great job of motivating their teams. They actually excel at the demotivation aspect. In one division, R&D along with marketing and sales are so dysfunctional with one another that no projects come in and nothing beneficial gets done for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable.

    Promote people when they truly deserve it and not just based on some time constraint (or last name) - it will make people feel more pride in what they do.
    Stop delivering demotivating messages if you want quality output to increase.

    Organize divisions in a way where the business and R&D can work efficiently together. 2012-2015 worked great, 2016 and beyond....not so much.


  6. Helpful (1)

    ""Boys Club" and "Family and Friends Benefits""

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huntsman Corp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family friendly, nice people, fair benefits

    Cons

    Focus on promoting family and friends...ie if you are part of the Mormon Church. Very unfair to those "outside" and leads people to support friends and family "program" so they to can benefit. Not a good environment.

    Advice to Management

    People should be treated fairly regardless of gender, last name, or faith.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Workplace Enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Global IT Lead in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Global IT Lead in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huntsman Corp (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They take good care of their people

    Cons

    More training needed for specialize skills

    Advice to Management

    Provide more specialize training skills as part of employee development

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great home town place to work"

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    Current Employee - Planner in Port Neches, TX
    Current Employee - Planner in Port Neches, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huntsman Corp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are friendly and work with you on procedures

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get certain tasks done to completion because of lack of communication in certain areas

    Advice to Management

    put better communications in place


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing. Had a great leader who communicated, supported and developed me in my role.

    Cons

    Some policies are very outdated and need to be modernized like remote work options.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize and hold true to your values


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Division Level Managers don't abide by Huntsman Core Values"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Easton, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Easton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay for some positions is low

    Cons

    Hypocritical in following company core values, unprofessional behaviors, will do what is right for the environment and people as long as it doesn't cost any money.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of your poor division level managers and put new professional, ethical leaders in place.


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