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Huntsman Corp Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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Huntsman Corp President, CEO, and Director Peter R. Huntsman
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  • Horrible working environment with backstabbing, toxic people and incompetent leadership in middle-management (in 7 reviews)

  • They do not have a high level of customer service (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Best place I've ever worked"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High ethical standards. Huntsman family uses profits to benefit many worthwhile charities. Good work / life balance, family oriented. Excellent benefits (immediate 10% company contribution to 401k if you put in 4% of pay, affordable medical plans, 2-6 weeks of vacation plus 11 holidays plus 5 paid personal days off per year, free disability coverage, good life insurance). Competitive salaries. All employees eligible for bonuses.

    Cons

    Frequent company restructuring. People tend to stay with company, which can limit promotion opportunities.


  2. "Customer Service Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teammates were great. But they are disappointed too.

    Cons

    They do not have a high level of customer service. Not willing to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Higher inexperienced people to train as robots.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Legal Dept."

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    Former Employee - Legal Department in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Department in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance and some of the people. I was never made to feel guilty for taking my vacation days.

    Cons

    Cliques and those who will step on you on their way up the ladder. Some, once promoted, will no longer talk to you because you aren't important enough. Yes, those are the ones who get promoted.

    Extremely outdated software and there are so many filters on the internet, I couldn't do my job. I had to log on to some websites using my own tablet because I couldn't see pictures or video on my work computer. After several years of trying to communicate this to IT, I gave up.

    Huntsman is behind the times. They don't allow any employees to work remotely and we couldn't even wear jeans on Friday. Huntsman needs to enter the 21st century and offer more work options, like a 4/10 schedule. The guys still have to wear ties.

    Accounts payable is outsourced. I had 2 vendors cut me off because we weren't paying our bills on time. This made it very difficult to do my job as well. Bring those jobs back to the U.S. When we'd call for help to ask why something hadn't been paid, we couldn't understand what they were saying.

    Advice to Management

    It's 2017, just in case you hadn't noticed. Huntsman needs to get with the times and stop treating your employees like they are babies. You don't have to block ALL photos from the internet. We're not ALL bad people, so don't treat us that way. Oh, and denim jeans aren't evil, good grief.


  4. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Tresury in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Tresury in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huntsman Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits if you are with Huntsman directly... If with spin off, not so much.

    Cons

    Cliques abound... be a part of the fan club to progress

    Advice to Management

    Communicate plans to all employees instead of leaving them in limbo


  5. "Poor Prospects"

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in Ringwood, IL
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Ringwood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great and start right away.

    Cons

    Training is rushed and they expect workers to hurry/ move quickly. Poor management, communications, training, it's either sink or swim. Management is racial.

    Advice to Management

    Needs more training in management. Professional development classes.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work schedule, some nice people

    Cons

    poor management, unethical behaviors by management, nobody speaks up because they are afraid to lose their jobs. too many friends in mgmt, dishonest management

    Advice to Management

    Train or choose management from outside too many friends with organization that cloud their ability to make fair judgement.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Process Safety Technologist"

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    Former Employee - Process Safety Technologist in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Process Safety Technologist in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In my role I was able to shape the process safety management system for the company. I was a major contributor and interpreter of the companies process safety management procedures and practices.

    Cons

    The technical aspects of process safety were not as well understood or appreciated by the business leaders of the divisions as they should be.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate and listen to your engineers more. They are your problem solvers and they can keep you out of trouble and make your operations more effecient and cost effective if you will just empower them to do so.

  8. "Reasonable Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tomball, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tomball, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family oriented company with good ties to the community. Their intent is to provide a good environment. The work environment is positive and reasonable.

    Cons

    Sometimes the family gets in the way of good business practices.
    A little too much nepotism. There are some elements of favoritism if you have the right name.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits are great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Augusta, GA

    Pros

    Brand new plant, so starting up wasn't always fun or easy. Great benefits and safety culture. Can't beat the retirement plan or the time off.

    Cons

    Management isn't very good. Because it was a plant start-up, management tried to stay hands on with everything which ultimately caused more problems than needed.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Doldrums"

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Wenham, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Wenham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huntsman Corp (More than a year)

    Pros

    Has some good points but overall morale is low because nothing positive is happening. Share price has fallen more than their peers due mostly to a bad situation with pigments.

    Cons

    Top level management seems to be focused on how to solve problems in their TiO2 businesses. The rest of the company is doing fine but not moving forwards.

    Advice to Management

    Spin off the TiO2 business at any cost and get the other divisions back on track asap. Invest more in developing new technology.


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