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Hydrite Reviews

Updated May 18, 2018
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  1. "Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Encourages entrepreneurs, promote within, various support resources, manufacturer/distributor/blender, family owned

    Cons

    Growth is fast that we over extend some personal, drivers, ops.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused and communicate often

    Hydrite Response

    May 14, 2018 – Manager of TA

    Thank you for the positive feedback about entrepreneurship and promotion from within. Both of these are critical to our culture! We continue to review resources, people and plan for growth on a... More


  2. "Strong Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hydrite full-time

    Pros

    Strong corporate culture and employees that care about their job.

    Cons

    Not a ton of downside outside some job specific gripes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

  3. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Associate in Brookfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hydrite full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, average salary, good co-workers, fair perks

    Cons

    Poor leadership starting at the top, executives from the VP down to mangers don't care about their employees, was a good company which is getting worse by the year as new generation of family takes charge

    Advice to Management

    Care more about employees and less about a few more dollars to bottom line


  4. "Dept. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, profitable family business with good pay & benefits

    Cons

    New, younger family leadership changing culture for the worse

    Advice to Management

    Your good people are leaving, planning to leave and/or will leave; if you care then do something about it.

    Hydrite Response

    May 14, 2018 – Manager of TA

    Thank you for your feedback. Our business continues to grow and remain strong. We believe providing our employees with top notch benefits, a solid compensation package and a great employee... More


  5. "Chemist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hydrite full-time

    Pros

    Stable pay. Stable work environment. Nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Stable pay. Your work ethic whether good or bad does not change your pay. Not challenging. Repetitive work.


  6. "Experienced"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Cottage Grove, WI
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Cottage Grove, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hydrite full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Strong Private Company, Good Benefits

    Cons

    Training took a nose dive several years back getting rid of the training coordinator position

    Advice to Management

    Engineering Managers do not know how to manage production operators. Pay is low for operators at Cottage Grove East for the work they do compared to other industries

    Hydrite Response

    Feb 9, 2018 – Manager of TA

    We appreciate your feedback. Hydrite continuously benchmarks compensation and do our best to exceed market in base wages as well as total compensation. We encourage open dialogue with your... More


  7. "Safety is second to production"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Upward mobility, company often promotes.

    Cons

    Meeting customer demands #1 priority - this is perpetuated from regional managers down. Active in ignoring unsafe conditions/pressures to meet customer demands at any costs. Plant maintenance budgets inadequate. Safety culture is inadequate and antiquated. Business grows to fast for own good - outpaces its resources & leans on people and short cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Hire talent from outside at top level positions. This company does not know what good looks like from a manufacturing perspective.

  8. "beware"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are top notch. Retirement plan is crazy !

    Cons

    Enviornment is hostile to employees. Management makes sure you understand that you are on thin ice and replaceable. Dangerous spills have been swept under a rug and not reported to corporate. Holidays are taken away with little notice. Shifts are changed with little notice.

    Advice to Management

    Check your ego at the door. Employees all have the same goal to make the company successful. Try building them up to succeed, not break them down.

    Hydrite Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – Manager of TA

    We are disappointed to hear this feedback. The safety and engagement of our employees and management is critical to our business and culture. We invite you to call Tom Miazga, Director of Safety... More


  9. "Awesome Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great family owned business where if you work hard you can create your own opportunity.

    Cons

    There are no real cons in work for Hydrite.

    Hydrite Response

    Feb 9, 2018 – Manager of TA

    We appreciate your feedback. Hydrite believes in an entrepreneurial spirit and development of employees.


  10. "So far it's been really great. Everyone is so nice."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hydrite offers great benefits.
    The working hours are decent.
    My co-workers are nice.
    Hydrite has plants in several different states.

    Cons

    Thus far in my career with Hydrite, I have yet to discover, experience, or witness any problematical practices or behaviors.


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