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Kemin Industries Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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Pros
  • work/life balance was great for my position (in 9 reviews)

  • Stability, family owned, Science based, entrepreneurial (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance depends greatly on the position and BU (in 4 reviews)

  • Management in business units are ignorant (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Overview"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kemin Industries (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company Culture and people

    Cons

    Multi-location - consolidation on track


  2. "Marketing Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Holistic view of marketing/ communication tasks.

    Cons

    New marketing program so tasks weren't extremely organized.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Internship--Great experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexibility within business units
    - Friendly staff that pushes you to succeed
    - Intelligent coworkers
    - Varying projects
    - High involvement (I visited production facilities, attended global meetings)

    Cons

    - Sales-driven, premium quality is succumbing to advanced, cheap alternatives
    - Silo-ing
    - Long hours with no contact with others

    Advice to Management

    Try to reach to other departments! Holistic experience is important.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Research Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Research Associate in Des Moines, IA
    Former Contractor - Research Associate in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kemin Industries as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to design projects with approval

    Cons

    R&D management plays favorites with certain employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great for advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place if you work hard and want to move up. You can have a variety of roles and can wear many hats. Good entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    It is privately held and sometimes decisions made by management don't make business sense.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those who are actually doing the work before decisions are made because some can have unintended consequences.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Wish it was closer to home."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Family owned. Good benefits and pay rate.Seems to genuinely care about it's employees. Values experience.

    Cons

    Growing pains. Could invest more back into production facilities.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication through out processes.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good company to work for depending on the group"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kemin Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours with fair work life balance
    Good people

    Cons

    Need to know when to say no or employees may become burned out
    Science isn't breaking edge

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Fast growing company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Control Chemist in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Quality Control Chemist in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kemin Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Kemin is a good place to work. It's a family owned company, with plenty of employees who have been there 20 plus years. The bonus program is nice, and there are a lot of perks provided to employees over the year.

    Cons

    Kemin struggles with their growth sometimes. People are overworked before management recognizes that additional resources are needed. And then it's even longer before you get them.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kemin Industries (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. In my experiance, culture is flexible and accomodating to a personal life. Your job is what you make of it, some people advance very quickly, others stagnate. Seems to be a constant effort to improve the company, recognizing weaknesses and working to correct them.

    Cons

    The company is growing fast-maybe too fast. Most business units have outgrown the space allotted to them. I'm also oftentimes confused on how certain employees make it to management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Work on developing and retaining your quality employees. If an employee shows potential, don't refuse to promote based solely on years of experiance.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A good company that continues to grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kemin Industries full-time

    Pros

    Employees are fairly compensated for their work and are often rewarded for their hard work.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to advance depending on the position or sister company for which you belong.

    Advice to Management

    Allow subordinates to live up to their potential.



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