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  1. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some within staff are great! Exhibits good quality! Kendra Lee is awesome!

    Cons

    If you don't understand internal politics, don't be fooled by the Mottos on the walls - "Straight-talk", "Honesty", "Integrity", etc. I believe a few managers are using this to GET their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let one or two bad apples within the Staff ruin the Organization's overall reputation. They are the reason why you have high turn-over.


  2. "Engineer"

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

    I worked at Merichem full-time

    Pros

    Working hours are great and there is no pressure to work any extra hours.

    Cons

    Management lacks strategy. There is no anticipation or reaction to anything that could go wrong until it actually goes wrong. Management is also clueless about real employee morale. Everyone ,including senior management, is afraid to tell the truth to the owner.

    Advice to Management

    Get some real management.

  3. "Way past its prime"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Merichem has some interesting technology, had some employees seasoned with good experience, and offered domestic and international business travel for projects.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, management eventually created a badly deteriorating work environment by hiring & firing a series of employees and alienating the ones remaining.

    Advice to Management

    Management should have taken "The Speed of Trust" to heart instead of just passing out the book and hoping it somehow would stick on its own.


  4. "Past Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary, Good 401 K.. Good vacation package and holiday.

    Cons

    Horrible place to work. Poor management. No career growth.


  5. "Senior Instrument Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    There are very good challenges

    Cons

    Not career opportunity in the near future


  6. "OK Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merichem full-time

    Pros

    Very good 401K. Mostly nice people.

    Cons

    Top heavy management -- too many directors. One location in Houston is in not the nicest area of town.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve the health insurance offerings.


  7. "Great place to work, lots to do"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Merichem is small and if that's your thing it has all the pluses. Management doesn't breath down your neck, you are free to do your job however it best makes sense, and nobody tells you know to making things better. They are willing to spend money on basic training needs as well.

    Cons

    Being small sometimes means there is more to do than there are people. It also sometimes means doing things that aren't your job because they have to get done. They are also only in the oil and gas industry, which is cyclic by nature.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to pursue growth.

  8. "Good people, questionable future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Merichem full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Uncertain of the direction the company is headed; very little faith in Upper Management

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, communicate better.


  9. "folly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can do a lot of different things, and make your own job to a certain extent. Made lots of good friends working here.

    Cons

    There is no cross company collaboration causing lots of extra rework. Little chances for career advancement. There are also a lot of petty politics, leading to many missed chances for the company to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Work Together, and give up the politics already!


  10. "Merichem is a company providing processes to the oil and gas industry."

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Merichem offers professional development opportunities. The company is very focused on the oil, gas and chemical industries and offers growth in these engineering disciplines.

    Cons

    The company doesn't always communicate its marketing strategies to the front line business development people. This causes the office talent to be under utilized when the goals are not clear.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is the key to helpful and happy employees.


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