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Updated August 31, 2017
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Irvin L. Levy
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Pros
  • Good benefits with plenty of opportunity to excel (in 8 reviews)

  • Allows me to have an excellent work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • very little career development, low pay (in 7 reviews)

  • company tends to be pretty old school and stuck in there ways (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Annonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCH full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is incredibly friendly. Many people stay at the company for years, it's not unusual to meet someone who has been at the company 10+ years. NCH is truly a 9-5 company, I never stay late.

    Cons

    I have a lack of work and am bored in my role.


  2. "Great company Chemsearch, not great Certified"

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

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

    Pros

    I worked for Chemsearch and was switched to Certified.. awful.

    Cons

    poor management with Certified... very poor

  3. "Bioinformatics Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team I worked with at NCH was well rounded- we worked hard and laughed hard. The work was engaging and dynamic, ranging from biological questions to computational ones. Management was effective and good at guiding but not overbearing.

    I left to pursue my PhD, but wouldn't hesitate to recommend NCH to a colleague.

    Cons

    I was very happy with this job. The only con I can think of had nothing to do with NCH- the highway nearby was under construction and made commute times longer than they needed to be.

    Advice to Management

    Charles and Amanda play well off each other. It was a pleasure to work for you guys.


  4. "Assistant Controller"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun employee activities, Focused on acheivement

    Cons

    Tossing employees aside with little regard for prior accomplishments

    Advice to Management

    Leading a company is about more than what is in it for family that owns the business


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor communication and favoritism"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Certain (very few) departments allow flexibility with hours and flex time. There is also an on-site cafeteria during work hours.

    Cons

    Obvious favoritism by senior managers, salary not competitive to market, poor communication between management and workers. Expensive benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Survey the workforce to see true feelings​ and attitudes​ toward the company. Adjust compensation to meet the market or increase other benefits


  6. "It was a good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NCH full-time

    Pros

    It is a family owned business and felt that way even though it is a world wide company.

    Cons

    Based in Texas and closed it's California location.


  7. "Collections"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NCH full-time

    Pros

    NCH is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    There weren't any cons at NCH.

  8. "accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NCH full-time

    Pros

    good work and life balance

    Cons

    very little career development, low pay

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Would Not Reccomend"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady employment, with a lot of good people who work for the company.

    Cons

    Less than generous vacation policy
    Management struggles to make employees feel valued
    Pay is not very competitive


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Would not recommend to anyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very few if any. Some good people work there.

    Cons

    - Horrible management. They just complain about how their people don't work hard enough although everyone is answering emails at all hours of the night.
    - Systems are incredibly dated. CIO made the comment that they hadn't put a lot of money into the systems for over 10 years. How does a company function like that?!?
    - Pay is consistently 15%-20% below market value.
    - 2 weeks of vacation for the first 5 years is absurd in todays market and competitive job pool.
    - No maternity leave or no paternity leave. You have to go on FMLA for maternity leave. Really no paid leave at all.
    - Workforce is aging rapidly. Too many times I was told "well this is how we've always done it". New thoughts and processes are encouraged.
    - Everything is very sneaky and you always have to watch your back.
    - You are lied to constantly by Sr Leadership who keep just saying "everything is ok" when the staff knows its not.
    - Offices are old and dated. They do not encourage team events or have any culture at all. Everyone is constantly unhappy and complains. Turnover is extremely high.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people. Try to make it a fun place to work. Focus on the younger generation. Stop being "YES" men to your CEO and the Family. Treat your employee with respect.


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