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NCH Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits with plenty of opportunity to excel (in 8 reviews)

  • Cort makes every attempt to make the climate fun and family oriented through the NCH Fun Squad (in 5 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. Helpful (5)

    "You would think a worldwide company would stay up to date."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    NCH is a very well established company, been in business for 90 years. Started as a family owned business and still is. Has manufacturing and sales offices all over the world. Many employees have been with the company forever, the majority of the work force at the headquarters in Irving are over the age of forty.

    Cons

    NCH refuses to update software and supply the tools needed in order to do your job effectively. The majority of the furniture in this building is over 50 years old. They can squeeze a penny so hard Licoln squeals. Every year at annual meeting for employees they annouce how well all of the divisions have done profit wise. Then when annual reviews and raises (less than 3 months later) come around, they proclaim they are unable to give you more than a minisucal amount. If you don't get the money you want coming in you will never get it.

    Advice to Management

    Only lie to your employees once either when you announce how well you are doing or when raises come around.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "A small chemical company with narrow minded leadership."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is persistent. Old fashioned. Located next to Las Colinas. Steady work. Thrifty enough to rarely need to layoff.

    Cons

    Cheap, Top Heavy in Management, Abuse of employees goes overlooked by HR, infrastructure is pitiful. Raises and salaries remain stagnant. Development of staff is non existence. Zero training on how to be Good Managers. People promoted through attrition rather than skill.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the staff by embracing them as the company family. Develop and promote staff. be good stewards of the companies funds.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Unprofessional treatment of potential job candidates"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great way to polish up on phone interview and practice face to face interview

    Cons

    Hear how you are treated like family, blah blah.. Do not have common courtesy to contact you or respond to status of interview. Met with 2 people that couldn t consistently answer questions regarding compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Do not leave people hanging in the wind. If you have chosen another candidate then at least send email. Ignoring is very unprofessional


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Run For Your Life - Certified Labs, Mantek, Chemsearch, Parts Master ect...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales, BDM in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales, BDM in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They do sell good quality products

    Cons

    Management and corporate structure is a joke. They promise the world and don't deliver on anything. They will not give you the pay that you were told or contracted to receive.

    Advice to Management

    Kill yourself.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Unprofessional HR department and overrated word of mouth about company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Position in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - IT Position in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can get in and deal with management then you might be ok.

    Cons

    Leave applicants hanging for long periods of time then when they finally turn down applicants they say they are going with more qualified applicants but I have a friend in the company that says they usually fill from within or with cheaper applicants to save money.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to turn down qualified applicants at least have the decency to be truthful and let them know you never intended to hire someone from the outside, you only posted the position because you had to in order to fill it with a pre-selected internal applicant. Sending out a standard email stating that you are going with more qualified applicants without even looking at the resume or qualifications is bad business.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Failing division"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Representative
    Current Employee - Account Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good earning potential if you don't live in a declining area

    Cons

    Horrible management, awful marketing, non-existent knowledge of trends
    Company is doomed to fail. No interest in employee input. Disengaged account managers due to management. No hope in sight. Run!

    Advice to Management

    Get lost! Marketing should never run a company. Your eyes and ears are the people on the street not the incompetent marketing clowns sitting behind their desks.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Company I Have Worked For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Colony, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Colony, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My only positive comment about this place was that the cubicles were big and not shared so you had a little bit of privacy. The best part of the day was walking out of the door at 5:00 pm.

    Cons

    Stagnate business with very little growth. No training, no set expectations, and no guidance led to not knowing how to do your job and then reprimands for not doing your job correctly. It was a constant cycle of asking for training, not getting the appropriate training, and then being told you aren't doing your job correctly. There is no team work as no one is willing to help you out. The consensus tends to be "that's not my job". Very old school in management style. Likes to utilize a skeleton crew so you will be overworked and underpaid. Outdated equipment and supplies makes it extremely difficult to do your job. Forget about working from home! It takes an act of God to get the appropriate permissions and equipment needed to work from home.

    Advice to Management

    I have no confidence in management whatsoever. I went to several managers with concerns and questions which they were completely dismissive about.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Company that does not reward hard working employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Company is well diversified and is profitable

    Cons

    Old company with old style management values

    Advice to Management

    Financial Leaders do not properly recognize hard working employees


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Very interesting....."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All about top line growth. Good people at lower ranks. Sr. leadership is disconnected. Say they want change, but don't want to rock boat...

    Cons

    Very political, hostile, dysfunctional environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your good people, don't believe everything you hear from executives.... The culture is crumbling around you....


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Good people, but stuck in their ways"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good people; some departments really want to invest in their employees

    Cons

    Very hierarchical and political environment; very low pay in comparison to other organizations; not a forward thinking organization

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more, everyone there talks about leaving as soon as they get a better offer elsewhere. You are losing talent.


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