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NCH Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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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. "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


  2. 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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Before you leave screen shot ALL your records...they WILL steal from YOU!!!"

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    Former Employee - Reliability Consultant (Sales)
    Former Employee - Reliability Consultant (Sales)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ---Depending on your manager little micromanaging
    ---Depending on your "territory" you can make bank
    ---You are selling the BEST product on the market (PS it comes with the BEST price tag...but it is the BEST)
    ---I personally met some AMAZING clients and GREAT reps here....
    ---Work life balance is pretty great depending on your territory. It can be REALLY great one year/month or REALLY stressful.

    Cons

    ---NOT protected territories
    ---Your sister companies WILL and ARE encouraged to try to "steal" your clients
    ---They WILL flood your "territory" with reps
    ---This is a fight to the death company
    ---100% commission company
    ---They WILL NOT pay you your last paycheck when you leave!
    ---Upper Management, personally I think is pretty sleezy
    ---Upper Management thinks all reps are alike and are easily replaceable....PS
    ---I would have given -4 stars on Senior management and Culture and Values if I could have

    Advice to Management

    Pay your reps what you truly owe them. Do the right thing! A sales rep is not a sales rep is not a sales rep is not a sales rep.... Unfortunately my ongoing lunches with my old clients tell me otherwise.... And PS you aren't the only great grease in the O&G business!!!

    To be honest I don't think Mr Levy knows what goes on in half of some of divisions of his company. And I worked obviously in one of the lubrication companies.

  8. "NCH"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Man wird zumindest nicht permanent angerufen. Allerdings erreicht man auch niemanden

    Cons

    Relativ wenig Unterstützung im Sales. Produktpalette unübersichtlich. Kein Gebietsschutz und keine Koordination seitens Verwaltung


  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 (2)

    "Once a fantastic company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Prior to 2001, NCH Canada Inc. was a fantastic company to work for until the likes of Howard Shiller, Fern Laniel, Robert Vandrish, Reuben Isaacs all left. Then the downfall trend began with the in-flow of pretentious no good backstabbers, absolutely and morally corrupt bunch. The Levi's used to have a good thing going, brilliant products and a great sales and company staff. Sad to see NCH Canada Inc.barely exists today. Excellent training for the sales team.

    Cons

    Excellent but extremely expensive specialty chemicals.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the basic principles of the company exists because of it's Sales Team. Do not price yourself out of the market. Treat people based on the merits, and nothing else. Respect to all, regardless.


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