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Nalco Champion Reviews

Updated July 10, 2018
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Pros
  • "Collaborative, wealth of knowledge, work-life balance" (in 10 reviews)

  • "it's really a great company to work with" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is subject to the ups and downs of the oil & gas market" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Work life balance needs to be modified" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly recruiting ,easy to park ,easy to find,located in a decent area just minutes away from the interstate highway"

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    Former Employee - Yard Hand in Scott, LA
    Former Employee - Yard Hand in Scott, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quick and on appointment time they are very courteous and we'll mannered, safety oriented , overall a great work environment

    Cons

    I seen absolutely no flaws as I was there for a number of months there was no injuries due to accident because of constant safety briefings

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Very firm on processes, but in a good way."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant L in Vernal, UT
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant L in Vernal, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Onboarding shows the care in each employee.

    Cons

    Current position with O2C doesn’t show to have a lot of flexibility

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay, that's about it - cubicle farm otherwise"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Higher pay than other companies

    Cons

    Environment, no promotions, only interested in bottom line/bare minimum and does not encourage forward thinking or making a better environment for employees - even when that would make the overall bottom line easier to attain.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horse and listen to employees. Look out for them.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "none"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nalco Champion full-time

    Pros

    Tried to merge departments to cooperate

    Cons

    Set up for failure, not having your best interest


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people that work hard. Relaxed work environment with tons of collaboration. Decent pay and really good benefits. Work life flexibility is manageable and most managers are very generous with time.

    Cons

    Systems are archaic and data is poorly managed. Talent is poorly managed and there tends to be a lack of accountability in many cases.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the phrase and mantra of "this is how we've always done it". Significant changes are needed in some areas and it will take strong leadership to make those changes.


  6. "Ethical dilemma"

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nalco Champion full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work, good pay. You will learn a lot if you are interested. Safety was fine, most employees are fine, but not great.

    Cons

    Just leave! Back stabbers are everywhere and managers don’t care about them! Communication is poor, disrespectful culture, hateful and ungrateful managers.

    Advice to Management

    Fire upper management, train, teach respect, teach patience. Prevent lawsuits from happening..


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Process Operator"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Operations in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nalco Champion full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They offered me a job... we ate free food every Wed during hell week. Met some cool people... 401k was decent. Learned a few new things in regards to packaging out product. Other than that, nothing.

    Cons

    Just leave... No growth, no communication, bad culture, safety is not priority, old equipment. Want you to be 100% effective with 98% defective equipment. Management ran by women who are not knowledgeable on anything production based. Degreed but have no clue how the processes works. When explaining troubles and problems within the units, it’s foreign language to them. The Supervisors are puppets literally just sailing along the train of BS. Even their hands are tied due to upper management. The atmosphere is bad, many injuries last year and this year alone. Again, safety is preached but it’s always on the back burner. Morale of the workers in production is extremely down. The worst batch plant I’ve ever worked at for their name to be so high and mighty... If you need or want to work at a starter plant to learn basic process. This is for you. But don’t expect a raise, don’t expect state of the art equipment like that you see in school. If you get on here, get the basics, stay a year or two and get the hell out while this place still stands. Someone will get seriously hurt if not killed here due to the amount of hazardous chemicals you’re exposed to and the lack of safety or care they put I to the process. If you get hurt on the job for any reason, you’re now a target for termination.

    Advice to Management

    When you have purpose, you can lead from any position.. Don’t overlook your loyal workers who have solid backing, skill and knowledge on the production units because you’re degreed they are not. Just because you’re in a leadership role doesn’t mean you’re a leader. Never use fear and intimidation as a tactic to rule over your team.

  8. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You were given the autonomy to go out and build a territory.

    Cons

    The path for advancement is very cloudy

    Advice to Management

    Create more of a planned career advancement structure for employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Application engineer"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Vernal, UT
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Vernal, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nalco Champion (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sales team has a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    I worked with a couple boneheads.

    Advice to Management

    My manager was the best manager I’ve ever had.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Project coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nalco Champion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits great company to work for

    Cons

    Alot of things are micro management


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