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Nalco Champion Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Nalco Champion Executive Vice President and President, Global Energy Services Steve Taylor
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Pros
  • Nalco-Champion is very fair to it's employees and treats them well in terms of compensation, benefits, training, and overall work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • great benefits and a good family company that allows family time inbetween killing it at work (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Although number at Nalco Champion has been green all this time, furloughs and layoffs are the order of the day (in 9 reviews)

  • Currently, Oil & Gas Industry concerns, general lack of knowledge sharing & collaboration across the organization (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Industry Technical Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Houston offices (Fresno and Sugar Land) are great places to work. The buildings are clean and safe. The safety culture is second to none. The people are all so talented, intelligent, passionate and friendly. Certain crowds of people in the company are true leaders. good resources in field and very knowledgeable technically capable research group, sound sales force. The company is a sales driven organization. The training is impeccable. Crucial Conversations still one of the best classes. High engagement in most department. Lots of opportunity to move around internally IF you have the correct pedigree. Great Vision and Tremendous learning opportunities.

    Cons

    There is still a certain inner group of people that will only allow a select few to enter into coveted high paying and high profile positions. This is unfortunate because in many cases these positions are not necessarily earned. Some high level positions are all based on managers' relationship outside of work or they went to the same school. Cronyism, nepotism, and in other circles favoritism. There is still some places where good old boy club is present. internal surveys have come back with these kinds of negatives. Oil and Gas company facing some hurdles. Some people is sales look at all other departments as tools on their tool belt instead of people that they can learn from or mentor.
    The legacy leadership should remember the company's roots this may help to change the mode of thinking of the new hires who mostly feel as though they are all ready for management.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that there is a group of people that have been faithful to the company for years and these people have so much to share to the new hires. The Ecolab Model of bringing in people that are completely unfamiliar with the The Energy industry to be managers truly does not mean that these people will be good managers. Stop rewarding the people who take credit for other people's work and pass it off as their own. Some high level managers are extremely quick to label people all based on hearsay. If it sticks then you fall out of grace with them when it may not even be true. This needs to stop. Everyone should focus more on building and contributing to the team you are a member of.


  2. "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nalco Champion full-time

    Pros

    Great place and good atmosphere. Family friendly

    Cons

    Technology is not up to date

    Advice to Management

    Bring in an experienced CIO


  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great safety culture and people. Good benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Long hours and a potentially dangerous industry.


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  5. "District Representative Role- California"

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    Former Employee - District Sales Representative
    Former Employee - District Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nalco Champion (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Flexibility in time though you may have to work some odd hours as well
    -All three managers I had at Nalco were great!

    Cons

    -feel disconnected from the home office in Houston
    -difficult to receive commission if you work in an account that doesn't want to change


  6. "Sales manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nalco Champion full-time

    Pros

    great culture strong values, excellent growth opportunites

    Cons

    feel like a number, beaurocratic


  7. "Good Company Overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very stable company with high levels of diversification.

    Cons

    Large company, so it's harder to progress in your career.


  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nalco Champion (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Tough industry and we felt the pain.

    Advice to Management

    Always say thank you for the big things and the little things.


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    "District Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nalco Champion full-time

    Pros

    Global company with many different avenues that can be pursued. Job stability in a otherwise unstable job market. Micro managing is at a minimum

    Cons

    Pay under the industry average. Opportunities to move up seem political at times. Would like to see a more flat organizational culture. Roles often exceed job titles.

    Advice to Management

    Work to keep good talent. Better training for employees. Identify peak performers and utilize them to help make company decisions.


  10. "O2C"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job in a volatile industry.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement in O2C department.


  11. "admin specialist"

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    Former Employee - Finance Administrative Specialist/Manager Trainee in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Finance Administrative Specialist/Manager Trainee in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    worked with a lot of good peaple

    Cons

    Super had/made no time to train. They were tear able on training.

    Advice to Management

    Train, Train, Train



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