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Nalco Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • They treat employees fairly and there is a big push on work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Good benefits and a lot of free time (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great people."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone who works here is so nice and friendly. Nalco is a great company to work for. Outstanding team environment.

    Cons

    No cons here. This is an amazing company to work for. Good work life balance. Great people and great location.


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company with many options for promotion.

    Cons

    Managers has been forced to take on many HR tasks that used to be accomplished by Admins. Ever-increasing workload with no option to deligate.


  3. "Logistics specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in East Chicago, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nalco part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I'm working part time. The people I work with are great. Hours worked are flexible during the week and if I need time off...no problem

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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  5. "Logistics specialist"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist/Planner in East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist/Planner in East Chicago, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nalco part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work part time

    Cons

    No complaints as part time employee

    Advice to Management

    None at this time


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, but it's changing"

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth potential with a clear path for career development, for the most part. Colleagues really seem to care about you and your success.

    Cons

    Can be very demanding from a time/overtime standpoint with little personal benefit other than keeping your job. Inter-company politics play into your promotions as you move up, and people definitely play favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of the people in the field who are driving your success. The company was built on taking care of its people, and it seems upper management is starting to lose sight of that.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Out of touch, consider carefully"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    safety environment. some nice people to work with, at least the group I work in collaborates well.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, or at least not with a title and pay. They expect manager responsibility with no authority or compensation. Some divisions promote and have career paths others are dead end, with no recognition or advancement. Think carefully if you are a female as well, very few (or no) female managers in some groups. Underpaid for years experience and degree.

    Advice to Management

    Go through your employee roles and look to see what groups are not promoting, then get them on track with the rest of the company that does seem to value promotion.


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    "Pass on this one"

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

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

    Pros

    They have chairs & desks....

    Cons

    Cut throat. Will lay off at any hint of market downturn. Shady co-workers who want to get you in trouble even if you are doing your job.


  9. "Service tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nalco full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to work by yourself make your own schedule.

    Cons

    Over worked , no work/life ratio. They only care about sales not the people that keep the accounts going

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the little guys.


  10. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company car, gas card, tolls paid, relationships, pay

    Cons

    I have nothing to say here


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Nalco Water"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nalco full-time

    Pros

    collaborative culture, regularly scheduled performance reviews, accessible senior level management and opportunities for upward or lateral movement

    Cons

    work life balance could be a lot better, employee downsizing makes workload challenging to manage

    Advice to Management

    hire more interns to help with straightfoward administrative tasks



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