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  1. "National Starch"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at National Starch full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit .
    Consistent record of growth.

    Cons

    Lack diversity of new ideas/employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring from outside and rejuvenate new business ideas.


  2. "The most talented colleagues to date."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Kenilworth, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Kenilworth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at National Starch full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They had amazing benefits and perks

    Cons

    Bought out and job relocated to Illinois

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Great company - agile, innovative, passionate (prior to Corn Products acquisition)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Starch full-time

    Pros

    You won't find many companies with as much passion about what they do and how they do it as National Starch was. Truly a specialty company focused on providing its customers with solutions.

    Cons

    After Corn Products purchased National Starch, the focus was on migrating National Starch activities into the Corn Products structure. Not enough attention paid to maintaining the innovation, motivation, and passion.

    Advice to Management

    Need to foster an atmosphere in which all facts are surfaced, whether the news is good or not. Try to rebuild the the excitement and passion which was lost when the company was acquired.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Very disappointing experience"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great company to work for, beautiful campus and amenities, great benefits, room for growth.

    Cons

    Supervising staff in tech service department is completely inept. Terriblelackof communication out of that department and absoluely zero accountability!

    Advice to Management

    Replace your current supervising staff in Tech service.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "National Place"

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    Current Employee - Starch Process Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Starch Process Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends

    Pros

    National Starch is a very good place to work for their pay and benefits. National is also really thorough on preventing job accidents (They are big on Safety!).

    Cons

    There are alot of young engineers in management, and I personally think it is ruining management. Engineers must not be taught a whole lot of people skills in there college courses, and if so they all think they are better people than factory workers. These companies need to stop promoting so many unproven, unqualified, and arrogant Engineers until they can prove that they are management material. To manage is to succeed, to function, or to progress while taking control of or directing a situation or workplace. Succeed key word.

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in nonmanagement shoes, forreal then and only then should you continue with that inbedded in your thoughts continue to manage.