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PQ Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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  1. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PQ full-time

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Lots of employee engagement (pot lucks, anniversary lunches, etc)

    Cons

    no redundancy on testing. Poor communication as you go up management chain


  2. "Nice Package!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and salary are very comparable if not better than the average. Work/home life balance is excellent if you know your limits.

    Cons

    Middle management and politics can affect decisions you're involved with challenging.

  3. "PQ"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons as of yet.


  4. "Relief Operator"

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    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Avenel, NJ
    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Avenel, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Set and operated Mills machine to safety and efficiently process A-100 Product. Operated conveyor and set robot to classify packing process according to customer requirements.

    Cons

    Manufacturing Operations Technician with more than 18 years’ experience maintaining process control, leading teams and overseeing manufacturing production batches, including adhesives and coating manufacturing process: UV and water-based products in the Chemical industry. Ensures sterilization of mixing tanks, quality testing as: viscosity, dryness, texture, hardness of the coating and adhesives samples, filtration, MSDS of raw materials and maintains batch production records. Monitors and controls temperature and pH measurement in high pressure boilers. Sets correct parameters in mill drives to perform gels manufacturing process in a safety and healthy manner. Ensures packaging and final product meet all company, quality and safety regulations and standards. Problem solving skills, very organized, hardworking, dependable and supportive team player, willing to train others and willing to learn. Skills include:

    Advice to Management

    great company thanks for the experience


  5. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Engineer in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PQ (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good pay and products

    Cons

    There are limited opportunities for development

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Chem Process Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PQ full-time

    Pros

    Challenged by watching multiple processes and identifying/correcting issues
    Great pay w/ periodic OT hours
    Good people w/ good attitudes

    Cons

    Need to fix issues instead of fighting them
    Not fixing issues could create unsafe operations
    Do not necessarily listen to operators suggestions
    Safety is reactive - not proactive


  7. "Former employee"

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are the only pros

    Cons

    Terrible seven day swing shift. Management is very poor and disrespectful. Absolutely no time at home to be with your family

    Advice to Management

    Stop being ignorant and disrespectful

  8. "Research Chemist"

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, positive environment,headed in right direction

    Cons

    shortage of personnel, work overload,


  9. "summer intern"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Kansas City, KS

    Pros

    Amazing work environment. People are great. I loved it there.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any bad experience in my time there.


  10. "fast paced environment"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at PQ (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, never a boring day

    Cons

    12 hour Shift work makes for a long day

    Advice to Management

    Lab techs should not be on 12 hour shift


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