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Quaker Chemical Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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  1. "Site Engineer 1"

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    Current Employee - Site Engineer in Kokomo, IN
    Current Employee - Site Engineer in Kokomo, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quaker Chemical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities, invested, progressive, family atmosphere

    Cons

    lack some innovative opportunities in the tech world

    Advice to Management

    Seek out innovative thinkers. Mix in majors, not only Chemical Engineers


  2. "Depressing Environment"

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    Former Employee - IT Developer in Conshohocken, PA
    Former Employee - IT Developer in Conshohocken, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quaker Chemical full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a cafeteria with decent, cheap food. CEO is friendly and a good listener.

    Cons

    I worked in a call-center style cube field. The HQ building is old so the temperature is always uncomfortable. No one can talk without disrupting 60 other people. No one can form fun work friendships because there is no talking. No one calls each other. Everyone sends IMs. The free coffee is so far away that most coffee drinkers have their own coffee makers at their desks.

    Advice to Management

    Change the environment so workers don't feel like caged animals.

  3. "Quality Assurance Chemist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the nicest, most professional folks you will ever work with. Excellent benefits including health insurance, medical, dental, etc.

    Cons

    Aging building for the Detroit group- also a very rough neighborhood. The PA office is lovely, and the Ohio office / plant is state of the art.


  4. "Good company - strong leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conshohocken, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with. Leadership is strong and leading company in the right direction. Lots of inorganic growth over the past few years.

    Cons

    Accounting and Finance personnel are over-worked and stressed out. Not alot of opportunities for promotion and growth.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people in Accounting and Finance. Recognize employees for their hard work.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A Company with Great Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Passionate, intelligent & forward thinking company. Successful overall.

    Cons

    Great efforts will start and then fall by the wayside with competing priorities. Limited transparency in overall strategic direction. Smart growth by acquisition business model. However if you are not in the club- move on to a company that will value you more.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees hard work and contributions. They make many sacrifices for the good of the company that often go unrecognized.


  6. "Room for advancement"

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

    Pros

    Very reasonable place to work, rewards come with hard work

    Cons

    May have to re locate to advance


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Wonderful Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quaker Chemical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Having worked at other global public companies so I have a good frame of reference. This company is fair, great work environment, management really cares about Associates (not employees), work is challenging but not overwhelming, and company is growing. Global nature allows you to work with and interact with colleagues from around the world. Company invests in systems and modern collaboration tools.

    Cons

    Any "con's" are very minor in nature

    Advice to Management

    Keep on believing in and supporting your Associates and continue to grow the company. Continue to reward loyalty, dedication and invest in your Associates to be the leaders of tomorrow.

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Quality and Service Chemist-Team Lead in Bellevue, KY
    Former Employee - Quality and Service Chemist-Team Lead in Bellevue, KY

    I worked at Quaker Chemical (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company with room to grow and advance in many different areas

    Cons

    Can be over managed at times


  9. Helpful (3)

    "RUN!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quaker Chemical (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice facilities, nice equipment, good work environment

    Cons

    Unsupportive MEC team, CEO has no idea of whats happening

    Advice to Management

    Don't say one thing and announce a downsize next week


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, if you're not in marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, great atmosphere and good company values

    Cons

    marketing department has a high turn over rate and poor micro-managing leadership. Zero flexibility with hours/working from home (depending on your manager)


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