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Quaker Chemical Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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Quaker Chemical Chairman, CEO & President Michael F. Barry
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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. 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.


  4. "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


  5. 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


  6. "Its what inside that counts . . . ."

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

    Pros

    Flexible, fair and honest organization. Does not make promises it cannot keep
    Management strives to promote from within
    Flat & matrix organization that allows individuals to grow within their role. Great opportunity to develop and grow if willing to relocate
    Great opportunity for those into R&D, chance to technologically contribute in a major way to the primary metals, metalworking, coatings and grease lubrication industries

    Cons

    Movement within the organization tends to be slow as understanding the business, technologies, customers and their processes takes time to develop.


  7. "Honestly the best company I've ever worked for"

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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

    Strong leadership, great products and customer support, investing in systems, steady solid growth, real caring for Associates (doesn't call them employees)

    Cons

    Very careful and frugal in certain areas

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work but invest in order to have another 100 years of success

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A great company suffering from poor management and a VERY difficult economy"

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    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Leader in their field, excellent employees with a strong work ethic. People that work for Quaker outside of management have a very strong need to see the company succeed. A Company that will rebound once it cleans out current management and it gets through the current economic pressures.

    Cons

    Very thin organization, poor management and lack of understanding their industry. Not very versitile and relies on two basic industries (Auto, Steel) which are both suffering greatly. Technology is not a key element for either business since there are no real breakthroughs. This opens the door for competitive threat given the fact there is nothing special or unique.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to your employees, learn your industry. Your senior management is too young and inexperienced for the tough times you are facing


  9. "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


  10. 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.


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