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Quaker Chemical Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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Quaker Chemical Chairman, CEO & President Michael F. Barry
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A Company with Great Potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful Place to Work"

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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

    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.


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  5. "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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "RUN!!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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)


  8. "Its what inside that counts . . . ."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. "QC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very great environment to work in. People are amazing and the work is relatively easy

    Cons

    Very old facility. Needs some six sigma principles in place.


  10. "Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    management is approachable. Any ideas are good ideas. It is a great public company to develope hands-on experiences.

    Cons

    So far I enjoy working here. I like majority of my coworkers, including my boss and supervisor. I just need to lean work smarter

    Advice to Management

    Process improvement is crucial for any organization development. I believe internal audit is a great way to assist a company to transform to a better stage.


  11. "Finance Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong and solid company in US, very focus in results

    Cons

    Small operation in Brazil, low benefits and salary, poor contribuitor when compared with outhers sites

    Advice to Management

    Zero sence of humor, bad behavior, only interest in his carrear, does not care about people



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