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Sensient Technologies Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  • Uptight dress code - business formal (in 17 reviews)

  • Constant shoot from the hip decisions and has the worst work life balance (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoyed my time at Sensient"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sensient Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, challenging work

    Cons

    No air conditioning in warehouse


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sensient Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Provide snacks and sodas for employees, wellness rooms to relax in, everyone is very nice and friendly, company picnic in summer, work load is generally easy

    Cons

    Locations in Chicago area aren't on train route

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Unless you have a good path to advancement, you might not want to get stuck here."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Great health insurance. 401k etc.

    Cons

    Top heavy in management and degrees. Heavy turnover in some departments. Too much work for too few employees. Must be gritty and determined to keep up with pace. Favoritism, hard work not rewarded, while others coast with no repercussions. Workload has increased threefold in the last five years, while staff has decreased, and raises have also decreased. Very limited sick time, but makes up somewhat with good short term disability.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more workers, support your workers.


  4. "Let go of the past"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sensient Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is moving in the right direction. It really values ownership- if you own your role and make progress, you can go far. Mistakes carry consequences, but that should be true anywhere. Your first mistake here won't be your last, contrary to some opinions.

    Cons

    Not for everyone. If you want to blend in and just get by, don't expect a long career here anymore. Watch out for those that think they will get ahead by stepping on others. There is less and less of that, but it lingers...

    Advice to Management

    Keep going. Communication has improved, expectations are clearer.

    Advice to employees that have been here for a while: Let go of the past and help shape the future.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "QC Technician"

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    Former Employee - QC Chemist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - QC Chemist in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sensient Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Independent work culture. Good pay with seniority.

    Cons

    Unstable future. Local management not in control. Corporate management not trusted.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your business and trust your operation management before making organizational changes.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "If I could pick negative 20 stars I would."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Turlock, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Turlock, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sensient Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They could care less about their employees. Management is cut throat and leadership is weak. Poor financial outlook and their budgeting is a joke. It is sad to hear what is said behind closed doors. Run... run away fast!!!

    Cons

    Worst company ever. They take pride in hurting people. Constant shoot from the hip decisions and has the worst work life balance. Say goodbye to your family, Sensient Turlock will be your new home.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up. Get some leadership guidance and harassment training. Fire corrupt management. Especially in operations for Turlock and Livingston.


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sensient Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits package

    Cons

    very long learning curve process

    Advice to Management

    improvement on the training more structure

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Technical in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Technical in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunities for advancement, stable company

    Cons

    Not a lot a value for senior employees.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Worst place!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Sensient Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Nothing positive. Save yourself & avoid this place!!

    Cons

    Worst place to work. Do not even consider joining this nightmare.


  10. "Product Handler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sensient Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Easy to get hired through an employment agency

    Cons

    When I worked there, I worked 40 hours a week under a temporary salary which was what minimum wage was at the time.


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