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Sensient Technologies Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Uptight dress code - business formal (in 17 reviews)

  • Work life balance is challenged as the demands are great on each and every employee (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Could be better"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "QC Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Great company with much career growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Turlock, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Turlock, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sensient Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, results-oriented, you go as far as you want; most, if not all of the "ghost stories" of the past are just that. Current management has very strong convictions, but provides support for new ideas and open communication. Strong sense of ownership.

    Cons

    Many people that have been for many years in the company still cling to the past, so you might find some complaining and mistrust still going on. Also, there seems to be some areas that are favored over others. Sales and finance are well taken care of, Customer Service or Operations, not so much.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your support areas: Customer Service, Logistics, Tech Services, etc.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Employees are just a set a hands"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Turlock, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Turlock, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sensient Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well for the area.

    Cons

    -Toxic culture and no work/life balance.
    -Poorly trained management.
    -Poor communication on all levels of management.
    -Hourly employees always pay for managements mistakes.
    -Terrible outlook and planning for production lines.
    -No investment in personnel.
    -Poor leadership in supervisor/managerial staff.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to clean up the supervisor and managerial staff. Invest more time into your employees and listen to them. Ever wonder why a union slipped into the workforce?


  5. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Compounder in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Compounder in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Decent pay , with lots of overtime

    Cons

    sometimes way too much overtime

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees more


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Employees make this company successful and a great place to work."

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

    I worked at Sensient Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees treat you like family and are loyal to a fault. Employees care about the company doing well. Depending on your department, you may be able to succeed and make a difference.

    Cons

    Untrained Management, poor culture, poor hierarchy support structure, ineffective communication skills, company promotes unhealthy work/life balance and various toxic issues that threaten the future of this business. If SNI doesn't look inward for ways to hold people accountable and foster change then a positive outcome from the ROI will not be in the foreseeable future. People are you most valuable investment.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and stop ignoring the issues when they are many of the same items across sites. Address accountability company wide to hold people responsible for their actions - good and bad! To bring upon change it starts with the leadership/managers first!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Pay could be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay was good depending on how you negotiated it prior to joining the company.

    Cons

    Workload management politics and colleagues not very welcoming. Hopefully hapens once in a lifetime. The atmosphere and morale in the place is very toxic and low. People were not sharing as much information. Most are afraid their oversharing information would lead to their jobs being jeopardized. Co workers incentivized not to help each other leasing to competitive situations. Customer service is practically non existent.

    Advice to Management

    You should hire better leadership at rqch location

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Weigh room"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Weigh Room in Amboy, IL
    Current Employee - Weigh Room in Amboy, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay, and lots of hours.

    Cons

    Organization lacks a little and can be hectict.

    Advice to Management

    Planning needs to take into consideration on future customer orders so items we need are there and ready.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fast pace and challenging!"

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constantly changing and moving environment where you are encouraged and expected to go out and make decisions daily to improve the facility.

    Cons

    Long days can be a con to some. There are not any other cons as the people and environment is very collaborative and healthy relationships make everyone accomplish more.

    Advice to Management

    Keep delivering goals and allowing your people the tools to achieve them!


  10. "Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with excellent management. Very structured and professional.

    Cons

    Travel expectations in sales can limit internal growth.

    Advice to Management

    Quality visits with customers surpasses quantity. Otherwise, this is a wonderful company to work for.


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