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Sun Chemical Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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Rudi Lenz
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "New to Sun Chemical"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laboratory in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Laboratory in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company but small company feel. A majority of employees have worked at Sun Chemical for many years with hopes of retiring from the organization. Human resources is very helpful in answering questions and the benefits are good for the industry. Work hours are flexible which is helpful for the many commuters that have a longer drive. Facilities are generally clean, typical of manufacturing, and safety is exercised and stressed. Being new on board not sure what type of work culture is but can adjust and looking forward to working here for many years to come.

    Cons

    Training, at least in my department, is minimal, probably depends on your manager. The many computer software systems require a lot of work to start up, get access and passwords, which require individual contacts to IT and off-site third party assistance. If you are an independent and knowledgeable worker, you will do fine, otherwise it is easy to get lost and have set backs. Department is in the process of building the team and will require patience as things get settled.

    Advice to Management

    With the many challenges a large company brings, keep up the good work and would like to see more structured training for new hires across the board.


  2. "Not a good plance to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTANT and ANALYST CONTRACTOR in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTANT and ANALYST CONTRACTOR in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Sun Chemical (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I can't think of a pro.

    Cons

    High Stress job with a lot of people getting cussed out at work by managers.


  3. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Analyst in Bellwood, IL
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Analyst in Bellwood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sun Chemical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work, great benefits

    Cons

    Supply Chain is looking to automate many of its processes, so I wouldn't apply for a position in this area.

    Advice to Management

    Supply Chain management could be improved in terms of employer/ employee relations.


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  5. "Tech Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - In Plant Technician in Chesterfield, VA
    Current Employee - In Plant Technician in Chesterfield, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Chemical (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Health insurance. Job security.

    Cons

    Not enough local job opportunities. Majority are relocation jobs.


  6. "senior development associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Dev Assic in Clark, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Dev Assic in Clark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Chemical (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For polychrome division, There are None

    Cons

    Very low salary scale, micromanagement excessive, bully tactics

    Advice to Management

    Change your attitude, raise salaries to market level


  7. "ok job"

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    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Kankakee, IL
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Kankakee, IL

    I worked at Sun Chemical (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    decent pay, close to home

    Cons

    safety issues overlooked by supervisors


  8. "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sun Chemical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big global company with good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor Management, and work environment is unhealthy and unsafe.


  9. "Good company, bad management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Account Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sun Chemical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company itself is great to it's employees. They have all kinds of events for their employees and really make you feel valued as an employee.

    Cons

    The management is terrible. They will contradict themselves and are hardly ever involved. The communication is beyond terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication. Upper management should have meetings with employees to see how their managers are doing


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Once excellent company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Chemical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people below Top management level. Decent pay. Company has excellent products, and is leading inks and pigments company. Decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Company continually forcing cost-cutting whilst top managers play golf, have lavish meals and wine and dine at company expense. People who speak up to voice legitimate issues are often fired. To get ahead you need to be a yes man. Company does not value diversity: no women or minorities in managment positions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing. Listen to your employees. Diversify into other areas. Hire women and minorities, become more diverse.


  11. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager/Channel Manager in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager/Channel Manager in Springfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Chemical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a good company solid financially and has strong processes. Uses six sigma and root cause analysis. good benefits

    Cons

    Needs some help in managing throughput. a lot of travel and red tape. could simplify delivery. Sales plans need some work

    Advice to Management

    simplify processes


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