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Sun Chemical Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Rudi Lenz
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  • Pay well below average, no advancement potential, no communication between groups, people with skills are ignored if they are in a lower position, Sr (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor Management, and work environment is unhealthy and unsafe (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Inplants in the ink industry"

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    Former Employee - Inplant Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Inplant Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Chemical (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary, generous holiday and pension contributions. Good team of people to work with.

    Cons

    Increasingly bogged down with administrative tasks - sometimes difficult to progress your career.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget what your core business is all about, it is a very competitive sector and very easy to lose accounts! Show your customers some 'love'.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "New to Sun Chemical"

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    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.

  3. "Great training and management support"

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

    I have been working at Sun Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Pay, benefits/perks, direct management, work/life balance

    Cons

    Medical insurance, collaboration between managers is minimal

    Advice to Management

    Implement product management at a minimum within each region or split the map. Medical and 401k could use a review.


  4. "Worked for Sun long time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked for Sun a long time as in-plant tech, for several accounts in Ohio. Management allowed growth and encouraged education. Management was very focused on meeting the needs of the customer.

    Cons

    At the time, there was a lot of cut backs and people being were unceremoniously let go with little regard for pass performance.

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing to say for management, everyone has a job, only wish there was a way to show more appreciation ( ok, yeah, I am little bitter)


  5. "California"

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

    Pros

    Incredible benefits, Company invests in training employees (web training)

    Cons

    Constant shift in upper management,


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good company - good place to work - industry leader"

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

    I have been working at Sun Chemical full-time

    Pros

    The leadership is strong and stable. They communicate often, and seem interested in workplace issues. Lots of attention to safety. Willing to spend to try new things. Business is steadily improving.

    Cons

    Sun is in the midst of a tough transition - coping with declines in traditional print media - and pushing into newer areas. Lots of pressure to change - but opportunity also.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating about the strategy, company progress, and what we need to do to win. More rewards and opportunities for the high achievers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good work environment!"

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

    I have been working at Sun Chemical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is pleasant, and there are plenty of open lab and desk space. The chemical fumes are also kept to a minimum due to proper ventilation.

    Cons

    The cafeteria space could get some additional attention. A new offering of snacks and beverages is underway, but I would like to see more food options onsite.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest implementing training to new employees quicker to allow better integration into the projects and work to be accomplished.

  8. "So far Sun Chemical has been a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Sun you are part of the team. Teamwork is very good in all levels of the company.

    Cons

    At this point I just don't have the time off that is needed to provide a good work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Supply Chain / Logistics Intern"

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    Former Intern - Supply Chain/Logistic in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Intern - Supply Chain/Logistic in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Chemical as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure of the international trade and freight LCL/FCL/LTL/FTL

    Cons

    No exposure of the other areas of Supply Chain

    Advice to Management

    Rotational program for intern would be great


  10. "In plant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Chemical full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    easy to work with people for the most part

    Cons

    communication is a little short


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