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United Chemical Technologies Reviews

Updated April 29, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It gave me the opportunity to travel all over the country in my sales position."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to travel freely.

    Cons

    Constant travel and no personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to ideas from the sales force.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Hypocrits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the salary they provide is decent

    Cons

    Co-Workers
    They're inflexible
    Management sucks at all levels
    HR has no idea what's going on
    The owners like to shove their Christian faith down your throat (go back to Sunday School)
    Not accommodating to people with disabilities
    no work/life balance
    peers don't share information so they can look "better"
    poor training
    benefits don;t kick in right away and they are sub-par at best

    Advice to Management

    sell the place to a real chemical business you suck at op

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, very poor upper management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Chemical Technologies full-time

    Pros

    A great group of people to work with who always help each other. Benefits were decent but have deteriorated over time.

    Cons

    This is a small family owned and run company and is sometimes run as a kingdom rather than a business. Personal issues and lack of knowledge/business sense in their chemical business prevents this part of the business from growing.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in talented, knowledgeable non-family members and let them grow the chemical business. Stop running the company as a dictatorship.


  4. "It is mostly unpleasant here"

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    Current Employee - Technical in Bristol, PA
    Current Employee - Technical in Bristol, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good products, good coworkers, plenty of work to do

    Cons

    unpleasant work environment don't apply

    Advice to Management

    no advice to management ever


  5. "Very demanding place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people in general are very good to work with and understand the nature of our business.

    Cons

    Customer's and management don't seem to always appreciate what we do for them


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Educational"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Chemical Technologies full-time

    Pros

    A great place to get started

    Cons

    Family owned and operated. Qualified managers are hired, but not listened to. They are only used as scapegoats when the family makes a poor decision. Most employees are eventually terminated.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right people and let them do their jobs.


  7. "A revolving door"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, HR is ok but has no idea what is going on, a good place to start but not to stay.

    Cons

    Horrible culture, poor management, the owners let managers destroy their business in areas they haven't already destroyed themselves. The owners have no idea how to treat people they aren't related to. If a manager is an irrational tyrant, even better in their eyes. If you are fine with being completely disposable, this cut-throat culture is for you. If not, get some experience and run. You will eventually be fired by one of these temporary managers anyway. Don't feel bad, they think they are making themselves look good to the owners. The manager will also be fired soon too. Revolving door. Worst I have ever seen. Employees are treated like second class citizens by the owners.

    Advice to Management

    Know you are just a temporary employee and nothing is going to make you indispensable unless you were brought in as a friend of the family. If not, the timer has already started on your career there. Nobody will listen to you even if you have good ideas. You are a scapegoat when the owners need one.

    Some email etiquette training would be extremely beneficial for the owners. The emails you send are not only demotivating and heartless, they make every person who sees them lose all respect for you. You lack the class and professionalism you preach. Stop getting off on treating your employees like garbage.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "GM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They paid on time, but it was not enough for what I put up with!

    Cons

    Family owned and operated. Top-level managers are not allowed to do their jobs or think for themselves. They are only used as scapegoats when the family makes a poor decision. Most employees are eventually terminated. “As stated in the prior review”, was true!
     The owner and family have absolutely no knowledge of how to run a company and treat their employees like a disposable minions .They need to learn that how to value the human resource that drives their business .The owners are lacking the basic skills to manage the day today operations and it shows “they are rude people ”! It is like a revolving door at the two locations stay away. All be aware I told you so ! Note They also like to hide behind the Christian way ! I think they need to go back to Bible class!

    Advice to Management

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