Quaker Chemical Reviews

Updated 16 April 2015
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  1. Honestly the best company I've ever worked for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conshohocken, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conshohocken, PA (US)

    I have been working at Quaker Chemical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong leadership, great products and customer support, investing in systems, steady solid growth, real caring for Associates (doesn't call them employees)

    Cons

    Very careful and frugal in certain areas

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work but invest in order to have another 100 years of success

  2. It was good.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quaker Chemical

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Way too much political stuff.

  3. Overall good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quaker Chemical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, managers were approachable and understanding

    Cons

    Sometimes extremely busy, sometimes no work to do at all

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  5. Not a place to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quaker Chemical full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most people have worked there for a long time
    Nice work space
    Fantastic place if you have a good boss

    Cons

    Stay away from marketing department
    Extremely hierarchical
    Managers sometimes have the title but not the education or experience

    Advice to Management

    Talk to people who are doing the day to day and you will find a lot of inefficiencies
    Operations in sales departments run as silos

  6. Sales and Technical responsible for the development and marketing of the products in industrial processes ,

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    Current Employee - Sales & Process Engineer in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Sales & Process Engineer in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits good work-life balance

    Cons

    Small chance to grown in company
    Lack of thecnical training

  7. A great group of dedicated, loyal employees led by a solid management team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quaker Chemical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CEO walks the talk, cares about employees, very charitable, approachable. Global, successful, focused, hard working, looking to grow, very collegial and collaborative.

    Cons

    Like most companies you have to put in considerable effort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and invest to grow.

  8. A Good Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quaker Chemical (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Leadership has integrity.

    The company is growing and appears to have a solid plan in place to keep the growth going, but is being strategic about it.

    There seems to be a genuine focus on doing the right thing for the customers and the employees.

    It's a global company but the leadership doesn't lose sight of the individual employees.

    Cons

    Seemed to underinvest in product development. R&D should be a focus to stay on top of the competetion.

    Chemical Manufacturing isn't an exciting industry.

  9. Positive experience where management cares about employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quaker Chemical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great CEO
    Great associates
    Company actively looking to grow
    Understand need to keep associates engaged.

    Cons

    Still relatively small. This makes it difficult for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget the associates. They are the key to success. Keep listening and actively seek their input.

  10. Great if you are in the "good old boy club", lousy if you're not

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quaker Chemical full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    International travel, good benefits package.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs and cost cutting while VPs and higher receive huge bonuses, stock options and other perks. No real management. VPs and higher spend more time positioning within the company and trying to stab each other in the back as opposed to directing their divisions. Horrible HR department.

    Advice to Management

    The people who earn your company's income lose their motivation very quickly when they see that there is a glass ceiling and that you are squeezing them for every ounce of servitude that you can get from them.

  11. Satisfied with my overall experience with the company.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quaker Chemical

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good leadership and development programs.

    Cons

    Average compensation, some lag time between communication and feedback.

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