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3.3
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Ashland CEO William A. Wulfsohn
William A. Wulfsohn
55 Ratings
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  • "Those at mid-to-upper management willing assign blame to their subordinates for the bad decisions(in 14 reviews)

  • "Low pay, location isn't ideal, and the facility is a bit run-down(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ashland full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff and great benefits if employees work hard.

    Cons

    Very hierarchy structure, no room for growth, poor management communication, lots of politics.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people.

  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ashland full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, good hikes, good managers

    Cons

    Less on site opportunities, all teams treated same way.

    Advice to Management

    No advise

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ashland full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, hikes, promotions, global culture, and employee caring..overall ...impressed

    Cons

    None so as to be mentioned

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Technology, poor management and people"

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      Former Employee - Research Scientist 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Ashland full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      I was at ashland for several years. They have very good product portfolio in many of the industries. Benefits and vacation time were also excellent.

      Cons

      Hands down poor management from junior managers to the most senior managers. No accountability for poor managers, no training for managers, and managers frequently stealing the ideas of their subordinates and not putting the goals of the company ahead of their own. Also, there was not enough connection between commercial and R&D. Too little accountability for certain folks on the commercial side.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Exciting Times"

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      Current Employee - Human Resources in Wilmington, DE
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ashland full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      *Senior Leadership understands that changes need to be made and are moving ahead with a solid plan *Access to leadership team *Ability to suggest and make changes *Entrepreneur mindset - own your job and make it great *Culture shift - catching up with our competitors to keep pace with and become a leader in specialty chemicals

      Cons

      *team members that have been on staff for 30+ years and work on the "This is the way we've always done it" mentality *A culture change is coming which is a pro - getting the buy in from senior staff members is a challenge

      Advice to Management

      N/A

    • "Lots of positive changes"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Ashland full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      fast adoption of industry technology, moving towards cloud based services.

      Cons

      under staffed, constant change, stressful work environment

    • "No Job Security/Stability"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Ashland full-time

      Pros

      Work life balance as there is no urgency.

      Cons

      Old school approach. Lazy HR. Micro management.

    • "Growing company that keeps increasing in organization over the past year"

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      Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Bridgewater, NJ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ashland full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      R&D side of the company is well-supported.

      Cons

      Separation too great between business and research side.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Good Company to Work for"

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      Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Wilmington, DE
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Ashland full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      -Good people, decent Benefits, good location, good safety culture

      Cons

      -Future uncertain, maybe sold and absorbed into a larger organization

    • "Good company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ashland full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Good experience for many years, opportunities to grow within the company, great people

      Cons

      Little innovation, in some BUs, continual downsizing

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