Huntsman Corp Employee Reviews about "upper management"

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Huntsman Corp President, CEO, and Director Peter R. Huntsman
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance and very Ethical company(in 35 reviews)

  • "Good working environment, good colleagues, interesting job(in 27 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The IT lower to middle management levels are very poor in the Houston Texas site(in 9 reviews)

  • "Upper management hard to engage(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great ground level folks and good benefits

      Oct 3, 2020 - IT Specialist in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great ground level folks Good benefits, although some decline in services in the past years Good work life balance

      Cons

      No clear direction of movement Upper management hard to engage Not a lot of room to grow in upward mobility More parts and groups are being outsourced

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Pay/benefits

      Jan 4, 2021 - Customer Service Representative (CSR) 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent vacation. 401k but that’s it.

      Cons

      Better benefits elsewhere. Don’t be expected training from upper management.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Used to be a good work place, going down hill in recent years

      Apr 23, 2019 - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Used to be very good place to work for, clean facility, Nice people, flexible hours

      Cons

      Thing going down hill pretty fast in recent years, a lot more stress from upper management, letting people go without reason. Below average pay.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Project Manager

      Dec 24, 2015 - Project Manager in The Woodlands, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Gret work life balance. Great location and campus. Immediate management team shows excellent leadership, mentoring and integrity. Jon Huntsman (the founder) is a Christmatic leader and a dedicated philanthropist.

      Cons

      Nepotism runs deep at this "public" traded company. Upper management is more concerned with stock price and paying dividends than developing new products and associates. Need to fully utilize their current assets (plants) before looking to acquire additional ones. The 5 divisions function in silo's and need to learn to work with internal synergies.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Huntsman was a great place to work.

      Sep 27, 2017 - EHS Specialist in Ringwood, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company places a high importance on safety. Employees have many different avenues to be heard by management. Management makes changes relatively fast.

      Cons

      High turnover of upper management. When production gets slow, employees are cleaning and painting. Facility is small which restricts growth.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Take the good with the bad?

      Jan 4, 2018 - Technician in The Woodlands, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Huntsman is absolutely phenomenal when it comes to family time and the pay is good. They have great health benefits, pretty standard vacation benefits and for the most part, managers watch the backs of their people. Easy to be an overachiever in the current environment.

      Cons

      Promotions are based on years of service instead of actual quality/quantity of work. People also get promoted on work that they have done instead of their abilities to actually take on more responsibilities in new roles which leads to bad management and ultimately - complacency. It is incredibly easy to be an overachiever in the environment because many people take weeks, if not months or years to complete tasks given to them despite clear deadlines. Literally, managers will alter deadlines in a system so that they can meet their bonus requirements and look good on paper when in reality they are not doing their jobs in a timely matter or with any quality whatsoever. Accountability seems to go out of the window and sadly, upper management is aware of these things but doesn't do anything to stop it. Another thing is bullying, it runs rampant here. If you want to keep up with the big boys and advance in the company, get some thick skin and throw your colleagues under a bus. One last thing is that heads of divisions do not do a great job of motivating their teams. They actually excel at the demotivation aspect. In one division, R&D along with marketing and sales are so dysfunctional with one another that no projects come in and nothing beneficial gets done for the company.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Absent upper management and lack of direction

      Nov 19, 2015 - Quality Manager in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Jalisco
      Recommend
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      Pros

      First, let me tell you that there is no such thing as "Huntsman Corp" regarding the working atmosphere. Your impressions will be very different if you work for Textile Effects, Advanced Materials or any other division. They will also be very different if you work in Mexico, U.S.A. or Thailand. So, for the sake of clarity my oppinions refer to the Textile Effects division in general, and to the Atotonilquillo facilities in particular. Pros: good salary, car plan for managers, a chance to get experience before going somewhere else.

      Cons

      Plant is 60 km away from the main city (where most engineers live), so commuting time is an issue. Forget work-life balance. You are expected to work for long hours. The facility is old. Renewal of critical equipment is hindered by excessive bureaucracy; don't expect this to change soon. Every two years or so a new management fad comes in (six sigma, operational excellence, lean, 5's, you name it) and this takes its toll on your productivity. Horrible working environment with backstabbing, toxic people and incompetent leadership in middle-management. No coaching or feedback, aside from annual performance reviews forcing you to fit into a preset normal distribution. If you are a top performer and can work on yourown, there are chances that you will be ignored by your busy boss. Few chances for growth and development: you may stay for 15 or more years in the same position. Terrible, nonefficient production planning. No support from the local H.R. department - if you're in trouble with your working buddies, you're on your own. If you complain about an incompetent manager blocking everybody else's job, then sit and wait: nothing will happen. High levels of stress because there is no common direction to follow and everyone is putting out fires instead of working together with a common objective. Most valuable people has been fired or is retired, leading to a lack of know-how. In the old Ciba times we all new whom to ask, we had experts, we had knowledgable people, we had support from Basel, but this is gone now. Indifference from upper management: in seven years, the CEO never visited the site.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      experience at Huntsman

      Nov 17, 2016 -  in Mumbai
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      good pay, international exposure, excellent work life balance, cross culture involvement, very good employee facilities

      Cons

      career growth, you will feel right at home if you plan to retire from a company, never any activeness in any department, poor communication from upper management

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