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Nalco Champion Reviews

Updated 23 Jun 2019

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93%
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Doug Baker Jr.
14 Ratings
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  • "Although number at Nalco Champion has been green all this time, furloughs and layoffs are the order of the day(in 9 reviews)

  • "It is subject to the ups and downs of the oil & gas market(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Nalco Champion Chemist"

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    Current Employee - Chemist in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nalco Champion full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, flexi-day off each month, Good management, Very good safety culture;

    Cons

    Gets quite slow at times; busy most times

    Nalco Champion2015-11-09
  2. "R&D intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nalco Champion

    Pros

    Broad range of training available on the compass platform. Learn more about the petroleum industry. Nice team to work with, qualified people

    Cons

    Low salary, in the netherland sometime they don't speak english when you are around so hard to feel comfortable in the team.

    Nalco Champion2016-10-11
  3. "A great team of people dedicated to the oil and gas industries, very customer focussed."

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    Current Employee - District Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nalco Champion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A great team of people, experienced Leadership and a real focus on oil and gas customers. We are supported by our management to work safely, ethically and to bring value to our customers, not just sell sell sell.

    Cons

    Energy Services is very Houston-centric, so opportunities really are often about being in Houston, and ideally being an American in Houston. The international region sometimes feels a bit second place to TX.

    Advice to Management

    Steve : please keep Energy Services isolated from Ecolab as much as possible to ensure our people continue to be valued and motivated. Ecolab has brought some much needed investment dollars, and some internal structure, but Energy Services has a reputation of valuing employees, being nimble and flexible which appears to be missing in Ecolab.

    Nalco Champion2014-10-09
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Enjoyable place to work pre-merger"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Nalco Champion full-time

    Pros

    it was previously an enjoyable place to work

    Cons

    culture changed with merger and champions previous core values non-existent

    Nalco Champion2014-09-23
  5. "learning curve"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nalco Champion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good friendly atmosphere, friendly work place and surroundings

    Cons

    difficult to get there is not a car owner

    Nalco Champion2014-05-21
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Pigeon holed, lack of opportunities and almost no career development as a young scientist."

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    Current Employee - Development Chemist in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nalco Champion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management style was relaxed though produced results.

    Cons

    Employee development is extremely poor. Most of the development that does exist is through in house courses that are not industry recognised.

    Advice to Management

    Look more closely at the people at the bottom, where are they going, what aspirations are you offering them? Are they clear?

    Nalco Champion2013-11-28
  7. "Decent career"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nalco Champion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good business, large problems to solve, high-grade customers, highly functional staff. Takes care of staff, within limits.

    Cons

    Limited career options. In past, inconsistent bonuses, commissions. Company changes hands frequently, sometimes resulting in top-down culture changes.

    Nalco Champion2019-06-24
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Former Plant SH&E Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nalco Champion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with in the plants and corporate level.

    Cons

    No matter how hard you work, good things you do for the company, and your dedication; only "the chosen" are going to get promoted.

    Nalco Champion2018-12-12
  9. Helpful (6)

    "A place to start but not to stay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nalco Champion full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    paycheck, working space, Game room , Traffic, Job

    Cons

    Lack of management involvement Lack of management caring A not-so-subsidized cafeteria to buy overly priced food Lack of training or opportunities Lack of motivation to change processes for the better Lack of effective communication Lack of holding functions or people accountable for their tasks Lack of knowledgeable employees Sales runs the show Marketing/ Supply Chain don’t address issues or seem too competent...

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    Advice to Management

    The organization is broken. You allowed it to continue to be broken (should understand that based on the lower employee engagement scores from 2016-2018). Our voices do not matter, contrary to your pitiful “Your Voice Matters” survey and your people focus/ oriented culture value that you state is important. Good luck on “getting and retaining top talent” as one of your goals. Here’s a rebranding idea for you, which you...

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    Nalco Champion2018-11-30
  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nalco Champion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work relationship among engineers level in good

    Cons

    Almost worker have been building skills theirself by experience prior to work on field.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve equal opportunity in Nalco Champion Indonesia.

    Nalco Champion2018-11-11
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