Working at Carboline was fun but fast paced. Moral was low and pay not comparable to those in the industry and location.
Lead Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Lake Charles, LA – 9 November 2017
Work was fast paced and detail oriented. Required good mathematical and communication skills. I learned so much about industrial coatings, from the basic make up of the coating to the finished product. Management was a bit slacked and did not hold people accountable. The morale was low from management to new hires. The pay was not comparable to other companies in the industry. The hardest part of the job was the tinting of color coatings. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people I worked with because they were wonderful friends.
Advanced Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – Saint Louis County, MO – 22 October 2017
The job was not hard and the work culture is very relaxed. Benefits are great. They only problem I encounter was career advancements are hard to come by. The work force is aging which means younger people have to wait for them to retire or die in order to move up the ladder
Fireproofing Chemist (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO 63146 – 30 April 2017
Fast paced with weekly changes in experimental design. Learning intumescent effect versus composition. Open freedom to achieve project goals. Family oriented workplace. Hardest part was to keep stock of raw materials for R&D use to prepare batches at 100 pounds per day. Most enjoyable to witness, record and compare data from intumescent furnace evaluations.
Trademark and logo enthusiasm shown in sporty trade show apparel
NA (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – 22 September 2016
Management is terrible. The people in charge create fear and a very poor work environment. They react rather than be proactive. This all starts at the top with the director and trickles down to every manager and supervisor. They prefer their employees be "yes men" rather than someone with experience or opinions. I can't believe some of the things I've heard come out of the mouths of those running the company. Especially of their own employees. No self respecting person should deal with this mess of a company.
Order filler and Paint Tint Operator (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – 10 August 2015
Order picking, packaging, and labeling shipments of industrial protective coating products for shipment on commercial freight lines, local delivery service, and customer pick up. Pulled materials from narrow aisle shelves using the following electric forklifts: Yale 4K Lift Truck Model ERC 0RGN36TE084, Yale Standup 3K Order Selector Model D826, and Landoll Bendi 3K Articulated Steering Forklift Model B40. Palletized and shrink-wrapped materials using automated shrink-wrap machines. Utilized Inermec Trakker 2425 Scanner with BAAN program while pulling or restocking materials and performing cycle counts. Also tinted paint products using the Corob Tint System with the CorobShop 5.0 tinting software and database as well as the manual pump calibration system.
This company could be an industry leader but due to management it will only get limited talent because it will not retain the sales force due to lack of leadership. They offer a great pay, but it is not worth the headaches from the leadership.
Warehouse Assistant (Former Employee) – Tukwila, WA – 25 May 2015
Typical day started with a brief meeting for the days known activities. Then head out to the warehouse and begin putting together current shipments or doing routine cycle counts. Days would usually consist of recieving inventory and locating it throughout the warehouse and pulling ordered shipments, preparing them for shipment, and loading/unloading freight trucks.
Full time employee (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – 17 May 2015
The culture at Carboline is very difficult. It's aggressive and is in a constant state of change. Stability is seriously missing and makes it a challenge to determine what direction you should take. The only people that advance are young, white, men who care only about themselves. Woman beware...anyone that cares about people...beware.
Great benefits and mostly great people
Too much change, compensation administration is inconsistant
Technical Sales (Former Employee) – Shreveport, LA – 13 May 2015
Developed a business plan for North Louisiana & East Texas to grow sales in the Municipalities, Industrial Contractors, OEM, Oil & Gas and MRO in plants & refineries. Secured job spec position by meeting with Engineers during the pre bid process to make sure our product was on the job specification. We sold direct and through distribution.
work from home and not micro managed
salary draw and no company vehicle or expense card
Production Planner (Current Employee) – Lake Charles, LA – 9 April 2015
They need to have a more friendly work environment and train supervisors before they put them in a position. You should not have to as a worker to your job and the person who is supposed to be your boss.
Event Coordinator/Sales Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Saint Louis, MO – 16 February 2015
I have the opportunity to grow with this company and learned a lot while I was there. The company is a great place to work, management is hands on when you want them to be and hands off when you don't need them. Employees don't generally leave until they retire.
Lead Material Handler/Process Operator (Current Employee) – Lake Charles, LA – 14 January 2015
I get to work at 4 am, before the other employees in my department to assign their tasks for the day. I check housekeeping from the shift before mine. I monitor my radio while performing job duties to be aware of anything happening. I have few problems with management or co-workers because my focus is on work. Multi-tasking at a fast pace can get difficult at times, but not a problem.
Weekends off, uniforms and boots supplied by employer. Great insurance.
Great company with excellent people who are professional and put customers first.
Chemist (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – 9 April 2014
Carboline gave me the opportunity to develop and grow and foster good professional relationships in the paint and coatings industry. They are an excellent company to work for and filled with great employees.
Dedicated and talented individuals that make the company a success.
Fast paced, constantly changing working enviroment
Hazardous Waste and Warehouse Manager (Current Employee) – Lake Charles, LA – 10 February 2014
Presented multiple day to day challenges including daily production schedule changes, logistical constraints, and equipment failures which required constant, strategic planning to still meet customer service promise dates.
Production Operator (Former Employee) – Lake Charles, LA – 7 February 2013
first, we will have a meeting and find out what batches we had to make that night.Then get on my forklift and gather all my materials I needed for the batch. Then I would start my batch. Co-workers was probably the best part of the job, because everybody got along, we would even hang out afterwards. Nothing was really hard about the job.
this job is a entry level operator's job, it give you that experience you need