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Enjoy working with this Company. Friendly, helpful coworkers.
Senior Process Engineer Europe (Former Employee), Northfield, ILJanuary 2, 2013
Pros: flexible working hours
Great company to work. Very helpful co-workers. Confusing direction from Manager.
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Recommended for people with no ambition
Sales (Former Employee), North AmericaDecember 10, 2014
Pros: strong manufacturing footprint, well known in mature markets, benefits
Cons: culture, management, no room for growth, very poor performance
I worked at Stepan full-time for more than 5 years

Stepan company has a strong footprint in terms of production capabilities and Global locations. The company is well known and respected in various industries.

But the problem is Senior Management and a total lack of leadership. Nobody seems to be accountable nor responsible for any Business decisions – more... also if you look for a creative, innovative and inspiring place to work - stay away! This is an old school management style company and pretty much all important positions are filled with long term employees. The years of service are counting more than performance and achievements which is in my opinion a concept for failure long term. Younger, talented and ambitious employees have no change to impact the direction of the company and have no chance to move up the organization.

My advice is start leading and start implementing change, get rid of continuously under performing Managers and Directors. – less
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A very good place to work but I needed a change
Product Development Associate (Former Employee), Northfield, ILAugust 8, 2014
Pros: family enviorment, good benefits
Cons: location at this time
It has been a great work experience but I am looking for the next chapter in my professional career, deciding I wish to relocate closer to family.. Overall I would recommend them to most everyone seeking employment
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Productive and good people to work with
Chemical Operator (Current Employee), Millsdale, ILJuly 18, 2014
Pros: friendly co workers
Cons: benefits
Working here has been a good experience, everyone that I have worked with has been helpful and friendly and got along with easily. The hardest part of the working here is sometimes the overtime can be a bit much but that only happens seldom.
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Cash rich company with great opportunity
Maintenance Buyer (Former Employee), Elwood, ILJuly 10, 2014
Pros: great opportunity to advance
Cons: older employees control the flow of improvement and are not open to change
Good company that has great growth potential but, senior employees are not open to change. Needs Lean improvements.
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Stepan Company
Manpower (Current Employee), Joliet, ILDecember 27, 2013
I love this job. Its just that they couldn't keep me I am a temp and its not in there budget.
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work in progress
Engineering Specialist (Current Employee), Northbrook, ILSeptember 22, 2013
the company is currently going through a transition, and there is a lot of homework for upper management to do until it becomes a good place to work.
the culture is not very aggressive in terms of promotions and career advancement, and micro management is more common that someone would like. Lots of frustrated people, including who has been with the – more... company many years, due to poor management and what is happening in may areas of the company today. – less
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No room for growth and bad business decisions
Chemist (Former Employee), Northfield, ILJuly 11, 2013
Company run like the old boys club and the hiring process is comical and they don't seem to value experience at all. All they worry about is if you are a "YES" man and how cheap can they get you. Management is disconnected or are put into management roles only because they have a PhD. The only good part about this company is a few people who make it – more... worth coming into work, other than that it is very frustrating and takes two acts of god to excel in this company. – less
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Amazing place of buisness
MSDS Clerk/Inventory Specialist (Current Employee), Northfield, ILMay 17, 2013
Pros: friendly, proficient, open
Cons: advancement
This is a multi-national company run by family, and centered around community. The open door policy is in full effect, and administrative staff regularly interact with chemists, sales leads, members of boards of directors and the owners of the company.
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challenging place to work with opportunities for significant responsibility
Sales Manager (Current Employee), Northbrook, ILApril 8, 2013
Pros: flat organization with transparency from upper management
Cons: not a ton of advancement opportunities
Stepan Company offers significant on the job training as well as developmental opportunities both through assignment via job function and facilitated classroom training. Stepan offers a true family environment from the top down. Opportunities for advancement, while relatively scarce due to the size of the company, exist for those employees willing to – more... work hard and demonstrate their potential for growth. – less
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Logistics/Traffic Planner (Current Employee), Winder, GAFebruary 7, 2013
Pros: excellent safe working conditions
Cons: none to note
Coordinate external railcar and bulk tanktrucks shipments.
SAP management
Attend required meeting
Safety awareness
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Very stable company to work for.
Sales Analyst (Former Employee), Anaheim, CAApril 11, 2012
Very stable company to work for. They promote within and offer opportunity for career advancement.
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comida gratis por cumplir aƱos
produccion (Current Employee), Matamoros, TAMNovember 24, 2012
Pros: seguro de gastos medicos mayores
cada dia es un reto para que lo que produscamos tenga la mas alta calidad y que los clientes esten conformes con el trabajo.

About Stepan Company

Stepan Company along with its subsidiaries, produces specialty and intermediate chemicals, which are sold to other manufacturers – Read more