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Very high safety culture within Evonik, went through extensive training. Everybody from coworkers to management was very helpful and was always willing to lend a helping hand or advice.


multiple opportunities for overtime, team lunches


overtime was almost always hierarchical
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Selfish and not very knowledgeable management

Stay away if you can, at least until all the management associated with Evonik US is completely gone. No appreciation of what you do. Evonik does not want smart people around, they want following orders like "do what I say" serfs.


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Selfish management with questionable abilities to make right decisions. No personal grow within the company for the most hardworking employees. Despotism. Salaries are not compatible to the cost of living in the area. Annual salary increases are less than the inflation rate for the most. Annual bonus is a joke. Vacation days are joke (before Evonik took over Transferra Nanosciences employees could get 5 additional days to vacation after 5 years of the employment, it was changed to 10). It used to be a good Canadian company, now it become bad American. Spirit of the company is dead. Dozens of good, smart employees left the company in the last couple of years because they did not see for themselves any bright future within it. Top management has no clear vision of how to run this company to success. Wrong people in charge of making key decisions. The fish rots from the head.




Toxic working environment
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Official response from Evonik

18 November 2021
Hello, it is disappointing to hear about the negative experience you had at Evonik. Our goal is to be an employer that everyone is proud to work for. We continue to provide career advancement opportunities, monitor the market conditions for wages and benefits, and work towards improving as an employer. Thank you for your feedback. If you would like to provide more information about your personal experience at Evonik, please contact employerbranding@evonik.com.

“Over Selling, Under Delivering” The Evonik Motto

This used to be a small start-up when Evonik decided to take it over. In the beginning, it was a fun place to work but as soon as more Evonik policies came into place, it swung in the opposite direction. Confusing and inefficient procedures were put in place that added unnecessary work for employees and trying to make suggestions to streamline these policies to improve efficiencies were always shot down. Evonik management then started implementing more policies that turned the work environment from being one of team collaboration into a micro managed "everyone for themselves" culture. Evonik QA became not a Quality Assurance department, but into an HR department that keeps track and punishes anyone and everyone whenever something goes awry. This led to a hyper toxic and "blame culture" work environment of which so many colleagues say their mental health has suffered due to this anxiety.Because of this, the turnover rate here is exceedingly high, and the highest of any company I've ever worked for. So many people leave here, these positions aren't being refilled, and this adds massive amount of work to pile on the people still left. The work-life balance became that even once you get home, you are still expected to work remotely late into the night with no overtime paid.I always tell people: if you are happy where you are, don't bother applying here. With the high turnover, Evonik's reputation has become so heavily tarnished in the local science community which will make working here much much worse with fewer and fewer people applying.


Good safety culture, decent benefits


Constant blame culture, toxic work environment, all work-no life balance
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Official response from Evonik

29 June 2021
Hello dear colleague, We are sorry that your experience with Evonik was negative. It should be noted that our records indicate that the turnover rate has actually declined since Evonik acquired the prior business. Evonik operates off of four values: performance, speed, openness, and trust. It is disappointing to hear that you felt these values were not lived out to their fullest potential. As a workplace, we believe in fostering collaboration and respect regardless of role and department. Mental health is taken very seriously, and Employee Assistance Groups are available to all of our employees when they need additional support.Thank you for sharing your feedback so we know where to improve, and we wish you the best.

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8+ hrs work,place, clinical trail materials manufacturing, poor management, unclear schedules, nothing specific to be enjoyable at workplace too tedious.




long overs, low wage
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Awesome place to work

- small plant which gives a very friendly atmosphere -great management and friendly coworkers -this was my first real job so i learnt a lot through this company
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paper work and samples need to keep in high standard

due to nature of the production need to sample every hour and loading of product 10 trucks per shift due to hygiene and haccp need to perform flushing,cleaning and housekeeping in very high standard


lunch, diner subsidies


12 hour shift at least 9 -10 busy
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Based on 501 reviews

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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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