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Great Company And Great People
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALApril 13, 2019
I really enjoyed my time at Evonik as an engineering intern. Evonik has a serious stance on safety, which made me feel good working there and contributing to the company. The managers were very intelligent and respectful, I appreciated that they wanted to get to know me personally and help me better understand the work and engineering concepts I was learning. Evonik paid very well for being an intern, I felt, and gave me paid time off just like a regular employee. I got to work on very interesting projects while at Evonik and interact with many very kind and smart engineers. This experience at Evonik helped solidify my desire to work as an engineer long-term and to aspire to become as knowledgeable the engineers here. Thank you for the experience.
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Paid Internship, Wonderful People, Interesting and Challenging Projects, Personable Managers, Serious Culture of Safety, Very Good Engineers to Learn From, Free Lunches
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No Cons
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Great company resources to support Business Development
Business Development Manager (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIMarch 11, 2019
There is a lot of opportunity within Evonik.
It is a very diverse company with an employee-focused culture.
The hardest part of the job is continually evolving objectives and management.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the product quality and innovative portfolio make promoting Evonik a very enriching experience.
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Good place to work if you are just starting out in your career.
Controller (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJMarch 11, 2019
Evonik seems to be in constant reorganization mode as frequent changes in upper management leads to someone always wanting to put their "stamp" on the organization. Corporate culture is one where to move up you need to be willing to change positions and locations every 3 - 5 years. Loyalty, experience, knowledge, accomplishments, honesty, integrity, ethical behavior, and a great work ethic do not necessarily count for anything to some of the mid-level managers and decision makers you directly work for. If they If they do not like or want you for whatever reason, a reason will be found to dismiss you.
Pros
Excellent Benefits.
Cons
Corporate culture is too political. Moving up is often a function of who you know not what you know.
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productive and fun
Mail Room Coordinator/Facilities back up (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJFebruary 27, 2019
a typical day was relax and productive we learn many things everyday since is a big corp company with many different areas the managment was great and work culture was excellent there was no hardest part of job and it was very enjoyable working for this company.
Pros
long breaks
Cons
none
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Great place
Process Manager (Current Employee) –  Parsippany, NJFebruary 19, 2019
It's a great place to work. Diversity is a huge part of their culture.
Collaborative environment, amazing people, some of the team members have been with the company from a very long time.
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Great Culture
Managment (Current Employee) –  Deer Park, TXFebruary 7, 2019
This is a great place to work. Small site locally but has a family feel. Learning culture. Good people. Batch plant, so some manual work is needed. juggling multiple things and priority changes
Pros
site lunches, people
Cons
advancement opportunitys - locally
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Friendly and Suffiecient
CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) –  Parsippany, NJJanuary 9, 2019
Very role descriptions, performance management, and bonus targets
learned how to collaborate with those the supportive and governing roles within the company
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decent pay, poor PTO policy and dry culture, very old
Applications Chemist (Current Employee) –  Allentown, PAJanuary 1, 2019
Very corporate top heavy structure. Lots of red tape and hoop jumping to perform simple tasks

Endless power point presentations

Good culture of promoting from within
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My job at Evonik
Lab Tech III (Former Employee) –  Lafayette, INDecember 14, 2018
Busy meeting daily requirements and new requests. Learned how to work with outside customers and meet their needs. Supportive managers that were team oriented. Culture was perfection as our goal.
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Internship
Animal Nutrition Engineering Intern (Current Employee) –  Theodore, ALSeptember 20, 2018
Great management and healthy culture. Interns are given small projects and regular on-going work. They work around our school schedules very well. Excellent opportunity while going to school.
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3.0
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Haphazard Plant level management
Reliability Engineer II // Janesville, WI (Former Employee) –  Janesville, WIJuly 3, 2018
Closed door upper management, no good direction for middle management, scapegoat culture, meetings with no results being attained. Poor safety culture, Uneven application of expectations and little to no recognition for work performed above and beyond that required.
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Evonik Corporation - Tippecanoe Laboratories
Materials Management (Former Employee) –  Lafayette, INMay 23, 2018
Evonik, formally Eli Lilly, has been a great company to work for. The culture that has transformed from the old to the new has made the employees feel empowered to come forward with new ideas. My management has been very supportive of advancement of their employees. The current Plant Manager has been one of the best since I’ve been there.

This site is under the Health and Nutrition business unit.
Pros
Chances for advancement
Cons
Ok, a company pension would be nice but how many companies offer that?
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Company Changing
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Kennesaw, GAApril 17, 2018
Company has changed, managers change often and make adverse changes. Business is getting more competitive and company can not compete.

Can not provide a answer to low cost providers.
Pros
company car
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1st Rate Chemists but Culture is Very Regional and Business Line-Specific
Technology Manager (Current Employee) –  United StatesMarch 25, 2018
This company is actually the agglomeration of many different companies that have been acquired over decades. The culture of the group with whom you work will be very different from the culture in other businesses and regions. Some businesses are quite open to working as a global business (true MNC) while others prefer all decision-making to be made in Germany with R&D outside of Germany only being "contracted." Even within a business line, the site location matters a great deal; some sites are very relaxed and have supportive and collaborative colleagues, while other sites are more complicated politically. Across the board, there are highly skilled, extremely intelligent chemists within this company. If you can find them and get time with them, you can learn a great deal.
Pros
Very intelligent chemists, particularly within the headquarters of each BL
Cons
Every business, region and site is different, pay can be below industry average
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They really care about their employees!
Chemical Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Chesterfield, VANovember 4, 2017
The company culture was very welcoming. People say hello to each other in the parking lot, even if you don't necessarily know each other. In my department people would even bring fresh fruits and vegetables from their gardens to share with colleagues Overall, they provided a lot of fun events throughout the work week that made working really enjoyable.
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Great expectations - Disappointing reality
Marketing and Sales (Current Employee) –  Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, PAOctober 7, 2017
When Evonik acquired our company in January 2017 there was a warm welcome, the promise of jobs for all and an overall impression of honesty and transparency. My expectations were high, but the reality has been disappointing.

Training was poorly planned, inadequate and disjointed. Migration of data from one system to the other has been quite messy and has resulted in excessive work hours for many. The general consensus is that those at the top are focused only on $ and are oblivious to or simply don't care about the impact on the people tasked with clean-up. Decision-making is unfortunately multi-layered and overcomplicates the process, making the company less nimble and efficient.

Competitive salaries and benefits and talented global colleagues are a huge plus, but it does not make up for much of the rest.
Pros
Talented global colleagues and competitive pay and benefits
Cons
Multi-layered, overcomplicated decision making and silo-ed thinking
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3.0
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Internship: Ownership of Work
Market and Price Analysis Intern (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJSeptember 26, 2017
Strong ownership of work
Exposure to senior management
Project based
German company and culture
Slow-paced
Temporary position
Enjoyable company culture
Pros
Good culture
Cons
Tedious tasks
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5.0
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Employee Focused Work Environment
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Parsippany, NJJuly 12, 2017
The work environment provides day-to-day challenges to keep on on their toes. Great management willing to see their staff succeed and progress. Great benefits and workplace culture creating a fun and energetic work environment.
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4.0
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Safety was a big deal
Retired Chemical Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALJune 28, 2017
The chemistry industry is very competitive. There is a lot to learn and details are important. The pay is good and the hours are allow ample time off. I enjoyed my time there.
Pros
Compensation
Cons
Dangerous environment
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2.0
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Manage expectations
Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJJune 12, 2017
Name of game = German business culture operating in Americas.
Management = hit or miss, some good and some inept for their positions and responsibilities. Many managers of all levels do not communicate well enough, set unrealistic targets (markets cannot bear budgeted expectations within allotted time frames), and do not work hard to learn about their team members. Most managers simply don't care and don't believe they should have to. CYA operation most often times - prohibiting employees from actually carrying out the responsibilities for which they were hired for.
Very good compensation.
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