Laboratory Technician A QA/QC (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – November 4, 2018
it is a good company, worked there a long time, and there were never any problems. I liked the company. Typical day was knowing what products they were making that night, and I could have all the reagents I would need to be more efficient.
Support Engineer (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – August 15, 2018
Very good company to work for. Working in the field allowed very autonomous working conditions and very good support from team management. Very good training modules and a huge amount of safety emphasized.
Work schedule autonomy, company car, team co-workers
Amount of time necessary to complete computer work was often performed during the evening
Product Manager and Account Manager (Former Employee) – Americas – August 5, 2018
Ashland Specialty Chemicals spun-off Solenis to remove all of the paper and industrial chemicals after a purchase of Hercules Chemicals. Solenis is in a spiral of doom, as no investments are being made and management continues to be reduced.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Dublin, OH – July 19, 2018
When in customer service with Solenis, having an extra skill set was not utilized as an asset, but rather a punishment. You have no room to move out of your role as long as you've proven yourself good at it. In my personal experience, management would sabotage your interest in moving across departments or any advancement upward so as to not have to worry about replacing you. I definitely feel as though 3 years of my professional experience was stifled during my time at Solenis.
communicating with overseas working with the brokers to make sure material is imported in compliance with the law. Learned a lot about the boarders of the USA. Hardest part of the jobs was making sure items arrived on time.
Product Manager (Current Employee) – Wilmington, DE – May 22, 2018
Workload increasing for years but few new hires are not enough to replace those laid off fired or moved on, in all departments, resulting in more work for fewer people. "Raises" don't cover inflation, even with positive performance reviews. Metrics for bonus and changing goalposts mid-year make payout essentially impossible, demotivating employees. Burnout is common, very high sales turnover and lost business, chaotic focus on too many things desperate for a win. Too many internal meetings, leadership team is inexperienced in industrial water and don't have vision beyond copying major competitors. No opportunities for advancement, very discouraging environment and low morale, I do not recommend working here.
there are still some good people here, fewer each year
bad healthcare, no raises, unrealistic expectations, unfair metrics
Most of my years there were fun and productive. With time for volunteerism
Senior Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – March 31, 2018
Solenis is a good company to work for. I was in some of the best groups to work with and for. Many innovative formulations and procedures. While at Solenis (formally Hercules and Ashland) I worked for some of the smartest people in my lifetime.
Account Manager, Customer Service (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – January 17, 2018
Solenis is a very professional company. The majority of the sales team have an engineering or chemical background. While they are focused on increasing sales for the company it is through production solutions with Solenis products not just volume selling.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Wilmington, DE – November 20, 2017
I have been in this position for a year and a half now, and can say there is no advancement opportunities in sight. The company's upper management is solely concerned with going public, with little care about its workers as it gets to that goal. Their mismanagement causes many issues with sales and the supply chain, and unfortunately, Customer Service bears the brunt of the backlash. This has caused a high turnover rate in both Customer Service and sales.
Production Planner (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – October 26, 2017
Overall good place to work. The salary & benefits were good. Hours were long & lack of lead time & last minute changes made the job stressful. Also, the job was way too manual which contributed to the long hours.
ServiceNow Developer/Admin (Current Employee) – Wilmington, DE – September 25, 2017
Office work comprised of helping my supervisor with information passage. All my collaborators were extremely friendly. The activity was never excessively troublesome insofar as you're not hesitant to make inquiries. As a part of developing modules and to meet the requirements we need to interact with employers. Working with the mine destinations and their various rules and regulations was the most troublesome part.
Friendly coworkers and interesting work experiences
Intern (Former Employee) – Elko, NV – August 5, 2017
The typical day alternated between office work and field work. Office work consisted of assisting my supervisor with data entry. All my coworkers were extremely friendly. Field work involved taking water samples and selling products to the mine sites. The job was never too difficult as long as you're not afraid to ask questions. The people were definitely the best part of the job. Working with the mine sites and their numerous rules and regulations was the most difficult part.
Solenis is the Water Division that was formerly a part of Ashland Inc. Not much to say. They did a mass lay- off and jobs were relocated globally. I feel like the last two years were a waste of time. From what I understand the power that be never planned on staying in Dublin from the get go. So much of the talented staff 's time wasted.
Great for self-starter, laid back environment, great work/life balance.
accounting (Current Employee) – Dublin, OH – February 22, 2017
Solenis is in the process of outsourcing jobs to India and Poland. Riddled with nothing but errors and issues. They claim this wasn't to save money - which i guess it couldn't have been considering they are so incredibly top heavy in the corporate office now. Look elsewhere!
Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Ringwood, NJ – February 11, 2017
They are looking to expand sales and continue to organize the business to achieve their goals. I do feel that they will get there but there were several reorganizations and management changes that created time and effort on getting people on board or replacing them as needed. I believe this caused some very talented and valuable people to leave the company but was seeing new leadership and ideas being brought in. A good balance was still being worked on.