Stepan Company
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Stepan Company along with its subsidiaries, produces specialty and intermediate chemicals, which are sold to other manufacturers and then made into a variety of end products. The Company operates in three segments: surfactants, polymers and specialty products. Surfactants refer to chemical agents that affect the interaction between two surfaces. They – more... can provide actions, such as detergency (the ability of water to remove soil from another surface), wetting and foaming, dispersing, emulsification (aiding two dissimilar liquids to mix), demulsification, viscosity modifications and biocidal disinfectants. Polymers, which include phthalic anhydride, polyols and polyurethane foam systems, are used in plastics, building materials and refrigeration industries. Polymers are also used in coating, adhesive, sealant and elastomer applications. Specialty products include chemicals used in food, flavoring and pharmaceutical applications. – less
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What is it like to work at Stepan Company?

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Work/Life Balance
3.6
Compensation/Benefits
2.8
Job Security/Advancement
2.9
Management
3.0
Culture
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What do employees at Stepan Company say about culture and work-life balance?

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Good place to work for few years. Professional development is not encouraged. Do not expect promotion.
Written by Senior Product Development Chemist (Former Employee) from Northfield, IL on May 10, 2019
Working very hard and efficient does not assure job security. European culture is not welcome and promotions are made based on different criteria than performance. Not a friendly company for women.
I tried to learn by myself from experience and I enjoyed working at the bench and with customers. Learned a lot from them.
Pros
Cafeteria with warm meals, nice laboratories with useful instrumentation.
Cons
Management, job security
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What jobs are available at Stepan Company?

Top work locations
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Fieldsboro, NJ
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Winder, GA
3.6
Northbrook, IL
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Northfield, IL
3.3
Joliet, IL
Most popular roles
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Chemical Operator
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Chemist
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Operator

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What did candidates say about the interview at Stepan Company?

Interview experience
Based on 13 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 13 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 12 interviews
About a week
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