I've enjoyed most if my time at Sun. I moved to another building several years ago and the management is very different. Very controlling. Makes for unhappy employees. Clear favoritism going on. Leads to poor attitudes and burnout.
Lots of turnover in the finance departments due to poor management.
Anonymous (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – August 5, 2018
Decent enough pay to keep me there while I look for another job. Several finance departments have lost more than half their staffs, on five separate occasions, in the past two years, due to management. From my perspective, supervisors are chosen by how easily they can be controlled by their manager, not by their competence, skill, or ability to manage employees.
Account Development Manager (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 8, 2018
Great Team of educated professionals Family First Mentality Flexible Professional Adequately Resourced Motivated Team members No day is the same Travel to many great locations Management does not micromanage
Great Leadership and Mentorship for development and growth
Manning and turn around time on projects. Like an Aircraft carrier making a Uturn.
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER (Former Employee) – San Francisco Bay Area, CA – September 19, 2017
Sun Chemical, is presently under a sales management team that does not see the benefit of face to face Sales Representatives. Thus they are reducing their sales force by 70%. This company is presently a house of cards until upper management is replaced.
Manufacturing Director (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – June 20, 2017
There was no micro-management of my project activities -- just routine executive level reviews/updates. Although my direct position was considered the U.S., I was quickly responsible for north and south America.
Retired VP Sales (Former Employee) – Various- 6 over my career – May 28, 2017
I have retired from Sun Chemical but found it to be a totally satisfying place to work. In fact, I spent 25 years with the organization. High standards,high expectations and a thoroughly professional group of co- workers.
In-plant Ink Technician (Former Employee) – Eastern, US – October 28, 2016
Sun re structured their management and operation techniques for the worse. Customers are left in the dark and the technicians have to put up a good face. Too many politics, 5 chiefs for 1 Indian style. At one point, I did not know who my direct sepervisor was. They will leave you out to dry in front of customers and support is minimal. Job advancement is poor. Since leaving sun, I have doubled my pay and benefits.
Co-op Engineer (Former Employee) – Northlake, IL – September 12, 2016
As a co-op engineer I worked on a variety of projects relating to production and maintenance. Projects ranged in scope and cost, and almost always required multidisciplinary engineering knowledge. Strong communication skills and planning were essential to be successful. A fair amount of autonomy and independence were required to progress through complex projects, however support and guidance from management was readily available and questions were highly encouraged.
A typical day would consist of responding to contractor questions through use of technical documents such as P&ID's and electrical schematics, writing purchase orders for equipment or services, scheduling installation and support services, and developing start-up testing procedures. Once projects were completed operator training and post project support ensured successful implementation.
The hardest and probably also most enjoyable part of the job were start-up efforts. Long hours are required to facilitate proper installation of production equipment, but success is extremely satisfying. I would highly recommend this company for their innovation in their industry and their development of employees.
Demand Planning Manager (Former Employee) – Northlake, IL – June 16, 2016
Senior Management in New Jersey are foul mouthed and work mainly with management by fear techniques. They want SAP experience but servers so slow it would take an hour to run a simple query. Run and don't look back.
Fortunate to work for an industry leader. Interacted with multiple industries and every level of management within multiple disciplines. Learned the value of knowing customer needs and their customer's needs. Honed professional image and interaction abilities. Daily autonomy blended with outstanding support and training.
Great responsibility given and great output required
Maintenance Mechanic/Electrician (Former Employee) – Bedford Park, IL – April 24, 2013
Electrical, mechanical repair and maintenance of ink processing equipment. Polished my personal and technical skills. Management was reasonable and honest. Good group of people to work with. Removing the ink from myself at the end of the day. Solving problems especially the long term solutions.