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Review averages

  • 5 employees say

    Excellent (1)
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    Good (2)
    40%
    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (2)
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    2.84
  • 0 applicants say

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Company summary

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Ashland has been almost a century in the making.

Throughout our evolution from oil company to diversified chemicals conglomerate, to a global specialty chemicals company, we’ve advanced by becoming ever more capable of adding unique value to customer products.

We are passionate, tenacious solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

Active Ingredients, Adhesives, Beer and Wine Stabilizers, Building and Construction, Composites, Food and Beverage, Home Care, Marine, Packaging, Paint and Coatings, Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Specialty Ingredients, Automotive, Energy

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Company outlook

always solving

We are committed to the “always” part of our brand promise. The relentless pursuit of ways to transform the efficacyusabilityallureintegrity, and profitability of our customer’s products is at the center of our jobs and what makes us an indispensable partner.



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Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical coverage for you and eligible family members.
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • A Wellness Program that lets you earn additional dollars for health-related activities.
  • A plan that covers preventive care at 100 percent with no deductible.
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Long-term Disability (LTD) 
  • Occupational and travel accident insurance.
  • 401K
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick Leave 
  • Paid holidays
  • Bereavement pay
  • Paid leave for new mothers
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Learning Management System with online courses
  • Employee Credit Union
  • Charity match program
  • Group auto and home insurance plans
  • Legal plan
  • Pet insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Special needs planning

Location

For applicants

Videos

always solving
Dr. Sowmitri Tarimala, Ashland Specialty Ingredients

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

Ashland’s journey has been marked by significant milestones the acquisitions of influential companies and chemistries, our spread across over 100 countries, the creation of an extraordinary management team, and most recently, Ashland’s separation from Valvoline and re-launch as a pure global specialty chemistry company. Today, we are a pure, specialty chemicals company with a singular focus on making our customers more successful and the world a better place.

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How would we describe the company culture?

Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.

Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what's possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.

Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we're a part of, and planet we share.


What else should applicants know about us?


As you read through our vision, mission, and way, we hope you will believe that, to us, they are more than just words, they are our guiding principles.

People who have worked with Ashland know that we have a distinct way of doing things. It’s one of the main reasons customers come back and employees are so loyal.

At Ashland we share a core drive to solve. To solve technical problems and deliver breakthrough capabilities that transform what is possible. We also share a commitment to each other, our communities, sustainability, safety, commercial success, and much more.

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Application advice

Preferred application method

who loses sleep over the last 1%?

We do. And if you do too, then Ashland would like to talk with you.

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?

Are you always solving?

Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.

Reviews for Ashland Inc

Reviews - What employees say

2.84 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Career Development

Career development was excellent while I was employed.

Overall Compensation for your work

It was a good job while it lasted, I was fairly compensated for my work.

Office/Work Environment

We had nice office space

Job security

My department was outsourced so the C-Levels could meet their quarterly projections.

Inclusive/Diverse

Transferring our jobs to a cheap labor provider probably advanced this objective.

  • 14.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Fire all management and bring in new people who actually know how to manage
  • 10.May 2016
  • Employee

Job security

Sales is hard everywhere!


Review averages

  • 5 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    20%
    Good (2)
    40%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (2)
    40%
    2.84
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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Ashland Inc
2.84
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