Celebrating 100 Years in 2015

Carus

Workplace Culture & Values

We’re passionate about our impact on the environment and technology, but at the end of the day, it’s really all about our people.  Carus Corporation is dedicated to helping our customers and improving the environment, and we succeed because our employees know they are valued, respected and rewarded for their contributions. 

Carus Corporation’s global presence offers many growth opportunities for our nearly 400 employees in our 10 locations.  While we span the country from east to west and have offices in Europe, the employees of Carus Corporation are one unified team. Through our core values, we work together in an environment that is both innovative and fun to introduce new products and technologies into the marketplace and improve and expand our current product lines to meet the ever-changing needs of our environment and our customers. 

Our core values are at the heart of our workplace culture.

Innovation

The chemical industry is undergoing many changes, specifically in our area of environmental applications, and many needs for new technologies and products are being created.  We work hard to keep employees knowledgeable about the changing environment, and we welcome ideas and suggestions that help us to remain at the forefront of technological advances, and continue to be a primary resource for our customers. 

Growth

We are focused on continued growth for Carus, both through new product development and through our recent acquisitions.  Carus Corporation acquired Alexander Chemical Corporation in 2010, Sierra Chemical Co. in 2011 and Pristine Water Solutions, Inc. in 2014.  With our plans for continued growth in the future, it is essential for us to have the right people in the right place at the right time.  Now is a great time to join our team and take advantage of the progressive career opportunities we have to offer!

Stakeholder Protection

A stakeholder is any individual, group or community living within the influence of a Carus Corporation site or likely to be affected by a management decision or action, or any individual, group or community likely to influence the management of the site.  Carus Corporation is committed to the responsible management and actions of our business to ensure compliance with all regulatory and safety requirements, and to ensure the best interests of those most important to us – our employees, our customers and our communities. 

Prudence

When considering the cost of doing business, we are focused on making sure that our spending decisions are made with the future in mind.  By considering our actions today, we secure our future tomorrow.  Through annual budgeting and planning, we are able to meet the needs of technology upgrades, facility improvements, and other needs to grow our operations, all while remaining prudent to focus not only on today, but on our company's future for many years to come. 

Education

Education has been a core value of the Carus family and Carus Corporation for nearly 100 years.  Through formal employee development and education programs, the employees of Carus are always personally and professionally growing.  Employees learn through development assignments, mentor programs and through formal schooling with tuition assistance and reimbursement.  Our focus on education does not stop with our employees.  Each year, Carus Corporation sponsors a local summer Science Camp that teaches 5th grade students the value of science and its application in their everyday life.  We also participate in the Chemical Industry Council’s National Chemistry Week, although we expand it to 3 weeks to meet the needs of our many requests for chemistry demonstrations.  During these 3 weeks, volunteer employees leave their daily jobs to visit local schools and demonstrate the wonder of science and chemistry through experiments for students of all ages. 

Tradition

As we near our 100th anniversary, we have a lot to be proud of! None of our growth and accomplishments would be possible without our employees.  From birthdays, anniversaries and retirements, we always have something to celebrate.  We have annual employee recognition ceremonies during which we give awards for Volunteer of the Year, Outstanding Achievement, and our Chairman’s Award.  Throughout the year, we celebrate our special milestones such as safety achievements, manufacturing achievements, industry awards and national awards.  Our Quarter Century Club is growing each year.  This special club is for employees and retirees with over 25 years of service.  Currently at 80 members, consisting of 38 retirees and 42 current employees, our Quarter Century Club always has room for more!

Integrity 

Our employees are principled and can be counted on to work responsibly for the benefit of our company, our employees, our customers, and our community.  Through our shared commitment and responsibility, we are able to form strong working teams that can be counted on to deliver results.