Benefits and Culture


At Stepan Company, our employees are our greatest resource. We’re committed to maintaining a working environment that empowers teammates to face challenges head-on and develop innovative solutions together. Working for Stepan, you’ll enjoy a rewarding and supportive culture that encourages continual growth and development.

We offer a comprehensive total rewards package that provides outstanding pay and benefits for our employees. The package is designed to acknowledge individual and team achievements alike, and provides financial security for employees and their families.

The U.S. Total Rewards program includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Telemedicine
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Savings and Investment Retirement Plan — 401(k) 100% match up to 6%, immediate vesting
  • Profit sharing / Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Life insurance / AD&D insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Legal
  • Hospital Indemnity
  • Critical Illness
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Auto and Home Insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 11 holidays
  • Vacation
  • Annual incentive bonus program
  • Quality recognition program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness initiative


Stepan’s competitive compensation package reflects each of our global site's local market conditions. We have a Pay-for-Performance culture in which our employees are rewarded for their positive contributions and results. We align our compensation practices with Stepan's global strategies and objectives so everyone contributes to the company's growth and success.


Our benefits vary by country, depending on local benchmarking, culture and practice. Benefits are competitive within each market and reflect Stepan's philosophy of engaging and motivating employees while maintaining total rewards best practices.

Global Learning and Organizational Development

Global Learning and Organizational Development (GL&OD) supports Stepan's business objectives, vision and mission by providing targeted global learning and development solutions for employees and by increasing individual, team and organization effectiveness through strategic organization design and development initiatives. Examples include formal instructor-led training, e-learning, self-paced “on-the-job” learning resources, internal certificate programs, Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), 360 feedback, coaching, team effectiveness interventions, organization structure and process redesign.

In 2013, Stepan introduced a new global learning and talent management platform, Catalyst. Employees create an annual development plan in Catalyst and can then easily incorporate and access our learning resources into their plans.

Culture and Commitment

Stepan Company is committed to providing a safe, secure and sustainable working environment for our employees, customers, visitors and communities. As a charter member of ACC Responsible Care®, a voluntary initiative within the global chemical industry, we’re required to continually improve our health, safety and environmental performance.

We’re also engaged in Global Product Strategy (GPS), and join in the commitment to making relevant product stewardship information on chemicals in commerce publicly available.

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