FMC Reviews

Updated August 10, 2015
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FMC Chairman, President, and CEO Pierre Brondeau
Pierre Brondeau
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits are good, but they have to pay enough to try and keep people from leaving (in 3 reviews)

  • Pay and good job security outlook (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor management, particularly in HR at Green River (in 3 reviews)

  • It being a chemical company the IT department is not given much attention (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Sales rep

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Fishers, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Fishers, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good to work for. Very focussed ond result oriented

    Cons

    Very busy work place due to high performing business

    Advice to Management

    Hire more sales guys to meet the targets


  2. Senior Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Hillsborough, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Hillsborough, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FMC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Healthy Technical ability of current stuff

    Cons

    Not a clear Vision for future


  3. Helpful (2)

    Major Dissapointment

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    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, great location, generally good people, and a fun business with cool technologies.

    Cons

    Directors are horrible, lack leadership and generally in it for themselves only. Professional development is non-existent. General hire external instead of from within.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your people. There are great, talented people "wandering" and/or frustrated with the lack of direction and care.


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  5. Working at FMC

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    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst (International) in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst (International) in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FMC full-time

    Pros

    Good salary Most of the people are nice to work with

    Cons

    While most of the workers are nice, the directors and VP's are horrible. Loads of polictics. They operate like construction workers mentality counting hours rather than productivity. Some people have a lot of decision making authroity with no checks and balances.

    Advice to Management

    You should define a career path for people to grow and empower them to make decisions.


  6. Offshore service hand

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at FMC full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay great people to work with. They have minimal layoffs and try to develope their employees

    Cons

    Woth my job their is no set schedule and your on a on call basis. Stuck in the stone ages with the way they run some of business


  7. Helpful (1)

    Organization way too top heavy

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at FMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    diverse, professional, casual, good compensation

    Cons

    too much organizational changes, very lazy paranoid people

    Advice to Management

    stop restructuring and repositioning the company and let the employees breathe easy in knowing they have job security


  8. Helpful (7)

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FMC full-time

    Pros

    Lots of freedom in a sales role, great products that literally create their own demand. The products have a good reputation in the ag field. Great benefits, employee longevity (depending on position). You can go places, up or lateral. Mostly good managers.

    Cons

    HR seems to run this company often overpowering managers and has the final say in almost everything. Company president created a long standing hiring freeze despite a 30 percent rate of growth with the companies bottom line in one year. Positions remain unfilled despite need for headcount. The purchase of a generics competitor has put everything on hold. Marketing in Philadelphia has a clear disconnect with field employees and develops obsessions with pushing products that will not sell in certain areas. They are often deceptive in the way they write their marketing programs, making changes without communication to the field. Too much big company bureaucracy. Employes that are good at BS-ing and/or politically connected, seem to get promoted over those that actually produce and had been in the role producing, for years. Pay is below average for the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Start investing back in employees and headcount. Pierre Brondeau really needs to stop the stranglehold on this instead of burning out existing employees. Hire talent and fill roles that have been vacant for a long time. Give power back to employee managers who are out there doing the work and know firsthand, rather than HR that sits in a tower in Philly.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Speaking as a long-tenured employee, I believe FMC's best days are behind it. New management is surely to blame.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are the best part on my job; without them, wouldn't be worth staying.

    Cons

    Poor collaboration between business and IT groups, which results in poor solutions. Too much reliance on consultants, who add limited value. New executive management does not understand FMC's business segments at the level they need to, resulting in poor strategic decisions and planning.

    Advice to Management

    Stop preaching to rank & file about exhibiting good conduct & ethics, while the executive management team doesn't practice what they preach. Stop dismantling a formerly well-diversified company at such an alarming rate. Quarter after quarter, constant over-promising and under-delivering on earnings results; be realistic!


  10. Helpful (3)

    Cowboys

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits; people in field are good to work with

    Cons

    Unless you are in the corporate office, your job is not important. Poor management running things, a bunch of cowboys

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees in the field, the ones making you all the money.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good stable product and secure jobs

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay and good job security outlook.

    Cons

    Staffing is too lean and therefore, stressful. Do more with less people, unless you work at headquarters. Corporate policies/procedures not very balanced with what is needed at the production level. Safety is #1 but not listed in the job descriptions as #1 and goes from there. New CEO and his followers brought in over the past few years try to make this company just like the one they came from. Managers change every 2 years so there is no consistency

    Advice to Management

    Need to be less top heavy with staff on the global level. Not sure where their diversity talk is when they deal with staff at the production facilities level. If safety is #1 then every procedure and job description would start with safety.



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