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Updated May 15, 2014

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3.5 24 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Infineum Chief Executive Xavier le Mintier

Xavier le Mintier

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Unless your background is as a contact engineer and you're preferably Italian then there is little scope for progression

    Logistics Leader (Former Employee) Abingdon, England (UK)

    ProsGood salaries, location and bonus scheme

    ConsCareer progression is almost impossible unless you are "on the list" which most people aren't. There is no interest in whether line managers are any good and there are a lot that aren't. Too much money wasted on unimportant initiatives and paying consultants. No respect for work/life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget that there is some fantastic talent who deserve good management and progression

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Best Retirement Home Ever!

    Operations Assistant (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsIt is a boon for those who resist changes, who do not want to be outstanding, love office politics. And those who are already retiring, since wages (except CPF contributions) do not change as you age. In case under the modular skill systems, you get into better wage bands as you move around different departments to gain more skills.

    ConsIf you don't know how to play office politics, you're a goner. The first few lessons that I have learned is this "Take care of yourself first, don't bother helping others", "Don't change anything, know what the customer want".

    Whilst the company has received multiple WSH awards, the Health part is misleading, since the canteen does not fall under Infineum but Exxonmobil. Catering always get the order wrong, unhygienic food, complains goes unheeded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMr. Xavier, I do have a headache working in your plant. (Response to your 2012 January question)

    Feed back from the old timers, it's better to have an "Ang Moh" (Caucasian) in charge.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work - very supportive working environment.

    Infineum (Current Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsSupportive working environment
    Good work/life balance
    Flexi-time

    ConsDifficult to climb up ladder as a chemist without a pHD

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly people and a poor corporate environment

    Graduate Chemist (Current Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsThe job security is very good and the people and environment are generally very positive.

    ConsThe is next to no career development, expertise is not valued and there is no real progression chances without public school education.

    There is performance related pay, so each month you are paid a significant percentage less than what your wage should be then it is paid 4 months after that year. This means you forfeit it if you leave.

    Even within groups there are massive differences in development. Managers are technically deficient and tend to force their support downwards rather than striving upwards.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management style is not dissimilar to Exxon-Mobile in that change happens very slowly but totally irreversibly.

    Managers that look after their staff are seen as weak and tend not to progress.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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