Solutia Reviews

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  1.  

    Company was bought out

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    Former Employee - North American Premium Brands Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - North American Premium Brands Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Solutia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    constant change, travel, opportunity for the right person

    Cons

    company was bought out, a lot of uncertainty, Executive staff has all been turned over with in the last 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create core beliefs and values systems and then implement them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Lead  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Business Lead in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Solutia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good compensation, good smart people working there.

    Cons

    Got sold to Eastman - a lot of good people lost their job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Was a good company

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    Current Employee - Fiinance  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Fiinance in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Solutia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vacation, summer hours, people, location

    Cons

    management are cut throat, too many secrets, no cross training, no room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Interesting company with opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Marketing  in  Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Director Marketing in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at Solutia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    global roles (have been posted in different parts of the US; was eligible for global assignment)
    challenging project work (because the company is relatively lean, it makes the employees wear multiple hats nd do different roles at the same time, opportunity to build your resume is good in the short term
    friendly co-workers (folks are supportive and want to make sure that everyone works together cohesively as a team and share responsibilities)

    Cons

    strategic confusion (too many changes in vision and strategy resulting in confusion down the line)
    bankruptcy baggage (having gone thru a painful chapter 11 filing, the credibility of upper management is low)
    bonus uncertainty (while salaries are around median for the industry, there is always uncertainty abut the extent of bonus and whether it will improve year-over-year)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have clarity and consisitency of vision
    communicate more with employees at all levels
    identify new and exciting growth platforms and invest more in marketing and R & D

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Too Many Cut-Backs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Engineering in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Solutia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    State of the art technologies
    Many learning opportunities
    ok pay
    Bonus (although never consistant)

    Cons

    There have been far too many cut backs without consideration to it's effect on quality/safety.
    Make a safety mistake and lose your job (saw that more than once).
    Corporate goals exist but are hollow (nobody pays real attention to them).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company was bought by Eastman Chemical. Hopefully, they will see how incredibly understaffed Solutia is, and allow them to hire more personnel. Not many happy people there....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Solutia

    Pros

    New leadership, no debt, should be opportunities as economy improves

    Cons

    Lack commitment to fiber business, more commodity oriented then value brands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the markets served and be pro active

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intern - marketing development - Brussels

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solutia as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Work/Life balance

    - Given responsabilities if performing well

    Cons

    - Limited career development opportunities
    - High employee turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not a bad place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solutia full-time

    Pros

    Solutia offers very competitive salaries, good opportunities for career growth, and average benefits. Good culture and values. They often promote from within.

    Cons

    Solutia does not offer a very good work life balance. Many departments are understaffed. They are often lagging with their use of technology.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun Place

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Solutia

    Pros

    Paid time off and benefits

    Cons

    No room to advance within company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I am very proud to work for Solutia and I love my job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solutia

    Pros

    I have seen alot of change since I have been with the company. I know most of it is going to benefit us if people will just give it time. I think the company really cares for it's employees. I have never worked for a company that gives it's employees so many benefits. The bonuses we recently got were so great. The many programs that are being offered to the employees on site are fantastic. I love working for a company that is growing and looking to the future.

    Cons

    I wish employees could get more training on their jobs. I feel you don't have enough training and you are put on the job to soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out on the floor and talk to people about their lives and really just get to know them as people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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