W. R. Grace Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
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W. R. Grace Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Festa
Fred Festa
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Pros
  • Lots of good people to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and people committed to the company (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Many in middle management have been put in jobs that they are not qualified to do (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    THE ONE GRACE

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secretary in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Secretary in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at W. R. Grace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no best reasons, no office culture, no morals.

    Cons

    The biggest con, Poor management, a company that is only for the big boys, and not the hard working employees.You should be able to come to work without fear of getting back stab.

    Advice to Management

    What ever happen to All for one, One for all, "THE ONE GRACE", and all the employees they screwed out of their jobs. All the hard working employees they let go for no good reason, the employees who made all of them rich, and all the asbestos victims. Don't forget all the current employees who just lost their jobs and got screwed once again, and there is more to come.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Avoid Like The Plague

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at W. R. Grace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard to think of any. The pay rate is very high but coupled with cons its not worth it. The safety program is pretty good and they seem to care about the environment.

    Cons

    Egotistical incompetent managers who know zilch and have the interpersonal skills of yaks. Completely unrealistic production scheduling goals and god forbid should you fail your shift numbers for ANY reason! I had talked with many employees at other locations and it seemed these issues were everywhere within Grace. Grace's HR department services as their KGB and CIA all rolled into one, don't ever talk to them as it'll fly back to your manager before you hang up the phone.

    Advice to Management

    Start unannounced site visits and "look in the corners" and talk to the line supervisors and hourly employees to get a real feel for whats going on in the various plants. Only then will you figure out how messed up things really are.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Poor Leaderschip

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at W. R. Grace full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for starting careers, for youngsters who need to learn a lot. If you are a mediocre person, you probably can stay there for ever.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, company exists for happy few at the top. Decisions are taken in favor of those happy few and are therefore opportunistic. Changing their mind all the time. No long term visions synchronized with strategy and company culture. They don't like people who take ownership and accountability.
    If you are a conscious person, stay away from them!

    Advice to Management

    Please, sit down and take a look at the REAL opportunities for your company: employee engagement, walk the talk and live the company values.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    When I first hired in I thought Grace would be a great place to work but that turned out not to be the case.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W. R. Grace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro working for Grace is they do offer a competitive salary.

    Cons

    Lack of integrity in management.
    Disconnect between management and employees.
    Disconnect between corporate management and front line supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Place more stock into advice employees have. They are the life blood of the company. Sometimes ideas that look good on paper are difficult to implement. Seeking advice from then people decisions affect can help make implementation of ideas and strategies more efficient.



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