W. R. Grace

www.grace.com

W. R. Grace Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
66 Reviews
3.4
66 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
W. R. Grace Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Festa
Fred Festa
44 Ratings

Review Highlights

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
  • Chapter 11 not huge problem-- but still something that you have to explain (in 3 reviews)

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

More Highlights

20 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    OK company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W. R. Grace full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    We have decent benefits and free dental

    Cons

    A lot of negative employees at the facilities and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the individuals at the plant level. Develop training standards for all employees and work on career paths for individuals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lacking Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salary is adequate, work life balance is acceptable.

    Cons

    Management is lacking leadership, culture is conflict-ridden.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate frontline Supervisors adequately on an annual basis respectfully.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, Productivity driven and focused on Sales Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Industry Manager in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Global Industry Manager in Annapolis, MD

    I have been working at W. R. Grace full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people at the company are great. For the most part the hours are flexible adn the work is challenging. The company is focused on alot of training and making the employee aware of safety.

    Cons

    There aren't too many growth opportunities to the true workers for the company. That is unfortunate. Most of the workers are rated in reviews and those reviews may not tell the true story of an employees efforts. We are very top heavy when it comes to the types of jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the peple who are working day in and out for upward management growth. Promotion opportunities need to be made to the mid line workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Long time employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of good people to work with

    Cons

    Very slow to move on decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR is Grace's IRS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good, but lots of politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at W. R. Grace full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good interaction between departments, good working conditions

    Cons

    Supervisors do not always know what is going on, since they are playing up to politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at W. R. Grace full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    * Good people
    * Decent career path
    * Good products to sell

    Cons

    * A lot of bureaucracy
    * Quick to eliminate sales / other jobs
    * Tied to construction market, so jobs aren't overly secure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I did like Fred Festa - believe he is trying to the best for WR Grace. Seems to genuinely care about his employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Columbia, MD

    I worked at W. R. Grace full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit packages, competitive pay and good location.

    Cons

    Restructuring over the past few years in stages. Working thru asbestos liabilities - long process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company if you work in corporate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W. R. Grace

    Pros

    Great benefits, pension fund, and good people

    Cons

    Very centralized organization, requiring a lot of information to make decisions

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Opened up a lot of doors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Communications Intern in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Corporate Communications Intern in Columbia, MD

    I worked at W. R. Grace as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Quiet, reasonable workload that is easy to manage. Great pay.

    Cons

    Though employees/ peers seem friendly to your face a lot of office politics and backstabbing happens. It's a corporate environment, which means everything has to get approved which can put a hold on a lot of projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand the communications department. WR Grace doesn't exactly have the best reputation, so having a strong PR/Communications department is critical

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Very nimble company with minimal layers of management.

    Cons

    Nimble company was often restructuring organization which left minimal levels of resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Key projects and listen to the industry marketing experts.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

Work at W. R. Grace? Share Your Experiences

W. R. Grace

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.