W. R. Grace

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Updated Feb 20, 2014

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3.0 55 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

W. R. Grace Chairman, President, and CEO Fred Festa

Fred Festa

(37 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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
  • Many in middle management have been put in jobs that they are not qualified to do (in 4 reviews)

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

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    Excellent company to work for!

    Plant Administrator (Former Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsThey care about employees, offer advancement, education reimbursement, excellent benefits.

    ConsThey relocated the manufacturing operations from Milwaukee to Chicago. I understood the financial reasons, but it was disappointing to lose a job I loved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunities for building your own career.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmall enough to allow movement between functions and businesses, but large enough to have ample opportunities for advancement up Vice President level. Very dynamic structures create opportunities for career advancement. Great people to work with and people committed to the company.

    ConsCompany has done a great job of growing earnings and now is working to grow revenue, this can be a difficult transition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience because I worked with great people.

    Sales (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsOverall, it was a very positive experience. Enjoyed my time there.

    ConsTypical big company issues, sometimes lose sight of details.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsitency

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good exposure for career growth

    Accountant (Former Employee) Lexington, MA

    ProsPleasant management, room for growth

    ConsChemical processes resulting in negative environmental impact

    Advice to Senior ManagementInitially invest an hour in explaining overall position, tasks and goals to new hires.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    OK company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proslocation is good. company listen to employee

    Conslean, no promotion opportunities. minimum raise in salary

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    Great oppurtunity to learn with higly experienced colleauge and work life balance

    Java Developer (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    Pros--Awesome Colleage with great technical skills
    --great mangement and very approachable
    --verifi Technologies is a It divison of W.R. Grace

    Cons--team people not so friendly.real professionals

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great People

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Columbia, MD

    ProsA lot of really talented people with good insight work at W. R. Grace

    ConsSometimes communications can be limited leaving some murkiness to work through

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience with W.R.Grace was very fulfilling

    Intern (Current Employee) Lake Charles, LA

    ProsGrace is a very safe place to work. The corporate culture is also very pleasant. Good place to start your career.

    ConsGrace is a small plant so there is little room for advancement. Many of the engineers don't want to leave so the positions become stagnant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would advise Grace to implement a mentoring program. Move their employees around more to create opportunity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good if you are not an aggressive person

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsGood salary and convenient location.

    ConsThere is limited career development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore cross functional team activities.

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    Great company to get good skills.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    Prosmany long term employees with feeling of family at many locations. Great work/life balance.

    ConsLimited upward mobility in some groups.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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