W. R. Grace Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Chemical operator at wr grace albany

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    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Albany, OR
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Albany, OR

    I have been working at W. R. Grace

    Pros

    It is very productive at the albany site and lots of growth in the future

    Cons

    We need more experienced management, and safer working conditions. The pay does not reflect the hazards that are associated with this job. Top pay for chemical operator is 23.63 an hour as of 2015 and usually you start out at 15$ an hour. The insurance cost for a family is 600 to 800$ a month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to learn some team building skills, and get better at communication. Understanding how to improve the processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good Company

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    Current Intern - Process Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Intern - Process Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at W. R. Grace as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of improvements to be made
    Friendly Environment
    Allows for growth in the company
    Decent money
    Team Oriented
    Room for growth

    Cons

    There are some sour apples at the company that are there way or the highway. Things can stagnate quickly depending on the channels that it goes through.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Solid Company, Good Performance, Opportunities to Grow - Great Benefits!

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    Current Employee - Productivity Director in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Productivity Director in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    The work is challenging, always a wide variety of projects to work on that have a direct impact on the companies performance. The people are friendly and willing to help you succeed. The benefits are the best I have seen - a defined benfit plan for retirement and a 6% match on 401K, many heathcare options, at some sites on site heath care nurses/doctors.

    Cons

    The challenges of work life balance working in a global interconnected company - there is a need to stay connected and be on conference/video calls late in the eveings or very early in the mornings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Interesting environment, transitioning from Old guard to new talent

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    Former Employee - Director in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Director in Columbia, MD

    I worked at W. R. Grace full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Energized Workforce now that they have emerged from bankruptcy

    Cons

    Poor human resources team and practices. Product line seems stale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure proper level of engagement. Secure a more sophisticated HR environment. Hold people accountable to performance, not who they know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Excellent company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Plant Administrator in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Plant Administrator in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great opportunities for building your own career.

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    • 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

    Small 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great experience because I worked with great people.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Typical big company issues, sometimes lose sight of details.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consitency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good exposure for career growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Lexington, MA

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

    Pros

    Pleasant management, room for growth

    Cons

    Chemical processes resulting in negative environmental impact

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Initially invest an hour in explaining overall position, tasks and goals to new hires.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. OK company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at W. R. Grace

    Pros

    location is good. company listen to employee

    Cons

    lean, no promotion opportunities. minimum raise in salary

  11. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    Current Contractor - Java Developer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Contractor - Java Developer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at W. R. Grace as a contractor (less than a year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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