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Chemtura Chairman, President, and CEO Craig A. Rogerson
Craig A. Rogerson
26 Ratings
  • Overall a good experience. As a young engineer it was a great place to get a ton of experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chemtura full-time (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook


    Great working environment at the West Lafayette site. Always seemed to have uncertainty in the company with where it was heading.
    Good working experience


    Never seemed to have well defined goals or objectives that were also attainable for the future of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more definitive in future goals and relate better with all employees. Keep in mind even the lowest on the corporate ladder.

Chemtura Interviews

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Interview Difficulty




    Finance Talent Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chemtura (Middlebury, CT).


    I was contacted through Linkedin by the HR recruiter. He sent me a message detailing the Program. Entry level Finance program. 4 - 6 month rotations throughout the Finance Departments. All rotations typically on the Middlebury CT Campus. I replied back that I was interested in learning more about the program and attached my resume. The recruiter then applied for me through the Chemtura website using my resume. He then emailed me the job description and information about the company. From here he said set up a 1:1 phone interview for about 30 minutes - simple questions all focused on what was on my resume. From there he set up another phone interview for later on in the day with a Finance person that graduated the program a year prior. There were a couple easy technical questions such as describe the financial statements and their relationship to each other. He also asked about systems that I was familiar with. The second phone interview lasted about 15 minutes - I had a lot of co-op/internship experience that directly applied to the position. He then set up an interview for me to come to their campus. This day included 4 - 30 minute interviews. All with leaders within the different finance departments. These were all behavioral interviews - tell me about a time ..... and again questions regarding systems like tell me how familiar you are with TM1, hyperion, excel. Everyone was really nice and straight forward. One of the main concerns was about location. They are located in a very rural area and they know that young kids typically want to be located in a city atmosphere.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you worked in a team.
      Name the financial statements and their relationship with each other. (I was told to refresh on CAPM and IRR prior to the interview, but they merely asked if I had taken any courses that taught these)
      1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    They only gave 1 week to respond to the offer and when I requested an extension to review other pending offers I was told they needed to get back to other candidates in a timely manner and could only give me 7 days. After a second request for an extension, I was granted an additional 7 days to consider the offer.
    On my application I put my minimum to accept would be 55k. The Salary offer was 50k (NACE says the bottom 10% get 55k) - Considering the Cost of living, my prior experience of 1 year that is directly related to the position, how much other companies pay for leadership programs, GPA, School ect. NACE and determined my market value is significantly higher. I tried to negotiate 10k higher which is a fair range considering all those factors above but the recruiter responded back saying that the number wasn't going to change because according to their database the offer is competitive. I have no idea how they determined 5k less than the bottom 10% is competitive.
    Nice people. Alot of opportunity to learn early on but lower Salary offer than expected and no room for negotiation with such a short notice to respond made it really hard to make an informed decision. In the end I accepted an offer with a different company that offered what I was looking for in terms of salary and benefits.

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Headquarters Philadelphia, PA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Company - Public (CHMT)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Chemtura aspires to be the future of chemicals-making. The company ranks among the top specialty chemical companies in the US, along with the likes of Ecolab and Hexion, and among the leading plastics additives maker globally. Aside from plastic additives, Chemtura holds niche-leading positions in petroleum additives, flame retardants, and swimming pool chemicals. Its other products include urethanes and crop protection chemicals. More than half (55%) of its total sales come from outside the US. In 2010 Chemtura emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after... More

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