Cabot Microelectronics
3.8 of 5 13 reviews
www.cabotcmp.com Aurora, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 24, 2014

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Cabot Microelectronics Chairman, President, and CEO Bill Noglows

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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As good as its gets!!!!

Logistics (Former Employee)
Aurora, IL

I worked at Cabot Microelectronics full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI have been gone for a couple of years but working there has been the highlight of my career thus far. Challenging but rewarding environment with plenty of positive people on board. I would stongly encourage anyone thinking about applying here.

ConsNone that I can think of unless you are not willing to pull your own weight!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very receptive people!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cabot Microelectronics as an intern

ProsGreat people
Chill atmosphere
Everyone loves what they do
Company doing really well

ConsFar out in the suburbs (location)

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

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Worked in the manufacturing department on pads

Intern (Current Employee)
Aurora, IL

I have been working at Cabot Microelectronics as a contractor for more than a year

ProsA lot of hours and easy work

ConsVery boring and repetitive work

Advice to Senior ManagementOccasional alternative tasks for employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Aurora, IL

I worked at Cabot Microelectronics full-time for more than 10 years

ProsI was at Cabot Microelectronics for 12 years--started there when they were parent of Cabot Corp, went thru the IPO, etc. It's a great company to work for. Work/life balance is a strong value and benefits are consistent with this including a generous time off policy.

ConsNothing comes to mind--on the whole working here was a great experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementAgain, nothing comes to mind. Overall great!

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

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Great experience at a great company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Aurora, IL

I worked at Cabot Microelectronics full-time

ProsGreat culture. Great people. Very flexible.

ConsLean staff somewhat limits advancement opportunity

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK place to work, but dead end future for company

Manager (Former Employee)
West Chicago, IL

I worked at Cabot Microelectronics

ProsVery supportive of work life balance - always allowed people to address their home front if needed.

ConsCompany has very limited upside. The core business is dying, has a lot of competition from overseas. Customers are often unhappy, causing tension through the organization. New business does not seem promising. All in all, not a great future - you can only cut costs so many times.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe bold regarding the future

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor leadership ruins CMC's opportunity to live up to its potential as a top employer and top player in its industry.

Manager II (Former Employee)
Aurora, IL

I worked at Cabot Microelectronics

ProsThe employees are hard working and intelligent.

ConsTop management is awful - out of touch, immature, bloated and poor leaders.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet in touch, face the truth, reduce dependence on consensus management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cabot Microelectronics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMultinational company with opportunity to work with different country people and at different time zone. I love my Work.

ConsNot sure whether the employee working at other time zones are in limelight to HeadQuarters for there contributions. 100% depends on how much u satisfy your Manager, irrespective of your involvement or contribution.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should care about the employee, it's not just hire and fire should be a rule of thumb for just bringing and checking fresh talents.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Small company trying to act big!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Hsinchu (Taiwan)

I worked at Cabot Microelectronics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexibility and cautious company

ConsPromotions based on popularity. Like to copy best practices from big famous companies but no skills to implement. Top management made funny decisions like hiring a Non-Asia recruiter to be Asia HR Director, based in Taiwan!!

A lot of empty talks but no proven success in any programs

Advice to Senior ManagementSee the WORLD more, don't be a frog in the well!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company, not an exciting one.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cabot Microelectronics

ProsGood company with strong ethics and values. Great safety culture. Still got a somewhat small company feel despite size / revenues.

ConsIncredibly process orientated and bureaucratic. Prides itself on "the matrix", which means it takes a very long time to drive even incremental change. Trying to become more innovative and entrepreneurial but the DNA is not there.

Advice to Senior ManagementMove faster, take some risks. Encourage employees to make decisions, and don't second guess them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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