Cabot Microelectronics

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Cabot Microelectronics Reviews

Updated March 24, 2014
Updated March 24, 2014
13 Reviews

3.8
13 Reviews
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Cabot Microelectronics Chairman, President, and CEO Bill Noglows
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  1.  

    As good as its gets!!!!

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    Former Employee - Logistics  in  Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Logistics in Aurora, IL

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    None that I can think of unless you are not willing to pull your own weight!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very receptive people!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Far out in the suburbs (location)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Worked in the manufacturing department on pads

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Aurora, IL

    Pros

    A lot of hours and easy work

    Cons

    Very boring and repetitive work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Occasional alternative tasks for employees

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

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind--on the whole working here was a great experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Again, nothing comes to mind. Overall great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience at a great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL

    Pros

    Great culture. Great people. Very flexible.

    Cons

    Lean staff somewhat limits advancement opportunity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place to work, but dead end future for company

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  West Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in West Chicago, IL

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be bold regarding the future

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Manager II  in  Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Manager II in Aurora, IL

    Pros

    The employees are hard working and intelligent.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch, face the truth, reduce dependence on consensus management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    CMP Slurry Scientist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Small company trying to act big!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    Pros

    Flexibility and cautious company

    Cons

    Promotions 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 ManagementAdvice

    See the WORLD more, don't be a frog in the well!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, not an exciting one.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Incredibly 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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