Cabot Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Cabot President & CEO Patrick M. Prevost
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  1. Focus on Safety

    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Cabot (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free ice cream on fridays, friendly co-workers, flextime, nice facilities

    Cons

    billerica is the basically in the middle of nowhere, no public transit access


  2. Very Structured Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plant IT DCS Specialist in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Plant IT DCS Specialist in Lafayette, LA

    I worked at Cabot

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Chance to work across many of their plants, getting to know processes and people. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Heavily bureaucratic. No decision is ever made without going through several layers of committees.

    Advice to Management

    Less micro-management = more productivity.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good, Solid Employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabot full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well-organized, structured environment Diverse product offering and global footprint hedges business exposure Most work done in-house, with minimal outsourcing or dependence on contractors / consultants

    Cons

    More to do than what can be accomplished w/ existing time/resources (true of most companies) Very conservative values can lead to overabundance of caution (can be costly)

    Advice to Management

    Consider allowing more flexibility regarding remote work arrangements. Not everyone has to be physically at a company site to effectively contribute to the company's success.


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  5. Overall OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Cabot (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everybody is very nice and willing to help

    Cons

    Poor management. Only willing to hear feedback if it fits within their framework, and what they see as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes a little bit and see the possibilities! Truly listen to all ideas and be open to real innovation.


  6. Technical Service Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Service Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Service Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cabot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Great community outreach programs. 2. Few positives.

    Cons

    1. Terrible Management 2. Company is very arrogant in terms of treating their people. 3. HR policies are outdated. 4. Constant re-organizations. 5. 6 month probation period and if they do not like, fired!

    Advice to Management

    1. Treat your people with dignity and humility.


  7. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Capital Project Manager in Centerville, LA
    Current Employee - Capital Project Manager in Centerville, LA

    I have been working at Cabot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people working together to improve company, relaxed working atmosphere that encourages people to find best work practices. Safety top priority.

    Cons

    Short sighted goals, standards implementation is lacking, some silos in manufacturing, business, maintenance, and purchasing. Competing metrics cause I needed stress.

    Advice to Management

    Departments have competing goals/metrics


  8. Life is what you make of it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Billerica, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, low key work environment, reasonable job security, community environment, non stressful work environment, reasonable bosses. this is it.

    Cons

    red tape for everything, safety taken into consideration to the point of inanity, longer hours for non established people, feeling disposable to upper management. depending on degree/ background little to no upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    listen to scientists and engineers about what is safe, common practice and practical. they are the backbone of the company's growth and the ones that carry out the majority of the work. additionally ensure that safety coordinators have a background in science/engineering to facility communication between offices.


  9. Past Knowledge

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at Cabot

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible conditions. Mature product with known technology.

    Cons

    Continuously diminishing market for this specific product line(2) translated to salary caps and decreased investment in people and equipment. Fault was neither Cabot's nor any group of leaders or employee, but simply business condition.


  10. Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Centerville, LA
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Centerville, LA

    I worked at Cabot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    (100k a year in warehouse

    Cons

    The people were very negative. Could have had a better time there without it

    Advice to Management

    G


  11. Just about any position below sr. mgmt.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Safety is paramount, nice people.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity for promotions in some jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Work more on career trajectory for *all* employees.



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