Chemineer Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Software Dev in office of non-devs

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Chemineer as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small, friendly office environment. Few levels of management

    Cons

    Potentially overbearing manager, limited contact with IT support, purchasing etc.

    Advice to Management

    It is extremely lonely, and reduces productivity, to be the only person capable of completing an assigned task.

  2. A company that is very good at what they do

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Chemineer as a contractor (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    They are a domain expert company. They have a niche market, and they've nailed it. Their management is amazing, and they're always working to be on the cutting edge!

    Cons

    Because they are a niche company, your expertise might not be useful elsewhere. They don't have a lot of good business sense either, they're more technically focused, and have been undercut by other company's more ruthless business practices in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Create a real internship program, and then offer those interns jobs!

  3. Management? What Management?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Chemineer full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits and time off are pretty decent.

    Cons

    The management is poor at best. My particular deparment had horrible management. Supervisor was someone who couldn't even look at you when having a conversation and nothing got done by the Team Lead or their Supervisor. Turnover was embarrasing and the Department head did little but talk all day and figure out who to either fire or drive to quitting next.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at your Management Team and the amount of turnover in the departments. Stop putting in new Leadership without checking to see what the company needs.

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  5. meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Chemineer

    Pros

    Chemineer has fairly decent benefits, including generous paid time off and holidays. They also provide educational assistance to their employees. At one point in time, there was a decent culture there as well.

    Cons

    The salary is usually poor, and the business itself has been slowly going down hill for decades. Lay offs are fairly common, and many people work in fear of being laid off or fired.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up. Seriously. Chemineer goes through senior management like Tiger Woods goes through women. Every few years there is a management switch, and their pay is based on how pretty they are. There is a severe lack of communication in general, and most employees who work there live in a state of constant fear. Many people are just waiting to retire.

  6. Placement year

    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Derby, England (UK)

    I have been working at Chemineer full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great office environment, freedom to install software

    Cons

    Overly strict on appearance of professionalism, to the point where it harms productivity.

    Advice to Management

    +/- 30 minutes and a strict 8 hour work day is hardly worthy of the title "flexi-time".

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