Chemtura Reviews

Updated June 20, 2014
Updated June 20, 2014
35 Reviews

3.3
35 Reviews
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Chemtura Chairman, President, and CEO Craig A. Rogerson
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    Constant Change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Middlebury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT

    I have been working at Chemtura full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good benefits, especially the 401k program. Administrative salaries are competitive.

    Cons

    This place is conatantly laying off and asking those left beind to assimilate more duties into an already full work week while not incurring overtime. Management changes its model far too much. There is always a "re-organization" going on. Due to all the layoffs, there is no opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run this company correctly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Customer Service Manager

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    Former Employee - Customer Care  in  Middlebury, CT
    Former Employee - Customer Care in Middlebury, CT

    I worked at Chemtura full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Company to work,God Benefits .

    Cons

    Upper management very political minded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication down the ladder need to be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    AMAZING

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chemtura full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, challenging environment, and growing company!

    Cons

    I would not say there are any cons to working here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of Communication prohibts growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Adrian, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adrian, MI

    I have been working at Chemtura full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits and flexibility of hours are great.

    Cons

    -Management lacks communication with those under them causing strife and limiting growth in the company.
    -There is a lack of training to new comers if you are salary- hourly gets all the training the need/desire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an open door and let everyone know what is going on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people but 'flavor of the day' management that lacks focus and creates constant churn.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager  in  Fords, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Fords, NJ

    I worked at Chemtura full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people, competitive pay, leadership position in some product areas. Life can be very good if you are in the Philadelphia headquarters.

    Cons

    Upper management that is addicted to consultants and hasn't had an original idea in 5 years. The combining of the Petroleum Additives and Urethanes businesses makes absolutely no sense. The Chemtura world is now divided between those that are in the Philadelphia office and the rest of company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the businesses you are running and stand for something. Take note that every business divested by Chemtura has gone on to prosper once out from the chaos of Chemtura.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Afforded tremendous challenges in ever changing work environment

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    Current Employee - Commercial  in  Middlebury, CT
    Current Employee - Commercial in Middlebury, CT

    I have been working at Chemtura full-time

    Pros

    Challenge , people, commute, office, opportunity

    Cons

    Incentives, benefits, constant changes and turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees via incentives considering all recent changes and challenges

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best fit for me of any of the companies I've worked for. I truly enjoy working there

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chemtura full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the best people I have ever worked with. For me it's working with family than just work colleagues.

    Cons

    A lot of changes have occurred over the last year and I have seen a lot of good friends of mine leave the company. It goes with the territory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company with change in the air

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Middlebury, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Middlebury, CT

    I worked at Chemtura full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Extremely proactive senior management group bent on turning a floundering company into a solid chemical company. In doing so setting up a core business of profitable portfolio groups.

    Cons

    Middle management very rigid for this most part creating an uncomfortable ease among employees. The fear of being laid off by a restructure to create better financials.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Medium size company with a small company feel

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Middlebury, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Middlebury, CT

    I have been working at Chemtura full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great legacy in the past, long tradition of technology development. The smaller size give you a intimate feeling of the people you work with. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lower pay comparing to bigger chemical companies, decisions are constantly being changed. Company came back from bankcruptcy but still struggling to grow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Finance Leader

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    Former Employee - Finance Director  in  Middlebury, CT
    Former Employee - Finance Director in Middlebury, CT

    I worked at Chemtura full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They pay pretty well. Challenging work environment.

    Cons

    Expected to be "on the clock" 24/7. Incompetent Sr Management. No loyalty to "the troops". Chrurn and Burn mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the firm (if you get the opportunity). Ciba did it to the betterment of employees (BASF is a machine).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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