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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    awesome

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    Current Employee - Procurement  in  Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Procurement in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    working and friendly envirement totally variable...

    Cons

    no comments about the down line of chemtura

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A good starting place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chemtura

    Pros

    Company has gone through reorganization and is on a good track. Relatively flexible system.

    Cons

    Some of the manufacturing sites seem understaffed

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Director  in  Middlebury, CT
    Former Employee - Finance Director in Middlebury, CT

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very collaborative and professional

    Cons

    Limited career growth potential. Training could be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good prospects for promotions and transferring within departments.

    Cons

    Too many middle managers, lack of talent and intelligence in the management pool, lack of encouraging workers to move ahead on the part of management. No telecommuting opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees more opportunities to grow and expand in their areas of interest and ability. Allow for and develop telecommuting opportunities for all employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    OK place to work; uncertain future

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chemtura

    Pros

    Pay is competitive
    Good benefits,including 401k plan but no pension
    Middlebury is a nice place to live
    New leadership seems to be moving in right direction

    Cons

    Future of company remins uncertain
    Some business units will not likely survive
    Middlebury office facility is shabby
    Can be a political environment

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall it was a good experience though could be quite stressfull with all ups/downs of the manufacturing industry.

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Chemtura

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule
    Decent Benefits
    Job growth- Lateral/Updward

    Cons

    Shotgun approach (adds additional unnecessary stress)
    Last minute descisions without proper input to key players (see above)
    Corporate runs the show!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the middle managers as well as the regular joes!

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    OK place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Quality  in  Middlebury, CT
    Former Employee - Director Quality in Middlebury, CT

    I worked at Chemtura

    Pros

    Allowed to work on different problems
    Management willing to listen to employees
    Get to visit exotic locations like El Dorado

    Cons

    Company poorly run by top executives
    Forced to file chapter 11
    Future not very secure for employees
    Bad food in the cafe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the dead weight from middle management
    Look in the mirror when company does not meet expectations and stop making excuses

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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