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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
Craig A. Rogerson
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  1.  

    Good for somebody who likes hard, hot, heavy work , strict environment and lots of overtime

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    Former Employee - Shipping  in  Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Shipping in Decatur, GA

    Pros

    Pay. No rotating hours. Weekend work only on mandatory overtime

    Cons

    Strict, disciplined work environment. Support issues could be handled better. Difficult to manage work and family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support and understanding for non-management employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good people; tense, depressing environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many good, smart people work at Chemtura. Unfortunately, the nature of the company's products, the bad economy and the inept leadership at all levels have led the company to Chapter 11. The company has gone through layoff after layoff to no avail, resulting in the departure of many good, hard-working people.

    Cons

    Lack of success, poor morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with more dignity and respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    I am not sure if it is lack of vision or too much aquisition greatness just seems to escape him.

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

    Pros

    A great chance for Worldwide Organization Experience. Middlebury centric but worldwide locations.

    Cons

    Change is constant. You are either in or out. In the last few years most people have moved on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a stable work environment for the employees. Constant change is high stress.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chemtura is better than most and is improving.

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    Current Employee - Production/ Operations
    Current Employee - Production/ Operations

    Pros

    Its management tries to get everyone to work together

    Cons

    Chemical Industry has many ups and downs due to energy costs and supply management controls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay with the solid leadership and business growth, its is the only way to move the company forward.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people, no job growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The employees are good team players and overall good people.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for job growth and very little communication between management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with employees, listen to what they are telling you, respect your employees, and reward their efforts.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wait till it's sold before you come to work here...

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  West Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in West Hartford, CT

    Pros

    The only good thing about working for Chemtura is the hope it will be sold soon and life can be restored to the better days which were "pre-Crompton". If I didn't like the business I work for and the people in it, I would be gone already.

    Cons

    The corporate office is milking the other profitable parts of the business dry and forcing them to make poor decisions to satisfy current quarter deficits. These decisions will impact the future of these businesses, but they don't care much about that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to sell, get busy doing it fast. Take your money and run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    ready to the next level

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    Pros

    Open mind environment with good opportunities to the people that wants to make the difference.

    Cons

    Few heavy dinosaurs delaying company grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep sharing results, strategy and goals with we all.

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

    awesome

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

    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
  10.  

    Outstanding employee recognition and promotional incentives

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    Former Employee - Technician
    Former Employee - Technician

    Pros

    The cultural environment at Chemtura in general is friendly and most of people are nice. You may enjoy your time at work and will have good relation with your colleagues.

    Cons

    The management system at Chemtura is not as professional as you expect for a global company. The culture of pointing out lower level employees in case of any problem or unsuccessful business is most likely in the company. Management rarely tries incentive methods to improve work results but punishment is always an option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emplyees are a companies assets. It worthed to keep valued employees and even if there is any problem try to resolve it in a resonable way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place is run by incompetent "leaders" who are just milking their salaries.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    Pros

    Good pay to get you in the door because they can't get anyone to work there. If you like to lay low and just punch the clock, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    No growth or development. Very closed off, limited senior management group. Company can go bust at anytime because it is all a game to the guys at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at yourselves and your buddy system. You have no competent middle management or succession planning for your useless executive staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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