Chemtura Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Chemtura full-time (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
  2. Interesting.

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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 (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
  3. 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
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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

    I worked at Chemtura

    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
  8. Good people; tense, depressing environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chemtura

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

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

    I worked at Chemtura

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Could be better with a better management

    Former Employee - Scientist in Naugatuck, CT
    Former Employee - Scientist in Naugatuck, CT

    I worked at Chemtura full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive salary compared to other companies around. Friendly atmosphere to work within the same level in the organization.

    Cons

    Job insecurity due to too many restructuring instances. inefficiency at the managerial and business levels to make projects successful. No opportunity for growth management for the workers. Favoritism shown by some management leaders to some of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders should find ways to rebuild the company with better project management and proper utilization of human resources rather than resorting to layoff at every instance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    I have enjoyed many years of working at Great Lakes Solutions, a division of Chemtura.

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    Current Employee - Research in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Research in West Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at Chemtura

    Pros

    Direct managers give freedom to do work as I have seen fit. Compensation and benefits have been good. West Lafayette has been a great place to raise a family.

    Cons

    A recent upper level management change has left Great Lakes Solutions in a precarious position. No longer are employees actual people but simply a number on a spreadsheet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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