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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  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

    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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    BioLab, Inc a Chemtura Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    BioLab was a great "family" atmosphere company, Had great talent and folks respected one another. Leader in the market with a loyal following.

    Cons

    Corporate influence who really didn't understand the business. Subbusiness had to run everything through corporate, causing delay to action, improper decisions and loss of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the old executive team who was successful in contributing growth, loyalty in it customers and staff and gave the corporate strong bottom line performance even in bad times. Too much industrial influence in an consumer focused environment. Performance then.... and now...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great people, not so great management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Middlebury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT

    I worked at Chemtura full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good at Chemtura. The people I worked with were also great. Everyone had lively personalities and just tried to get all their work done everyday. They will happily accept new people and try to make you feel like part of the team. There are also some really smart people there too with a lot of ambition.

    Cons

    There very much exists an us v. them culture. No one approved of management as every person had an issue with the level above them. Employee reviews didn't make sense as regardless how well you did, you were never given the score (and thus raise) you deserved. There are a so many people at that company that go under-utilized and under-appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your older employees have gone through a lot with the divestitures, layoffs, and acquisitions. Treat them with respect for staying around. Show some loyalty and try to make it so they can actually enjoy coming into work. You can not hire new, young talent, and expect them to develop and stay to replace the old herd if the company itself does not become a happier place to work at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Outstanding employee recognition and promotional incentives

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    Former Employee - Technician
    Former Employee - Technician

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

    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
  9. 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

    I worked at Chemtura

    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
  10.  

    Chemtura disrespects

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chemtura

    Pros

    They pay well to get resources in the door if all you want is a good paycheck. Some functional areas are flexible with attendance.

    Cons

    Absolutely no growth or development. Very political. Do not follow through on promises. Employees are treated very poorly if they do not follow the pack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not want creative, forward thinking leadership. They just want good loyal followers. Need to embrace change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good people, no job growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chemtura

    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

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