Chemtura Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
40 Reviews
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Chemtura Chairman, President, and CEO Craig A. Rogerson
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  1.  

    Outstanding employee recognition and promotional incentives

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician
    Former Employee - Technician

    I worked at Chemtura full-time (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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Chemtura disrespects

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Good people, no job growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Understaffed and Overworked

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chemtura full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Greater ability for additional responsibilities due to shrinking workforce.

    Cons

    Lack of communication within businesses and between businesses and departments. Impossible deadlines. No compensation for overtime work. Difficult for internal and external customers to do business with Chemtura. Entire dedicated IT workforce replaced by unskilled and untrained IT non-professionals who cannot carry out the most basic of IT functions thus causing constant disruption in work flow and productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with staff. Be honest and open about upcoming changes. Provide compensation for staff who have taken on greater responsibilities due to loss of positions. Replace IT staff with properly trained IT professionals.

  7.  

    Constant Change

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT

    I have been working at Chemtura full-time (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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management sucks

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

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

    Pros

    No pros to this company

    Cons

    A terrible place to work. Most of management are spineless and will not make a decision. Anyone with brains and iniative gets frustrated and leaves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Unhealthy place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA

    I worked at Chemtura full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice temp workers, very quiet, most won't get hired, won't pass a background check.

    Cons

    No money to spend on what it would, take to make the air better, will spend it on small improvements.
    The clicques have it made, keep your mouth shut, they don't want to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some money in the place, visit it unannounced if you care. Quit putting money in the local OSHA's palm, they have to be on the take, it will bite you one day. Hey OSHA, pay a unannouced visit once in a while, if you care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    You may end up in a dead zone.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chemtura

    Pros

    Chemtura is very good in flexible working hours and balancing work/personal life situations. Management is not rigid, friendly good people, lots of promise exist within the business and if you are lucky you may have a very nice manager.

    Cons

    Filed CH-11, poor management and divestitures, lot of ups and downs since merger of GLCC and Crompton. Extremely poor salary, no bonus, no good practice to recognize people's performance, no reward for projects, no career progression possibility exists....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review available compensations in the market for similar jobs, need to learn to think internationally and not only Middlebury, CT based. Top management never seem to care about lower level employees.

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in West Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in West Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Chemtura

    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

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