Clariant (Switzerland)

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Updated Jun 13, 2014

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3.1 8 reviews

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Clariant (Switzerland) CEO and Director Hariolf Kottman

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Values and leadership

    Management (Current Employee) Heufeld (Germany)

    ProsClear strategy, great attention to people development, significant opportunities to professional growth. Talented colleagues with high motivation. Exciting environment. Challenging, demanding, rewarding.
    Senior management is demanding, but always definitely respectful and friendly. They create an excellent environment.

    ConsI cannot actually find them, at least from my point of view.

    Advice to Senior Managementon the right track, go on this way and keep consistent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exciting research, stratified management

    Research Associate (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    Prosexciting research with major chemical players

    Consstratified management with individuals holding on hard to old jobs and difficulties with change

    Advice to Senior Managementencourage cooperation, deal with supervisors that cannot communicate or have problems with several other employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Clariant - Use it as a stepping stone to a real career!

    Senior Chemical Engineer (Current Employee) Coventry, RI

    ProsSalary and benefits are good. Clariant is also not very structured in procedures. So if you like to take charge and lead the way, there are not many to stop you.

    ConsCompany is headquartered in Switzerland. The Swiss run the company like a bank. If you think America is focused on short term goals wait till you work for the Swiss. Clariant does not demonstrate much regard for their employees. Lots of petty rules which are supposed to streamline the process but really slow you down. Senior management at the board level is very poor and the company has been declining in financial strength for many years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are an asset. Treat them like such. Work the company collectively as a whole, make each division a success, and stop trying to compete one site against the other.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Clariant...A good, not great place to work!!!

    Technical Representative (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsThe best reasons to work at Clariant are they are really active in the community, especially in the Charlotte, NC area. They make a real effort to be apart of numerous fundraisers for marathons and schools. They also participate in a meals on wheels program which deliver meals to the elderly. The company has a great benefits package and its in a great location.

    ConsPay needs to be more competitive. They need to value young talent and give everyone a fair chance. It is very much a good old boys club in which you are either a member or an outsider.

    Need to show more compassion for employees that are knowingly under bad management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake more of an effort to retain young talent.

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    Company with great products and people but slightly dis functional organisation.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people. Good products. Not high pressure.

    ConsConstant reorganisation and management changes. Unresolved legacy issues from Sandoz / Hoechst days.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop and stick to a credible long term strategy.

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    Nothing excieting and top tier management are rotten to the core

    Engineer (Current Employee) Bandung, Central Java (Indonesia)

    ProsPretty free and nothing much to do. Pay is not fantastic but looking at the amountof work I need to do. Its really a steal.

    ConsOther than my immediate boss, the rest of the upper management are terrible. Everyone only care about themsleves and how mich money can be saved. The performance review system is totally non-existant! You don't get paid for what you deliver. The bonus is the same throughout the whole company irregardless of how much you deliver and how hard you work. Just sleep on the job, nobody cares..

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop dreaming... You cannot save you way out of trouble. You need to generate revenue to get yourself out of trouble. Stop flying business class, most of the travelling that you are doing is wasting money because there is NO conclusion!!!

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    Controller (Former Employee) Muttenz (Switzerland)

    ProsGood atmosphere and supporting teams.

    ConsChange in Management brought about change in culture. Values like team work are emphasized but not always lived up to.

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    Once two great companies, but slow to innovate and losing global role.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Muttenz (Switzerland)

    ProsGood location, small organization, interesting people.

    ConsOnly employees with Swiss or German careers will be developed. Promotion is based on who you know, not what you achieve.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the internal focus and look after the local markets.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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