DSM Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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DSM Chairman, Managing Board Feike Sijbesma
Feike Sijbesma
51 Ratings

Pros
  • Great Place to work, work-life balance and compensation are all very attractive (in 7 reviews)

  • many years ago PTG was a great place to work (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • decision making is not as quick as it should be, office culture can be too formal (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of driving values, senior management are not leaders based on those I observe in Parsippany, and careers are very limited (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at DSM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great while I was there. Competitive benefits package, more than competitive salary. Company seemed to promote from within and provide training and mentor ship

    Cons

    Got laid off during recession, but at least everything was handled properly. Very sad to leave

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting from within! That's what makes employees dedicated to your company, and will help you grow in the future


  2. Helpful (1)

    Need to Loosen Up.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saratoga Springs, NY

    I have been working at DSM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong company & brand...leader within the industry.

    Cons

    Too many people, many layers of people to go through before a solution is found.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to think outside of the box and bring on innovation.


  3. Production Servicer Technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DSM (More than a year)

    Pros

    -good training -decent management -nice facilities/campus (health center/fitness center/cafeteria)

    Cons

    -temporary (poor pay/benefits) -felt stuck -worked weekends


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  5. Lab Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits. Vacation time. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Too much red tape. Too many levels of management.


  6. DSM

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company offered decent benefits and Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Constant training classes that had to be taken. Management operated like robots when it came to personal matters.


  7. DSM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DSM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It has been stable in economic bad times

    Cons

    DSM has acquired 2 successful US companies and have each have had less business over time. It is an old, slow moving EU organization and they over analysis and planning has caused the business to be less customer centric and innovative.

    Advice to Management

    Too many layers of management control slow down the decision making process


  8. Future of DSM

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    Current Employee - Manager in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at DSM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Clean facility, lots of space, flex time.

    Cons

    No cafeteria, too many layers of male management, woman are not well regarded.

    Advice to Management

    Can't deliver on time.


  9. Lab analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DSM full-time

    Pros

    i liked working there and stuff... Great place to take a nap

    Cons

    i always got caught though... Whatever I hated it


  10. Good company to get initial experience

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Belvidere, NJ
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Belvidere, NJ

    Pros

    friendly coworkers, good entry level positions

    Cons

    unexciting atmosphere, little opportunity for growth


  11. Dont try to move up!

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Technician in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Technician in Greenville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DSM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None to speak of. The fact that i mooned them on the way out the door was a plus.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Micro-management by incompetents would be at the top of the list, however.

    Advice to Management

    Resign immediately.



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