Bostik

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Loved my job. It was the best and the people that I worked with were just great. We were like a family.

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Former Employee - Lab Administration in Middleton, MA
Former Employee - Lab Administration in Middleton, MA

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

Pros

The department I worked in had the team spirit and was a wonderful group to work with.

Cons

Unfortunately R&D was relocated and they lost very talented people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper management is where the positions were relocated and I have no nice words for them,

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Temecula, CA

    I have been working at Bostik full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Easy to work for

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement from the bottom
    Plants are staffed thin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to develop from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    People with great potential under hit & miss management.

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    Former Employee - R&D Technician in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - R&D Technician in Wauwatosa, WI

    I worked at Bostik full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A steady line of work making world changing adhesive formulas that potentially affect global markets and products. It's great to point to products being produced around the world that use our adhesives in innovative ways developed in a metal cup on a benchtop where I work. It will always be hard to outsource innovation to foreign companies. Usually adhesives can be replaced, but a few have a nice long run that brings in steady business.

    Cons

    Company has moved away from innovation toward mainstream product lines instead of holding fast to the one area that can't be transferred to cheaper labor pools, fast development and innovative technologies. The company has not made efforts to grow it's employees abilities or tap into it's strengths. Too much dependence on top down management that gets excited about people with advanced degrees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump the top down product development efforts. One failure after another. Get ideas on new markets from employees doing their shopping. Brainstorm new uses for products and stop chasing established markets. Instead of seeking presidential size markets grow new grassroots markets from scratch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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