2.7 of 5 25 reviews West Paterson, NJ 5000+ Employees

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Dead end street

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Woodland Park, NJ

ProsFriendly peers
Flexible work arrangements
Work life balance

ConsInattentive, callous management
Too much focus on quarterly earnings
No clearly communicated vision
Little opportunity for development/advancement
Most managers/directors under-qualified
Stuck in the 80s, technology-wise
HR are a bunch of hacks
Too many acquisitions and divestitures! Selling a business we bought 7 years ago, REALLY??

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the holding company model of the past and allow for decentralized management of business units. Too much time is spent integrating/separating BUs, not allowing a stable base that can be improved upon. Management needs to show an authentic interest in people. They don't even know how to spell mentor.

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    Not very good... research people are always blamed... promotion by favor

    Research Chemist (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Cytec

    Pros: It WAS an Ok place to work... but now everything has changed. They have… Cons: the company management does not have a good idea of how they will lead the company. They are busy in forming… Advice to Senior Management: I do not want to bother. I do not think they listen anyway. There are surveys everyyear, and they… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    OK Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    I worked at Cytec

    Pros: Smart, capable workforce; very good health benefits; flexible work schedules;… Cons: Incompetent upper management; promotions given on favoritism, not merit; long time loyal competent employees eliminated on a whim; employees treated in certain departments… Advice to Senior Management: Take your head out of the sand and stop ignoring… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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