Cytec

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Dead end street

  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Park, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Park, NJ

I have been working at Cytec full-time

Pros

Friendly peers
Flexible work arrangements
Work life balance

Cons

Inattentive, 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 ManagementAdvice

Go 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Cytec

    Pros

    It WAS an Ok place to work... but now everything has changed. They have some good technologies to work with however politics can be so huge to block everything.

    Cons

    the company management does not have a good idea of how they will lead the company. They are busy in forming new orgnizations, creating new managers... not healthy at all. People with absolutely no knowledge can be promoted to managers directors by favor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not want to bother. I do not think they listen anyway. There are surveys everyyear, and they came up with a reason for why the results are bad.. never seen action. Now another survey going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Cytec

    Pros

    Smart, capable workforce; very good health benefits; flexible work schedules; fair compensation

    Cons

    Incompetent upper management; promotions given on favoritism, not merit; long time loyal competent employees eliminated on a whim; employees treated in certain departments unconscionably; honest feedback discouraged, there exists an environment where everyone works for their own benefit being fostered and encouraged by management decisions and behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your head out of the sand and stop ignoring egregious management actions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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