Imerys

  www.imerys.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

28 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Culture & Values
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Career Opportunities
  • No Opinion of CEO

5 people found this helpful  

Great but only for a two year stint, micromanagement and politics are exhausting

Manager & Director (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

ProsImerys will provide as much opportunity as you can handle. Nearly all positions are challenging and exciting. You will gain a lot of knowledge if you can handle the work load.

It is one of the best experiences you can get in finance because there is so much exposure to day-to-day operations.

The international exposure is a major upside.

The San Jose CA office recently relocated from Santa Barbara which housed the divisions World Minerals & Celite.

ConsIn my opinion, micromanagement, arrogance and politics define the experience. The culture is similar to an accounting or consulting firm with minimal diversity and grueling work loads. Inspiration and creativity will not serve you well, instead focus on endurance.

Too few at Imerys have sufficient knowledge of markets, customers or products/technology. This may be because of high turnover in the positions that manage this information. Given this lack of knowledge-management, spreadsheets seem to be the main tool for strategic decisions.

Imerys is not family friendly, there are frequent disruptions to evenings and weekends. Meetings are routinely taken past midnight. Vacations are disrupted with conference calls and last minute requests.

Most positions exclusively manage-up, mentoring is virtually absent.

The closer your position is to a customer, the less likely it will be enjoyable, the closer your position is to the investor, the more likely you will find it rewarding.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at how much time managers are "managing up". Invest in knowledge management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Lompoc Plant experience

    Intern (Current Employee) Lompoc, CA

    I have been working at Imerys as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: It has very Large Plant. It gives the chance to have large exposure from Operations to marketing. It has Quite good big R&D lab even.… Cons: As It is a very old plant, most of the machines are very hard to maintain.It is not that tech savvy plant. Things… Advice to Senior Management: Make it more centralized and systematic process for this plant. Things are… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Great job and place to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Spruce Pine, NC

    I have been working at Imerys


    Pros: Fun, exciting, challenging, great people to work with. Cons: Spent a lot of time in outdoors in hot NC… Advice to Senior Management: No advice. You are doing a great job! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
There are newer reviews on Imerys.

Worked for Imerys? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.