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4 people found this helpful  

No growth company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Three Forks, MT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Three Forks, MT

I have been working at Imerys full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Pay is okay for the area, low to mid for the industry as a whole.

Cons

Way to much favoritism to the point of being detrimental to the company performance. People are promoted based on brown nosing with no consideration to education, skills, knowledge, or experience.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize your employees talents and potentials and use them. The company would benefit greatly from the wise use of employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Several different positions in the Americas

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    Former Employee - Management  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Management in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Imerys full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Used to be a company with high quality and high performance top management although with too much enphasis on the financial side

    Cons

    Current top management looks lost, lack direction and leadership. Company is more cyclical than management is willing to admit. Centralization of decisions is on the rise. Innovation is a disaster and as a consequence growth is far behind desirable even with acquisitions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should develop sound strategies for business lines. People management and customer orientation still a lot to go

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Manager & Director  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager & Director in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Imerys full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Imerys 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.

    Cons

    In 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 ManagementAdvice

    Look at how much time managers are "managing up". Invest in knowledge management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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