MEMC Electronic Materials

www.sunedisonsilicon.com
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Great people, good strategic vision, but fails miserably at execution

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at MEMC Electronic Materials full-time

Pros

Intelligent, motivated workforce. Global company, multiple learning opportunities, reasonable work-life balance.

Cons

People work in Silos, inter-departmental incentives are not aligned. No proper people management systems. Company has been unable to truly integrate its divisions and realize synergies. There isn't a united culture across the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Repurchase shares and take the company private, put in place a long-range turnaround plan across 5-6 qtrs. Align incentives and set a unified culture of innovation, respect and performance across the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

31 Other Employee Reviews for MEMC Electronic Materials (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Tough year for solar industry, even tougher for MEMC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MEMC Electronic Materials

    Pros

    Good history as a semiconductor company
    Fair prospects for solar in future, if 2012 can be navigated
    Pay and benefits comparable to peers in industry
    Can learn about solar industry inside-out and on a global level
    Good opportunity for MBAs to stay a few years and move on

    Cons

    Poor communication overall and cowboy-style decision making by executives
    Poor employee morale
    No effort on employee growth or leadership development
    Disorganized IT and HR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    tough times ahead in US and Europe

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MEMC Electronic Materials

    Pros

    well paid especially given location
    good people
    interesting work

    Cons

    volatile field and difficult to predict future
    it is not clear if MEMC will continue to be a major player in semi field
    MEMC has taken a markedly different direction recently by moving upstream in solar - which parts will it keep/shed/grow?

    No opinion of CEO
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