MEMC Electronic Materials

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Fairly good place to work.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at MEMC Electronic Materials full-time (more than a year)

Pros

International travel opportunities, career opportunities, fairly laid back work environment, close Finance team

Cons

Some would say location, old building that needs to be updated, inconsistencies in some policies

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    It used to be a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Technician in Saint Peters, MO
    Former Employee - Technician in Saint Peters, MO

    I worked at MEMC Electronic Materials full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was well run 15+ yrs. ago. They paid well, benefits were good, and management was well liked and respected. The only pros as of 2012 was work schedule and location.

    Cons

    The company has moved most manufacturing jobs overseas or eliminated jobs from downsizing.
    There is very little capital invested maintaining durable goods.
    Management decisions were made to make money during the short term with no regard to long term consequences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to move HQ to either Asia or Europe since the American facilities have all but been closed down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Don't work here unless you're desperate

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Pasadena, TX

    I worked at MEMC Electronic Materials full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good for an engineer, though slightly inferior to others on the channel. It's almost larceny that operators are paid >30% over market yet engineers don't despite not a huge difference in pay, especially when OT is offered to operators.

    Cons

    The silicon market for next two years (2012-2014) sucks so layoffs have occurred and will recur. They force the engineers to work out of trailers right next to the Operating facility which handles hydrogen and silane gas which are both explosive. Remember BP Texas City in 2005. The trailers are falling apart and very noisy and hot in summer. Huge safety issues with high injury rate in the last few years and large "we didn't invent it here" philosophy. Most engineers are H1-B so communications in English are very difficult and they are very careful to not ask too many questions. In other words, indentured servitude. Turnover is rampant like Taco Bell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of pretending to back new and creative ideas necessary for the plant service, i.e. lip service, be willing to take risks. Also, hire competent experienced engineers who know what the hell they're doing instead of green grunts who blunder through helplessly in a dangerous process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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