MEMC Electronic Materials

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Behind the curve all the way

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Peters, MO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Peters, MO

Pros

Great folks to work with. Nice and quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of the mainstream St. Louis work areas. Great pay if your a senior level executive.

Cons

IT has great people but no leadership. They have a great leader but they give him no power. Everyone can walk all over literally anyone in IT as they are treated like dirt. They don't spend a dime on IT. Projects are on and off again like changing your shoes. Same applies to IT budget/IT spend. Over a year to make a SharePoint decision. SAP decisions are a joke and not worth mentioning from the standpoint of executive leadership not having a clue and a half. Their SAP support people consist of six or seven people and literally support the world! They get no support, no thanks, are treated worst than, well, need I go further?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The MEMC CEO has got to go. He is completely missing the boat when it comes to IT. He won't be able to compete because he doesn't have a clue about the strategic or tactical nature that IT plays in moving the company forward. Stop cutting costs on IT. The new CFO also has no clue either. They're going to have to spend the money eventually. May as well do it right. The IT group needs to be elevated up in the food chain. Way up! Its a very poorly run company.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for MEMC Electronic Materials

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible, absolutely aweful. What a bad, bad place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Peters, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Peters, MO

    Pros

    Competitive pay and a non-downtown Location

    Cons

    Everything is bad. There is a non-existent work-life balance. Terrible office conditions. Moral is horrific. Complete lack of training and unreasonable expectations. This place is a sweat shop. If you read this, RUN!!! I wish I had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture and appreciate your employees by promoting a positive work-life balance and give them tools to succeed while setting attainable goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place If You Are An Executive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Peters, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Peters, MO

    Pros

    Growing company - if the stock analysts would wake up and realize that:
    1) We make wafers that "chip" companies buy -- we are not a "chip" company.
    2) We are not a semiconductor equipment company.
    3) We are the only completely vertically integrated solar company there is - from making poly to selling solar power.

    Cons

    Executives are highly compensated, and get good contracts to pay them well if they get fired. Unfortunately, only Execs get the high salaries and perks, and the only way to become a VP or higher is to get hired in from current execs' companies, or to be lucky enough to be in the Execs' little circle of friends. For the rest of the Managers, Directors, and Senior Directors (new title made up to avoid letting you be a VP), you work tons of hours, have to fly coach all the time, and get small, shrinking bonuses based on impossible goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and reward the middle management. We do most of the work, and you get all of the benefits.

    Find the real root causes of errors and fix or eliminate the problem. There are too many scapegoats used to protect certain execs.

    Remember that Manufacturing makes the bad products. Blame them for once!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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