Sigma-Aldrich

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If you are average/terrible at what you do, but can talk the talk, this is the place for you.

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Current Employee - Marketing & EBusiness in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Marketing & EBusiness in Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Sigma-Aldrich full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

If you know the right people, you might just get what you want.

Cons

You are on your own when it comes to career development, salary increments and other opportunities.
Middle management (Directors/VPs) are completely disconnected from realities and focus on strategy with no regard to tactics. The amount of money invested, compared to what was actually delivered by E-Business and Marketing, was laughable and in any other company, heads would have rolled.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your success is dependent on those who work for you. Creating ivory towers is a failed policy and is the main reason talent is leaving the company, and not recommending it to others. During my time there, I saw nary a content soul. Is that the work environment that is going to keep your stock price high for long? I think not.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Sigma-Aldrich full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Good advancement opportunities
    The company is conservative with change but in these economic times that is a strong point

    Cons

    All companies have negatives. Nothing to post here that isn't part of working for any company.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The ineffectual managers encourage a divisive and hostile atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Chemist in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Chemist in Miamisburg, OH

    I have been working at Sigma-Aldrich full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work has the potential to be interesting.

    Cons

    These comments are directed at the Miamisburg facility. The managers are corrupt, and they base their business decisions on personal feelings. Because of this, management and supervisory positions are filled with individuals who are uninformed and narrow-minded. But here is something that is especially disgraceful. Following the 2012 presidential election, the managers allowed the flags to be flown at half mast, obviously to protest the reelection of someone they really cannot stomach. Yes, these managers are right-wing ideologues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the management team--almost entirely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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