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Solid Chemical Company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Solvay full-time for more than a year

Pros

Bonus - above average
401K Match - 4% + a minimum of 2% depending on your age
Flexibility - Most people are not micromanagers while still providing enough oversight to not allow an individual self-destruct or compromise the company

Cons

Salary - Aim for average to slightly below
Due to the nature of the business there are minimal perquisites

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Set higher salary standards

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Solvay

  1.  

    company spread too thin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Solvay

    Pros

    great people to work with, great cultural mix of backgrounds, highly qualified chemists working in the trenches on a daily basis.

    Cons

    upper management is clueless about technology, people are promoted based on political agenda of the company as a whole, rather than qualifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for quality people, and the image of the company will improve. Have more clarity and consistency between all divisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Low stress place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Control Analyst  in  Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Control Analyst in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Solvay

    Pros

    People are treated in a friendly and respectful manner.

    Cons

    There are no career growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers and supervisors should be more forthcoming about taking responsibility for their own decisions.

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