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Helpful (1)

Same broken formula

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

I worked at W. R. Grace

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great benefits and pleasant co-workers

Cons

No opportunity for advancement without crossing over to another business segment. They continuously bring in talented people with beneficial experience and inadvertently force them to overly multitask with job duties that should belong to other departments. This results in everything being disorganized and everyone being confused.

Advice to Management

Promote from within the business segment and then externally hire for the non-management professional positions.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Grace is clearly a company in transition.

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

    I have been working at W. R. Grace

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Talented, caring employees who typically work in teams. Interesting work that holds your interest. The company culture is committed to safety. Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    The biggest con is the constant fear that today will be your last day-the threat of layoffs and downsizing in all departments is tangible. Morale is low. Executives run the company live separate companies instead of one conpany, overlapping functions,

    Advice to Management

    Care more about what your emplyees are saying-stop making your teams live in a culture of fear. It can't always be abou the bottom line.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great employees; mediocre non-risk taking top leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at W. R. Grace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall excellent mid-level workers; solid product line; great global footprint; generally very successful with both customers and investors. Very good financial and communication systems.

    Cons

    Very fragmented-- works more like multiple companies with top management having more initiatives than they can handle. Chapter 11 not huge problem-- but still something that you have to explain.

    Advice to Management

    You have lots of great employees- but the Grace does not operate like "one operating company." Top management needs to 'walk the talk' with less initiatives, more cross-business promotions, and consistency in expectation

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