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Updated Jul 2, 2014

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3.1 49 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

FMC Chairman, President, and CEO Pierre Brondeau

Pierre Brondeau

(21 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Rewarding work for a narcissistic management team focused on tormenting employees to 'foster growth'.

    Agriculture Products (Former Employee) Ewing, NJ

    ProsAntiquated culture in R&D, NPD process present great opportunities to generate new business.
    Many hard working, dedicated employees.
    Lots of long-tenured employees lend stability.
    High technical skill set and training within the work force

    ConsManagenent believes in 'chaos' theory to drive innovation - meaning they throw everyone and everything into chaos with frequent plan, scope, market changes to 'keep you sharp'.
    FMC = Forever Making Changes
    Core management team is condescending, aggressive, demeaning, and confrontational - labeling it the FMC way it's a corporate value to be abrasive... the S. Philly HQ fits in geography and attitude.
    Management is susceptible to flashy stories and scenarios regardless of relationship to outcomes, prior performance. Often degrees, appearances matter more than results and have more credibility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend less time protecting the inner circle and more time on high value contributors. Don't protect bad employees just because they've crossed the magical 7-year tenure threshold. Don't move problem managers around because they are in the circle but leave a disaster of dismissals, declining performance, and damaged employees in their wake. Don't buy the story - focus on results.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good growth for the company, not much room for internal talent development

    Business Planner (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsPromising future and opportunities due to retirement of many positions in management
    Moderate stability
    Friendly, smart people

    ConsLow focus in talent development, unclear or non-existent career plans
    High stress due to high expectations and under-performing lines
    Very old-school, low diversity and extremely experienced (not very exciting for a younger group age)

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiversity should be fostered!

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    Large corporate culture, can be good and bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGrowing markets I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I

    ConsSelective career opportunities I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I i

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore visibility company wide

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Was great, now disillusioned due to new Executive Management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsColleagues, professional development, opportunities for growth/experience

    ConsNew Exec Mgmt is ruthless which is good for business but same attitude for employees. Losing our best and brightest because vast majority of new or pivotal roles going to former Rohm and Haas employees despite CEO saying he wouldn't do that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo what you say you're going to do for both FMC and its employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Declining environment to work in spite of better company performance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGreat opportunities to learn
    Education reimbursement
    Decent medical benefits

    ConsUnknown future for employees
    Loyalty by Exec Mgmt is gone
    Exec Mgmt all new

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are doing great things with the company's future and performance but respect and take care of the people, they are the ones who will allow you to achieve the Vision.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not what I was expecting

    Proposal Coordinator (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsDecent benefits, moderate opportunity for growth

    ConsGood ol boy network, little respect for female employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was good Instrumental experience

    Lab Analyst (Former Employee) Wyoming, IL

    ProsWorking with GC, GC/MS, HPLC. Good working colleagues

    ConsTime constraints. Working hours sometimes werent the best.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No Advancement, lack of pay raises

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Phila, PA

    Prosnot too many, an ethical company

    Conspay raises capped at no more than 1 or 2 percent. Experienced employees are taken for granted and have no chance for advancement. Instead the "youngies" get all the advancement since they are cheaper. Benefits are horrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are going to need a mix of young and old in your organization and you need to value the experienced employees equally with the young upstarts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Changing Mission

    Human Resources (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsPromote from within and between divisions, New employees are partnered with someone to aid in the onboarding process.

    ConsNo clear definition of the focus of the organization. Ever changing goals and priorities. Claim financial difficulties but continue to spend spend money on non value added projects with serious travel costs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClearly decide the mission of the organization, communicate it to everyone, and give feedback on both successes and failures. Us technology to bring plants leaders together, Have open meeting discussions so successes and failures can be shared and questions discussed between plants.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people

    Brand Manager (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    Prossupportive teams, ambitious people, drive to succeed and grow

    ConsThere is no robust talent management program to help new or young employees.

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate a robust talent/career management program

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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