FMC Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
52 Reviews
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52 Reviews
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FMC Chairman, President, and CEO Pierre Brondeau
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  1.  

    Good work environment and the management is very competent .

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    Current Employee - GL Accountant Treasury  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - GL Accountant Treasury in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at FMC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people to work with, lots of positive reinforcement and the company values the workers there

    Cons

    The company's top leadership appears to want to position the company for a buyout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Oracle is a better system than SAP and who ever set up the SAP system made some major inter company system errors.

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good Benefits but a bit Politcal

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at FMC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, focus on safety

    Cons

    A high level of politics are played

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unsafe work conditions and primitive management strategies

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Bessemer City, NC
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Bessemer City, NC

    I worked at FMC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are lazy and do not want to work, the management group at the Bessemer City site does not have enough sense to fire you.
    Pay and benefits are good, but they have to pay enough to try and keep people from leaving.
    Have a reasonable performance review program.
    There is some effort around training.
    They are generally nice, friendly people but unable to execute

    Cons

    Maybe it's changed since I left, but here's what I saw:

    Mechanical Integrity: piping is severely corroded, tanks develop holes, pumps are operated until the mounting bases rust away, building walls are cracked. In one instance, building steel rusted through and their process building started to fall onto the railroad tracks. Very depressing conditions.

    Safety: PHAs are very crude, multiple areas where employees work in contact with noxious and/or reactive chemicals. When there are incidents, they sit for hours issuing corrective actions that are never completed. Constant ongoing corrosion of equipment and infrastructure poses major maintenance challenges.

    Turnover: revolving door for engineers. Nobody who wants to improve site conditions sticks around, site leadership is incredibly slow to make decisions and get obvious improvements finished.

    Management: they sleep in meetings if they show up at all, are unable to fire poor performers. Do not understand basic principals of chemical manufacturing, do not want suggestions for improvement. There is constant acrimony between site leadership and the division mgt group, the exceptionally poor management principles demonstrated by the offsite division leadership appears to be the root of most of the site's issues.

    Operations: management generally stays off the floor, operators are left to fend for themselves with broken equipment and bizarre safety procedures. Operators develop their own methods for running the equipment, sometimes wrong. This plant is stuck in the 1950s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have you no shame?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here!

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    Former Employee - Clerical
    Former Employee - Clerical

    I worked at FMC as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    No pros for me, I couldn't get out of here fast enough. Lots of issues with "cliques" and favoritism. Since my departure, perhaps something has changed. I certainly hope so.

    Cons

    I was led to believe that this company cares about environmental issues, they don't. I'm glad I was able to find another job, this place just wasn't for me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Owners of company-terrible.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FMC

    Pros

    Loved the office that I worked at and the employees. If it wasn't for the owners and the upper management even thought about leaving the company.

    Cons

    Owners/Upper Management-poor overall. If it wasn't for the owners and the upper management even thought about leaving the company. Poor attitude, poor judgement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

  7.  

    Awesome Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FMC as an intern

    Pros

    Great aspects working with the management.

    Cons

    Long work days that went into the weekends

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Changing company with some bad corporate departments to work in.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FMC full-time

    Pros

    The company as a whole has a lot going on. However, a lot of that has turned out to not be good.

    Cons

    Some departments are great to work in, but not Tax. HR is not on your side, they only support management. Employees get fired for speaking up and out. Multiple former employees have sued for wrongful termination. Work hours have gotten to be insane. Management can be quite rude. There are also several questionable ethical things going on.

    Also, leadership has lied multiple times to the company. They also have turned into too corporate and making a quick profit. The selling and splitting off of assets is starting to get concerning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. Follow the ethical standards you promote. Worry about the product and not making a quick profit. Focus on the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor work place

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    Current Employee - Teamleader  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Teamleader in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Big company that can have a lot to offer

    Cons

    Poor management - more intreased in the money less in patient safty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that can identify talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A good place to work!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FMC

    Pros

    Work Life balance is really good.

    Cons

    Not many IT people to share/discuss opinions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    If you are looking for a big company that acts like a big company, this is your place

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Support Specialist  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Help Desk Support Specialist in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at FMC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big company resources
    Lot's of locations around the country

    Cons

    Acts like a large company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act more like a smaller company, move quicker.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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