FMC Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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FMC Chairman, President, and CEO Pierre Brondeau
Pierre Brondeau
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits are good, but they have to pay enough to try and keep people from leaving (in 3 reviews)

  • Pay and good job security outlook (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor management, particularly in HR at Green River (in 3 reviews)

  • It being a chemical company the IT department is not given much attention (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Profits over People

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green River, WY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green River, WY

    I worked at FMC full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Global company with worldwide opportunities, if you want to live in some of the worst locations.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Claim to be competitive, but salaries have really slid. Poor management, particularly in HR at Green River. A chemical engineer as an HR manager, who has zero people skills, has turned many people, particularly skilled engineers, away. She sides with management, and as a result, has not stood up for strong employees that could make this company great. The turnover has been huge. Her entire department left her, if that gives you any indication of the work environment there. Safety record is slipping. Management only cares about the bonuses involved with safety, but they don't put the blame where it belongs, with the workers. Middle managers, who are paid less than union, are the scapegoats. If you want to move up, you have to move every 18 months or so, to places you really don't want to live. If you say no, then you are "punished" with lower-level assignments and the silent treatment. You could get put on the night shift for months on end, working overtime without getting overtime pay.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you put employee and management advocates in HR and top management positions. Make your salaries more competitive. Instead of letting people walk out the door, figure out what makes them happy and what it takes to keep them happy.


  2. Helpful (2)

    No Advancement, lack of pay raises

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Phila, PA

    I have been working at FMC full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    not too many, an ethical company

    Cons

    pay 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 Management

    You 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.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Changing company with some bad corporate departments to work in.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FMC full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Poor work place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teamleader in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Teamleader in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at FMC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company that can have a lot to offer

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that can identify talent.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Unsafe work conditions and primitive management strategies

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Bessemer City, NC
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Bessemer City, NC

    I worked at FMC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Have you no shame?


  7. Helpful (3)

    Cowboys

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

    I have been working at FMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits; people in field are good to work with

    Cons

    Unless you are in the corporate office, your job is not important. Poor management running things, a bunch of cowboys

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees in the field, the ones making you all the money.


  8. Helpful (2)

    The company was destroyed by bad management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at FMC (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a decent publicly traded company in a great part of town. The benefits and pay are pretty good. Since it is a multinational corporation you get some great exposure.

    Cons

    During my time there there were cases of harassment, fraud, bullying, discrimination, and abuse. HR did nothing to remedy the problem except for punish those that reported the problems and lay them off or have them fired. This company even has a fraud hotline, which is frequently used but is useless as HR does nothing. The company abuses their employees and no longer offer many opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Stop all the mergers and acquisitions, and focus on growing your business. Stop making all these changes, and get a grip of everything that is going on in your company. Listen to the employees and take compliance seriously.


  9. Slack of Effort, yes, I said Slack, not lack

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT IS In Your Systems
    Current Employee - IT IS In Your Systems

    I have been working at FMC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Right now there are none. Please be careful when reading about FMC because the Oil and Gas group get s awards for being a good employeer (not sure who they paid for the awards).

    Cons

    Poor communication and goal setting by managemet for the orgnization.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and get busy, quit waiting to establish goals and objectives. Listen to your employees and give them the tools to do their job.


  10. Helpful (1)

    A roller-coaster ride

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

    I worked at FMC

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

    Pros

    They pay good, most of the people were great to work with, casual work environment (yes, we could wear jeans to work).

    Cons

    Lean staffing, long hours and little recognition for your efforts. No consistency with policies, annual performance reviews a joke, a majority of managers didn't even bother doing them.

    Advice to Management

    Implement consistent policies,ensure the performance evaluations are mandatory for all employees, weed out inept managers, investigate complains of unethical manager behavior.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good salary, advancement is difficult, employee turnovers about every 4 years.

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

    I have been working at FMC

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

    Pros

    The salaries are fair, and the people are great!

    Cons

    There does not seem to be any regard for family and work balance. Most employees are overwhelmed by the amount of tasks that they are responsible for.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and hire more U.S. employees.



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