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 people to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Infrastructure Intern  in  Green River, WY
    Former Employee - IT Infrastructure Intern in Green River, WY

    I worked at FMC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good co-workers. High pay for an intern.

    Cons

    Somewhat repetitive job assignments. No opportunity for summer internship to become full-time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK company overall, it all depends on the department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at FMC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits. The company is doing well, so the risk of a layoff is low. They are active in their pursuit of ethical values. The tuition benefit has no limit, although it is taxed after the IRS limit. The company is also active in their pursuits.

    Cons

    They lack training in certain areas, like no one will give you formal training for the SAP system. It's all learn on the fly. If you have an issue, HR is not on your side, they clearly side with management. Two employees get retaliated against and fired, and the manager who was the harasser got off scot-free. Other than that, how you are treated and the opportunities you have all depend on the department you are in and who you work for. Some have it great and the sky is the limit for opportunities, others are not and filled with dead-end jobs. Not everyone has the opportunity to move up. Also, it is very dysfunctional, as different departments, divisions and subsidiaries function on their own and not in congruence with the rest of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train people better and offer them more opportunities to help the company. Listen and speak to them more. Be more proactive in using new technologies for the office staff and training people to get them up to speed. Teach them about all the other processes at the company, and make sure they feel connected to everything else that goes on. Also, come up with a better PTO system that is more fair to them employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was a friendly environment

    Former Employee - Warehouse Utilities  in  Fridley, MN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Utilities in Fridley, MN

    I worked at FMC part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Because I like doing something more physical

    Cons

    it was a short temporary job that I was kind of enjoying but ended very soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just to keep up the good job

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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Business Planner  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Business Planner in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low 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 ManagementAdvice

    Diversity should be fostered!

    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding work for a narcissistic management team focused on tormenting employees to 'foster growth'.

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    Former Employee - Agriculture Products  in  Ewing, NJ
    Former Employee - Agriculture Products in Ewing, NJ

    I worked at FMC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Antiquated 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

    Cons

    Managenent 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 ManagementAdvice

    Spend 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was great, now disillusioned due to new Executive Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at FMC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Colleagues, professional development, opportunities for growth/experience

    Cons

    New 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 ManagementAdvice

    Do what you say you're going to do for both FMC and its employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Large corporate culture, can be good and bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FMC full-time

    Pros

    Growing markets I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I

    Cons

    Selective career opportunities I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I i

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More visibility company wide

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Declining environment to work in spite of better company performance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at FMC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn
    Education reimbursement
    Decent medical benefits

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what I was expecting

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    Former Employee - Proposal Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Proposal Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, moderate opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Good ol boy network, little respect for female employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Changing Mission

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Clearly 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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