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FMC Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
57 Reviews
3.0
57 Reviews
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FMC Chairman, President, and CEO Pierre Brondeau
Pierre Brondeau
26 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay and benefits are good, but they have to pay enough to try and keep people from leaving (in 3 reviews)

  • FMC has a fairly stable work force (for those interested in job security) (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.  

    Large corporate culture, can be good and bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was great, now disillusioned due to new Executive Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at FMC full-time (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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Declining environment to work in spite of better company performance

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

    I have been working at FMC full-time (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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what I was expecting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Proposal Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Proposal Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, moderate opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Good ol boy network, little respect for female employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    It was good Instrumental experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Wyoming, IL
    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Wyoming, IL

    I worked at FMC as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Time constraints. Working hours sometimes werent the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Advancement, lack of pay raises

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Phila, PA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Changing Mission

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at FMC full-time (more than an 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    supportive teams, ambitious people, drive to succeed and grow

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a robust talent/career management program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Profits over People

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Niche player

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Ewing, NJ
    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Ewing, NJ

    I worked at FMC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Strong, niche player in selected markets. Staff are very knowledgeable in their areas of expertise. R&D site is very new with nice facilities.

    Cons

    Lots of flux in senior management. Lack of confidence that current strategy will remain intact. Lack of vision on where the future growth will come from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide on a strategy and stick with it. If you want new and innovative products streaming out of R&D on a continuous basis you can't change the strategy every couple years.

    Approves of CEO

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