FMC Reviews

Updated April 4, 2015
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  1. It was good Instrumental experience

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    Former Contractor - Lab Analyst in Wyoming, IL
    Former Contractor - Lab Analyst in Wyoming, IL

    I worked at FMC as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Time constraints. Working hours sometimes werent the best.

  2. Helpful (2)

    No Advancement, lack of pay raises

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    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 (1)

    Great people

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    create a robust talent/career management program

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Niche player

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    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Ewing, NJ
    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Ewing, NJ

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. 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)

    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.

  7. Great place to work

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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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The plant is big enought that you can get involved in a lot of different things, or you can focus in on one specific process. The initial training was very in depth and they made sure you were on the right track

    Cons

    It was a little isolated from the world, and pretty cold in the winter. That's forgivable though as your also close to the country.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Fair

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at FMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High growth potential
    Very smart senior leadership

    Cons

    Management practices still evolving....day to day running not very efficient
    Compensation below par to attract / retain top talent

    Advice to Management

    Attract and retain great people to execute on growth plans

  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.

  10. Working enviroment

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at FMC

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Clean work area, neiborhood safe

    Cons

    Hard to advance, was a long drive-travel time

    Advice to Management

    look at everyone for advancement

  11. Helpful (1)

    A roller-coaster ride

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    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.

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