Imerys Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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Imerys Président-Directeur Général Gilles Michel
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Solid company performance but too much micro management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Roswell, GA

    I worked at Imerys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    competitive salary, bonus plan
    good benefits
    opportunity for the "right" people to move up
    good mineral assets

    Cons

    a lot of micromanagement, even into the small stuff
    poor morale
    although many people do get chances to move up, it helps to be French

    Advice to Management

    Top management does a good job with the big picture, but needs to leave the implementation to the local management. Too much interaction in the day to day transaction takes valuable time away from allowing local management to tackle the strategic issues.

  2. Summer Engineering Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Sandersville, GA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Sandersville, GA

    I worked at Imerys

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, good coworkers, excellent living arrangements

    Cons

    Location, Weather, Travel Conditions, Surrounding Restaurants

  3. Helpful (1)

    Imerys offers numerous growth opportunities across all inhabited continents.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imerys

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Your coworkers are from a variety of nations.
    International business and global leader in industrial minerals.

    Cons

    You will need to be flexible with respect to relocation if you wish to advance.

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  5. Lack of strategic vision and innovation.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imerys

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

    Pros

    good salary compared to peers

    Cons

    poor top management's vision.
    The company claims to be global, however the leadership tend to be strongly "French centric".

    Advice to Management

    Global diversity can enhance innovation thus improving financial results especially outside of France.

  6. Imerys

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good workinf atmosphere, intelligent management, relationship with colleagues is very informal , career opportunities are vaste.

    Cons

    Salary is low than competitors, long training time needed to be independent in the position

  7. Nothing is equal

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Imerys

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

    Pros

    Most employees friendly and work well in teams.

    Cons

    If you are foreign born you will have much more opportunity for advancement and perks not offered to others. Upper mgmt. makes decisions without input or consideration from those actually working the job. Long hours are expected. Medical plans were expensive with not good coverage. You keep hoping things will improve, then realize nothing is "fair" in the environment and you need to move on.

    Advice to Management

    Create a place on the intranet for employees to go to with basic benefit, holiday, HR related forms. It was very chaotic trying to obtain information. When anything major is going to be changing get input from ALL level of the employees involved. so you have a complete perspective.

  8. Imery's

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Andersonville, GA
    Former Employee - Operations in Andersonville, GA

    I worked at Imerys full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Let it be your last choice for employment. Too much racial divide at this plant!

    Cons

    No communication between Plants. Great Company employee working relationships are frown upon.

    Advice to Management

    COMMUNICATION IS KEY!!! LISTEN TO YOUR HOURLY EMPLOYEES, THEY ARE THE ONE'S IN THE TRENCHES EVERYDAY!!

  9. Helpful (1)

    A frustrating struggle to balance expectations with available resources.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imerys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have a good benefits package. My boss was supportive and encouraged us to think outside of the box. They are also supportive if you have an interest in continuing education, providing some reimbursement for classes and or professional development seminars.

    Cons

    The name of the game is lean and mean these days but they tend to be a little too lean in areas. Some sites work all holidays, weekends, ect. Also, very disorganized when it comes to communicating policies/procedures across the various sites.

    Advice to Management

    Developing a new hire training program and a basic employee handbook would be a great next step to help maintain consistency and a clear understanding of expectations across the multiple sites.

  10. Great Place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grounds Utility in Marble Hill, GA
    Current Employee - Grounds Utility in Marble Hill, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Outside work, with fellow co-workers. The longer I'm with the company, the more I feel like part of the family.

    Cons

    Very little to add to the con section. For hourly employees, it's a very dirty and dusty job. Dirt and dust are the only negatives.

  11. Diversified learning and positive experience. Imerys gives employees to work on multiple projects and keeps them busy.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Market Analyst in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    *Opportunity to work on multiple projects and learn fast
    *International people - people from all different regions
    * People value your opinion
    * Managers are quite helpful

    Cons

    *Less Salary
    *Less fun loving environment
    *Very serious environment

    Advice to Management

    *Motivate employees to work here with fun and stay in the company for longer duration

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