Johnson Matthey US Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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Johnson Matthey US CEO, Johnson Matthey Plc Neil A. P. Carson
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  1. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson Matthey US

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, competitive salary

    Cons

    Mfg setting is not ideal setting for many

    Advice to Management

    Better succession planning

  2. Middle pay and nowhere to go

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Paulsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Paulsboro, NJ

    I worked at Johnson Matthey US

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits, 401k, lunch breaks are long

    Cons

    Disconnected from any sense of the company with the off-hour shifts

    Advice to Management

    needs a complete culture overhaul

  3. Awesome

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Process Control Engineer in Wayne, PA

    I have been working at Johnson Matthey US

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    None that I can see

    Advice to Management

    None

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  5. Great place to work, promotions are hard to come by

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    Former Employee - IT Person in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - IT Person in Wayne, PA

    I worked at Johnson Matthey US full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with! Very much like one "big family" when you work there and even after leaving I still have contact with my former colleagues and they're great! I visit there occasionally and they're always very welcoming, almost like I never left!
    Great place to learn for me since I was afforded a lot of flexibility to grow in my own role.
    Healthcare benefits are superb!
    Wayne location is great, KOP mall near by and Valley Forge.
    Compensation and Bonus package is pretty good.
    When promotion are done, 99% of the time they are for people that deserve it and it makes you feel like management really does recognize great work.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by, but they do exist.
    Vacation/Sick leave for US employees is not that great.
    Some union workers don't care about the job that much and make sloppy mistakes which make it harder for you to do your work. Also costs the company money.

    Advice to Management

    JM was a great place to work. I was lucky to have a great boss and great colleagues that I learned a lot from. I can definitely say that my experience here has allowed me to grow in my career tremendously. Keep those great people you have and especially the good managers by rewarding and recognizing them fairly. Good luck JMers!!

  6. Helpful (1)

    Difficult to take this company seriously.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Johnson Matthey US full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Employees, below the management level, are generally hard workers and care about their work.

    Cons

    Stated culture and values are not consistent with actual culture and values. Many senior leaders have been in their positions for years and have an incredible sense of entitlement. There is a serious lack of accountability for poor leadership behavior and the manner in which employees are treated.

    Employees who are "long service" are placed in positions where they have no formal training or experience. This extends to the Director level and makes it difficult to take these "leaders" seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Honesty and integrity matter.

  7. 15 minute interview for unskilled position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production in Devon, PA
    Former Employee - Production in Devon, PA

    I worked at Johnson Matthey US full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Union, decent pay and lots of overtime when it is busy

    Cons

    a little clicky. Because it is a union everything is based on seniority and not on work ethic. This means that some employees do not pull their weight

    Advice to Management

    Middle management can be a oblivious to what is going on sometimes. Need better lines of communication

  8. Good place to work and good management

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

    I worked at Johnson Matthey US full-time

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

    Pros

    International company which is on the lean side as far as number of employees. This allows individuals to advance as well as learn multiple aspects of the company. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    People tend to stay a long time at Johnson Matthey so new ideas are sometimes overlooked or you need multiple players to get buy in. Salary compensation is on the low side compared to similar companies depending on where you live.

  9. Good company.

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

    I have been working at Johnson Matthey US

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

    Pros

    The people and benefits make it a good company.

    Cons

    The salary is lower than industry, but is somewhat made up for with benefits

  10. It is what it is, industrial company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Downingtown, PA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Downingtown, PA

    I worked at Johnson Matthey US as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    small manufacturing center - not a large facility but it does a lot of work. automotive/glass enamels.
    Friendly coworkers - nice guys, helpful.
     family atmosphere - close nit because of its size.

    Cons

    management can be stingy and dishonest - they advertised a position as pay but tried to make it an unpaid internship.
    Feels like they cut as many corners as possible.

    Would not recommend as a summer internship unless location matters or as a last resort.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up.

  11. very poor management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Production in West Chester, PA

    I worked at Johnson Matthey US full-time (more than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, ok benefits, secure job

    Cons

    bad union /management relations , poor safety practices , if your union your a piece of meat that's all

    Advice to Management

    get rid of current hr boss

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