Kemira Chemicals Reviews

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  1. 15 m 1aterial distrubtion1

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    Former Employee - Materl Distribution1/Warehouse Shipper in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Materl Distribution1/Warehouse Shipper in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kemira Chemicals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    team work hard workers communication good

    Cons

    production input advice to make job better and safe

    Advice to Management

    safety awereness


  2. Fantastic Summer Internship in TSA/Paper Mill Chemicals

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Intern in Lawton, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of learning opportunities Great manufacturing experience People were very nice Hands on State of the art lab equipment

    Cons

    The town I was working in was not that great, and not having any other interns or employees around my age made it difficult when I was off work. I found myself driving home (8 hour round trip) every weekend because of this


  3. Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Career Development is important to me

    Cons

    Retirement is important to me

    Advice to Management

    Training


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  5. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation, good environment and excellent work life balance

    Cons

    huge company that comes with regulations and beauracracy

    Advice to Management

    Will sugges to start a leadership development program


  6. Good Place to Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Everyone works hard but there is a lot of room for innovation in every job.

    Cons

    Work life balance is an issue. Kemira runs very lean which leaves little back up support. Sometigs the European senior managment does not fully grasp north American issues.


  7. Good workplace environment but disorganized and severely undercompensated.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Atlanta, GA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment and intellectually stimulating.

    Cons

    Significantly undercompensated for similar positions in the local area.


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    Quality Assurance Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Marietta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good company, was a great starting job for me.

    Cons

    Kind of hard to move into management. Due to the political atmosphere. Company is on a hiring freeze as of 10/01/2012. Just be mindful.

    Advice to Management

    Train you employees to obtain the proper certification and education to move up.


  9. Changes

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of upper management changes, lot of food always eating

    Cons

    Bonus - very low or nothing!

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees with a better bonus,


  10. Good company with good potential growth

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Kemira is a good company with great people and an excellent portfolio of products.

    Cons

    Management's growth expectations are high and probably not achievable. The bonus program is a mess and does not motivate people. Salaries are lower than average for similar positions with competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the bonus program to actually drive growth. Increase salaries to fair market value or people will be leaving over the next few years.


  11. Okay Place to Work...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to work if you are not planning on advancing in your career. Most of the employees are working towards retirement so it is a great place to work if you are older. The salary can be earned with long hours and a lot back-breaking work.

    Cons

    Again, there is no room for advancement even if you have earned an advanced degree. The Management tends to show favoritism towards employees who dress trendy instead those dressed in a professional manner. There is a ton of office politics that is often started by middle management. If you are a young, professional looking to advance in your career this may not be the best place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management should look past outward appearances and consider getting to know the each employee and the projects they have completed. New Management should review all their employees credentials so that they are able understand the direction of their staff's career. It is a shame that employees who sit less than five desks from a Director has been ignored. Upper Management should also steer clear of childish office politics.



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