Kemira Chemicals Reviews

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Kemira Chemicals President & CEO Wolfgang Büchele
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  1. 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


  2. Fantastic Summer Internship in TSA/Paper Mill Chemicals

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Changes

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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,


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  5. Customer Service

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, hours, overtime, free coffee, nice office

    Cons

    The company offers no sick pay. The managers are extremely biased and wo try to make your job miserable so you will quit. They don't want to fire you. If a manager feels threatened by you they will try to get you fired. The managers on the o&m team is an extreme micromanager to the point where it causes you extra work. The PTO system is hectic and will show you have time when you really don't. So you get an unpaid vacation. Kemira does nothing to remedy this. Human resources also can not be trusted everything is supposed to be anonymous but they will tell your managers.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees. Allow them to focus on the job they were hired for, and not require them to be responsible for other departments jobs. Also be knowledgeable about the information you are providing and keep employees up to date on company/policy changes via email, not with impromptu meetings.


  6. Good company with good potential growth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. Okay Place to Work...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  8. 15 m 1aterial distrubtion1

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Quality Assurance Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. Great organization, terrible management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kemira Chemicals full-time

    Pros

    Pros...flexible scheduling, clean office environment and comparable salaries.

    Cons

    Cons...management is biased, no room for growth and the root causes of problems are never solved.

    Advice to Management

    Every employee should get a fair shot if they have proven their worth. Promotion should not be based solely on cultural similarities with the Manager. Managers never solve technical or human resource issues. Subordinates are required to make departmental decisions and are held responsible instead.


  11. Good workplace environment but disorganized and severely undercompensated.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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