Kemira

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Kemira Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    it's a nice environment to work though communication may take longer that expected.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Technical Specialist in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing Technical Specialist in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at Kemira

    Pros

    The time is hard for a lot of chemical companies. Kemira treats people well. Though I only work there for a short period, I like the people in my team. All the team members support each other like a big family.

    Cons

    High percentage of traveling , global technical support system, and IT support are the downsides. I was frustrated with IT staff a couple of times when dealing with cell phone and notebook. Global expert team may take longer time to provide a much needed help. Pretrial coordination is very important to reach success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the communication and faster supply of chemicals to the fields.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Some Great Employees Hiding Under Terrible Managment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great insurance, 401k, great office in a central location.

    Cons

    zero management training, promotions are given based on whomever in the department has been with Kemira the longest, not who is qualified. Office moral is alltime low, upper management knows this but does nothing to fix it. The quality employees are leaving on a weekly basis.
    Bonus is being eliminated, eventhough work is increased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send ALL managers to a min. of a week-long manament training class. Train how to speak to their employees and encourage them. This should be done once a year and be a manditory activity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The potential to be a great company is there if leadership would change.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kemira full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good hard working people that actually do the day-to-day work, good benefits, flexibility. Good products and customers.

    Cons

    Poor leadership all the way to the CEO. Changes in organizational structure occur too often leading to confusion and poor production.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company with high growth potential as long as the shareholders stop acquiring new companies and selling the old ones

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at Kemira full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere; excellent work/family time balance; easy communication
    The company is one of the leading producers of polyacrylamide: good range of products with high potential

    Cons

    Top management has been buying and selling a large number of companies / business units over the past decade, having a trouble of properly integrating acquired ones: they acquire fixed assets but people and knowledge.
    Business units structures change every 6 months. Chaos with management and reporting.
    Very poor safety training
    No sales training that would be universal for the whole of the company. The company positions itself as a manufacturing rather than sales.
    International logistics out of USA is very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on Pulp&Paper and Oil&Mining. If you want to develop in industrial water treatment you need to switch your attention from coagulants/floculants to boiler water treatments where you d have to deal with scale, corrosion, algae etc.
    Company needs to shift focus towards Sales & Service
    Company needs to value its employees and trust them

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Desk Agent in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Service Desk Agent in Barcelona (Spain)

    I worked at Kemira full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good ambience with great beneifits, Kemira knows how to dela with his employees

    Cons

    Sometimes good organisation is missing.
    Not learning from the past errors is one of the main weak point of the Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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