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MEMC Electronic Materials Reviews

Updated May 12, 2014
Updated May 12, 2014
29 Reviews

2.8
29 Reviews
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MEMC Electronic Materials President, CEO, and Director Ahmad R. Chatila
Ahmad R. Chatila
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  1.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MEMC Electronic Materials full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people. Pleasent working relationships.

    Cons

    Always busy on firefirghting. No longterm strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vision must be clear

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent learning opportunity in new industries

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MEMC Electronic Materials full-time

    Pros

    strong technical presence in the market place

    Cons

    troubled by industry tough and changing dynamics

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MEMC Electronic Materials as an intern

    Pros

    Very international company and a lot of opportunities there

    Cons

    Some areas are not that well organized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Finance Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MEMC Electronic Materials full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to senior management. A lot of responsibility and great industry to work in. Very high caliber of employees who can add significant value.

    Cons

    Horrible communication, isolated, very top heavy with tons of VP'S and directors. The merge with the two business units reall

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, good strategic vision, but fails miserably at execution

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MEMC Electronic Materials full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent, motivated workforce. Global company, multiple learning opportunities, reasonable work-life balance.

    Cons

    People work in Silos, inter-departmental incentives are not aligned. No proper people management systems. Company has been unable to truly integrate its divisions and realize synergies. There isn't a united culture across the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Repurchase shares and take the company private, put in place a long-range turnaround plan across 5-6 qtrs. Align incentives and set a unified culture of innovation, respect and performance across the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Tough year for solar industry, even tougher for MEMC

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MEMC Electronic Materials

    Pros

    Good history as a semiconductor company
    Fair prospects for solar in future, if 2012 can be navigated
    Pay and benefits comparable to peers in industry
    Can learn about solar industry inside-out and on a global level
    Good opportunity for MBAs to stay a few years and move on

    Cons

    Poor communication overall and cowboy-style decision making by executives
    Poor employee morale
    No effort on employee growth or leadership development
    Disorganized IT and HR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    tough times ahead in US and Europe

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MEMC Electronic Materials

    Pros

    well paid especially given location
    good people
    interesting work

    Cons

    volatile field and difficult to predict future
    it is not clear if MEMC will continue to be a major player in semi field
    MEMC has taken a markedly different direction recently by moving upstream in solar - which parts will it keep/shed/grow?

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    pro

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MEMC Electronic Materials

    Pros

    management is brilliant and respected

    Cons

    work life balance is non existent across the board

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in people and systems ... so people don't have to sacrifice life for results

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    so so

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at MEMC Electronic Materials

    Pros

    very safe place to work
    It's not digging ditches

    Cons

    Only fair pay and benefits as compared to the competition
    This place is all about cost savings. Have had times when employees don't even have the supplies they need to perform their jobs
    There is no advancement opportunity here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication, 'm sure you are moving the company in the right directon, just be nice to know what that direction is.

    No opinion of CEO

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