Momentive Performance Materials

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Momentive Performance Materials Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
42 Reviews
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42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Momentive is a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Waterford, NY
    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in Waterford, NY

    I worked at Momentive Performance Materials full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good leadership, knowledgable workers, safe workplace

    Cons

    do not really have anything negative to say reguarding the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a good experience with Momentive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterford, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterford, NY

    I worked at Momentive Performance Materials as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people
    Appears to foster employee growth
    A lot of in company movement/position changes

    Cons

    Very set in their ways, hard to change/very slow to change
    Some people seem to have absurd workloads

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Consistent, but boring

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Chemist
    Current Employee - Product Development Chemist

    I have been working at Momentive Performance Materials full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Steady work, ok pay , nice area (Customer service in OH)

    Cons

    Boring, mentally numbing, Like most CS gigs company doesnt care, get blamed for things not necessarily your fault, no oppurtunities past this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice , the job is what it is, offer more incentives or create projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging place to work, with a number of issues making a career there unlikely

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterford, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterford, NY

    I worked at Momentive Performance Materials full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Select staff are terrific. Diverse issues and large plant make getting a varied work experience easy. Interesting product line.

    Cons

    Leadership has no clear vision. Antiquated plant needs cash infusion that will never come. Incompetence is rewarded, hard work is scrutinized and rejected. Safety is only important on the surface - leadership is clueless how to institute a robust safety program. Union members languish over issues from the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for real improvements that will rejuvenate the business and allow it to compete long term. Eliminate the managers who don't know what they are talking about. Audit ethics compliance, don't just send out memos reminding staff of the requirements. You'll be surprised by what you might find.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Internship Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Finance in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Momentive Performance Materials as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I've gotten great experience so far at momentive. The office culture has contributed signifcantly to my reasons for enjoying my time so far. Lots of hands on work for an internship and great exposure to the specific department that you get placed in.

    Cons

    Needs more formal training sessions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Momentive Performance Materials full-time

    Pros

    Great people and contribute significantly to my career development.

    Cons

    In order to advance within the organization you must be willing to relocate.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Customer Service

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Momentive Performance Materials full-time

    Pros

    The company offers a lot of amazing products that have been around for decades and are still unmatched by the competition. The company recently has been consolidating the number of offices to reduce the overhead as well as help with internal communication between departments. During this process they have also been able to create new positions as they work to expand and grow the business. I have watched as two associates have been promoted to Inside Sales from Customer Service. The benefits are good and we have received a yearly merit increase. The managers are all very friendly with an open door policy and really care about the employees.

    Cons

    Customer Service is a very stressful job and it has been stretched very thin from promotions and promotions leaving the rest of the team to cover while new applicants are interviewed and the spots are filled; this process takes entirely too long. The company is very Six Sigma focused which can make the process very rigid and not very flexible when it comes to helping those that pay us, the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company as a whole needs to go back to focusing on the customer and being customer-centric instead of worrying about the bottom line as much. There are too many obstacles in the way to service the customer and not enough freedom for the associates to help them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fun place to work, good learning experience, but most are overworked and underpaid

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    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Waterford, NY
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Waterford, NY

    I worked at Momentive Performance Materials full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of the teams and employees are great to work with, get on their good side and they will do anything for you. Not super professional environment so make sure you have a good sense of humor. Tons to learn and lots of opportunities to make improvements. Opportunities for advancement, but the process takes longer than it used to.

    Cons

    Bad labor relations, constant threats of strikes, etc. Low pay, long hours. Company not willing to spend money on projects or on its employees. Apollo management bled them dry, hopefully they get bought out by someone who wants to run a chemical company, not an investment portfolio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve relations with the union, figure out your finances, and show more appreciation for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sink or Swim... Good Luck!

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Waterford, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in Waterford, NY

    I worked at Momentive Performance Materials full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Every employee I worked with was intelligent, hard working and cared about his or her job performance. Most (non-represented) employees are given a "long leash" to learn and grow professionally.

    Cons

    Due to the high debt it's carrying, the company is headed for bankruptcy. This means few raises and even fewer opportunities internally for growth. Most employees work long hours. The company talks about employees achieving a Work-Life Balance but it's just talk. The company is so large that "the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing" (poor internal communication). No training department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TEAMWORK is key. Share goals with your teams. Work together. Communicate more internally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Six Sigma Project Analyst, Leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Six Sigma Project Analyst, Leader in Strongsville, OH
    Former Employee - Six Sigma Project Analyst, Leader in Strongsville, OH

    I worked at Momentive Performance Materials as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Warm team and very professional

    Cons

    No cons about this employer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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