Momentive Specialty Chemicals

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Momentive Specialty Chemicals Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good people with a focus on the work at hand. The environment is challenging and at times demanding.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Momentive Specialty Chemicals

    Pros

    High ethical standards, with a good level of trust.

    Cons

    Hard to succeed with more work that can be accomplished on time and on budget.

  2.  

    Momentive

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    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Morganton, NC
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Morganton, NC

    I have been working at Momentive Specialty Chemicals

    Pros

    Great Company, Fair pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Operates on Night Shift and Holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Momentive Specialty Chemicals

    Pros

    Wonderful people work at this company

    Cons

    none I can think of

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to gain experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Momentive Specialty Chemicals

    Pros

    Flexibility in job role allowed for growth

    Cons

    Business Model inhibits revenue and margin growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change Business Model

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company for entry level experience

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

    I have been working at Momentive Specialty Chemicals full-time

    Pros

    It's a good place to start off if you're a recent grad and is looking to get into the oil and gas business.They love promoting from within and you get a chance to work with a lot of different parts of the company (technology, marketing, supply chain etc) because it's still a "fairly" small business unit (OTG). Benefits are good and there are some good people working there.

    Cons

    I did not like the strict 8-5 rule, no leniency, a small thing, but makes a huge difference in peoples lives. Management is young, and unfortunately there is a lot of double standards going on, for example, the same rules doesn't apply to management, or a select group of elites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to get experience

    Current Employee - Chemical Process Operator
    Current Employee - Chemical Process Operator

    I have been working at Momentive Specialty Chemicals full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I get the experience that I need as a Process Operator to continue to grow in my career. Cool employees to work with.

    Cons

    PAY is HORRIBLE. Only work 8 hours when promised 12.

  8.  

    Decent company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Momentive Specialty Chemicals (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    State of the art technology. Global customer base.

    Cons

    Rural location and hard to travel to work in bad weather.

  9.  

    If you are not a fan of stress, seek employment elsewhere...

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Momentive Specialty Chemicals full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is reasonable. There are some pretty good benefits, like tuition reimbursement, it was sometimes nice working at the downtown location.

    Cons

    High stress, terrible work - life balance; very little potential for personal growth or advancement. You receive the bare minimum amount of time off.

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

    Solid internship Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Momentive Specialty Chemicals

    Pros

    My compensation was very good for an undergraduate internship and there seemed to be follow-up employment opportunities. As with most internships, the course of the position changed but the job experience proved to be valuable.

    Cons

    Very rigid work environment. I always got the impression that working long hours was never enough to justify taking off early on a Friday afternoon. It didn't particularly affect me, but I heard grumbling about it from full-time coworkers. Maybe the culture has adjusted since my time there.

  11.  

    Response to "high rewards" and "rebuttal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Momentive Specialty Chemicals

    Pros

    Employees are dedicated but not appreciated and micro managed causing for frustration.

    Cons

    So after reading both reviews, makes me want to assume that the person who wrote rebuttal is right because it flows in the pattern that Momentive is headed down the drain. My question to the person who wrote "high rewards" is this: Out of 31 reviews more than half have testified, including an interviewer, that the management is messed up. Are you so egotistical that you cannot accept that there just MIGHT be a problem with the way you are leading your employees(if you can even call leading because it's sounding more like tyranny to me)? If there is a leadership program available, is your business management team going through it too? And why must one apply for it? Do they go through an approval process? Why? If it's meant to improve a persons thought process and career what makes you a god to say that you don't feel that they are fit to be leaders? Are you really preaching that you are empathetic or are you unbelievably narcissistic?

    Lots of companies run their workforce lean, but not at the expense of humanity. At the end of the day, do you think you would like being treated the way you treat your subordinates? Many great men have said that leaders need to show the way. Have you shown the way to your subordinates or shouted at them for making an error because of human error?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not in college anymore. Stop gossiping, micro managing and maybe giving your employees some slack.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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