Rockwood Holdings Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
7 Reviews

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7 Reviews
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Rockwood Holdings Chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi
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  1.  

    Nice Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwood Holdings as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very nice group of people. Great Hours.

    Cons

    Antiquated Systems with questionable contracted support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sad to see this company leave

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Rockwood Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Encouragement and teamwork among my colleagues is prevalent. Pressed for first-class thinking and work product at all times

    Cons

    Because of small corporate office, little room for growth (unless you are wont to consider overseas or major US move in next assignment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, just sometimes clueless

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwood Holdings part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, and the people there are pretty nice. It's a lot of hands on work, so you so end up learning a lot.

    Cons

    A lot of the times it felt very confusing because a lot of people didn't know what they were doing. Somewhat disorganized and not very structured especially in the tax department. Potential growth is very low unless if someone leaves.

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  5.  

    No Human Resources, so no real effort from me

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockwood Holdings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No employee evaluations so I only worked at 5% of my capacity. Why bother? I was on the same bonus plan as everyone else and it's not like my raise would have any effect based on how hard I worked.

    Cons

    The Legal department controls the company. They are the ones who decide to give you the 1-2% raise - your boss has zero say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should hire a human resource staff instead so employees would actually care to put in some effort.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    zero chance of a promotion here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Rockwood Holdings

    Pros

    salary, bonus structure, Princeton location, decent hours. Also, most employees here are very nice people who are friendly and caring.

    Cons

    zero chance of any promotion here. In fact there are no employee evaluations here. Expect to stay at you current title forever at Rockwood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within instead of going outside every time a position opens up, there are some bright employees here if you looked closely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Tax Dept is a mess - Stay away from that dept

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Rockwood Holdings

    Pros

    The corporate office is very small. Maybe 30 employees so there is no room for growth or career advancement. Most people in the tax department stay a year or two and then leave for greener pastures. That's why the tax dept only recruits college grads. But they too leave after a year or two.

    Cons

    Mgmt doesn't care about its employees. Human Resources and any form of communication is non-existant with the exception a Rockwood employee meeting maybe once or twice a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain your employees and make them feel appreciated. There's more to making them feel happy then just a good bonus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Aweful

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    Former Employee - Tax Department  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Tax Department in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Rockwood Holdings

    Pros

    Decent Pay, decent bonuses, nice 401K contribution plan.

    Cons

    Management has no clue in what they are doing in the tax dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the employees an annual review. Make raises based on the review and not simply 2-3% accross the board. It's very hard to be motivated here when you know there is absolutely no hope for a promotion. I have never seen a single employee receive any promotion here, ever!

    Doesn't Recommend
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