Rohm and Haas Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Springhouse Branch Post Office, PA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Springhouse Branch Post Office, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rohm and Haas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits were the best.

    Cons

    The company was sold and many jobs were outsourced.

    Advice to Management

    Don't need t micro manage.


  2. How the mighty have fallen

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rohm and Haas full-time

    Pros

    had niche businesses in several tech areas

    Cons

    nepotism, cronyism, bristled under Dow

    Advice to Management

    think before you pay 35% over book


  3. Finace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family company and pension plan

    Cons

    Low pay relative to other industries


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  5. A GREAT Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rohm and Haas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ar Rohm and Haas Company, employees were treated with respect. Their was a family atmosphere that fostered good performance. The company gave it's employees everything they need to perform well in their jobs. Also, Rohm and Haas management recognized that in order to be a "World Class" Specialty Chemical Company, you had to have a First Class IT Organization.

    Cons

    They tended to keep poor performers around to long by moving them around

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating and expanding into Emerging Markets


  6. Business units great to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Believed in growing talent internally

    Cons

    Allowed fiefdoms to develop in remote areas like the Knowledge Center


  7. Experience with Rolm & Haas

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    Current Employee - Optical Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Optical Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Rohm and Haas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place for growth. Lots of latitude once established. Good people to work with. Abundance of resources.

    Cons

    If your not on the radar you don't exist. Once the ball gets going and direction of market changes. sometimes its hard to change direction if the momentum is large.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your customers and validate no matter how big the customer.


  8. The best company I have ever worked for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Although Rohm and Hass is now Dow Chemical, it was the greatest company to work for in way of how they treated their people. They appreciated the work you done and always let you know. They give you a sense of pride working for them. They also cared about your safety and your balance for work and home life. Rohm and Haas was good to me for 30yrs. How many people in today's world can say they really enjoy going to work every day? I did!

    Cons

    The only down side for Rohm and Haas I can think of is when they sold out to Dow Chemical. It was no longer a people place. No matter what you done it was never enough. They push their people to a breaking point.

    Advice to Management

    Good people are retiring due the the low morale. Get the plants back to the way it was under Rohm and Haas. I would have stayed more then 30yrs. if it were still R & H.


  9. Good place to work when it was still Rohm & Haas

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Spring House, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Spring House, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company was a good place to work when it was still R&H. Fair to employees and many bright and dedicated co-workers.

    Cons

    Left when the company was bought out by Dow. Friends who remain do not seem quite as positive about how they are being treated by Dow.

    Advice to Management

    Former R&H workers who remain after the take over should be valued by new management. After a period of adjustment, they will make valuable contributions to the success of Dow.


  10. great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    learned a lot while i worked here. everyone was very willing to teach me and took a personal interest in my career development.

    Cons

    the office setting was somewhat impersonal. i feel that the upper management hid behind closed doors and the lower level employees were not given much interaction.

    Advice to Management

    wish you hadn't sold to dow. you took an amazing family business in the local area and sold it to a bigger competitor who has destroyed the company in search of the next dollar.


  11. In the transition ....

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Manager in Spring House, PA
    Former Employee - Research Manager in Spring House, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Response depends on the business unit. The powder group was fast paced with lots of opportunity to grow and succeed. Less degree oriented and more "show me the results" to gain the promotion or position. Great supportive team to work with.

    Cons

    Work/life balance could be non-existant if you are not careful. Not easy to move from one business unit to another,

    Advice to Management

    Go Dow .. or Akzo I mean. In the transition to Akzo keep the employees encouraged, well informed, and recognized for their contributions and successes, no matter how small they may seem.



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