SQM Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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SQM CEO Patricio Contesse González
Patricio Contesse González
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  1. Frustrating

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frenxh Transcriptionist in Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Current Employee - Frenxh Transcriptionist in Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package for a call center. That's about the best thing you can say for SQM.

    Cons

    Management is completely disorganized, starting with the CEO and trickling down through the ranks. Whatever reason this company was started for, it is clear that it now solely exists to fund the CEO's extravagant travel ventures. Management purposes keeps incompetent and unintelligent people at the top because it's easier to convince these kind of people that they are being treaTed fairly. the company is not all receptive to new ideas or improving current policies, or correcting errors. Employees are treated like kindergarteners with the enforcement of ridiculous and pointless rules and regulations. It is very clear where SQM's loyalties lie.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to employee feedback. Put managers through a management training course, as it is clear they've never had any.


  2. I worked in several positions (Studies Enginner, Business Develpoment Manager and Senior Vicepresident Operation)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience in the mining and chemical operations, and also in financial and business affairs.

    Cons

    Nothing special to say about this Company

    Advice to Management

    Good company and very professional


  3. This company is very respected, demanding and have a great working environment .

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief of Production Operations in Iquique (Chile)
    Current Employee - Chief of Production Operations in Iquique (Chile)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SQM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can know all business and they hand you excellent tools for improving and optimizing processes permanently.

    Cons

    The most important objetives were optimize and reduce costs.

    Advice to Management

    Company responsible for the environment, nearby communities and workers.


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  5. Strives for Excellence but lacks strong roots.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Hydrogeologist in Santiago (Chile)
    Former Employee - Project Hydrogeologist in Santiago (Chile)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SQM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is very dynamic. An environment which enables a person to learn and give the best of themselves.

    Cons

    Lack of proper management of activities.

    Advice to Management

    Plan your activities better before you ask the same of your subordinates.



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