Solutia
3.6 of 5 34 reviews
www.solutia.com Saint Louis, MO 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 16, 2014

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Solutia Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Quinn

Jeff Quinn

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company, good people, good benefits, bought by Eastman Chemical

Manager Finance (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Solutia full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCompany is dress down, informal and overall very relaxed atmosphere. People are very easy to get along with and generally opprotunities are given if people are motivated or seek them.

ConsSince company was purchased, employees maybe moving to Kingsport or required to move for current job. Eastman is much larger than Solutia, could be a good thing if willing to relocate.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep skill and jobs here, please do not close St. Louis office.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company was bought out

North American Premium Brands Manager (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Solutia full-time for more than 5 years

Prosconstant change, travel, opportunity for the right person

Conscompany was bought out, a lot of uncertainty, Executive staff has all been turned over with in the last 2 years.

Advice to Senior Managementcreate core beliefs and values systems and then implement them

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Solid

Business Lead (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Solutia full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood compensation, good smart people working there.

ConsGot sold to Eastman - a lot of good people lost their job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Was a good company

Fiinance (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Solutia full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVacation, summer hours, people, location

Consmanagement are cut throat, too many secrets, no cross training, no room for advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementStart listening to employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting company with opportunity

Director Marketing (Former Employee)
Pensacola, FL

I worked at Solutia full-time for more than 3 years

Prosglobal roles (have been posted in different parts of the US; was eligible for global assignment)
challenging project work (because the company is relatively lean, it makes the employees wear multiple hats nd do different roles at the same time, opportunity to build your resume is good in the short term
friendly co-workers (folks are supportive and want to make sure that everyone works together cohesively as a team and share responsibilities)

Consstrategic confusion (too many changes in vision and strategy resulting in confusion down the line)
bankruptcy baggage (having gone thru a painful chapter 11 filing, the credibility of upper management is low)
bonus uncertainty (while salaries are around median for the industry, there is always uncertainty abut the extent of bonus and whether it will improve year-over-year)

Advice to Senior Managementhave clarity and consisitency of vision
communicate more with employees at all levels
identify new and exciting growth platforms and invest more in marketing and R & D

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Too Many Cut-Backs

Engineering (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Solutia full-time for more than 10 years

ProsState of the art technologies
Many learning opportunities
ok pay
Bonus (although never consistant)

ConsThere have been far too many cut backs without consideration to it's effect on quality/safety.
Make a safety mistake and lose your job (saw that more than once).
Corporate goals exist but are hollow (nobody pays real attention to them).

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany was bought by Eastman Chemical. Hopefully, they will see how incredibly understaffed Solutia is, and allow them to hire more personnel. Not many happy people there....

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Was a great first job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Solutia

ProsCulture was great, good balance of work and fun

ConsSolutia no longer exists, acquired by Eastman Chemical

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Great hands on learning in the manufacturing industry

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Solutia full-time

Pros- Can don many hats and learn quickly
- Very transparent structure (easy accessibility to different ranks)
- Strong, innovative managers who promote new ideas and innovation and efficiencies

Cons- Need to chart your own path to success - so if you are not a self starter you will get stuck
- Salaries

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Place to work

HYPO (Current Employee)
Trenton, MI

I have been working at Solutia full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat pay, actually care about you,

ConsMoved US jobs over seas

Advice to Senior ManagementStop taking jobs from US

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Positive

Intern (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Solutia

ProsIt is a large company, but it seems smaller because everyone communicates and seems to work together well. I learned so much during my time at Solutia.

ConsThe training process was intense, but overall it was very beneficial because I gained a lot of corporate working experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think management did a very good job of communicating with each other and relaying information to all of the employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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