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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77% Approve of the CEO

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 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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excellent learning experience

High Performance Relief Operator (Former Employee)
Trenton, MI

I worked at Solutia

ProsPay was excellent, benefits were really great and the company was pretty flexible with work home life. Management was supportive in work situations and out side of work situations as well.

ConsYou work a very hard swing shift, long hours and lots of overtime...the place is unionized which is positive but Solutia is very smart and know loopholes around union contract policies.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest to pay close attention to workforce during downtime, a lot can be accomplished during that time. Also bring back the Trenton, MI plant because A. we need jobs and B. the green energy boom is hitting here in Michigan so the photovoltaic product would bring profit and the shipping cost issue would pay for itself.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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it was a valuable experienca,andi leared a lot and i have he knowledge to suceed

Noshock-operator (Current Employee)
Pensacola, FL

I have been working at Solutia

Prosthe pay an the good benfits you get and the oppurintes for advancement

Consas shift worker you are a way from yur family alot

Advice to Senior Managementlet your employes that they ar doing a good job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to work !

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Solutia

Pros- career opportunities
- results driven culture and opportunities
- committed to safety of employees
- recognizing performance
- international focus and opportunities
- excellent growth stratey and execution

Cons- downsizing that was needed during economic downturn in 2008-2009 is now very demanding on current remaining resources

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best learning experience I've had

Corporate Strategy Intern (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Solutia

ProsPleasure to work in. Excellent exposure and nice people.

ConsNot the smartest people hired.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Beyond Expectations

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Solutia full-time for more than a year

ProsFantastic working environment and colleagues.

ConsThere were too many "Iron fists". Even top management with over 25 years can be asked to leave.

Advice to Senior ManagementTwo way communication and be a great listener.

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

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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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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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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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