Solutia

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Solutia Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great hands on learning in the manufacturing industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HYPO in Trenton, MI
    Current Employee - HYPO in Trenton, MI

    I have been working at Solutia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, actually care about you,

    Cons

    Moved US jobs over seas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking jobs from US

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    excellent learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - High Performance Relief Operator in Trenton, MI
    Former Employee - High Performance Relief Operator in Trenton, MI

    I worked at Solutia

    Pros

    Pay 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.

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Current Employee - Noshock-operator in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Noshock-operator in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at Solutia

    Pros

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

    Cons

    as shift worker you are a way from yur family alot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let your employes that they ar doing a good job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to work !

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best learning experience I've had

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Strategy Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Corporate Strategy Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Solutia

    Pros

    Pleasure to work in. Excellent exposure and nice people.

    Cons

    Not the smartest people hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Beyond Expectations

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Solutia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic working environment and colleagues.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Two way communication and be a great listener.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, good people, good benefits, bought by Eastman Chemical

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    Current Employee - Manager Finance in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Manager Finance in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

    Since 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep skill and jobs here, please do not close St. Louis office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Was a great first job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solutia

    Pros

    Culture was great, good balance of work and fun

    Cons

    Solutia no longer exists, acquired by Eastman Chemical

  11.  

    Positive

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Solutia

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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