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Updated Mar 16, 2014

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Solutia CEO Mark J. Costa

Mark J. Costa


67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Seriously Scary Management

    Director (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people are dedicated and competent

    ConsThe management is out of control. One division leadership team would spend time in kareoke bars in China (read up on this in the news to get my point) or other places (direct from2 members of that staff who felt very uncomfortable). Another Senior manager no-bid a consulting contract and then tried to cover up. Senior management had opportunity to sell Nylon division at attractive price but ended up selling at a loss. These guys are only out for themselves

    Advice to Senior ManagementHard to give advice to people who lack ethics

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cronyism is rampant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood opportunities for those in the circle. Lots of great projects are coming up for engineers

    ConsCronyism is taken to a new level. Lots of politics. People who are part of the inner circle are promoted regularly or "saved" from firing due to incompetence. Unusually large presense in Belguim.....

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop robbing the company. Take a look at the bonus-to-revenue ratio at Solutia for top execs. Compare to a Fortune 50 company. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Achieving profit at all cost by upper management

    Manager (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsDecent starting pay. Office used to be in good location.

    ConsPoor communication from upper management. Try to achieve profit at all cost, thus sacrificing employees. Poor job evaluation - telling you you are doing good, but when comes to appraisel, they give you poor rank due to their system. Slow pay increment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Everyone seems to be working 3 jobs at once!

    Director (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsPassionate people about the products and their jobs. Lost of opportunity for global work. Pay is at or above market when they want you.

    ConsLong hours, and huge reduction if workforce means everyone is working 3 jobs at once. People are not given a chance to succeed. HR does not compare to what exists in world class organizations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer some hope for the loyal people. A lot of good and loyal people just need to be given a chance to succeed and satisfaction will follow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be a great place to work.

    Engineer (Current Employee) Pontiac, MI

    ProsDid not like the direction the company was going in. Was a mutual decision by both parties to part ways. Upper management often ignored what the lower level employees had to say. the arrogance in the way of doing business is a downfall.

    ConsPromotions are hard to come by. Upper managements goals and lower employees goals are not consistent with each other. Need to improve relations with employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen and stop the arrogance. Make goals clear and concise.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company was bought out

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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