Solutia Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Too Many Cut-Backs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Engineering in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Solutia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 Management

    Company 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....


  2. 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


  3. Great hands on learning in the manufacturing industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Solutia full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


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  5. Excellent Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HYPO in Trenton, MI
    Current Employee - HYPO in Trenton, MI

    I have been working at Solutia full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, actually care about you,

    Cons

    Moved US jobs over seas

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking jobs from US


  6. Positive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Solutia

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. excellent learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - High Performance Relief Operator in Trenton, MI
    Former Employee - High Performance Relief Operator in Trenton, MI

    I worked at Solutia

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. I have learned how to overcome many obstacles in the face of adversity.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Anniston, AL
    Current Employee - Operator in Anniston, AL

    I have been working at Solutia

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work schedule is very accommodating for young working families. Solutia also provides doors for people that want to pursue next level business opportunities for the future. Solutia is a very solid company to work for in today's job market.

    Cons

    The number one downside at my Solutia job site is that there are to many management - employee blood relationships, which causes management to make counter productive and unequal business decisions based on feelings rather than facts. This at many times creates an unsafe and hostile atmosphere on the job site between employees and some members of management.

    Advice to Management

    I wise man once said that true favoritism is earned not by favor but fitness (MLK JR.), in saying this I believe that each employee should be looked at by the content of their whole character plus their ability to perform a job safely with a high set of quality standards during the quantity of work hours permitted, not merely by just getting the job done with a quantity not quality job mentality.


  9. satisfied

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Anniston, AL
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Anniston, AL

    I have been working at Solutia

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    family type atmosphere with great potential

    Cons

    too much favoritsm......not all pull their weight......too many family members...you are expected to give 110 percent above and beyond......but the upper management are not quick to say thanks or good job., unless you are one of the chosen few.........some can get away with whatever and whenever........when hiring, seek out advice on potential employees and put an end to the good ole boy network

    Advice to Management

    Treat all equal and fairly......reward good performance......communication is a two way street....upper management should look at you, not down at you


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Noshock-operator in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Noshock-operator in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at Solutia

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    let your employes that they ar doing a good job


  11. Best learning experience I've had

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Strategy Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Corporate Strategy Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Solutia

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pleasure to work in. Excellent exposure and nice people.

    Cons

    Not the smartest people hired.

    Advice to Management

    Great work.



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