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Solutia Reviews

Updated March 16, 2014
Updated March 16, 2014
34 Reviews

3.6
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  1.  

    excellent learning experience

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    Former Employee - High Performance Relief Operator  in  Trenton, MI
    Former Employee - High Performance Relief Operator in Trenton, MI

    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
  2.  

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

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    Current Employee - Operator  in  Anniston, AL
    Current Employee - Operator in Anniston, AL

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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

    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
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  5.  

    satisfied

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    Current Employee - Warehouse  in  Anniston, AL
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Anniston, AL

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best learning experience I've had

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    Former Employee - Corporate Strategy Intern  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Corporate Strategy Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    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
  7.  

    Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    New leadership, no debt, should be opportunities as economy improves

    Cons

    Lack commitment to fiber business, more commodity oriented then value brands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the markets served and be pro active

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Everyone seems to be working 3 jobs at once!

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long 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 ManagementAdvice

    Offer 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Current economic climate has changed many of the reasons Solutia was such a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Solutia compensates employees well. Friendly culture.

    Cons

    Industry is unstable. Benefits have been cut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Used to be a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pontiac, MI

    Pros

    Did 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.

    Cons

    Promotions 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen and stop the arrogance. Make goals clear and concise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Beyond Expectations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

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