Solutia Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Best learning experience I've had

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


  2. Decent place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Understand the markets served and be pro active


  3. Everyone seems to be working 3 jobs at once!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solutia compensates employees well. Friendly culture.

    Cons

    Industry is unstable. Benefits have been cut.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.


  6. Used to be a great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pontiac, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Beyond Expectations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Solutia full-time (More than a 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 Management

    Two way communication and be a great listener.


  8. Not a bad place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Solutia full-time

    Pros

    Solutia offers very competitive salaries, good opportunities for career growth, and average benefits. Good culture and values. They often promote from within.

    Cons

    Solutia does not offer a very good work life balance. Many departments are understaffed. They are often lagging with their use of technology.


  9. Nice company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are always challenges with support needed

    Cons

    Communications among different functions could be improved


  10. Cronyism is rampant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Cronyism 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 Management

    Stop 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.


  11. Positive learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competent and fair middle management leadership Result and performance oriented Ample opportunities for growth and career advancement Warm working culture

    Cons

    Needs more coherence and unity between departments Workload can be demanding and taxing or staff Industry is largely dependent on trends and demand

    Advice to Management

    Staff loyalty is a priority that could be given some urgency and notice to benefit the company's internal sustainability and growth.



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