Solutia Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Used to be a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at Solutia

    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
  2.  

    Beyond Expectations

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    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
  3.  

    Intern - marketing development - Brussels

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Solutia as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Work/Life balance

    - Given responsabilities if performing well

    Cons

    - Limited career development opportunities
    - High employee turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a bad place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nice company to work for

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

    I have been working at Solutia

    Pros

    There are always challenges with support needed

    Cons

    Communications among different functions could be improved

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Positive learning experience

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

    I worked at Solutia

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Cronyism is rampant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Solutia

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Achieving profit at all cost by upper management

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    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Solutia

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

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

    I worked at Solutia

    Pros

    Flexible management style. Get the work done, show results and managers would not micro-manage. Allowed working from home to complete tasks

    Cons

    Flat organization. Not a lot of opportunities to advance over middle management positions. Also difficult to move from one business unit to another

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    implement policy of moving high potential individuals from one business to others to promote a well round manager. Understanding multiple business will improve the talent pool

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun Place

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Solutia

    Pros

    Paid time off and benefits

    Cons

    No room to advance within company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Approves of CEO

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