Umicore USA Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  1. Quality Control Operator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Umicore USA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, programs, and incentives.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the ladder.


  2. Local management is clueless

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Umicore USA full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and that is all.

    Cons

    Gossip is the name of the game

    Advice to Management

    Make it real


  3. Good People, Great Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Umicore USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exceptionally rich benefits. The team responsible for deciding the benefit plans and cost seemed to always made decision that were in the best interest of the employee and the company. Great people. Most of the people there cared for one another, it was a small office where everyone knew everyone. My experience was rewarding. I count Umicore as one of my more positive work experiences despite challenges in the organization. Show me an organization that doesn't have challenges! The challenges there (for me) were what I considered "make it work for you" situations. Learn. Absorb. Grow and take the experience with you to your next destination. This office not only is made up of the folks who work there but they are also a service and support center to all of the units in North America, they provide a lot of support on a small staff!

    Cons

    Some roles have limited possibilities and growth potential. Business units, while different, are pretty siloed. A few negative folks are peppered in, but that's anywhere

    Advice to Management

    Push for more cross unit development and remote working options


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not the best company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Finance in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Umicore USA full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company offers great salaries and benefits!

    Cons

    The organization structure was very confusing and unclear, this was a challenge for me to perform the best work! The HR and accounting department managers are very unprofessional, rude and disrespectful!

    Advice to Management

    The managers need to set clear goals for the departments and respect all employees regardless who they are. The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Jim Rohn


  6. Helpful (1)

    Stiff corporate environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Benefits in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Benefits in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Umicore USA full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Slow paced environment that is set in its ways. Not open to change or flexibility. No development.

    Cons

    Not adaptable to change. Didnt like culture, Slow paced environment that is set in its ways. Not open to change or flexibility. No development.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good wages, poor upper management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production
    Current Employee - Production

    I have been working at Umicore USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The benifits are very good and wages are in line with the industry. Health care packages are good and cover most everything.

    Cons

    Lack of focus and poor judgement from the corporate level of management. They have no current plans and keep making 5 years plans that keep changing.

    Advice to Management

    You can't run a company in the States like you do in Europe.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Frustrating, they do not have any idea of how a US business should treat their customers.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Umicore USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Once you're established, their benefits are on the plus side.

    Cons

    They have no realistic forward vision for their business. They promote by who you know, not what you know about the business.


  9. Great Company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Umicore USA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Good Work Life Balance for employees

    Cons

    -None that I can think of at this time


  10. Helpful (3)

    It's an okay place to work.

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

    I have been working at Umicore USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits!! Great co-workers in my department

    Cons

    Management is not fair to employees, they operate on gossip. always talk about company culture change, very few changes occur.The main issues are ignored. Company has bad HR and Accounting departments, most people in these two departments are not very friendly, you have to think twice before you approach them. Very high turn over in these two departments. Work life balance is not so bad, it depends who you work for. You can get promoted only if you are friends with the managers.

    Advice to Management

    Should respect their employees regardless who they are. Should stop listening to gossip and discuss issues directly with employees in a professional manner.


  11. Helpful (3)

    It was the worst experience of my entire career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Umicore USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I can only think of one or possibly two, good benefits and a semi-decent salary.

    Cons

    Very bad environment, co-workers were vicious and out for themselves, no matter who they had to step on to get ahead. Direct management was an incompetent leader and not fair in dealings with direct supports.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the top management team are gone now but other managers are still there who practice the same kinds of actions described above.



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