W. R. Grace
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W. R. Grace Reviews in Cambridge, MA

Updated Mar 27, 2014

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60% Approve of the CEO

W. R. Grace Chairman, President, and CEO Fred Festa

Fred Festa

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good, but lots of politics

Operations Manager (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I worked at W. R. Grace full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood interaction between departments, good working conditions

ConsSupervisors do not always know what is going on, since they are playing up to politics

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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STOP - stay away!

IT Department (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I worked at W. R. Grace full-time for more than 10 years

ProsOnly good as a career starting place to get some experience.

ConsThe company has been making and breaking promises for years now since filling bankruptcy.
It used to be a career for life place to work but now you always have one foot out the door due to their management changes.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe HONEST for a change.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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NOT A NICE COMPANY TO WORK FOR

Paralegal (Current Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I have been working at W. R. Grace full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAfter working here for more than 15 years there is nothing good to say about this company! Do NOT waste your time! I am sorry I wasted more than 15 years of my life at this organization.

ConsThe organization as a whole lacks structure and needs to be revamped!
 There is no leadership, disorganized with no proper organization/timeline set up in the legal dept.. The CEO has no clue what the managers are doing in the legal dept. I have never been in such a poorly managed environment. Many cases of nepotism and it is blatant.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop telling lies, fire the entire "legal department" team because they are incompetent! To much back stabbing by managers, and to much nepotism.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not what I expected. I thought the company was focused in a certain direction and they went a different way after I sta

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I worked at W. R. Grace full-time for more than a year

ProsI thought the benefits and the ability to work for a global company in a great location was very desirable.

ConsThe management was very unpredictable. Lots of turnover. The management was always focused on quarterly results and not forward thinking for a leading company.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees better and focus on long term growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great oppurtunity to learn with higly experienced colleauge and work life balance

Java Developer (Current Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I have been working at W. R. Grace as a contractor for less than a year

Pros--Awesome Colleage with great technical skills
--great mangement and very approachable
--verifi Technologies is a It divison of W.R. Grace

Cons--team people not so friendly.real professionals

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I worked at W. R. Grace full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery nimble company with minimal layers of management.

ConsNimble company was often restructuring organization which left minimal levels of resources.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on Key projects and listen to the industry marketing experts.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good if you are not an aggressive person

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I have been working at W. R. Grace

ProsGood salary and convenient location.

ConsThere is limited career development.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore cross functional team activities.

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Great company to get good skills.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I have been working at W. R. Grace

Prosmany long term employees with feeling of family at many locations. Great work/life balance.

ConsLimited upward mobility in some groups.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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For the most part a good experience.

Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I have been working at W. R. Grace

ProsThe opportunity to work in a structured enviroment where training and education for their employees was first and foremost. Very big on training and education for all levels of personnel.

ConsDisappointed with the promotional aspects as it seemed to a fast track to those that were on the inside track or had mentors that further those individuals careers.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would make sure that the opportunities that are offered to the entire organization is done with merit and achievement.

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Perfunctory

R&D Associate (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I worked at W. R. Grace

ProsSame level collegues extemely personable

ConsManagers' attitudes and comments never positive reagrdless of performance, even if bending over backwards

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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