W. R. Grace Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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W. R. Grace Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Festa
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48 Ratings

Pros
  • Lots of good people to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and people committed to the company (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Chapter 11 not huge problem-- but still something that you have to explain (in 3 reviews)

  • Many in middle management have been put in jobs that they are not qualified to do (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Attractive Employer - adequate Benefits & great career opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W. R. Grace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - International/Intercultural Teams
    - Chances to develop your own "career"
    - Great Benefits Package
    - Motivating Tasks and Projects
    - Clear and transparent company goals
    - Experienced global Leadership

    Cons

    - HomeOffice concept not really accepted in many countries (lack of flexibility)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Chemical operator at wr grace albany

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    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Albany, OR
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Albany, OR

    I have been working at W. R. Grace

    Pros

    It is very productive at the albany site and lots of growth in the future

    Cons

    We need more experienced management, and safer working conditions. The pay does not reflect the hazards that are associated with this job. Top pay for chemical operator is 23.63 an hour as of 2015 and usually you start out at 15$ an hour. The insurance cost for a family is 600 to 800$ a month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to learn some team building skills, and get better at communication. Understanding how to improve the processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Company has excellent focus on customers and employees; Department disorganized and not challenging

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    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

    I worked at W. R. Grace as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of my colleagues were really passionate about what they did and sincerely wanted to provide the best service for customers. Pay was also good and the company tries to treat their employees well.

    Cons

    Some colleagues were pretty bitter about previous layoffs. Also, I did not find my work challenging but was not given much opportunity to grow in my position. H.R. was disorganized and my start date was significantly delayed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Former Mechanical Engineer

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It was a fun place to work

    Cons

    Very unstable company. There has been layoffs within the last 5 years. And they have not replaced anybody who has left on there own accord.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at W. R. Grace

    Pros

    the pay was very good

    Cons

    the lying by the management was terrible

  7. 2 people found this helpful

    specialty chemical company

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Engineer in Columbia, MD

    I worked at W. R. Grace

    Pros

    commands a very good market share

    Cons

    not stable. speculation is that the company is going to be sold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nice to your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. THE ONE GRACE

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    Current Employee - Secretary in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Secretary in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    There are no best reasons, no office culture, no morals.

    Cons

    The biggest con, Poor management, a company that is only for the big boys, and not the hard working employees.You should be able to come to work without fear of getting back stab.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What ever happen to All for one, One for all, "THE ONE GRACE", and all the employees they screwed out of their jobs. All the hard working employees they let go for no good reason, the employees who made all of them rich, and all the asbestos victims. Don't forget all the current employees who just lost their jobs and got screwed once again, and there is more to come.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    OK company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W. R. Grace full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    We have decent benefits and free dental

    Cons

    A lot of negative employees at the facilities and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the individuals at the plant level. Develop training standards for all employees and work on career paths for individuals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Great company great benefits and great people. I love going to work here and helping people out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W. R. Grace

    Pros

    Great company great benifits Great company great benefits and great people. I love going to work here and helping people out

    Cons

    Great company great benefits and great people. I love going to work here and helping people out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Good Company

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    Current Intern - Process Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Intern - Process Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at W. R. Grace as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of improvements to be made
    Friendly Environment
    Allows for growth in the company
    Decent money
    Team Oriented
    Room for growth

    Cons

    There are some sour apples at the company that are there way or the highway. Things can stagnate quickly depending on the channels that it goes through.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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