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SI Group Overview

Schenectady, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1906
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
At SI Group, we create smart chemistry that solves global challenges and makes great things possible. Our innovations improve the performance and durability of aerospace, transportation, health & wellness, consumer goods, personal safety, food, beverage, home ... Read more

Mission: Our Mission is to continue growing and thriving as a privately-held global chemical company well into the 21st century delivering:

•Increased shareholder value.
•Growth opportunities for employees.
•Ongoing ... Read more

SI Group – Why Work For Us?


We create smart chemistry that solves global challenges and makes great things possible.

SI Group is a leading global developer and manufacturer of chemical intermediates, specialty resins and solutions that are critical to the quality and performance of countless industrial and consumer goods.

We’re a global leader with a local presence in 10 countries, more than 2,700 employees, and customers in more than 90 countries. Our people, facilities and integrated supply chain deliver products and solutions where our customers need them, when they need them.

Our focus is on ten key market segments—rubber resins, antioxidants, fuels and lubricants, plastic additives, industrial resins, health & wellness, adhesive resins, surfactants, engineering plastics and pharma & specialty.

We provide solutions that address four global megatrends: a clean environment, diminishing resources, changing patterns in mobility and changing demographics. As the world changes, SI Group will continue supply solutions to increasingly complex problems as a chemistry partner. After all, with more than 100 years of innovation as a foundation, we are paving the way forward for the next generation of chemistry and partnering with our customers to build a better tomorrow.

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Be part of the future of SI Group.

SI Group is a leading global developer and manufacturer of chemical intermediates, specialty resins, and solutions that are critical to countless industrial and consumer goods. We use chemistry to solve problems and to improve the performance of our customers' products, helping them to last longer, work harder, and improve their value.


A career at SI Group is a rewarding experience.

Your work will have an impact at SI Group. We celebrate the contributions of individuals, while at the same time encouraging our employees to work across boundaries-regional and functional—to achieve our goals.


We offer opportunities.

We're a chemistry company - but our opportunities expand well into other disciplines. Choose to start a career at SI Group in Engineering, Sales, Finance, Strategy, Manufacturing and many more. No matter the position, you’ll work across borders with colleagues from around the world. Different languages and cultures are represented at all of our corporate and manufacturing sites, bringing unique perspectives to the workplace.

About Us

  • 20 global manufacturing facilities
  • More than 2,700 employees
  • Customers in more than 90 countries
  • World headquarters in Niskayuna, NY

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The way we work is as important as the goals we achieve.

There’s more to a job than just the work – and we believe it’s those “other things” that set us apart.

At SI Group, we value diversity. With manufacturing sites across the globe, you’ll have the opportunity to work with colleagues of different languages, different backgrounds and different skills – and we embrace those differences.

SI Group is a company that supports and rewards excellence, honesty, hard work, and great results. We’re not only family owned; we are a family of employees working together to achieve our goals. We know the importance of work-life balance, and we strive to provide you with benefits and wellness resources to lead a healthy life, both at work and at home.

We celebrate milestones. In today's dynamic workforce, the best and brightest choose SI Group and stay here. We have employees worldwide each year that celebrate 25 years of service, and we couldn’t be more proud of that service and dedication.

We value teamwork. Our employees are empowered to make a difference in the work they do, and we recognize those contributions.

We take pride in our Core Values, to guide the way we work. At SI Group, our Core Values are more commonly known as our Guiding Principles. They dictate how we work with colleagues, customers, and other business partners—and they’re non-negotiable:


Guiding Principles

  1. To be truthful and ethical
  2. To create a climate that respects the individual
  3. To foster teamwork
  4. To build trust
  5. To safeguard personal health and the environment
  6. To strive to contribute positively
  7. To add value in all uses of capital

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    Pros

    Passionate, positive people that care about the important work we do.

    Cons

    During this period of growth, it seems like workloads are heavy and also growing. Need more resources!

    Advice to Management

    As we continue to grow, please remember that the employees are the foundation and drivers of our success!

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SI Group Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at SI Group (Schenectady, NY).

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    It has changed in the last few years, but I met with three technical staff members then had on onsite interview. I was referred by an employee. The overall process was slow. When HR called to give me an offer I has already done research on what salary to demand.

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SI Group Awards & Accolades

  • Silver Award, EcoVadis, 2016
  • Responsible Care® Facility Safety Award, American Chemistry Council, 2016
  • Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Award, OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs, 2013
  • Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Award, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 2009
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