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Albemarle Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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Albemarle CEO Luther C. Kissam, IV
Luther C. Kissam, IV
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Pros
  • Company culture values work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Excellent advancement opportunities, competent management, comfortable work environment, interesting work, generous retirement benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of long hours and too many emergencies (in 4 reviews)

  • Headquarters was in Baton Rouge at the time (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Short Title"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about them


  2. "Research and Technology Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Albemarle full-time

    Pros

    Responsibility early in career. There is some opportunity to direct your work on aspects of chemical processing that you enjoy (Safety, controls, production, startup, etc). Company culture values work/life balance.

    Cons

    Career progression not very well defined. Compensation level target is industry midpoint. Some of the locations are not desirable.

  3. "Job opportunities for employees who don't mind moving around the globe."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Albemarle full-time

    Pros

    Chemical industry pay; many opportunities to volunteer, Albemarle Foundation started by Mark Rohr is great.

    Cons

    Changes, focus on bottom line at expense of retaining quality employees. Executives give themselves huge raises that aren't passed down.

    Advice to Management

    Business is great. Listen to external locations - one size does not fit all


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Albemarle full-time

    Pros

    I can not report any pros

    Cons

    Poor leadership, poor processes, lack of communication within HR


  5. Helpful (2)

    "I worked for over 9 years"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Operator in Magnolia, AR
    Former Employee - Senior Operator in Magnolia, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Albemarle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits are great

    Cons

    not very fair with the hard working employees . If there is a issue with a worker that person should be able to have part of a board type interview

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more proactive with employees and so called line of command. Not very competent leadership in later years.


  6. "Good Average Company"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Albemarle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    401k Matching
    9/80 Schedule
    Lots of technically trained employees

    Cons

    Need more training
    Need more technology advancement
    Need more investment in aging infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in Lithium, but keep exploring other opprtunities to grow


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to Work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Albemarle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    strong growth and lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Legacy management not suited for the task at hand

    Advice to Management

    Replace some of your leaders who are disruptive to the growth of the company

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Quality Control"

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    Current Employee - QC Lab Technician in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - QC Lab Technician in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Albemarle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have had the opportunity to use a variety of instruments and equipment and learn new techniques and experience what it's like to work in a chemical plant.

    Cons

    I don't prefer to switch over to nights and days every two weeks.

    Advice to Management

    A better way of training new employees should be implemented and would benefit everyone a great deal.


  9. "Laboratory Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Allow lots of over time

    Cons

    Not much training. Not managed well


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Albemarle"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Albemarle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    9/80s are nice when you are able to take them

    Cons

    Promotions based on who you know not what you know. Promotions given to those who move to other locations.

    Work hours - often worked long hours and weekends


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