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Albemarle Reviews

Updated April 3, 2018
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Albemarle CEO Luther C. Kissam, IV
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Pros
  • "Company culture values work/life balance" (in 10 reviews)

  • "We had a trip to their NC HQ during the summer, worked a 9-80 schedule, and had several free events for interns hosted by the company" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work hours - often worked long hours and weekends" (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Competitive pay
    strong market outlook

    Cons

    Small site - limited opportunity for advancement


  2. "Company review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place to take on challenging responsibilities that let you grow.

    Cons

    The structure of progression within the company is quite clear.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Do not go there if you have experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young people seem to like working there and most get treated well. Pay was slightly below average. They brought in fantastic food for large meetings.

    Cons

    They hire experienced workers to get into a new business, then lay them off after 3 years. Good old boy club with no intention of changing. A lot of their technology is straight out of the 1970's.

    Advice to Management

    They will soon tire of the Li business and start milking.


  4. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Its a great place to work

    Cons

    There were no downside to the position


  5. "Very bad experience"

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    Former Employee - Plant Operator
    Former Employee - Plant Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Albemarle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Silverpeak operations used to be a very good place to work until Albemarle took over.

    Cons

    Very poor management.Supervisors treat hourly employees horrible. Very bad morale and work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about filling your pockets and treat your employees right.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer - various"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Albemarle full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Absolutely none - dont be fooled by other posts here. What you get changes constantly and to company benefit. Too much insider politics favoring some families that work there for generations

    Cons

    Senior management are not in touch and afraid to interact with employees face-to-face for fear of being put on spot. Some actions are almost cronius. Still good ol boys at top.

    Advice to Management

    Change it immediately, the Board should step in.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lab tech"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Albemarle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Overtime, its a job, job security

    Cons

    Shift schedule (days and nights)

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Watch your back"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Albemarle full-time

    Pros

    Pay, work schedule, and gaining plant experience.

    Cons

    Favoritism, cliques, and the Good ole boy network.

    Advice to Management

    Give fairness and equality to all employees.


  9. "This company was great to work for. Very flexible and dedicated to employee growth."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Programs that promote employee growth, fellowship and teamwork. They have a good safety training program. The schedule was nice whether on day or rotating shifts.

    Cons

    It's located near the ship channel so if you don't live in the area the commute is quite long. Although a safe plant there are many plants around that are dangerous in the area.


  10. "Excellent internship experience with personable company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for an intern
    Company-paid opportunities to socialize with other interns / full-timers
    Paid trip to Charlotte, NC for 'intern networking day'

    Cons

    Few sites in the US
    Company undergoing drastic changes


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