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Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Post Sale Shakeup"

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    Current Employee - Material Science Engineer in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Material Science Engineer in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Day to day work interesting. Good working environment.

    Cons

    Lots of Management turnover in the past 5 years. New parent company shifting priorities and eliminating positions

    Atotech Response

    Mar 6, 2017 – Manager Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to offer your review on Atotech. We appreciate your honest feedback.


  2. "Nice company but very poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company with a rich history and very good product offering in all fields.

    Cons

    Poor MD leadership; short sighted who doesn't understand business. Unnecessary HR involvement in all matters.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to basics of appreciating and recognizing people for hard work. Don't play games and politics.

    Atotech Response

    May 30, 2017 – Manager Communications

    Thank you for your honest feedback. We are happy to know that you appreciate many aspects of working at Atotech. We will also review your criticism with close regard to our work place atmosphere. At... More

  3. "Rating"

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    Current Employee - Material Science Engineer in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Material Science Engineer in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Atotech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stress free. Great employees and upper management

    Cons

    Department being eliminated due to down sizing

    Atotech Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – Manager Communications

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to review Atotech.


  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Global Business Manager in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Global Business Manager in Rock Hill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Very rewarding. Great vision. Rotation of personnel adds great potential for career advancement. Freedom to execute the companies vision,

    Cons

    Extremely complicated paperwork and reporting system. Large company makes response time slow due to said reporting and analysis structure. Needs to find quicker way to meet customers needs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep implementing the companies global strategic vision but also take into account a more locally focused approach. Rather than always top down pay attention to bottom up.

    Atotech Response

    Sep 19, 2016 – Communications worldwide

    Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback and we are happy to hear that you appreciate Atotech as an employer. We are constantly striving to improve our work as employer further and would... More


  5. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atotech (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People to work with
    Okay benefits
    Some wellness benefits that are mediocre
    Competitive pay

    Cons

    Benefits could be better
    Could provide better wellness incentives
    Annual employee review doesn't really mean much in the end and it's motivating

    Advice to Management

    Brown bag lunch training sessions
    do away with annual reviews
    better benefits
    more wellness incentives

    Atotech Response

    Aug 9, 2016 – Communications worldwide

    Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. We are happy to hear that you appreciate Atotech as an employer. We would like to thank you for your open feedback regarding the aspects you... More


  6. "Chemist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atotech full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Pretty low morale at the moment.


  7. "Rich company poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that has rich history and dedicated resources for potential growth. In the past Atotech had been a world leader in R&D and was able to drive growth through innovation.

    Cons

    Company has forgotten its leadership due to short sighted MD and poor management style of HR department at Rock Hill, SC location.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the basics and work with bunch of loyal and qualified people.

  8. "Need to improve."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working hard to gain trust of employees after years of uncertainty.

    Cons

    Employee turnover is very high for a mid-sized Company.

    Advice to Management

    Try to listen to your employees.


  9. "Clueless Management and hard working employees."

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    Former Employee - Management in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Management in Rock Hill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clean operation; good competitive offering of products and their technical support.

    Cons

    Atotech USA must overhaul current management team; Kuldip Johal (Managing Director) is working very hard to ruin teamwork approach. He is clueless, does not know how to motivate his staff. He is only fit to be a lab mouse; has no backbone to support instructions he provides to his direct reports; especially when challenged by German management. He has a pattern of lying and giving confusing and contradicting instructions to local employees and later denying.

    Advice to Management

    A complete "overhaul of the current management team" is needed. They should act as motivators; encouraging people to work together and provide environment of team work approach not threatening to hold people under the threat of firing them.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Went downhill fast with change of guard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with

    Cons

    No room for growth of women and minorities

    Advice to Management

    Stop restructuring and focus on the employees you currently have in place. Boost morale.


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