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Cabot Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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Pros
  • When not on the road, very good work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, flexible hours, amicable atmosphere, safety focus (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Minimal opportunity for career advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Not sure that upper management is in tune to what is happening on the lower levels and almost appears not to want to either (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Lab tevh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cabot full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good family environment, pay is good

    Cons

    Shiftwork can be a real pain

    Advice to Management

    Would like a newer laboratory


  2. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people at plant level.

    Cons

    Terrible Sr Mgt.....have to be part of "good ole boy" group to move up.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "decent company hopefully improving under new leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cabot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with, effective communication and cooperation across departments, and appreciated the focus on safety. Offers nice benefits and a 401k matching program. Decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Career development can plateau quickly. Witnessed some people with decades of experience and graduate degrees struggle to progress from one tier to the next.

    Advice to Management

    Continue improving the relationship between upper management and those working in the processing and research departments. Under the previous CEO there was a clear miscommunication between executives and the input of lower level employees.


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  5. "Procurement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodstock, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodstock, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cabot (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, company culture, benefits, and their sense of safety outstanding!

    Cons

    Lost big customer a few years back...put a strain on main business.


  6. "Tech Service, Tech Sales, Quality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Very good people, excellent resources

    Cons

    Management short sighted, pressure to reduce costs outweighs common sense

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your reports


  7. Helpful (1)

    "One Huge Mess!"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Marshall, TX
    Current Employee - Operator in Marshall, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great 401k, health, dental, vision, and prescriptions benefit
    company provided uniforms and work boots

    Cons

    Very dirty due to working with coal dust non-stop
    Upper level staff don't have a clue what they are doing
    Supervisors throw you under the bus constantly
    Career advancement nearly impossible
    Constant work drama between upper management and operators
    40 hrs vacation only available after one year of employment
    12hr rotating shifts

    Advice to Management

    Quit asking for the employees to increase participation when you never take our advice. Get rid of some of the idiots focus on the employee not just the product. Listen to the employees that have 6 or more years of service if they say it wont work more than likely they are right, don't try it and find out the hard way.


  8. "Unethical"

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    Current Employee - PFO in Marshall, TX
    Current Employee - PFO in Marshall, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Holidays when management isn't there place runs smoothly.

    Cons

    Managers have God complex. Hypocrisy is ramped. Pick and choose what polices to adhere to. Very unethical environment.

    Advice to Management

    Try to build your people not your careers by crushing the ones your in charge of. Actually find out what's going on in the plant.


  9. "Pretty Good Company overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of emphasis about safety. You know as an employee they legitimately care about you. You really feel part of a team. Cabot is the industry leader and its obvious why. People are treated with respect at all levels, something the competitors should take note of. I really enjoyed going to work every day.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Although freezing salaries is sometimes necessary to ensure survival, taking a bonus during that time does not sit well with many people.


  10. "QC Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Liked my coworkers and overtime

    Cons

    Company struggling to fine business

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on new business


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Clearer vision needed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people.

    Cons

    Not flexible and no clear vision. Constantly combining groups and then seperating them again.

    Advice to Management

    Create a clear vision.



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