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Cayman Chemical Company Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  1. "Director of Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Director of Human Resources in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Director of Human Resources in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cayman Chemical Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great owner and people great culture!

    Cons

    Nothing to report on at this time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Run away while you still can"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cayman Chemical Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Causal dress code
    -Flexible work hours
    -Good health insurance

    Cons

    There is no good communication in the company. I was informed of important changes by hearing people talking in the hallways. The only way you can be up to date is to be in the right clique.

    Cliques galore here. Do not expect to make a lot of friends with coworkers. Most people are nice enough, but getting too chummy can come back to haunt you in the long run.

    DO NOT TRUST HR!!! HR at this company is pretty horrendous compared to the typical corporate HR.

    Pay is really low for scientists. I was paid the same rate another person got hired in at >10 years prior. If you have been working here for a while, you have a good salary. I was told my pay was industry standard (lie) and that I should be happy to be paid what I am paid. Without haggling, my next job was a 22% pay increase.

  3. "All depends who you work for"

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist I in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist I in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cayman Chemical Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, good work/life balance, nice people.

    Cons

    The main reason I gave 3 stars was the pay. They are at the lowest end of pay for the chemistry industry. Also, the promotion structure needs to be remodeled.

    Advice to Management

    Find a more fair way for promotion based on skills and merit, not just how many years you have worked at a company.


  4. "Associate Scientist 1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Cayman Chemical Company full-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility
    Coworkers are nice and respectful

    Cons

    Underpays workers for industry AND area
    A lot of volatility in upper management


  5. "Good for a paycheck, but there are better places to work at."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cayman Chemical Company full-time

    Pros

    - Relatively flexible work hours, as long as you work 8 hours a day.
    - Casual dress code.
    - Good benefit and vacation package.
    - Close to UM.

    Cons

    - Cliquey employee. You need to join the right clique to be happy and stay informed.
    - Lack of open and consistent communication between management and lower level employees and between individual teams and departments.
    - Salary is much lower than industry average.
    - Worn out facility and equipments.
    - My opinion and me as an employee weren't valued while I was there. It made my decision to leave rather easy.


  6. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cayman Chemical Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Benefits, including generous PTO policy, are great
    Creative
    Coworkers
    I feel valued

    Cons

    Climate control varies a lot
    Not always great at communicating the smaller stuff


  7. "A good company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Scientist II in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cayman Chemical Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great management team and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Some team is very busy to meet the deadline to deliver the orders.

  8. "Great atmosphere, people and company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Some of the best people i've ever worked with.
    -Very safe and well respected environment.
    -Company gives back major to its employees.
    -Stupid flexible hours.

    Cons

    -Very business driven when can morally question its employees.


  9. "Cayman Chemical"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cayman Chemical Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cayman Chemical offers a flexible schedule

    Cons

    They could utilize more structure

    Advice to Management

    To become more structured and add more management positions


  10. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Scientist in Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros

    good benefits, small teams, good for grad's

    Cons

    Heavy Load of work, Management is not good


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