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Chattem Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Good company with a good culture!"

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

    I worked at Chattem full-time

    Pros

    Employees are united in working to get the job done and are very flexible in doing so. Decisions are made fairly quickly. The people truly care about you and your life outside of work.

    Cons

    Not as much opportunity for serious career advancement with a generally young staff currently in place.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a solid career path and on boarding program for new employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Little Turnover, Hard to advance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has a family feel which is good and bad.
    Not micro-managed, allowed autonomy to create programs at own accounts
    Directors stay out of your business for most part, unless issue arises
    More access to management than anywhere else this size

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement few & far between. Many people here until retirement even if they should not be.
    Only "selected" individuals given chances for advancement. Then given extra attention and opportunities to look better to solidify "selection."
    Systems are bogging down daily workload
    Below average pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay better, not at industry average currently
    Listen to people, even if not what you want to hear
    Provide more opportunities to advancement, not to just select few

  3. "No Union, and Supervisors are all best friends! Not good!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Supervisors play favoritism among their employees which makes for an unstable and hostile work environment. People know when they are being treated unfairly. There is serious click ganging on their assembly lines as well. Employees work in fear of being fired everyday. Temps are also mistreated. Opportunities are only for their "favorite" employees.

    Advice to Management

    CEO should acknowledge employees that are trying to tell them and HR about an unfair Supervisor. Disciplinary action should be taken against wrongful Supervisors like it is for employees. Instead, they come back acting worse, as if they know their job is secure no matter what they say or do to an employee. Supervisors should be demanded by CEO and HR to separate or fire all click gangers and bullies, instead of firing the employee who is coming for help.


  4. "Fast growing company, lots of potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big company with small company fee with mostly great people located in great small city

    Cons

    growing pains under new management; processes and systems are lacking; pay levels below average; career paths not clearly defined.

    Advice to Management

    make corporate culture a real priority instead of just talking about it.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Consumer Affairs Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay and hours were great

    Cons

    Communication problem between employee and management

    Advice to Management

    Let the employee tell you they are quitting.. Not their boss. Miscommunication


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Limited Opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company culture
    Family oriented
    Small business feel

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility
    Expect to recieve 20% below market pay
    No salary bands or meaningful performance reviews

    Advice to Management

    Look for opportunities to retain talent
    Reward over achievers instead of everyone receiving same annual pay raises


  7. "enjoy working for chattem"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Leader/Supervisor in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Crew Leader/Supervisor in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the people and the work flow and the company

    Cons

    I have no downside about the company i work for it's all good things at chattem

    Advice to Management

    I enjoy work around people and never late or take days off like beening sick

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Purchasing Agent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company. Great people. Excellent location in up-and-coming city/region in the Southeast.

    Cons

    Since being acquired by a larger company a few years ago Chattem is suffering from growing pains with regards to corporate strategy and human resource management. Career paths aren't clearly identified.

    Advice to Management

    Align on a more favorable human resource strategy.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work Life Balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very respectful of family/personal needs
    Still has a small company feel
    Fewer layers of management than other companies
    Lots of exposure

    Cons

    Decision making has slowed since new ownership, but is still respectable.
    Pay is below market
    Employee development is low priority

    Advice to Management

    Actively engage in employee development by implementing a program or offer mentor/ learning.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "PD Scientist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pd Scientist in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Pd Scientist in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment to learn. All resources needed to be successful are always available.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Maybe just that many find it difficult to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within!


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