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Chemtura Middlebury Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Middlebury, CT

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Chemtura Chairman, President, and CEO Craig A. Rogerson
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Pros
  • Plenty of good people work there, your opinions are valued (in 5 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, very professional and dedicated (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The Upper Management is terrible (in 6 reviews)

  • Middlebury office facility is shabby (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great People, Tough Business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, very professional and dedicated. We were able to have fun, joke around when appropriate, but we always got the job done well.

    Cons

    Leadership expected to have computer systems to do everything they wanted without having to pay for it. They would complain about things that didn't work correctly but refuse to pay for necessary updates to resolve the issues.

    Advice to Management

    Thankfully this company has been sold. Hopefully they got rid of the Chemtura C level management.


  2. "Chemtura Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Middlebury, CT
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Middlebury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chemtura part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, Laid-back workplace. Good communication

    Cons

    No incentinve to stay, difficult to afvance in the company

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Pension Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Compensation Manager in Middlebury, CT
    Former Employee - Compensation Manager in Middlebury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was provided a huge opportunity to learn and grow. Their systems and technology were good. Policies and processes were also good.

    Cons

    There was a lot of turnover in my area. Headquarters moved to Philadelphia and that impacted the morale in Middlebury.

    Advice to Management

    Middlebury felt a little disconnected from Philadelphia. Maybe focus on creating a stronger connection.


  4. "LOUSY COMPANY. Get real towards growth plans."

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    Former Employee - Vice President GM in Middlebury, CT
    Former Employee - Vice President GM in Middlebury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    PAYS SALARY. Employees are scared.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING IS BROKEN. Look for businesses and customers.

    Advice to Management

    Greed is good, but to an extent


  5. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Middlebury, CT
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Middlebury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chemtura full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of M&A experience, lots of opportunities to try new things

    Cons

    Company is being sold off piece by piece


  6. "Good if you are political"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Majority of the people are still nice, work well in teams and are customer focused

    Cons

    You have to be a part of a clique to advance. Doing the right thing, working hard and contributing positively while appreciated will not get you the career growth needed unless part of a clique

    Almost always prefer outside hires to promoting from within the ranks. No longer value experience and knowledge. Middle management has become a revolving door

    Advice to Management

    Hear out people who have been in the business for a while. Not everything they say is wrong. Become customer focused and earnings will improve automatically. Stop pandering just to Wall Street.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Falling Fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility and the people

    Cons

    management doesn't care about anyone, at all.... its all about cutting costs and making money

    Advice to Management

    don't treat the business like it'll be sold in the next yr

  8. "Strong products, indecisive management"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Middlebury, CT
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Middlebury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and relative independance working with the end customers is the highlight of the job.

    Cons

    Independance stems from a lack of structure and direction. No clearly defined culture.

    Advice to Management

    Define a culture, create clear career advancement opportunities, decisive action.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Constant Change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits, especially the 401k program. Administrative salaries are competitive.

    Cons

    This place is conatantly laying off and asking those left beind to assimilate more duties into an already full work week while not incurring overtime. Management changes its model far too much. There is always a "re-organization" going on. Due to all the layoffs, there is no opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Run this company correctly.


  10. "Customer Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - Customer Care in Middlebury, CT
    Former Employee - Customer Care in Middlebury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chemtura full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work,God Benefits .

    Cons

    Upper management very political minded.

    Advice to Management

    Communication down the ladder need to be better.


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