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Updated February 7, 2017
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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)

  • West Lafayette has been a great place to raise a family (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company all-around"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chemtura full-time

    Pros

    They actually care about the people they employ, and make an effort to listen to you. Even the higher-ups will take time to get to know you, for no reason other than making an effort to be courteous.

    Cons

    Depending on your job, you can feel a lack of direction at times.


  2. "Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture that values work/life balance. Awesome colleagues and co workers that foster a family like environment. Outstanding benefits including on site fitness center. company grounds and building

    Cons

    Nothing significant that is worth mentioning.


  3. "Chemical operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Fords, NJ
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Fords, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, strong union, your able to have a life.

    Cons

    No dental, lack of true leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to over see department.


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  5. "Organometalics Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Organometallics Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Organometallics Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was part of a global team so I was able to built friendships with people from Europe, Asia and South America. I also became to appreciate other cultures and how business is conducted in those cultures.
    I was able to learn so much knowledge about the Polyethylene & Electronics Industries as well as other specialty applications.

    Cons

    Financial weakness of the company.
    Constant pressure to convert developmental opportunities to commercial activities as soon as possible but catalyst qualification is complicated and lengthy as well as building relationships and gaining trust with new customers.

    Advice to Management

    Try and be more patient with catalyst qualifications.
    Be conservative on expected growth opportunities when presenting these to upper management.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Pension Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Need for change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    New company is taking over hoping things turn around.

    Cons

    Extremely lean on personnel that everyone is over worked with no time to focus on quality work. Since they downsized so much company has lost so much knowledge. Disorganized with a lot of manual work refuses to utilize their software systems. Depending on your manager, some are no where to be found for weeks.

    Advice to Management

    The company was recently sold hope the new company implements processes & procedures.


  8. "Poor Upper Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a good location

    Cons

    The Upper Management is terrible


  9. "Enterprise Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Comprehensive benefits package. Liberal telework policy.

    Cons

    IT is outsourced. Company is trying to position itself to be bought out. Spun off some profitable divisions.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lab technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to get experience and learn more about the industry. Very fast pace work. For the most part management are organized therefore makes work better.

    Cons

    Schedule is horrible. You can have you schedule changed for the next day without you even knowing. There isn't a lot of opportunities to move up.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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