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Chemtura Reviews

Updated August 18, 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)

  • Many good, smart people work at Chemtura (in 2 reviews)

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

  • Senior Management is way overdue for a purge (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. "Always changing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and hands on environment. Any position would allow you to take ownership and gain experience immediately. Safety of the employees is heavily promoted.

    Cons

    Sized down to skeletal management team. Always looking at head counts in the plant.

  3. "IT Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chemtura full-time

    Pros

    Get to do a lot of different activities with significant responsibility

    Cons

    Too few people, very lean


  4. "Engineering Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in El Dorado, AR
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in El Dorado, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chemtura full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome company, very few flaws, very organized

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  5. "Chemtura Employee"

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    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


  6. "Great company all-around"

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    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.


  7. "Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager"

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    • 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.

  8. "Organometalics Account Manager"

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    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.


  9. "Chemical operator"

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    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.


  10. 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.


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