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Chemtura Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Plenty of good people work there, your opinions are valued (in 5 reviews)

  • Good pay to get you in the door because they can't get anyone to work there (in 2 reviews)

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

  • Very closed off, limited senior management group (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Laboratory Technition-Chemistry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician B in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician B in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Chemtura (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive working environment.

    Cons

    lengthy and difficult working hours


  2. "Great experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Adrian, MI
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Adrian, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love work here at Chemtura. I have learned so much and have been able to move rather fast to a Chemical Operator. I get along great with my boss. The pay is great and so are the beneifets.

    Cons

    There really haven't been any cons except for the fact the plant is getting ready to close for good. I wish that wasn'r happening.

    Advice to Management

    No secrets. Keeping things from employees are not good. Being upfront and honest is the best way to be with any thing in life.


  3. "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Good if you are political"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Anderol - Applications Development Center (R&D and Technical Service)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. great people. Schedule flexibility.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring and frequent layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with a plan long enough to give it a chance to be successful. Don't sell your ability to be profitable in the long term to look good on the next quarterly statement.


  7. "Customer Care"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Culture, benefits, salary and opportunities.

    Cons

    Too many restructuring since 2006.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. "Don"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Conyers, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    401K program and the Health Insurance was good. Everybody received free product at that time. There were nice people in Chemical Production except for the Supervisors. There were nice people in the Maintenance Department too.

    Cons

    I was so exposed to chemicals that when I now smell cleaning products my tongue burns.
    Peeling ceilings. OSHA must be paid off cause they don't ever visit, why not? It's a chemical company! They asked me to stay and train people after they laid me off.


  9. "Chemtura R&D"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Indiana in West Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Indiana in West Lafayette, IN
    Recommends

    Pros

    The company provided an opportunity to make individual contributions and rewarded good ideas

    Cons

    Work-life balance left something to be desired


  10. Helpful (3)

    "I have enjoyed many years of working at Great Lakes Solutions, a division of Chemtura."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Research in West Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Direct managers give freedom to do work as I have seen fit. Compensation and benefits have been good. West Lafayette has been a great place to raise a family.

    Cons

    A recent upper level management change has left Great Lakes Solutions in a precarious position. No longer are employees actual people but simply a number on a spreadsheet.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Falling Fast"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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