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Chemtura Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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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)

  • Senior Management is way overdue for a purge (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Medium size company with a small company feel"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Middlebury, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Middlebury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great legacy in the past, long tradition of technology development. The smaller size give you a intimate feeling of the people you work with. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lower pay comparing to bigger chemical companies, decisions are constantly being changed. Company came back from bankcruptcy but still struggling to grow


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company with change in the air"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Middlebury, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Middlebury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely proactive senior management group bent on turning a floundering company into a solid chemical company. In doing so setting up a core business of profitable portfolio groups.

    Cons

    Middle management very rigid for this most part creating an uncomfortable ease among employees. The fear of being laid off by a restructure to create better financials.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best fit for me of any of the companies I've worked for. I truly enjoy working there"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best people I have ever worked with. For me it's working with family than just work colleagues.

    Cons

    A lot of changes have occurred over the last year and I have seen a lot of good friends of mine leave the company. It goes with the territory.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of Communication prohibts growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adrian, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adrian, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and flexibility of hours are great.

    Cons

    -Management lacks communication with those under them causing strife and limiting growth in the company.
    -There is a lack of training to new comers if you are salary- hourly gets all the training the need/desire.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an open door and let everyone know what is going on.


  5. "Overall a good experience. As a young engineer it was a great place to get a ton of experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great working environment at the West Lafayette site. Always seemed to have uncertainty in the company with where it was heading.
    Good working experience

    Cons

    Never seemed to have well defined goals or objectives that were also attainable for the future of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more definitive in future goals and relate better with all employees. Keep in mind even the lowest on the corporate ladder.


  6. "Customer Care"

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    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great team"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Lafayette, IN

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

    Pros

    I was part of one of the best teams at Chemtura. I truly miss the daily camaraderie.

    Cons

    The West Lafayette site is now closed.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Pension Specialist"

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    • 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.


  9. "Chemical operator"

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    • 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.


  10. "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


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