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Chemtura Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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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. "Laboratory Technition-Chemistry"

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    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. "Very Top-Heavy Company"

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    Former Employee - Chemist
    Former Employee - Chemist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very safe working environment. Safety oriented company. There is a chance for growth out of entry level, but typically the growth occurs because of the number of reorganizations that occur.

    Cons

    As mentioned in the title. Very top heavy company with middle/upper management spread out amongst many different sites which means management cannot get to know their reports. It just creates the environment where every employee feels like another number.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like people. Not like a flock of sheep and maybe there would be some honest growth and retention of employees.

  3. "Great experience."

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    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.


  4. "Financial Analyst"

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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


  5. "Open Innovation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chemtura full-time

    Pros

    Explore new opportunities in new markets

    Cons

    Unsteady and fast moving pace


  6. "Good if you are political"

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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.


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

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    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.

  8. "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


  9. "Don"

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    • 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.


  10. "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.


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