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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. "Interesting."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good prospects for promotions and transferring within departments.

    Cons

    Too many middle managers, lack of talent and intelligence in the management pool, lack of encouraging workers to move ahead on the part of management. No telecommuting opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more opportunities to grow and expand in their areas of interest and ability. Allow for and develop telecommuting opportunities for all employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Finance Director in Middlebury, CT
    Former Employee - Finance Director in Middlebury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very collaborative and professional

    Cons

    Limited career growth potential. Training could be better.

  3. "Afforded tremendous challenges in ever changing work environment"

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    Current Employee - Commercial in Middlebury, CT
    Current Employee - Commercial in Middlebury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chemtura full-time

    Pros

    Challenge , people, commute, office, opportunity

    Cons

    Incentives, benefits, constant changes and turnover

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees via incentives considering all recent changes and challenges


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great people but 'flavor of the day' management that lacks focus and creates constant churn."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Fords, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Fords, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chemtura full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, competitive pay, leadership position in some product areas. Life can be very good if you are in the Philadelphia headquarters.

    Cons

    Upper management that is addicted to consultants and hasn't had an original idea in 5 years. The combining of the Petroleum Additives and Urethanes businesses makes absolutely no sense. The Chemtura world is now divided between those that are in the Philadelphia office and the rest of company.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the businesses you are running and stand for something. Take note that every business divested by Chemtura has gone on to prosper once out from the chaos of Chemtura.


  5. "Customer Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - Customer Care in Middlebury, CT
    Former Employee - Customer Care in Middlebury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work,God Benefits .

    Cons

    Upper management very political minded.

    Advice to Management

    Communication down the ladder need to be better.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The corporation treats its company like red headed step children. Only worried about their top end."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chemtura full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good as it can be. We got excellent life insurance benefits. Very small work force on its way out the door.

    Cons

    Bad as it can be. Office management lacks credibility. Safety is key, but the management finds no interest in it.

    Advice to Management

    Be very careful. The shareholders could desert you.


  7. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Conyers, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    solid business base for main company, implement change, make capital investments,

    Cons

    Just came out of bankruptcy a couple of years ago, some divisions being sold off.

    Advice to Management

    Bob Wood stayed to long, go back to the old structure before 2003.

  8. "Chemtura R&D"

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    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


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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