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DSM Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Strong focus on sustainability, work-life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • company cares, good benefits, safety focused (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "DSM IS A GOOD PLACE TO WORK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Money, benefits, they match 4% and give you 4%

    Cons

    Shift work, slow advancement. Slow promotions

    Advice to Management

    Actually promote people on the performance, not the way you can answer questions that have nothing to do with the job.


  2. "Manufacturing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA

    Pros

    Great group of manufacturing employee's

    Cons

    Old manufacturing management regime still exists which everyone including engineering groups can't wait until the new operation directors really see what's going on . Learn how to speak to people and lose the bad attitude. Retire snakes, do everyone a favor you know who you are.

    Advice to Management

    Watch for HR complaints for your manufacturing management is out is out of control!

  3. "Its a great job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DSM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly for the most part and they give quarterly bonuses which not alot of company's do these days.

    Cons

    They pay people coming in more than the people that have worked there for years. Promote people who are related to people or who they want instead of on who's the most qualified.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everyone is treated equal. People talk to each other so you can't lie and say it isnt true when they know it is.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Once you are in it is different"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DSM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and lacks work hours make for low contribution by all. Helps to be Dutch and male. You will like this company if this applies to you

    Cons

    CEO all about show and being photographed with famous people. Does not spend much time on the business. Huge ego low on results

    Advice to Management

    Start holding each other accountable even if you are friends from the way past. Some departments are being squeezed for cents while innovation can spend hundreds of millions with no return


  5. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, 401K- company contributes 4% and matches 4%

    Cons

    Slow to change, very bureaucratic


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Don't work here!!!"

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    Former Employee - Tape Operator in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Tape Operator in Greenville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hourly wage was decent.

    Cons

    Rotating shifts every couple of days.
    Co-workers that will backstab you, if you're picking up on the job better than them.
    B-shift supervisor is barely competent.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better supervisors and employees. This is why your turn-over rate is very high.


  7. "Chemical Technican"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DSM full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment. Lots of advancement opprotunities.

    Cons

    Invest more in some of your support facilities.

    Advice to Management

    NONE

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DSM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Safety is first with co-workers and contractors.

    Cons

    Used to be family oriented


  9. "Decent Enough"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DSM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Nice people.

    Cons

    Some corporate policies are really inefficient and more and more of it is getting outsourced.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Strategically Sideways"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are civil and committed to the positions they are in
    Company has strong benefits
    Low employee turnover

    Cons

    Growth is low single digits
    Long term strategy is questionable
    Leadership is very slow to change


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