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DSM Reviews

Updated Feb 2, 2020

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3.6
77%
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87%
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DSM Chairman, Managing Board Feike Sijbesma
Feike Sijbesma
191 Ratings
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DSM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very great company great benefits pay

    Cons

    Long hours from time to time

    DSM2019-09-28
  2. "Internship"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DSM Intern 

    I have been working at DSM full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and free to work on own projects

    Cons

    Politics and busy work schedule. No work life balance

    DSM2020-02-02
  3. "Stable, solid company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Management in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DSM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great benefits, relative good management. They try to improve and grow employee talent

    Cons

    As with all industries in tough time, there is high uncertainty and little optimism. Hard to keep up with the managements changing focus.

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    DSM2020-01-27
  4. "Very good place to work"

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    Former Employee - QC Lab Technician in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DSM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent lab team Flexible schedule Ability to grow with company

    Cons

    Need to focus on keeping production workers

    DSM2020-01-14
  5. "Great Company. Management changes , Structural transformation is happening"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DSM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    strong products, process/product innovation, deliver at any cost

    Cons

    High pressure environment, Nepotism is kicking in

    DSM2020-01-06
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DSM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for in NC

    Cons

    Nothing negative to share about the organization

    DSM2019-10-18
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Ok, but worked at other better places."

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    Former Employee - Engineering Project Manager in Greenville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DSM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company product diversity. Good coworkers. Decent pay and benefits, except 401k vesting match wait is too long

    Cons

    European company and USA employees treated less equitably. Lost much of thier their cGMP awareness along with Patheon sale a few years ago. Too long a wait for 401k match vesting.

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    DSM2019-10-30
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great company, terrible mid level management"

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    Assistant Controller in Cromwell, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DSM

    Pros

    Pretty competitive salaries and very friendly team

    Cons

    Managers feel untouchable (rightfully so) and will retaliate if you share concerns with upper management

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    DSM2019-11-12
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of effort, little results"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DSM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some are trying to make things better. Not a bad place to work. Pay is great for the chosen ones.

    Cons

    Wrong people in key positions. Politics always in the way of actual progress. Very unfair pay structure. No concept of attracting and retaining good employees. Production numbers way more important than quality.

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    DSM2019-10-06
  10. "Not sur what this is"

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    Current Employee - Senior Production Operator in Belvidere, NJ

    I have been working at DSM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A safe place to work, benefits are good

    Cons

    Operations are running to lean.

    DSM2019-10-06

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