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  1. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Elementis full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, freedom to make decisions

    Cons

    More shared information between locations would be helpful

    Advice to Management

    Additional training and career development for employees would be appreciated


  2. "Would not recommend working for Elementis"

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Castle Hayne, NC
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Castle Hayne, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Elementis full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good. Thats the only pro of working there.

    Cons

    Management keeps morale very low. A lot of chemical exposure and unsafe working conditions. If you're not an engineer you're treated as second class citizen.


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    "Bad Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belle Mead, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belle Mead, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many good reasons to work at Elementis. It's known as the turnover capital of NJ. It could be a good company to work at with the proper senior management team.

    Cons

    A back-stabbing environment where you never feel safe about your job. For the majority of people, it's a job not a career. Senior management keeps the best rewards for themselves and do not share with the rest of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    First step is done with the prior CEO gone. Next step is to replace the rest of senior management and give them a taste of their own medicine. Replace them with competent business managers that understand what success looks like.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company going through major transition"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Personnel in East Windsor, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance Personnel in East Windsor, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Elementis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. People are generally nice to work with. Everyone is willing to help you get up to speed.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities; expect to be doing 2-3 jobs coming in and picking up more work as business continues to slide. upper management only seems to care about preserving their annual bonuses and not taking care of the employees at the bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Layoffs are not fixing the underlying issues. Having people doing 2-4 jobs is only making an unhappy work for more unproductive and unhappy. Stop wasting money on Holiday parties and fancy desks that move up and down, focus on fixing the current business model.


  6. "Horrible place to work stay away!!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Chemist in East Windsor, NJ
    Former Employee - Chemist in East Windsor, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elementis (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can't think of any.

    Cons

    Bad management, poor training, overload of work, back bitting and poor pay.

    Advice to Management

    Please be fair with all of your employees. Don't blame others for your own mistakes.


  7. "It Helpdesk Support Engineer"

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    Former Employee - IT Systems Engineer in Old Bridge, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Systems Engineer in Old Bridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Elementis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Really did not have any

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. "VP of Operations"

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

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

    Pros

    Good location, northeast to life style living

    Cons

    High cost of living in the area


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, poor compensation"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly work team for the most part. Excellent operators. Plant management is heading in the right direction under new leadership. Satisfying and difficult work.

    Cons

    No recognition for performance. Annual bonus gain sharing payout is essentially nonexistent. Callous global management team. "Everyone is Replaceable" culture. Subtle workplace hostility in the form of retaliatory emails CC to bosses to "throw people under the bus." High turnover due to poor compensation and culture. Salaries lower than industry average for engineers. Very low morale amongst the union employees. Stressful environment. Incredible pressure placed on operations team (production engineers, shift supervision, ops management) due to skeleton crew bare minimum staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Get and retain engineers with better incentives. Make a realistic and achievable payout for yearly bonuses (5-12% is a standard range for successful production companies).


  10. "Callous treatment of employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Windsor, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Windsor, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well established product line. Commitment to product development and applications development make the work interesting. Well equipped laboratory. New lab.

    Cons

    Mean spirited treatment of employees. Advertise high salary to draw candidates but offers are lower. Have had to increase salaries and promise bonus because of high turnover .

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees equally. Treat each employee the same way that you would want to be treated.


  11. "Overall decent place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Operator
    Current Employee - Process Operator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay and just average benefits. Can earn a lot of paid time off with years of service (up to five weeks vacation).

    Cons

    Management ignores advice of operators with 30 and 40 years experience. Continuously adding more and more to the job duties. Dangerous environment.

    Advice to Management

    Advise managers and engineers to listen to advice of veteran employees instead of blowing them off.



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