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Frédéric Jacquin
6 Ratings
  1. "Opportunities Abound"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elkem Silicones full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    This is a team who cares and competes to overcome challenges and win. The organization focuses on people internally and externally to bring silicone solutions with a personal touch to help you deliver your potential.

    Cons

    Global business with cultural challenges sometimes create unforeseen complexities

    Advice to Management

    Continue to prioritize on our customers first. Limit and/or remove internal processes that are unrelated to benefiting our customer developments.

    Elkem Silicones2018-07-26
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Elkem Silicones NA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Elkem Silicones full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I have been working for Elkem Silicones NA for over 5 years. I joined this company because it was apparent that this company was focused on growing... but in the right way. By taking care of its employees, who then take care of its customers, and in doing so the results and growth will follow. I have found after 5 years that this is still true!! Elkem Silicones NA is a very entrepreneurial company with a culture...

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    Cons

    Elkem Silicones NA is growing very quickly. As with most companies experiencing this type of growth; the internal systems, processes, tools and resources can't always keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in people (resources and development); balanced with investing in systems, processes, tools; and focus on Customers needs.

    Elkem Silicones2018-07-25
  3. "Love my job!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elkem Silicones part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team environment; company takes care of its employees; lots of growth; rewarding culture; ethical company; excellent benefits

    Cons

    Like most corporations, sometimes change enactment is slow to occur due to the hurdles required to cross.

    Elkem Silicones2018-07-25
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Management Can't Hide Reality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Elkem Silicones

    Pros

    Friendly cooperative people, even across departments. Good showplace facility. Great R &R conference getaways for bonding, like the trips to garden spots in Rock Hill. Having this experience at Bluestar is good because then when one leaves, one has a better appreciation comparing how the new life is so much better.

    Cons

    Antagonism pervades the relationship between workers and the company. Managers, the U.S. president and H.R. talk you as subordinate, inferior. Very paternal. Top-down, they tell you what to do and they don't like discussion to any contrary back. They're sure they're smarter than you. Hey surf, you just don't get it, do you? They are offended if you even question. It's obvious there has been little training on how...

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    Advice to Management

    Reading through here, the posts on Glassdoor that are from current management are obvious. Almost funny. Blatant attempts to counterbalance all the comments coming from employees. Not going to really change anything, so next best option is cover-up. And gloss over the horrific feedback regularly derived from employee surveys.

    Elkem Silicones2016-12-17
  5. "Great company low wages for production workers"

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    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in York, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elkem Silicones full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Laid back,stress levels very low,no urgency great benefits very friendly atmosphere they feed the plant all the time and very safe plant.

    Cons

    Pay terrible for production workers there no career ladder program for floor worker u just come in and work lab takes so long for results seems no cares

    Advice to Management

    Step up its 2016 stop low balling employee.

    Elkem Silicones2016-09-25
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Under dogs are the unnoticed backbone of the this establishment"

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    Former Employee - Chemical Operator in York, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Elkem Silicones full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    They feed you a lot . And as long as you have the gift of talking and can amuse the longtime outdated site management they might see something in you

    Cons

    If your not related to anyone in the front office or have voice of opinion that goes against the grain you'll likely retire a chemical operator 2

    Advice to Management

    It's 2016 stop the micro managing ..... LEARN THE TRUE DEFINITION OF INTEGRITY ... And use it in your day day operations. Follow your policy and use it site wide not the one rule for him one rule for you that is currently being used

    Elkem Silicones2016-08-04
  7. "Good Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elkem Silicones

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    I cant think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good with and keeping your people in mind.

    Elkem Silicones2016-05-23
  8. "Great place to work and lots of future growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elkem Silicones full-time

    Pros

    Double digit growth for the past several years in the U.S. means they have been hiring and growing. They have a new corporate CEO with more energy and new ideas. The U.S President is investing time and energy into invigorating the culture which has meant that management is even more engaged and working to constantly improve the infrastructure.

    Cons

    With all this growth in the U.S., there are some growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the engagement and continued improvements in leadership.

    Elkem Silicones2016-04-16
  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elkem Silicones

    Pros

    Treat their people well, room for advancement

    Cons

    smaller compared to industry competition

    Elkem Silicones2016-01-13
  10. "Good"

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      Former Employee - Quality and Control Analyst in East Brunswick, NJ

      I worked at Elkem Silicones for more than a year

      Pros

      Nice, if you are working in Europe

      Cons

      chinese culture, rest all is good

      Elkem Silicones2015-12-03
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