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"Top Quality People"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - R&D Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
Current Employee - R&D Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Albemarle hires highly skilled people and expects a lot of work out of you. As a company there is much good to say about Albemarle it has survived for almost 100 years constantly reinventing itself as old products go away there are new ones to replace it. The lower managers are top notch people in general. Highly experienced and generally really nice people.

Cons

There are fairly frequent waves of layoffs. There is forced ranking which can create an unnecessarily unsettling work environment. Young people are identified by management and promoted regularly often at the expense of others who are smarter and may work harder. The performance review system is rife with favoritism. Facilities are not well maintained.

Other Employee Reviews for Albemarle

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Process Technology Engineer in Houston"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Albemarle has some good benefits including 9/80 schedules (in Houston anyway), lots of vacation days, and friendly coworks.

    Cons

    Upper management doing nothing about the serious issue with retaining new engineers. There is no motivation for employees to work hard because the company does things like giving no raises this year despite company-wide record sales and several million dollar cost savings projects (don't worry, the CEO got a huge bonus!).


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good Company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - R&D Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Energetic R&D and maufacturing organizations. Great troubleshooting and problem solving community.

    Cons

    Long Hours, lots of weekends and late nights

    Advice to Management

    The board should dump Kissam and try to get either Nichols or Steitz back as CEO.

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