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"Rewarding work for a narcissistic management team focused on tormenting employees to 'foster growth'."

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Former Employee - Agriculture Products in Ewing, NJ
Former Employee - Agriculture Products in Ewing, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at FMC full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Antiquated culture in R&D, NPD process present great opportunities to generate new business.
Many hard working, dedicated employees.
Lots of long-tenured employees lend stability.
High technical skill set and training within the work force

Cons

Managenent believes in 'chaos' theory to drive innovation - meaning they throw everyone and everything into chaos with frequent plan, scope, market changes to 'keep you sharp'.
FMC = Forever Making Changes
Core management team is condescending, aggressive, demeaning, and confrontational - labeling it the FMC way it's a corporate value to be abrasive... the S. Philly HQ fits in geography and attitude.
Management is susceptible to flashy stories and scenarios regardless of relationship to outcomes, prior performance. Often degrees, appearances matter more than results and have more credibility.

Advice to Management

Spend less time protecting the inner circle and more time on high value contributors. Don't protect bad employees just because they've crossed the magical 7-year tenure threshold. Don't move problem managers around because they are in the circle but leave a disaster of dismissals, declining performance, and damaged employees in their wake. Don't buy the story - focus on results.

Other Employee Reviews for FMC

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Good growth for the company, not much room for internal talent development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Planner in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Business Planner in Philadelphia, PA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FMC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Promising future and opportunities due to retirement of many positions in management
    Moderate stability
    Friendly, smart people

    Cons

    Low focus in talent development, unclear or non-existent career plans
    High stress due to high expectations and under-performing lines
    Very old-school, low diversity and extremely experienced (not very exciting for a younger group age)

    Advice to Management

    Diversity should be fostered!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Was great, now disillusioned due to new Executive Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues, professional development, opportunities for growth/experience

    Cons

    New Exec Mgmt is ruthless which is good for business but same attitude for employees. Losing our best and brightest because vast majority of new or pivotal roles going to former Rohm and Haas employees despite CEO saying he wouldn't do that.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you're going to do for both FMC and its employees.

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