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"Okay Place to Work..."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

This is a great place to work if you are not planning on advancing in your career. Most of the employees are working towards retirement so it is a great place to work if you are older. The salary can be earned with long hours and a lot back-breaking work.

Cons

Again, there is no room for advancement even if you have earned an advanced degree. The Management tends to show favoritism towards employees who dress trendy instead those dressed in a professional manner. There is a ton of office politics that is often started by middle management. If you are a young, professional looking to advance in your career this may not be the best place for you.

Advice to Management

Upper Management should look past outward appearances and consider getting to know the each employee and the projects they have completed. New Management should review all their employees credentials so that they are able understand the direction of their staff's career. It is a shame that employees who sit less than five desks from a Director has been ignored. Upper Management should also steer clear of childish office politics.

Other Employee Reviews for Kemira

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with job security"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Transportation in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kemira full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Having water departments as customers makes the business recession-proof. We barely noticed the recession, and kept working, and getting raises the whole time. The company has vast resources, and goes first-class on equipment.

    Cons

    Corporate likes uniformity on everything. The corporation is run from "the top down." Local managers don't seem to have much authority to run things their way. There is a lot of bureaucracy. But, it's still a good place to have a career.

    Advice to Management

    It would be good to get more input from local managers. Local managers should have authority to develop methods, and solutions specific to their location.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Assurance Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Marietta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good company, was a great starting job for me.

    Cons

    Kind of hard to move into management. Due to the political atmosphere. Company is on a hiring freeze as of 10/01/2012. Just be mindful.

    Advice to Management

    Train you employees to obtain the proper certification and education to move up.

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