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"Rampant European Incompetence"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

OK work environment in Marietta HQ. Competent people at the VP level and below in Marietta. Atlanta area is very comfortable living environment. Cost of Living is low, relative to Solvay salaries.

Cons

Totally incompetent and Eurocentric leadership. Huge divide between the European and US approaches to clinical and regulatory development. Abbott is very likely to clean house by the end of 2010, and retain few Solvay R&D employees.

Advice to Management

Stop giving employees "the mushroom treatment." Follow through on your stated operating policies. Stand up for the valid differences between EU and US clinical and regulatory development. Make sure that people are doing their jobs, and not exceeding their authority.

Other Employee Reviews for Solvay

  1. Helpful (1)

    "company spread too thin"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    great people to work with, great cultural mix of backgrounds, highly qualified chemists working in the trenches on a daily basis.

    Cons

    upper management is clueless about technology, people are promoted based on political agenda of the company as a whole, rather than qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for quality people, and the image of the company will improve. Have more clarity and consistency between all divisions.


  2. "Great Benefits, Opportunity for Training, Work from Home environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There was a small developent group which gave you the opportunity to work on different technologies. All of the departments were very close so you could easilly work out software issues with logisitics, accounting, manufacturing, and hr departments by walking down the hall.

    Cons

    The parent company in Brussels dictated policy and procedures to the step child in Houston. Senior management was "strongly encouraged" to use staffing from Europe on major projects. Training was provided, however, there was very little opportunity since ex-pats were the ones that received the new opportunities. Many of the employees in IT had been in the company for 20+ years so that made for very little advancement. Reviews were held once a year and very little feedback was provided during the year on work completed.

    Advice to Management

    US employees have alot of talent. You should try moving them into key leadership positions and not token opportunities.

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