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FMC Philadelphia Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2019

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FMC CEO Pierre Brondeau
Pierre Brondeau
28 Ratings
  1. "Great Company with increasing politics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FMC full-time

    Pros

    Talented and knowledgeable group of people, good benefits, great location in Philadelphia with priceless views.

    Cons

    Increasing politics make more challenging for career progression. The current acquisition may create new opportunities.

    FMC2017-07-04
  2. "Benefits are reasonable though health insurance cost is slightly high."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FMC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Philly office convenient to regional rail. Company offers free shuttle to patco. Building is new and modern with on site cafeteria.

    Cons

    Challenging environment with integrating recent acquisitions and fragmented internal communication at times. Lots of internal silos and politics can be frustrating.

    FMC2017-05-27
  3. "Business Director"

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    Former Employee - Business Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FMC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time at FMC. They took an interest in developing their employees and always offered continuing education courses. You have the flexibility to take calculated risks without being penalized.

    Cons

    The time I worked for FMC was in the same business unit. It was very difficult to move between business units as they operated autonomously.

    FMC2017-05-02
  4. "Finance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FMC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I received a decent bonus this year.

    Cons

    Too many meeting, overly concerned with hitting numbers, not driving the business or making sound business decisions. No concern for employees or positive moral in company.

    Advice to Management

    Look to the outside for hiring instead of constantly hiring from within, internal hires lack drive, decision making abilities, only interested in politics.

    FMC2017-03-12
  5. "Miserable place"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FMC

    Pros

    Reasonable hours; convenient location of you work in Philadelphia; generous expenses policies;

    Cons

    No investment in R&D; constant reorganizations and restructuring; favoritism; mediocre benefits and vacation; employees demoralized and distrustful of senior management

    Advice to Management

    What's the point?

    FMC2016-07-27
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Solid company with growth aspirations/opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FMC full-time

    Pros

    Great to work at this financially well-performing Fortune 1000 company and have a real impact shaping its future. Although conservative the way many chemical companies are, there is genuine support for strategies and initiatives to generate shareholder value in ways beyond traditional financial measures.

    Cons

    Like it is at many U.S. publicly-traded companies, short-term financial performance reigns supreme. This can manifest in an all-hands-on-deck mentality to meet the quarter, even if it negatively impacts focus and investment into longer-term activities that could lead to greater growth and sustainability.

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate resources, both human and financial, that can't be touched to meet quarterly earning, to create short and long-term customer value beyond the intrinsic value of our products, to help manage volatility in cyclical markets and the commoditization of the core.

    FMC2016-05-09
  7. Helpful (2)

    "If you have options, I'd keep looking."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FMC

    Pros

    Location is good. Easy to coast because it is a mess internally. Not too hard to be a star.

    Cons

    The company is falling apart from the inside and senior management has been either ignoring the issue or ineffective at managing it. Top talent is fleeing and there is serious retention issues. Standard internal processes are breaking down (IT support, Payroll calculations, etc.) because everyone is stretched far too thin. The culture emphasizes individuality at the expense of the group so there is aggression, self-serving...

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    FMC2016-05-31
  8. "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Category Analyst in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, friendly colleagues, lots of opportunities to show your capabilities and strengths, working closely with great leaders

    Cons

    not always fully structured, may need to seek help from others to get more information.

    Advice to Management

    follow-up meeting are recommended to make sure everyone's aligned with their responsibilities and to minimize any miscommunications

    FMC2016-03-13
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Difficult politics, top down leadership style limits expert knowledge and experience from emerging."

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    Former Employee - Director Strategy and Development in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FMC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Pay. Sign on bonuses available. New building coming in later 2016 which includes a cafe and nice facilities for working.

    Cons

    Operations should expect and demand better and effective corporate leadership. High turn over. Three women leaders have left the company in the last six months. Worker Safety is not going to get better if leaders keep lowering the goal in order to guarantee their bonuses.

    FMC2016-04-09
  10. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FMC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic people who are very willing to help and be collaborative. Easy access to senior leadership through networking and extra curricular activities.

    Cons

    Training and people development is minimal if any. Constant changes in direction and structure.

    FMC2016-02-12
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