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FMC Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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FMC Chairman, President, and CEO Pierre Brondeau
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Pros
  • Flexible work life balance, decent vacation/benefits, nice people to work with (outside of management) (in 8 reviews)

  • good work experiences, it is always good to work with a nice and cool boss (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor management running things, a bunch of cowboys (in 5 reviews)

  • The company is falling apart from the inside and senior management has been either ignoring the issue or ineffective at managing it (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "senior staff engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Senior Staff Enfgineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Freelancer - Senior Staff Enfgineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FMC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in work hours self directed research.

    Cons

    No sense of direction
    Hired West Point graduates preferentially
    Marketing department is narrow minded
    Poor Human Resources department


  2. "Horrible DON'T Waste your time"

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with at lower levels

    Cons

    Upper Managment, no loyalty, just looking to fill their pockets with money


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Only for the chosen few (like 2)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FMC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Should be a great place to work with great camaraderie, commitment to innovation and delivering great results. Below the top, good people who are committed and loyal to a fault.

    Cons

    Exclusive boys' club at the top; short term focus only on stock price to generate more wealth for the executives and board. No vision or strategy for employees to get behind and work towards. wouldn't be surprised if it was bought or split up again in the near future, but there is a big tower with the name on it - so there's that.


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  5. "Territorial Sales Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Niagara Chemical Sale Representative in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Niagara Chemical Sale Representative in Ypsilanti, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FMC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Promoted from Chemical Division to sales position.

    Cons

    Found out six months later that sale position was defunct and eliminated from FMC the next year.

    Advice to Management

    Do your homework on FMC has a bad history of closing divisions without notice!


  6. "FMC "Technologies""

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    When oil is up they throw away money like nothing. Willing to investigate any and all deviance of products. Support numerous investigative and prototype tests.

    Cons

    Do not support tenure or experience. Look to hire and engineer, burn him out, replace hind with a new hire.

    Advice to Management

    Support your current employees, if everyone leaves there is no retention.


  7. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 motives, and unproductive conflict (back stabbing, "turf" wars).

    It is a strange place to work -- there is open dismay and disagreement with management's direction and no real leadership, leading many to just survive or leave (there is a large belief that it is just waiting until the company is sold).

    The culture can be exemplified by the punitive nature of internal policies (mandatory vesting periods, non-prorated clawback clauses, low vacation, mediocre benefits) - there are plenty of companies in the area who are able to incentivize through positive, less restrictive policies and retain talent.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is one of the highest in the industry. You meet great individuals throughout the company.

    Cons

    Upper level management needs to change. A number of initialatives in business has changed but upper level management has not due to the fact they've nerve worked anywhere else. So they see newcomers as threats.

    Advice to Management

    Go to another company and learn new things. There is a lot of growth that need to happen but it's a good ole boy system. Stop keeping managers on board because they are friends and family members.


  9. "Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, a lot to learn

    Cons

    Not following on Ethic. Discriminatory environment

    Advice to Management

    Follow your policies

    FMC Response

    Apr 4, 2016 – Human Resource Director

    FMC Corporation does not have a location in Houston, TX.


  10. "Personnel Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Employee Relations Manager in Germantown, WI
    Former Employee - Employee Relations Manager in Germantown, WI

    I worked at FMC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A Fortune 500 company with many opportunities in HR for advancement in many different businesses and locations.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful environment if the business is not profitable or does not fit into long term plans & markets.

    FMC Response

    Feb 8, 2016 – Human Resource Director

    FMC Corporation does not have a location in Wisconsin. This may perhaps be an FMC Technologies review posted to the FMC Corp page in error.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Legal Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant - Legal Secretary (Contractor) in Marlton, NJ
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant - Legal Secretary (Contractor) in Marlton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FMC (More than a year)

    Pros

    The average age in the Corporate Legal department is approximately 48. Historically, employees have been loyal and satisfied as depicted in the extremely low turnover rate.

    Cons

    As with most corporations, major culture shifts have a negative impact on morale.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to work more as a team and not allow the minorities to control the direction of the company for the future.



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