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Updated May 26, 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 6 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. "Profits over People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green River, WY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green River, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company with worldwide opportunities, if you want to live in some of the worst locations.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Claim to be competitive, but salaries have really slid.
    Poor management, particularly in HR at Green River. A chemical engineer as an HR manager, who has zero people skills, has turned many people, particularly skilled engineers, away. She sides with management, and as a result, has not stood up for strong employees that could make this company great. The turnover has been huge. Her entire department left her, if that gives you any indication of the work environment there.
    Safety record is slipping. Management only cares about the bonuses involved with safety, but they don't put the blame where it belongs, with the workers. Middle managers, who are paid less than union, are the scapegoats.
    If you want to move up, you have to move every 18 months or so, to places you really don't want to live. If you say no, then you are "punished" with lower-level assignments and the silent treatment. You could get put on the night shift for months on end, working overtime without getting overtime pay.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you put employee and management advocates in HR and top management positions. Make your salaries more competitive. Instead of letting people walk out the door, figure out what makes them happy and what it takes to keep them happy.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "No Advancement, lack of pay raises"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    not too many, an ethical company

    Cons

    pay raises capped at no more than 1 or 2 percent. Experienced employees are taken for granted and have no chance for advancement. Instead the "youngies" get all the advancement since they are cheaper. Benefits are horrible.

    Advice to Management

    You are going to need a mix of young and old in your organization and you need to value the experienced employees equally with the young upstarts.


  3. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FMC full-time

    Pros

    Work in Wyoming you dollar goes a long way

    Cons

    I have never been treated so horribly by any company. All brought on by the human resoures department. Otherwise it would be a good place to work. Due to the small mining comunity i can't be more specific but it is the worst company I have ever seen. It is unfortunate that wyoming does not have laws against the stuff that the HR department pulls. Most states do.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor work place"

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    Current Employee - Teamleader in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Teamleader in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company that can have a lot to offer

    Cons

    Poor management - more intreased in the money less in patient safty

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that can identify talent.

    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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Unsafe work conditions and primitive management strategies"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Bessemer City, NC
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Bessemer City, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FMC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are lazy and do not want to work, the management group at the Bessemer City site does not have enough sense to fire you.
    Pay and benefits are good, but they have to pay enough to try and keep people from leaving.
    Have a reasonable performance review program.
    There is some effort around training.
    They are generally nice, friendly people but unable to execute

    Cons

    Maybe it's changed since I left, but here's what I saw:

    Mechanical Integrity: piping is severely corroded, tanks develop holes, pumps are operated until the mounting bases rust away, building walls are cracked. In one instance, building steel rusted through and their process building started to fall onto the railroad tracks. Very depressing conditions.

    Safety: PHAs are very crude, multiple areas where employees work in contact with noxious and/or reactive chemicals. When there are incidents, they sit for hours issuing corrective actions that are never completed. Constant ongoing corrosion of equipment and infrastructure poses major maintenance challenges.

    Turnover: revolving door for engineers. Nobody who wants to improve site conditions sticks around, site leadership is incredibly slow to make decisions and get obvious improvements finished.

    Management: they sleep in meetings if they show up at all, are unable to fire poor performers. Do not understand basic principals of chemical manufacturing, do not want suggestions for improvement. There is constant acrimony between site leadership and the division mgt group, the exceptionally poor management principles demonstrated by the offsite division leadership appears to be the root of most of the site's issues.

    Operations: management generally stays off the floor, operators are left to fend for themselves with broken equipment and bizarre safety procedures. Operators develop their own methods for running the equipment, sometimes wrong. This plant is stuck in the 1950s.

    Advice to Management

    Have you no shame?


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Cowboys"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits; people in field are good to work with

    Cons

    Unless you are in the corporate office, your job is not important. Poor management running things, a bunch of cowboys

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees in the field, the ones making you all the money.


  8. Helpful (8)

    "The company was destroyed by bad management"

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

    I worked at FMC (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a decent publicly traded company in a great part of town. The benefits and pay are pretty good. Since it is a multinational corporation you get some great exposure.

    Cons

    During my time there there were cases of harassment, fraud, bullying, discrimination, and abuse. HR did nothing to remedy the problem except for punish those that reported the problems and lay them off or have them fired. This company even has a fraud hotline, which is frequently used but is useless as HR does nothing. The company abuses their employees and no longer offer many opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Stop all the mergers and acquisitions, and focus on growing your business. Stop making all these changes, and get a grip of everything that is going on in your company. Listen to the employees and take compliance seriously.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Hillsborough, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Hillsborough, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FMC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Healthy Technical ability of current stuff

    Cons

    Not a clear Vision for future


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stressed Company"

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

    I have been working at FMC full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits that match the Philadelphia Job Market.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, leaders aren't held accountable for their actions and instead pass the blame downwards, management clicks team up against one and other thus creating a soiled organization within the company and even departments

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so risky in your decision making process. Not everything will turn out like you envision. Listen to the people in the business units, not consultants.


  11. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people that have been there for years are very dedicated and professional. Good pay and average benefits. Good international presence for global experience.

    Cons

    Very poor senior management. They took the very strong momentum from previous regime and drove it into the ground through arrogance and huberous. CEO has changed the culture for the worst over his tenure. It has become obvious to most employees the senior management is not in it for the long haul.


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