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Imerys Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Imerys Président-Directeur Général Gilles Michel
Gilles Michel
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  • Lack of leadership and decision making (in 3 reviews)

  • Little-to-no communication in regards to important decision-making between upper management and regular workers (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Shift Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    Company could use better communication practices.


  2. "Non YA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities due to constant restructuring

    Cons

    hierarchy, despite what they want they are not innovative, lack true leadership and can kill a persons creative nature

    Advice to Management

    stand up for what you believe in and don't let the poor management of the company change who you are


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Imerys is looking for strong livers and weak minds."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company fairly willing to pay for external professional development. If you were a C- student at your regional university, but really know how to party, Imerys is your chance for a moonshot. Bonus points if you rose through the ranks of your frat or sorority. If you function by improving your connections more so than your skills, this is your home.

    Cons

    Very nepotistic environment and the professional staff is composed largely of lack-luster incompetents. You likely won't learn anything you don't teach yourself, using outside sources. Technology severely lagging. Not a resume builder for operations or technical professionals...you'll be using Lotus Notes, not Office, and won't see any Six Sigma, Lean, or SPC in place, much less be trained on it. You won't be asked to simulate or model any processes, just troubleshoot ancient equipment for mechanical issues that should be handled by operators and maintenance staff. Aging workforce. At 24 yrs old, I felt like toddler in a sea of wrinkles. Not necessarily a bad thing, if senior staff knows their stuff, but for for the most part, these greybeards don't. They seem to have made a career by simply playing nice with the other lackeys and have now become afflicted with short-timers syndrome. Moving up has little or nothing to do with performance and everything to do with being fun at cocktail hour...and possibly fun after cocktail hour (wink, wink). I saw the few bright, hard-working, young professionals we had go unnoticed for their positive impacts and many pretty and/or flirtatious girls and charming guys who, admittedly, were fun to drink with, but brought little else to the organization, get noticed for their "positive attitude", "enthusiasm", "energy" and other intangibles typically used to promote or recognize your friends and female staff you would like to or have already slept with. Parisian headquarters has been trimming some fat and bringing in more European/South American managers to the US headquarters, so maybe they are aware of the problem, if not the causes.

    Advice to Management

    Gut US HR and talent management. They are leading the shift from competence to cocktails due to their own personalities, habits, lack of professionalism, and associated biases.


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  5. "Imerys"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imerys full-time

    Pros

    good salary and health protections
    international context

    Cons

    poor team management, lack of leadership
    old French style company

    Advice to Management

    "You can buy a man's time, you can buy a man's physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of skilled muscular motions per hour or day.
    But you cannot buy enthusiasm;you cannot buy initiative;you cannot buy loyalty;you cannot buy the devotion of hearts, minds and souls. You have to earn these things.
    Clarence Francis.


  6. "En devenir"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imerys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Bureaux dans Paris, opportunité carrière à l'étranger

    Cons

    Beaucoup de déplacements à l'étranger


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bon groupe"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    Pros

    Perspectives de carrière y compris à l'international.
    Avantages (Intéressement de bon niveau, CE...)

    Cons

    Les sites industriels sont difficiles d'accès


  8. "About Imerys"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imerys (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair, Reasonable, Progressive, Willing to change

    Cons

    slow to change, location, old equipment

    Advice to Management

    Don't be overzealous


  9. "Ingénieur"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ouverture à l'international. Grande entreprise. Nombreux sites dans le monde.

    Cons

    Peu d'avantages en nature. Déplacements très fréquents


  10. "Retour plutôt positif"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Possibilités d'évolution intéressantes pour qui envisage une carrière dans le milieu de l'industrie lourde. Il s'agit tout de même d'un leader sur de nombreux marchés.

    Cons

    Il peut parfois arriver que l'on se sente perdu parmi toutes les possibilités, toutes les organisations et toutes les informations.


  11. "Stable job, but don't expect to be much more than to be a cog in the machine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imerys full-time

    Pros

    Stable job opportunity

    Options to switch roles in the business

    Opportunity to work abroad

    Cons

    Little-to-no communication in regards to important decision-making between upper management and regular workers

    Too much hesitation with moving towards modern technology

    Dated work schedule and work environment

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with those who will be implementing your ideas and dealing with your decisions.

    Be more flexible with where and how employees work based on their role



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