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Infineum Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Stable company that offers competitive pay and great benefits (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Career growth is next to impossible to achieve for anyone that isn't an engineer or chemist (in 3 reviews)

  • I can understand that safety is paramount for those in industrial or chemist environments (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linden, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linden, NJ

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

    Pros

    Office culture is nice and company makes money so no haggling getting lot of things approved. Good bonuses and stable company.

    Cons

    Sometimes, getting ahead in this company is difficult and it all depends on the management. Not much career path..

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing since the company is growing so something is being done right...


  2. "Great.company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Linden, NJ
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Linden, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, good chance to move up, many unionized positions with the potential to make 40K per year in overtime.

    Cons

    shift work 12 HOURS a day (some union positions),

    Advice to Management

    spend more money on infrastructure


  3. "Great for PhDs/Engineers, little respect for anyone else"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linden, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, strong safety culture. Abiltiy to occasionally work from home for some jobs. Some leaders are so good you feel you would work for nothing (Sadly, this is the exception).

    Cons

    No career path for anyone with out Engineering Degree or PhD and many of them are not qualified to be "leaders" no matter how much training you give them.

    Advice to Management

    The career path brings unqualified people into new positions just long enough for them to mess things up, then sends them on to the next group to destroy morale.


  4. "Linden Chemical Plant Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linden, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    - excellent coop/internship program for undergraduate engineers
    - challenging projects
    - excellent support from more experienced engineers
    - relax and easy going environment
    - great culture among younger engineers
    - opportunity to learn and grow as a process engineer in a plant environment

    Cons

    - a lot of work to do leading to long hours (occasionally)
    - 24/7 continuous process demands a lot responsibility and creates some stress

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow young engineers to work in the plant and develop as future process engineers but try to establish a more balanced work/life ratio to relieve some stress for up and coming engineers.


  5. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Contact Engineer in Linden, NJ
    Former Employee - Process Contact Engineer in Linden, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great mentorship and opportunities for young employees. Flexible schedule allowed for excellent work-life balance. Developed my leadership abilities. Fun and challenging from the beginning.

    Cons

    Tough industry with tight profit margins makes work a little stressful at times and does not allow for opportunity for big salary growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue offering great opportunities and mentorship of young employees. The opportunity to be involved in big projects early on is one of the biggest advantages to working at Infineum.


  6. "Stable company, spin-off from ExxonMobil"

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

    Pros

    Old fashioned 70's atmosphere but great benefits. They really try to retain their employees and consultants. Major SAP environment and opportunities to go overseas for training. Even in a lay-off situation they try to place their employees in various positions. They have a Union that represents and fights for their employees. There is a Company picnic every summer, and opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Nothing bad at all but can you add some interior design to the building.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing it's all good!


  7. "Not bad"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Let's you direct your own career path as long as openings are available.

    Cons

    Long hours, slow to update or change for the better.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the energy of your new hires to drive change, not bog them down with meaningless paperwork.


  8. Helpful (2)

    ""Lacks diversity and inclusiveness. Discriminatory Culture, Primarily male dominated""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Advisor
    Former Employee - Global Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable work enviroment. Decent benefits

    Cons

    Lacks leadership and accountability. Slow pace, lacks diversity and inclusiveness. Culture is a disaster. Lacks credibility and accountability from senior management. Don’t lead with an example. Primarily male dominated culture only promotes homogeneous groups and Yes people. Company also lacks strategic intent and does not have a proper commercial vision due to the lack in diversity of thought and quality of professionals.

    Advice to Management

    They should all be change as they are not an effective team starting with the CEO. The CLT is an homogeneous group that lacks diversity and only promotes what is similar to them to they promote to the same leve of mediocracy. Company also promotes bullying and is a very discrminatory enviroment where inclusiveness and diversity is not valued.


  9. "Excellent company with values not often seen in the job market"

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

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

    Pros

    Company treats employees well. Benefits are excellent. Ethical organization that is stable but risk adverse. Considerable autonomy in role as assigned, and excellent work-life balance. Able to work from home in certain situations.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement: people tend to stay in their roles for years at a time (even if they have outgrown them). Company does not value employees who are not chemical engineers as highly or promote them as quickly....even if the role in question does not require a chemical engineer.


  10. "Good compensation and benefits, bad work/life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contact Engineer
    Current Employee - Contact Engineer
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Infineum full-time

    Pros

    Great retirement package, good compensation, exposure to global projects/responsibilities

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, focused more on customer and profit and not much on own employees, only 1 location in US


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