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Kemira Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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Jari Rosendal
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  • hard to be part of payroll (2-3 yrs (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with job security"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Transportation in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kemira full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Having water departments as customers makes the business recession-proof. We barely noticed the recession, and kept working, and getting raises the whole time. The company has vast resources, and goes first-class on equipment.

    Cons

    Corporate likes uniformity on everything. The corporation is run from "the top down." Local managers don't seem to have much authority to run things their way. There is a lot of bureaucracy. But, it's still a good place to have a career.

    Advice to Management

    It would be good to get more input from local managers. Local managers should have authority to develop methods, and solutions specific to their location.


  2. "15 m 1aterial distrubtion1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materl Distribution1/Warehouse Shipper in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Materl Distribution1/Warehouse Shipper in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kemira full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    team work hard workers communication good

    Cons

    production input advice to make job better and safe

    Advice to Management

    safety awereness


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Summer Internship in TSA/Paper Mill Chemicals"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Intern in Lawton, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of learning opportunities
    Great manufacturing experience
    People were very nice
    Hands on
    State of the art lab equipment

    Cons

    The town I was working in was not that great, and not having any other interns or employees around my age made it difficult when I was off work. I found myself driving home (8 hour round trip) every weekend because of this


  4. "Great Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great pay with great benefit programs. Job is not hard if you follow procedures.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say.


  5. "Assistant Scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kemira full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Match shades for paper mills globally. Certified in Hazmat, First aid & CPR

    Cons

    enjoy taking my lunch break

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees strong points


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation, good environment and excellent work life balance

    Cons

    huge company that comes with regulations and beauracracy

    Advice to Management

    Will sugges to start a leadership development program


  7. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Desk Agent in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Service Desk Agent in Barcelona (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kemira full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good ambience with great beneifits, Kemira knows how to dela with his employees

    Cons

    Sometimes good organisation is missing.
    Not learning from the past errors is one of the main weak point of the Company


  8. "Collaborative and relaxed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Espoo (Finland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Espoo (Finland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good atmosphere, know how to relax
    - Collaborative
    - Inclusive of interns and new comers
    - Flexible work conditions

    Cons

    - Usual cons of global companies: feeling of being diluted


  9. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Everyone works hard but there is a lot of room for innovation in every job.

    Cons

    Work life balance is an issue. Kemira runs very lean which leaves little back up support. Sometigs the European senior managment does not fully grasp north American issues.


  10. "Stationary Engineer/Maintenance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stationary Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Stationary Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    So you would finish with the attitude family-oriented company

    Cons

    Steady work,good pay, good benefits

    Advice to Management

    None


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