MEMC Electronic Materials Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2021

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MEMC Electronic Materials President, CEO, and Director Ahmad R. Chatila
Ahmad R. Chatila
18 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Awesome Company

    Apr 15, 2021 - Planning Manager in Saint Louis, MO
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    Pros

    Stable, Safety Frist, Clean Company, Global Company

    Cons

    Not much growing, staying revenue

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Average production line company

    Feb 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Most of the people who work there are nice. You get decent pay and benefits. Work is very easy once you are trained and they leave you alone for the most part as long as you get the job done by the end of the day.

    Cons

    Not really much room to grow. A lot of the times they don't teach you any more than what you need to do bare minimum job so if there is an internal job posting you will most like not get it since you don't know anything else other than what you are doing now. I found most days I am bored out of my mind. Also there is only one person working per shift and if another person is sick and takes PTO you are kind of required to do overtime and if you refuse they will put a point on you and if you get a certain amount they could fire you. Oh and there is always a feeling of doom and gloom because they let so many people go few years back and right now they are running with a skeleton crew. If you don't do you job 100% every single day you may be subjected to layoffs or just straight up getting fired.

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

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    Feb 6, 2021 - Engineer I in Saint Louis, MO
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    Pros

    Great place to start a career in the semiconductor industry

    Cons

    No other compensation aside base salary

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    A great place to work

    Feb 3, 2021 - Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
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    Pros

    great colleagues, support from R&D manager

    Cons

    Asian colture in upper management

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    It's okay I guess

    Dec 9, 2020 - Operator in Saint Peters, MO
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    Pros

    The people were nice to work with.

    Cons

    Nepotism is rampant. Best to have a family member that works there, or start making friends with the right people.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good job for a long time

    Sep 10, 2019 - Ott 
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    Pros

    Coworkers and management were good to work with

    Cons

    12 hour days and all production schedules worked at least 1 day of the weekend

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    nothing fancy

    Dec 4, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    great hours great coworkers plenty of opportunities to advance if you want to.

    Cons

    24/7 factory so work to life balance is tricky. but i've worked the off shifts, you get used to it.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    General Feedback

    Oct 4, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Excellent technical R&D leadership resources. Culture transformation is a positive. Company has strong core of technical leadership to help drive roadmap.

    Cons

    Solar Materials division of corporation may have the biggest upside but the weakest management. Recent changes may be an improvement but yet to be seen. P&L prospective is too dominant to allow efficient development of the technologies and those whom challenge status quo and the poor decision for the organization on a whole are not embraced or encouraged to bring constructive counter argument. There are plenty of senior managers still remaining whom do not understand the technology they involved with and seldom consult those who do in critical technology and operational related decisions making. Likely organizational inefficiencies will continue in the matrixed organization with the current senior management. Probably need to move out some of those Solyandra managers that they picked up in the last year would be a good start.

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Place If You Are An Executive

    Jan 3, 2011 -  in Saint Peters, MO
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    Pros

    Growing company - if the stock analysts would wake up and realize that: 1) We make wafers that "chip" companies buy -- we are not a "chip" company. 2) We are not a semiconductor equipment company. 3) We are the only completely vertically integrated solar company there is - from making poly to selling solar power.

    Cons

    Executives are highly compensated, and get good contracts to pay them well if they get fired. Unfortunately, only Execs get the high salaries and perks, and the only way to become a VP or higher is to get hired in from current execs' companies, or to be lucky enough to be in the Execs' little circle of friends. For the rest of the Managers, Directors, and Senior Directors (new title made up to avoid letting you be a VP), you work tons of hours, have to fly coach all the time, and get small, shrinking bonuses based on impossible goals.

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  10. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Behind the curve all the way

    Apr 25, 2011 -  in Saint Peters, MO
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    Pros

    Great folks to work with. Nice and quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of the mainstream St. Louis work areas. Great pay if your a senior level executive.

    Cons

    IT has great people but no leadership. They have a great leader but they give him no power. Everyone can walk all over literally anyone in IT as they are treated like dirt. They don't spend a dime on IT. Projects are on and off again like changing your shoes. Same applies to IT budget/IT spend. Over a year to make a SharePoint decision. SAP decisions are a joke and not worth mentioning from the standpoint of executive leadership not having a clue and a half. Their SAP support people consist of six or seven people and literally support the world! They get no support, no thanks, are treated worst than, well, need I go further?

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