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MEMC Electronic Materials President, CEO, and Director Ahmad R. Chatila
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  1. "Very well, I've been training and learning about the equipment."

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    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Saint Peters, MO
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Saint Peters, MO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There a huge outfit and trying to invent new technology.

    Cons

    None that I can see right now.

    Advice to Management

    Look at other things to invent.


  2. "A very good job in a bad location"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MEMC Electronic Materials full-time

    Pros

    The R&D team is very strong and most people know what they are talking about. The managers are efficient and helpful.

    Cons

    The area the company is located is in the middle of nowhere. It is even difficult to find good food for lunch. The companies financial status is not stable and this job is not secure.


  3. "Employees wear many hats and work hard, but management decisions are questionable, at best."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MEMC Electronic Materials full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging environment. From a technical perspective, I have worked on a broad array of projects and learned a lot. Great work, good pay and decent work life balance.

    Cons

    Management decisions are slow to reality and cause excessive losses to pile up before they decide that things are going bad and that they need to cut back. Then, by the time they cut back, the business turns around and they need to ramp up again and they are slow to ramp up and lose business because they can't ramp fast enough. Then, it cycles again. Never ending.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions more quickly.


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  5. "Overall very good"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MEMC Electronic Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is vertically integrated allowing them to control there own success. Learn your job and do it the best you can to prevent getting laid off during the bad times

    Cons

    At times they have poor planning. Then again, who in the industry doesn't?

    Advice to Management

    Communication to your workforce is key. With the right communication lines, your workforce will see where you are trying to lead and either help you get there, or tell you why that's a bad idea. Either way, you will be successful with good communications.


  6. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Saint Peters, MO
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Saint Peters, MO

    Pros

    If you are interested in getting it done, you can do it.

    Cons

    Processes not very organized, otherwise it was a really good place to work. I would definitely work there again, and would recommend the company to others.


  7. "OTT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pay, Great breaks, great co-workers

    Cons

    constant threats of closing the plants, lay offs, and changing schedules


  8. "pro"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    management is brilliant and respected

    Cons

    work life balance is non existent across the board

    Advice to Management

    invest in people and systems ... so people don't have to sacrifice life for results


  9. "tough times ahead in US and Europe"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    well paid especially given location
    good people
    interesting work

    Cons

    volatile field and difficult to predict future
    it is not clear if MEMC will continue to be a major player in semi field
    MEMC has taken a markedly different direction recently by moving upstream in solar - which parts will it keep/shed/grow?


  10. "Excellent learning opportunity in new industries"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MEMC Electronic Materials full-time

    Pros

    strong technical presence in the market place

    Cons

    troubled by industry tough and changing dynamics


  11. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MEMC Electronic Materials full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people. Pleasent working relationships.

    Cons

    Always busy on firefirghting. No longterm strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Vision must be clear


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