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MacDermid Printing Reviews

Updated December 29, 2016
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  1. "Maintenance technician"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Morristown, TN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Morristown, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MacDermid Printing (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Interior is climate controlled.

    Cons

    2,2,3 shift is terrible.


  2. "Director of Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Those who are internally motivated can amass great amounts of responsibility just by asking for it and successfully implementing. Don't expect any formalized training or documented path to success -- you create the path.

    Cons

    Antiquated male-led culture that focuses on cost-cutting at the expense of growth.


  3. "Technical Saales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MacDermid Printing (Less than a year)

    Pros

    An excellent company with outstanding technology at its best.

    Cons

    None whatsoever & excellent company to distribute for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the excellent products


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    "Difficult culture with unpredictable senior management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    MacDermid Printing has an Entrepreneurial culture.

    Cons

    Often far too much to do. Senior management are unpredictable, and create confrontation. Sales orientated approach leaves every other function to pick up the pieces. Pay increases and benefits not the greatest.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, don't overstretch them, and leave them stressed out. Don't nitpick small details just to show how smart you are.


  6. "Unique culture, very stingy with money."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to create your job around the things you like/are good at. Ability to take the reins very quickly in your career. Great experience at a national company in a niche market place. Great stepping stone to get to something bigger and better.

    Cons

    No clear lines between you and upper management. No structure to year end reviews. They like to hold back on raises and job promotions as long as possible. Often overwork employees, generally when someone is fired or chooses to leave, no one is brought on to take their place. A lot of the work just gets passed around to others with no recognition for job level/task changes. All in all, the only real cons come down to how they structure payment, the way they inform employees of their level within the company, and overall how much they undervalue and underpay their people.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to set clear goals, communicate with each employee the payment structure and how they can make the right steps in their career. Some aspects of company culture start to get lost as the company grows bigger, this is definitely something that needs attention.


  7. "Improving"

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

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

    Pros

    The people that work here

    Cons

    The frugality of the company

    Advice to Management

    Realize when your employees are overworked, there's only so much you can squeeze out of them


  8. "Great Workplace"

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    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Morristown, TN
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Morristown, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MacDermid Printing as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great community with people that love to help you learn and get integrated into the company.

    Cons

    Slightly small company with few people to get a lot of tasks done

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Great atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Tech Support Specialist in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Tech Support Specialist in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice to work with and deadlines are manageable.

    Cons

    Management is heavily skewed toward the members of R&D. These people hold some sort of power over the heads of every department that prevents them from making their own decisions.
    Even when tech support found that there was a clear mistake on the part of R&D when coding a printer driver. The mistake was ignored and chucked up to the "s**t happens" pile.
    The mistake would have been easy to correct and even patch the software, but that would have required admission of the mistake. Instead they let Tech Support continue to deal with unhappy customers until the next development cycle (1 year).

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more frequently, especially if they have direct contact with your customers. People in these areas can tell you what the climate is in the outside world and provide insight on how to improve the experience for the customer.