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MacDermid Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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  1. "Sales Tax Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Sales Tax Analyst in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Tax Analyst in Waterbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MacDermid full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was a temp here and people are awesome to work with.

    Cons

    I have no comment on cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent way you treat your employees.


  2. "chemist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Plainfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic place to work, smart colleagues

    Cons

    demanding, intense pace, deadlines can be tough to make at times

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice to have more vacation time


  3. "Thoughts"

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    Current Employee - Chemist in Waterbury, CT
    Current Employee - Chemist in Waterbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, people here are kind and the company does a lot for it's employees.

    Cons

    For entry level roles, there is little to no room to advance quickly. Job advancement from these positions would take a 5-10 year investment.


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  5. "Recommend working here for self-motivated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterbury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MacDermid full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Technology offerings match or beat competitors in most spaces
    - Lean company means high job autonomy
    - Profitable company, products add lot of value to customer
    - Solid R&D capabilities with some top-notch people in technical roles
    - I would rate certain commercial managers/directors as excellent people as well as top notch employees (also there are bad eggs everywhere so this is also found)
    - Fellow employees offer help when needed
    - Upper management will take your call and usually offer support if needed

    Cons

    - 401k offering below average in terms of matching %
    - Below average salaries
    - Sales team's engineering support is limited, often salesmen have to be engineers as well due to limited bandwidth
    - You will be sued you if you get layed off and get hired at another company in the industry (non-compete)
    - Very little new customer growth at least in USA as customers are manufacturing economy. Growth comes almost solely through gaining competitor business
    - Long selling cycles
    - Not lucrative commissions structure
    - "Cheap" culture in regards to travel policies

    Advice to Management

    In general I think strategic focus is aligned with actual opportunities in the market place.

    Work gets stale through daily grind, lead more project based initiatives that require urgency and teamwork to create sense of value in work as well as trust between colleagues.

    Trust that your sales and tech service have good relationships at customers and don't try to sell when travelling with them. Instead focus on listening and be there to support the sale by helping to arrange internal resources to deliver the highest value through your salespeople to the customers.


  6. "32 years in a variety of technical/management positions; a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Director of Corporate Development in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Director of Corporate Development in Waterbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great " family " company

    Cons

    Perhaps the company has gotten too big and lost the family spirit

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Nice People"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in San Marcos, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist in San Marcos, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company feel with lots of learning opportunities.
    Many long term employees at all divisions, so we got to know each other like family.
    A lot of variety in assignments.
    MacDermid is known as a "frugal" company. This is a pro and a con. The pros are that they are careful with their finances and it applies at all levels.

    Cons

    Diminishing market for newspaper printing plates forced plant closure.
    Corporate did not seem interested in investing in R&D to develop products for new markets.
    The con of MacDermid's frugality is that you sometimes do not have what you need to get the job done.


  8. "An interesting way to earn experience and learn about an industry that is not often thought about."

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    Current Employee - Associate Research Chemist in New Hudson, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Research Chemist in New Hudson, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MacDermid full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    MacDermid has a diverse portfolio of products and likes to promote from the inside

    Cons

    Some of the people of very self involve and focused on their career so there tends to be a lack of team. It feels more like this division vs this division

    Advice to Management

    More team unity and find ways to promote your industry


  9. "A good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MacDermid full-time

    Pros

    Great people at the Waterbury, CT office. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Under going re-organization. In the end, it will all be for the better.


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very competitive and lucrative business at the very leading edge of Semiconductor grade chemicals for major electronics suppliers. You will be challenged with projects that provide you with skills in an operations environment. With less defined roles, you are able to define the skill set you would like to focus and strengthen for your career.
    Great mentor ship if you are involved in specific departments.
    The business is high risk/reward and there is always potential for major wins and losses.

    Cons

    The projects tend to be difficult to close.
    The customers limit the amount of positive change in the business.
    Difficult to enter the industry due to learning curve.
    Compensation will likely be below market value.
    Limited promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities and road map's for employees.
    Connect with the employees at all levels, not just managers.

    Operating the business "the way it has always been run" is no longer the strategy for success.
    Think about the long game rather than maintaining the business.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A place to start"

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

    I have been working at MacDermid full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule (for some). Co-workers. Facility.

    Cons

    Lack of training upon hiring. Lack of cross-training. Compensation. Management behavior (not all, but most).

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people as if you value and respect them.


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