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Momentive Performance Materials Reviews

Updated April 4, 2019
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  • "Long hours, unrealistic expectations , no money" (in 3 reviews)

  • "After Chapter 11, it is without clear strategic direction coming from senior management besides "make the numbers"" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "About the Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Engineer/Scientist-developer in Sistersville, WV
    Current Employee - Advanced Engineer/Scientist-developer in Sistersville, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Momentive Performance Materials full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are extremely friendly and helpful. The compensation is very good.

    Cons

    The location of the company is not very attractive!

    Advice to Management

    Nothing! They know what they are doing.


  2. "Chemical process operator"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Friendly, WV
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Friendly, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Momentive Performance Materials full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, great people, good hourly rate of pay.

    Cons

    Bad retirement and benefits are poor, Team Leaders are not quality as a whole, and their boss is far from quality (40 plus years and no value.) HR is also a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Retain experienced operators in the departments. Longevity bonuses/incentives to stay on shift would help you in the future. Departments and Fire Brigade are suffering from loss of experience. (More training is needed for brigade). More drills are needed.

  3. "still an immature company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Momentive Performance Materials full-time

    Pros

    after 3 years, the management has been changed enough that the lower employees finally are getting recognition...

    Cons

    there is still a first come first serve attitude... if you are grandfathered in you are well to do but, new employees are getting stuck with low pay and inability to advance until the older employees retire...

    Advice to Management

    realize that even the lower on the ladder employees want to advance, and the older employees are just taking up space, not contributing as much as they may have before...


  4. "Recent owner change could set MPM on new course"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Momentive Performance Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great working level co-workers
    - Legacy silicone business
    - Some good product offerings
    - Recent purchase could good for company

    Cons

    - Burdened with a lot of investment need because of years of GE neglect.
    -Apollo paid too much for company and could not justify enough follow-on investment during their ownership tenure.
    - Competition has been continuing to improve their cost position and it's tough for MPM to catch back up.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, location, management is always willing to listen

    Cons

    None, I think its great

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Momentive Performance Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strategy is working, company performance is improving relative to competition.

    Cons

    Leadership is not transparent or equitable to all associates.


  7. "Lots of politics and no communication"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Momentive Performance Materials full-time

    Pros

    Some very capable and skilled people but most of them left

    Cons

    - Very bad health insurance
    - Upper management doesn't communicate anything, for example a big restructuring took place a month ago and we only know who lost their job by getting undeliverable email replies when trying to contact them
    - A lot of secret agendas everywhere
    - It is expected you work weekends for so-called urgent work and when you try to get one day back they count it as vacation

    Advice to Management

    communicate

  8. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Momentive Performance Materials full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Trying to do the right thing

    Cons

    Always under pressure to do more when less.


  9. "Very good environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I like everything in this company

    Cons

    No cons at this time so far

    Advice to Management

    More diversity


  10. "Chill company but benefits are not so good."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Momentive Performance Materials full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Benefits are not so great compared to other competitors.