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Omya Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Sr. Sales Rep."

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Omya full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay well.
    Their carbonate plants are world class. Product quality is second to none. Technology and Tech Center continue to set the standard.

    Cons

    Besides carbonate, Omya has become one of the larger chemical distributors in the world. Their Product Portfolio is quite large and growth expectations are somewhat unrealistic. Chemical Distribution is a very mature business and there are a number of sizable competitors. Commitment and product portfolio are critical.

    Advice to Management

    It is a standard practice to have and set high goals and expectations for most all companies. In general a challenge always gets the competitive juices flowing. However, setting the bar too high can actually stymie creativity and growth. The art is creating the balance.


  2. "Cust Service Rep"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits provided to all employees.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement in the company.

    Advice to Management

    More open communication to personnel.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Buyer"

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

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

    Pros

    Omya is a global company. It is a great company to work for, especially if you are in engineering. They are always looking for good engineers. They pay well and have great benefits.

    Cons

    If you are not used to change and a fast pace, this would not be a place to work. As with any global company, you may not like the direction that is coming from the global group, but we work as a group and that is the direction we must work towards.

    Advice to Management

    Many people have been with the company for years, so they need to work on bringing in younger employees and work on transferring the senior knowledge down to them, so when the older people retire they will not be left without a good knowledge base.


  4. "Good Working Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, friendly office, good facilities provided by the office both inside and outside the office. Diverse office with people of multiple countries.

    Cons

    Sometimes work is not enough challenging. Not prompt with providing experience letters and reimbursements.

    Advice to Management

    To be quick in responses.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Company review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Superior, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Superior, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Fun people to be around
    Family oriented

    Cons

    Management is aweful. Blind to fact that good people left after new management came in. Too political, good ol' boys club. Poor Training program. Great place to work if you have no self respect. little to no advancement opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Replace your management, they are running a good company into the ground.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Upper Managment leaves your opinion to the birds"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Blue Ash, OH
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Blue Ash, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Omya full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good for an average female worker.

    Cons

    Managment is scattered in thier efforts to realize we are in America and not in Switzerland where it is based. They are old fashioned in the way they treat thier employees. There is no work life balance and no flexiable time for moms.

    Advice to Management

    Get some consulting on how to treat your employees that actually worked hard for you.


  7. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good stable job with good pay

    Cons

    very hierarchical, but other than that no major cons

  8. "Omya Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company, laid back and flexible. Great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Don't really have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!


  9. "5 years and out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good product, good people (but that is changing)

    Cons

    more politics now that Switzerland is exerting control

    Advice to Management

    focus on the basics, let people do the good work they are trained to.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Frustrating. Entire supply chain organization, which had been built over a year's time, was suddenly eliminated."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Ash, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Ash, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits, skilled and talented employees.

    Cons

    Secretive, chauvinistic, extremely hierarchical, old-fashioned.

    Advice to Management

    Share relevant information with your staff. No huge suprises, such as elimination of your entire supply chain organization.


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