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  1. "Great company, good people, good benefits, bought by Eastman Chemical"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Finance in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Manager Finance in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Solutia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is dress down, informal and overall very relaxed atmosphere. People are very easy to get along with and generally opprotunities are given if people are motivated or seek them.

    Cons

    Since company was purchased, employees maybe moving to Kingsport or required to move for current job. Eastman is much larger than Solutia, could be a good thing if willing to relocate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep skill and jobs here, please do not close St. Louis office.


  2. "Positive"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a large company, but it seems smaller because everyone communicates and seems to work together well. I learned so much during my time at Solutia.

    Cons

    The training process was intense, but overall it was very beneficial because I gained a lot of corporate working experience.

    Advice to Management

    I think management did a very good job of communicating with each other and relaying information to all of the employees.


  3. "I have learned how to overcome many obstacles in the face of adversity."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Anniston, AL
    Current Employee - Operator in Anniston, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work schedule is very accommodating for young working families. Solutia also provides doors for people that want to pursue next level business opportunities for the future. Solutia is a very solid company to work for in today's job market.

    Cons

    The number one downside at my Solutia job site is that there are to many management - employee blood relationships, which causes management to make counter productive and unequal business decisions based on feelings rather than facts. This at many times creates an unsafe and hostile atmosphere on the job site between employees and some members of management.

    Advice to Management

    I wise man once said that true favoritism is earned not by favor but fitness (MLK JR.), in saying this I believe that each employee should be looked at by the content of their whole character plus their ability to perform a job safely with a high set of quality standards during the quantity of work hours permitted, not merely by just getting the job done with a quantity not quality job mentality.


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  5. "satisfied"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Anniston, AL
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Anniston, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    family type atmosphere with great potential

    Cons

    too much favoritsm......not all pull their weight......too many family members...you are expected to give 110 percent above and beyond......but the upper management are not quick to say thanks or good job., unless you are one of the chosen few.........some can get away with whatever and whenever........when hiring, seek out advice on potential employees and put an end to the good ole boy network

    Advice to Management

    Treat all equal and fairly......reward good performance......communication is a two way street....upper management should look at you, not down at you


  6. "Current economic climate has changed many of the reasons Solutia was such a great place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solutia compensates employees well. Friendly culture.

    Cons

    Industry is unstable. Benefits have been cut.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.


  7. "Was a great first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Culture was great, good balance of work and fun

    Cons

    Solutia no longer exists, acquired by Eastman Chemical


  8. "Beyond Expectations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Solutia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic working environment and colleagues.

    Cons

    There were too many "Iron fists". Even top management with over 25 years can be asked to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Two way communication and be a great listener.


  9. "Nice company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are always challenges with support needed

    Cons

    Communications among different functions could be improved


  10. "Positive learning experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competent and fair middle management leadership
    Result and performance oriented
    Ample opportunities for growth and career advancement
    Warm working culture

    Cons

    Needs more coherence and unity between departments
    Workload can be demanding and taxing or staff
    Industry is largely dependent on trends and demand

    Advice to Management

    Staff loyalty is a priority that could be given some urgency and notice to benefit the company's internal sustainability and growth.


  11. "Good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible management style. Get the work done, show results and managers would not micro-manage. Allowed working from home to complete tasks

    Cons

    Flat organization. Not a lot of opportunities to advance over middle management positions. Also difficult to move from one business unit to another

    Advice to Management

    implement policy of moving high potential individuals from one business to others to promote a well round manager. Understanding multiple business will improve the talent pool


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