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Solvay Manager Reviews

Updated May 19, 2019

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Solvay CEO Jean-Pierre Clamadieu
Jean-Pierre Clamadieu
6 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Distribution Manager in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Solvay full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great Salary

    Cons

    None. Very good place to work

    Solvay2019-01-14
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Time for Change with Integrity"

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    Current Employee - Global Key Account Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Solvay full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay if you can outlast the high-turnover and lackluster senior management

    Cons

    Management will do anything (seriously - anything to hit a quarterly number) sad for all the folks with integrity

    Advice to Management

    Play by the rules and terminate those that do not

    Solvay2019-04-18
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Houston office used to be a great place 5 years ago....."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Solvay full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Used to be a second family with open door policies. Everyone was treated with nicely and all opinions were respected. Although growth opportunities were limited, it was a wonderful place to work with a good work life balance. Everyone knew what the goals were and were empowered to achieve them.

    Cons

    Now this company (not just the Houston office) is run completely by the numbers. The goals are constantly changing and no one knows which path to take. All decisions are second guessed. Constant stressful strives now dominates the culture and while the word "innovation" is used, those that fail while innovating are terminated. You cannot challenge anything, even when told there is a "penalty free environment" There... is a focus on the customer campaign, but in reality we were more focussed on the customer in the past....the focus in on the numbers only today. "Take smart Risks" is another focus that is a joke. If ANY risk fails, then it wasn't a smart risk...this attitude leads to taking NO risks and will lead to the downfall of the company. On the plus side there are more opportunities for advancement from all the people being fired and/or leaving.

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    Advice to Management

    Go back to your roots. Take care of your employees and they will take care of you. Have a vision beyond how much money was made this week. Truly invest in people, rather than the concept of investing in people. Focus on the forest, not the trees.

    Solvay2018-06-25
  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Channel Partner Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Solvay full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Alpharetta is a good place to work with really nice people. The company is growing which creates a positive culture and good professional opportunities.

    Cons

    Alpharetta is a concrete building with very spotty cell coverage.

    Solvay2017-03-12
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Global Chemical"

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    IT NA Applications Delivery Manager in Cranbury, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Solvay for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good benefits Opportunities for advancement Ability to travel

    Cons

    Global organization with heavy bureaucracy

    Solvay2016-04-04
  6. "SSP, LLC"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Solvay full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work excellent benefits

    Cons

    Considering we are global company, communications can be challenging at times

    Solvay2016-03-31
  7. "Change"

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    Former Employee - Associate Market Manager in Howell, NJ

    I worked at Solvay full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Different levels to pick depending on your needs. It includes Medical. dental, eye, long term disability. Vacation is standard 2 weeks for 5 years, 3 weeks at 5 years, 4 weeks at 10 years.

    Cons

    Solvay has been going through major reorganizations about every 3 to 5 years.

    Solvay2016-03-23
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Strong R&D and innovation culture"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Solvay full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Solid, stable company with a rich legacy. Good work environment and very R&D focused with a strong innovation pipeline. Scientific culture but much more vibrant since the completion of the merger with Rhodia in 2011.

    Cons

    Compensation is fair but often below competition.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.

    Solvay2014-10-12
  9. Helpful (1)

    "company spread too thin"

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    Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Solvay

    Pros

    great people to work with, great cultural mix of backgrounds, highly qualified chemists working in the trenches on a daily basis.

    Cons

    upper management is clueless about technology, people are promoted based on political agenda of the company as a whole, rather than qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for quality people, and the image of the company will improve. Have more clarity and consistency between all divisions.

    Solvay2010-07-17
  10. "Present Day"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Solvay full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Now the dead wood and people with axes to grind have been weeded out the company is thriving again. Good Pension Scheme. Private Medical Insurance for all. Great People to Work With. Excellent Safety Record

    Cons

    Car Parking can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Pay More

    Solvay2018-07-12
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