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Solvay Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2019

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Found 697 reviews

3.7
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78%
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87%
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Solvay CEO Jean-Pierre Clamadieu
Jean-Pierre Clamadieu
138 Ratings
Pros
  • "timo ambiente de trabalho e profissionais qualificados(in 71 reviews)

  • "o dedicados a oferecer o melhor ambiente de trabalho aos funcion(in 58 reviews)

Cons
  • "o possuem plano de carreira interno(in 46 reviews)

  • "Poderiam haver mais chances de plano de carreira, com talvez menos favoritismo e elitismo com os curr(in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Good learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Solvay full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people, interesting work, good benefits

    Cons

    Animal work, hot animal rooms, need more people to help

    Solvay2019-06-29
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Scientist 

    I worked at Solvay for less than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful employees who help you learn and assume more responsible roles

    Cons

    No option for turning your internship into full-time role

    Solvay2019-08-08
  3. "Treat Lab Technicians"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician 

    I worked at Solvay full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work in your job.

    Cons

    Can be let go at any time.

    Solvay2019-08-19
  4. "Rough Hours-Good Pay"

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    Current Employee - Composite Technician in Piedmont, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Money is great. -Great Co-Workers -Sometimes you get 7 days off.

    Cons

    -Demand for higher productivity with outdated machines. -Safety is a little overkill. -Crazy style of rotating hours. -12 Hour Shifts -Sometimes you don't get 7 days off. -Temperature up to 150 degrees.

    Advice to Management

    Wish when Solvay bought this company, they would have fired some the original Cytec management instead of letting them keep their positions.

    Solvay2019-08-04
  5. "Limited mobility and advancement opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Chemist 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Solvay full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, pretty relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Management is elitist; supervisors and managers think they're God's gift to science. You're also pretty much stuck in place with no real hope of advancement based on performance. They might promote you a step up every 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Put a little more faith in the ability of your techs and researchers. They are looked down upon.

    Solvay2019-07-19
  6. "Outdated, Old Plant, Old Ways"

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    Current Employee - Process Operator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Solvay full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good $, Excellent Benefits Package and Insurance

    Cons

    A lot of hands on work, at one point in time they hired just about anybody to fill positions. People with no experience or education. It shows.

    Advice to Management

    Get away from seniority and start meritocracy.

    Solvay2019-06-08
  7. "Great benefits and pay"

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    Former Employee - QC Chemist in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are top notch! The production and team and co-workers are kind helpful and considerate people. Lab manager always kept an open mind and Safety officer was quick to implement suggestions.

    Cons

    Summer shut-down forces you to use PTO and if you don't have any, you're not going to be paid.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the contractors. They do a great job and deserve some recognition.

    Solvay2019-05-22
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stuck in the past, poor office management and leadership."

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Winona, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Solvay full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Management is slowly chipping away at our benefits and pay each union contract. They seem to want to micro manage the production floor thinking they know what is best for the production workers without consulting us for our option on changes that effect us on a day to day basis. Promotions based off who you know not on merit. Right now its a slow sinking ship with no sign that this plant can save itself. Much much more...

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    Solvay2019-05-28
  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule and friendly environment

    Cons

    Don’t really have anything bad to say

    Solvay2019-05-10
  10. "Good Company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Excellence Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Solvay full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow in your career. People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Large companies often lose the ability to move quickly and make decisions in a timely manor. Solvay is no exception.

    Solvay2019-04-29
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