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Tate & Lyle Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  • Downside of the job is the work/life balance but that is something I have known when I started so can't really blame the company for that (in 8 reviews)

  • Long hours could work all the holidays (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with, provide plenty of opportunities to develop as an engineer.

    Cons

    Will occasionally require extended hours


  2. "Excellent opportunities to gain a lot of technical knowledge in R&D"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist I in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist I in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and safety program. Diverse company with the ability to work closely with all levels of scientists to collaborate on projects.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted. Pay a little less than average. Disconnect in communication between product development platforms which slows research down.

    Advice to Management

    Advocate for the promotion of employees. It increases engagement and people will be less likely to leave the company.

  3. "Loose control of events. Motivated can excel to the top."

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    Current Employee - Process Control Coordinator
    Current Employee - Process Control Coordinator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities
    LOTS to do
    Decent Pay / Benefits

    Cons

    LOTS to do
    Long hours
    24/7 on call

    Advice to Management

    Reduce network staff
    Add plant staff


  4. "Process Chemist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tate & Lyle full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn is always there.

    Cons

    Pay does not reflect hours/expectations.


  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tate & Lyle full-time

    Pros

    Had great mentors and great colleagues

    Cons

    sometimes the culture can be a little aggressive


  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of learning and travel opportunities

    Cons

    No bonus
    Did not have much career opportunities for technicians

    Advice to Management

    Give out bonus


  7. "Grain Originator"

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    Current Employee - Grain Originator in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - Grain Originator in Decatur, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Grain team is extremely flexible and easy-going. What is expected of you is presented upfront and what is needed from employees is made clear. There is room for error so that we can learn from our mistakes. Salary is great. Work-life balance is superb so far, and encouraged

    Cons

    Training is essentially non-existant, which is fine as long as you can take chances and learn from your mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Some areas are understaffed in the grain group. However, current management has begun to address the issue, which is good to see.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large global multinational company which means there are many diverse opportunities all over the world. Compensation and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Global roles require large amounts of travel and with a large matrix organization it can be slow to enable effective global change.

    Advice to Management

    HR practices need to be revamped


  9. "Priorities?"

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    Current Employee - I Dont Really Have One in Decatur, IL
    Current Employee - I Dont Really Have One in Decatur, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time

    Pros

    Non-management is usually nice, benefits are good, you can talk to your bosses (but they usually wont do anything), and they're flexible with school schedules.

    Cons

    A lot of sexism going on, i'm not sure where my bosses priorities are at, I think they just want friends to work with. Not everyone has an equal chance, and they don't play by their own rules (hardly ever) .

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone equal chance, don't be so sexist- at this point its like you're not even trying to hide it (and you may not even know you're doing it (which is even worse)).


  10. "Hoffman Estates office"

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

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some good people working very hard wanting to make a difference. Focus and concern of safety for employees.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Too much work and not enough resources. Expectations are not realistic..you will burn out quickly. Teams dont communicate well. These are all reasons why New hires leave the company so quickly. I have seen a lot of people leave since I started. Moral has been low and Management is not addressing it. Bonus structure is not fair. Only managers or above receive it. You work extra hard for a minimal yearly increase.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes....employees are leaving...or looking to leave. Why are you not addressing the issues to retain your talent?


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