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Tronox Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Thomas J. Casey
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  1. "QA Analyst"

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    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Hamilton, MS
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Hamilton, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is amazing, you are well compensated.

    Cons

    Shift work wears on the mind and body. Hard to spend time with family.


  2. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Tronox full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good, very low attrition.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in organization over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions for work, instead of time worked.

  3. "This place is a disaster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Tronox full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Incompetent management has led to very low morale with subsequent impact on job performance. Reliance on contractors to fill in for knowledge gaps in management. Competent employees are ignored and demeaned. If you aren't a chemical engineer you're nobody.
    Company is for sale and employees are questioning job stability.

    Advice to Management

    Do you really need a management team in Philly for an 800 person workforce in Green River Wyoming? Dump the top tier and let the people who know what they are doing run the show. Offer leadership and management training. Look at morale and the impacts the lowered morale is having on safety and production.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay, bad enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tronox full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, Good benefits, Great people

    Cons

    Aging plant. No capital. Poor management.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Do Not work here."

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good base pay, but no bonuses or raises.

    Cons

    Ruled by a culture of fear and intimidation. No real interest in the health and well being of employees. Management is inept and closed off to experience brought in from outside. Employees constantly in fear of losing their jobs for the smallest infraction. The facilities are in terrible condition meanwhile the focus of management is almost entirely on punishment of employees for "behavior". Avoid this company at all costs!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not too bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good work-life balance
    Low-key culture

    The benefits were great as well as the balance. It wasn't often that work traveled home with me.

    Cons

    Unionized environment
    Lacking career development program

    The union makes it difficult to cause change for good. There wasn't a lot of emphasis in career development.


  7. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    I worked with some very nice and very smart people. Great learning environment.

    Cons

    There isn't a lot to do living in Rock Springs.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with, as far as in operations and maintenance on a daily basis. Very safety oriented. Great support from other people when need assistance.

    Cons

    Interaction between management and technicians/operators not so great in some areas. Management tends to have "go do this, or" approach for doing things instead of providing background and support and appreciating people for doing things.

    Advice to Management

    There are really great and smart people working under the management....just needs to value them.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Leading by fear avoid if possible"

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, medical, vacation, 401K...all OK.

    Cons

    If greed is your motivation in life, this place might be a perfect fit for you. Management leads with fear, make a mistake, say the wrong word, look the wrong direction take an opposing view to upper management, and your out. To complicate matters as a "Front Line Supervisor" you must be ready to deal with a Union that is among the worst in the nation...if they don't like you your out, and if management does not like you, your out. Your between the rock and the hard place in the ground. They motivate you and the union workers with fear of job loss and micro management in an economy that is hurting and jobs hard to find...but the union has lawyers to fight for them, but as a supervisor, your on your own. It's like having the KGB around, trust nobody and I mean nobody. The rumor mill is the worst I have ever experienced and your back at times has a huge X to mark the spot. Management has knee jerk reactions to situations without giving it much thought...its like a dictatorship. Your assimilate like the Borg in Star Trek.

    Advice to Management

    There is a difference between leadership and dictator style management. Study your history about great leaders and you will find the difference. Fear is not the same as accountability, and your so called training, you prepare no one for this experience you toss them to the wolves and hope they make it. Stop trusting your contract advisors who compare you to companies who budget and invest to improve and make them world class...your not Ford Motor, GM, Dodge, GE, ALCOA or Microsoft...and many of these companies had or have some great leaders. If what you say about the people is correct, try and connect because the disconnect is killing us. You have potential to be great, and it cost a ton money to be great in business. Leadership starts from the top down and you do very little to sell your vision to the people who work for you. Its might sound good to the share holders and board members as you pay dividends to your investors...but it does zip for the moral of your people. Remember he who barrows money will serve the lender. This is not about disgruntled feelings, this this about disappointment in the leadership.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Danger - stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tronox full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Got to travel internationally. People all over the world trying to make this work, but impossible given the history and the markets.

    Cons

    No leadership. Margin business which has been cutting for years. No upside to increase revenue sine they cut R&D long ago. Just producing a commodity product whether management believes it or not.

    Advice to Management

    Sell.... CEO Casey is a nutcase, full of himself. Would have been much better with the leader appointed in bankruptcy.


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