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Tronox Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A decent place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Safety is a big part of the culture. The pay is pretty good. It will be interesting to see how the Alkali and TiO2 worlds combine

    Cons

    There is very little diversity on the Alkali side. And the opportunities for advancement seem to be preselected before jobs are posted.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  3. "Stay for the 401k"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k match is a whopping 12%. That's right. 12%. It vests over 3 years, so that's a strong incentive to stick it out.

    Cons

    Management is disorganized. Compensation is terrible. No opportunities for promotion at all.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Good pay, a lot of bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green River, WY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green River, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Tronox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, stable job, bussing to work site.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, very slow to change and adapt, manager is psychotic, management in general is very inconsistent. The operation is very inefficient. They hire consultants, not so they can actually improve, but because they themselves are highly incompetent. They don't know how to implement any of the things the vendors push on them. Departments just point fingers at each other, they don't work with each other for the benefit of the business. A lot of managers just throw tantrums like three year olds when they get pressured because they have no leadership or people skills. Promotions are very much politically based. True job perfomance doesn't matter, either good or bad. Oh, and did I mention my manager is a huge psycho?

    Advice to Management

    I won't waste my time giving advice, because they wouldn't listen to it. Besides, if they figured out who wrote this review instead of taking criticism constructively I would get severely reprimanded or even terminated - they do not like being challenged at all.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Industry in tailspin! Losing money and overleveraged. Consider carefully!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Global company, well diversified, good money, decent benefits, very nice office location

    Cons

    Toxic environment, no scope for career growth, most likely will merge or get sold, executive team is clueless, they have no credibility, its a kill or get killed and the industry is unlikely to get healthy anytime soon

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core or sell the company and reduce debt


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Past experience"

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    Former Employee - Safety in Green River, WY
    Former Employee - Safety in Green River, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tronox full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Management sucks. They have built a fear culture.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and hire good ones.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Look for work elsewhere."

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    Current Employee - Technical Operator in Columbus, MS
    Current Employee - Technical Operator in Columbus, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tronox (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good for area.

    Cons

    Poor management, training is sub par.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical Maintenance Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green River, WY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green River, WY

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

    Pros

    Good working environment with peers

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement and lack of long term direction


  9. "12 Years and nothing to show for it"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Hamilton, MS
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hamilton, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tronox full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Slightly better than average pay scale and benefits.

    Cons

    Horrible management, no clear direction, no appreciation for dedicated employees. Little, to no opportunity to recieve training or advance in the company. Upper management at the plant level and above was all lipservice and broken promises. They are running the facility I worked at into the ground with no long term vision.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Tronox Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hamilton, MS
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hamilton, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tronox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good 401K contributions. They match up to 6% plus give an additional 6% on top of that with 100% vestment from day 1. The health benefits aren't bad. You get a 3rd week of vacation at the 5 year mark. People are very nice in general. Very layed back work environment.

    Cons

    Understaffed in key areas. Some people in leadership positions who are under qualified and incompetent. Lack of any continuing education or 6 sigma training. Very disorganized engineering efforts. Too soft on lazy or incompetent engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Need to staff up in key areas like the controls group. Need to hire managers and engineers based on merit and qualifications instead of just trying to make HR happy.


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