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Umicore Reviews

Updated March 4, 2017
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  1. "maintenance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work not a lot of overtime this company values it people

    Cons

    world wide company but the sites in the us are small not a lot of room to grow

    Advice to Management

    open doors for the hourly


  2. "Not Recommended ."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Umicore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some leaders care. Most do not. Good benefits. Good holidays. Possible travel if you're high up. Possible to work with some nice people I. The trenches.

    Cons

    USA is ran with favoritism and nepotism. Looks like it is shrinking at USA HQ. Have now heard that CFO left and on their third or fourth lawyer or so. A lot of people looking to leave. Current president has destroyed something good.
    Values are simply words on a wall.
    Europeans rule and don't listen.

    Advice to Management

    Start over.


  3. "Great company to work for; great benefits, forward thinking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company to work for that features competitive pay and very good benefits. Company is forward thinking and cares about its employees.

    Cons

    Not much to complain about!


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  5. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Quapaw, OK
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Quapaw, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Umicore is very employee oriented. Safety is of utmost concern, and the benefits package, well above par. Very respectfully of the work/life balance.

    Cons

    As this is a foreign entity, some of the concepts don't translate well. Likewise, the dire the ties to government contracts were limiting, from a business standpoint.

    Advice to Management

    Further diversify the customer base, rather than count solely on the contracts awarded by government contracted consumers of the products.


  6. "Manager"

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

    Pros

    Lots of very smart people; good mobility, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "HR Manager unqualified to work with people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Testing in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Testing in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, interesting work, location, co-workers,

    Cons

    Favoritism, POOR HR Department, dishonest practices, core values are simply just words.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the skill set of those you put in Managment roles. HR in North American, MI, NC doesn't adhere to company core values. If HQ only knew what they do in North America.


  8. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Umicore full-time

    Pros

    Umicore does a good job of training their employees.

    Cons

    Not a lot of movement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, you hired them for a reason, they may surprise you with a good idea every once in awhile.


  9. "Commercial Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Financially stable company
    I worked from home-office

    Cons

    Pennywise pound foolish
    Hard to move up if you are not Belgian
    Loss making divisions except UPMR and Auto Catalyst


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company with strong ethics. Always tries to do the right things

    Cons

    Hard to move ahead if you are not European and specifically From Belgium.


  11. "Manufacturing supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There aren't any good things associated with this job.

    Cons

    Raises don't even match the cost of living. No recognition for hard work. Bargaining unit actually runs the plant.



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