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W. R. Grace Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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W. R. Grace Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Festa
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  • work/life balance, upper managements inability to manage employees (in 8 reviews)

  • There is lack of decision making at the most basic level and communication among co-workers is often missing (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. Process Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W. R. Grace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work and good benefits

    Cons

    Lot of experience folks retiring.

    Advice to Management

    Invest for growth


  2. "Could be Better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in Albany, OR
    Current Employee - Research Chemist in Albany, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W. R. Grace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people working hard.

    Cons

    Some business leaders are not honest, or reputable.

    Advice to Management

    Sales and business groups should be held accountable for poor performance and untruthful behavior


  3. "Developing Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Testing Manager in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - R&D Testing Manager in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at W. R. Grace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Medium size company that is knowable. Changes can occur quickly. Direct contact with decision makers possible.

    Cons

    Many new people in senior positions. Intracompany communication is not very good.

    Advice to Management

    Improved communication and coordination between involved organizations would help projects progress more smoothly


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  5. "Thoughts on Salary employment at Grace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EHS in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - EHS in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W. R. Grace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Second largest cracking catalyst company in the world. Good benefits with a pension and 401k matching up to 6%. Full insurance options health, dental, and vision. Competitive salaries and steady employment.

    Cons

    Company priorities have shifted in the 10 years I have been with the company. The facility I work at advancement has seen new management bought in from outside the company than promoting from within. Twenty years behind in technology expenditures. Slow to replace personnel placing additional work load on those having to cover that department. Having to go to corporate for permission just to hire employees.

    Advice to Management

    To corporate, allow your plant managers to do the hiring. To plant management hold your employees responsible for their actions don't treat employees like kids. We are all adults and want to be treated that way.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Master operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Curtis Bay, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Curtis Bay, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at W. R. Grace full-time

    Pros

    Salary, benefits and coworkers that's it

    Cons

    Management is going to be the demise of this company. In the years I've been here I have seen the company go down hill.

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in the hourly people's position, we are working for your salary too.


  7. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at W. R. Grace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big company w/ competitive benefits. Still, everyone knows your name as there is small company feel.

    Cons

    Like any company, need a lot of sign off to get things done.


  8. "Senior Tax Counsel"

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    Former Employee - International Tax Attorney in Ellicott City, MD
    Former Employee - International Tax Attorney in Ellicott City, MD

    I worked at W. R. Grace (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very diverse practice of international tax law.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain a healthy work/life balance.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mutual Respect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Vice President in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I work hard in my role, but feel completely appreciated and have my voice heard. Respected and respectful senior leadership team. Authentic and genuine.

    Cons

    No issues/concerns at this time.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A breath of fresh air"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W. R. Grace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You are given the opportunity to take something and run with it and if you do well you're asked to take on more. Senior leaders do not hesitate to give positive feedback. It's a very positive environment. At Grace they trust you and treat you like an adult.

    Cons

    I have none right now. I could not be happier. I have a great commute, pay, benefits, coworkers and job content.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Think again"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Finance in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has great benefits and they make good business decisions.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a challenge, very disfunctional organization

    Advice to Management

    Look at your HR team


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