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W. R. Grace Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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W. R. Grace Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Festa
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  • Work life balance could be improved (in 10 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. "Good Experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Columbia, MD
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at W. R. Grace as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are friendly and professional. The benefits are fair

    Cons

    Do not have any downsides for now


  2. "Good Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packaging Technician in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Packaging Technician in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at W. R. Grace full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401K, flexible hours, generous vacation, holiday pay, sick days, personal days.

    Cons

    Could have better open communication from upper management

  3. "General"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, experienced employees, training and development opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of change post company split.


  4. "Quality Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at W. R. Grace full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and Collegial Work Environment

    Cons

    Weakness in effective collaboration across departmental boundaries


  5. "Sr Payroll Specialist"

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

    I worked at W. R. Grace full-time

    Pros

    Great People to work with.

    Cons

    Never know what's going on.


  6. "Sr. Process Engineer"

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    • 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


  7. "Great Place to work"

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    • 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. "Great First Experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Intern in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Internship included a wide variety of experiences
    Project-based position, lots of leadership development

    Cons

    Company software is outdated and clunky to work with
    aging company can make being a youg person uncomfortable

    Advice to Management

    focus on recruiting young professionals who can absorb the older generation's expertise before they retire


  9. "Working for Grace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at W. R. Grace full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pension plan

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Communication is key"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Grace keeps it's empoyees well informed of what is going on within the company. Good environment and management actually cared about your well being.

    Cons

    Signs that actally instruct us to not use phone on stairs and to use handrails...


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