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Updated February 3, 2018
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W. R. Grace & Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Festa
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87 Ratings

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  • Work life balance could be improved (in 10 reviews)

  • Senior leadership is afraid of decisions and will often trip over dollars to pick up dimes (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Production Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great performance is nicely rewarded

    Cons

    Promotional opportunities are somewhat limited


  2. "Long-Time Employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement; good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Defined benefit pension no longer offered to new employees. Lean organization - conscientious employees work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Align incentive compensation to desired behavior.

  3. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Work Environment, love the people

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement


  4. "Analyst Work Experience Review"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I worked at W. R. Grace & Co. (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place, good and matured people

    Cons

    Compensation and more opportunities for upward movement


  5. "Project Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    People are best I have worked with

    Cons

    Not proactive on any part of the plant and union takes advantage

    Advice to Management

    Ask people from other plants what worked better there and implement


  6. "Engagement"

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

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

    Pros

    Grace has great benefits and pension.

    Cons

    Since the split, the culture has changed as new management has been brought in. Less employee engagement than before. Decisions are made at the top with little input from the rest of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Train leadership on engagement and inclusion.


  7. "Chemical Manufacturer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at W. R. Grace & Co. full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good, and you are protected by a union depending where your plant is located.

    Cons

    There was a hiring freeze in place and the plants are so small they cannot afford to train and advance within the company if you are not management level.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Growing through this Transition Period"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging task each day
    I like my Manager, very engaged
    I like my job, still like coming to work at least
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Not enough resources
    Need to re-evaluate the talents in certain positions
    Disconnect between middle and senior leadership
    Too much Red tape to get things done

    Advice to Management

    There are some good people who want to do great things. You need to give them the tools and resources to achieve greatness.


  9. "Wr Grace Lake Charles plant"

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    Former Employee - Loader in Sulphur, LA
    Former Employee - Loader in Sulphur, LA

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

    Pros

    Overtime pay medical/dental benefits right away

    Cons

    Work environment, starting pay, loaders job is horrible and safety isn't enforced from boss over loaders

    Advice to Management

    Care more about workers as people, be more organized, do not show favortism


  10. "chemical operator"

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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 & Co. full-time

    Pros

    good beneifits,good co workers,fun,flexable hours

    Cons

    manditory ot,cant think of anymore

    Advice to Management

    none


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