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W. R. Grace & Co. Reviews

Updated August 2, 2018
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W. R. Grace & Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Festa
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  1. "Feels Like Home"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    I have worked at quite a few different companies, but working at Grace has felt different; at least within my group, and it makes you really feel like you could see yourself here for the rest of your career.

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    Management invests in your training

    Cons

    Some of the buildings at corporate could stand a little renovation.


  2. "Solid company working on growth"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Finance in Washington, DC

    I have been working at W. R. Grace & Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people working in a collaborative environment

    Cons

    Recent increasing turnover - not keeping up with opportunities from the stronger economy.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate America"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at W. R. Grace & Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for career progress

    Cons

    Just a number at the end of the day. Very much like corporate america.


  4. "Good but could be MUCH better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good place to work in terms of pay and benefits

    Cons

    No room for advancement or any career development within the company.

    Advice to Management

    They need to listen to their workers and truly hear what they have to say.


  5. "Very good company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Operations in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Operations in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The schedule is great.
    Seniority means something.

    Cons

    Narrow minded leadership.
    Lots of waste

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new ideas.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "If you are considering Grace...RUN FAST!"

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

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

    Pros

    OK pay, ability to work from home if needed in emergencies, 6% 401k match, will invest in training

    Cons

    Grace can not get out of its own way! Culture is AWFUL! Tons of legacy folks promoted through the ranks without the skills. They will hire you to do their job, overwork you and very little opportunity for promotion. Total boys club and kick rocks if you're a woman. This place is stuck in the 1950's and so is its technology. 2 years and still no CIO....what does that tell you?

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the right talent to transform your organization. Clear out the layers of VPs and middle managers promoted who DO NOT have skills. Lots of people in functional roles with absolutely NO EXPERIENCE or CREDENTIALS. It's unbelievable. That is why you're stock price isn't moving!


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


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