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W. R. Grace & Co. Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Thoughts on Salary employment at Grace"

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    • 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 & Co. 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.


  2. "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 & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and Collegial Work Environment

    Cons

    Weakness in effective collaboration across departmental boundaries

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Master operator"

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    • 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 & Co. 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.


  4. "Sr Payroll Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Great People to work with.

    Cons

    Never know what's going on.


  5. "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 & Co. 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


  6. "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 & Co. 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.


  7. "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 & Co. (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very diverse practice of international tax law.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Mutual Respect"

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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A breath of fresh air"

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    • 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 & Co. 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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Director, Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with good products. Very family oriented. Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Constantly in a state of flux. Too many reorganizations and layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on how to have real growth rather than constant reorganzations


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