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Wacker Chemical Reviews

Updated July 31, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "One of the best companies in the area to work for."

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Adrian, MI
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Adrian, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wacker Chemical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive pay (for the area), flexible hours, and a great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    The area isn't that great, Adrian is a rundown town. There is some stagnation in the company, most of the employees are very near retirement and doing things that same for the last 40 years.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of change!


  2. "Microbiologist"

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    Current Employee - Microbiologist in Adrian, MI
    Current Employee - Microbiologist in Adrian, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wacker Chemical full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, Local, Secure, no lay offs

    Cons

    The lower salaries offered to employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Change in leadership is bringing company down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work. Supplies to a variety of industries. Co-workers are fabulous to work with both in Germany and in the US.

    Cons

    Executive Management is running the corporation by intimidation and because of this moral, cooperation, and trust is low. Too heavy of workload leading to poor work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Replace executive leadership. Previous leadership in US had a people first attitude. This attitude brought out the best in everyone and people did whatever they could to help the company succeed.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Not good"

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Charleston, TN
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Charleston, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Wacker Chemical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours easy work good exercise

    Cons

    Doesn't pay good at all

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and hire management that knows what they're doing


  5. "Technical Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales in Adrian, MI
    Former Employee - Technical Sales in Adrian, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wacker Chemical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is good but the Food Division Management do not know anything and sucks big time

    Cons

    Very difficult top Management to work for. They are like Hitlers relatives in the making. Do not advise working for this division as they are bunch of no good people and does not appreciate anything what you do

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Top Management in the Food Division


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Carrot is always just out of reach."

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    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Charleston, TN
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Charleston, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wacker Chemical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    At this point, the swing shift schedule fits my needs, even if it does wreak havoc on sleep quality. Also, after five years, I have a fair amount of vacation.

    Cons

    Management and HR lack empathy for shift workers. There are a few shining exceptions, but they unfortunately lack the authority to make changes on a scale that we need, at this time. In addition, misguided penny pinching is very often the source of very expensive retrofits.

    Advice to Management

    Starting pay and topout pay need to be increased. Training and communication need to be improved.


  7. "The Wacker branch in Tennessee is ever growing."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great potential and set up to be a long term employer for those looking for stable employment. Overall positive work experience.

    Cons

    Longer commute from Chattanooga but, worth the trip for the stable employment. If the site labor force is to be non union, the majority if the contractors on site should also be.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure the job you advertise is the job you are actually providing.

  8. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great experience into Chemical Manufacturing

    Cons

    Nothing to speak of. Good experience


  9. "Not what we were told to expect."

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    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Charleston, TN
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Charleston, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wacker Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Fantastic Coworkers
    Sense of Pride

    Cons

    Rushed Production
    Insufficient training
    Oversight by engineering

    Advice to Management

    Slow down, or something bad could happen.


  10. "Internship Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people were all very nice and I enjoyed working with them. I got real industrial lab experience.

    Cons

    Management and HR sometimes disorganized.


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