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Wacker Chemical Reviews

Updated May 27, 2019

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Found 51 reviews

3.1
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62%
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72%
Approve of CEO
Rudolf Staudigl
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of great people and a few bad apples(in 3 reviews)

  • "If your goal is to be a great operator with excellent job security this is a good place for you(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low morale, no career opportunities, promotions based on moving the problem to someone else(in 3 reviews)

  • "Bad management, low pay, not focused on safety, and disorganized(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Intern 

    I worked at Wacker Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and friendly people.

    Cons

    It is tough to get hired

    Wacker Chemical2019-04-16
  2. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Charleston, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wacker Chemical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Steady full time job current

    Cons

    No job incentive for life and family at current contract with Wacker Chemical of Charleston Tn.

    Advice to Management

    Add a spark of hope for life and family incintive

    Wacker Chemical2019-05-28
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Change is coming, and I hope it is in the right direction."

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wacker Chemical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been working at Wacker for a couple years now. So far, I feel that I personally have been greatly rewarded. -There are opportunities for international business travel, and company culture allows you to have fun on these adventures. -There are many opportunities to take on new, exciting work or do something different. -Wacker is hungry for new people, and this makes it a nice place for younger workers...

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    Cons

    -Although my pay has been quite good so far, others frequently complain about low salaries. -Despite claiming to strive for being “the employer of choice” the executives directly state they are aiming for average PTO and vacation. This coupled with sometimes low base pay leads to inconsistent messaging. -The regional executives often seem out of touch and are not always professional in their communications sent...

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    Advice to Management

    Show that you really care about the staff that actually produce physical products. Pick some area: compensation, vacation, benefits, et cetera, and strive to be a leader in that area for everyone. Maintaining averages and checking boxes does not make an “employer of choice.” Also, we know change is coming. Make sure it is in the right direction for employees, not just shareholders.

    Wacker Chemical2019-05-18
  4. "Enjoyable Workspace"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Adrian, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wacker Chemical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company is in a good status, and have a sincere desire to treat their customer's well.

    Cons

    No real cons come to mind.

    Wacker Chemical2019-03-28
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sag nein zu diesem sinkenden Schiff"

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

    I worked at Wacker Chemical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is a huge company There are some great people

    Cons

    They don't let the Americans lead the efforts locally, the ego and politics of leadership supersedes what's right and bureaucracy is widespread and chronic. You will meet production milestones and still get subpar bonuses, 2% cost of living raises Even after the event, the take aways still aren't being addressed. It is only a matter of time before something happens again due to bad decision making and poor PSM Over...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop choosing production over safety, you're only setting yourself up for failure. Cycle out the site leadership and put the right people in place.

    Wacker Chemical2019-03-12
  6. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wacker Chemical full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Nice people.

    Cons

    Some safety issues, but management taking charge.

    Wacker Chemical2018-10-25
  7. "Chemist"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Wacker Chemical full-time

      Pros

      It is very family oriented

      Cons

      Company is slow moving and behind on technology.

      Wacker Chemical2018-10-23
    • "Chemist"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Wacker Chemical full-time

      Pros

      Good work and life balance

      Cons

      Low salary and low bonus

      Wacker Chemical2018-05-04
    • Helpful (3)

      "Lab Technician"

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

      I have been working at Wacker Chemical full-time

      Pros

      Decent benefits compared to many companies in the private sector.

      Cons

      Incompetent Managers who are promoted based upon personal relationships.

      Wacker Chemical2018-04-12
    • Helpful (5)

      "Maybe not the place to start a new job...avoid for now"

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      Current Employee - Marketing in Adrian, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Wacker Chemical full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Financial stable global company based in Germany

      Cons

      Low morale, no career opportunities, promotions based on moving the problem to someone else.

      Advice to Management

      Time for an overhaul. Think proactively and get rid of managers with egos. Become more customer focused and pay attention to how your employees are being treated.

      Wacker Chemical2018-03-17
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