Albemarle Corporation Employee Reviews in United States

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Not a good place to work
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) –  South Haven, MINovember 20, 2015
If you are an older employee you are targeted. Company always tries to buy out anyone over 55 once you are 60 if you make it that far your days are numbered, very poor managers most are not experienced.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
poor management very clicky
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Would Not Recommend the Company
R&D Manager (Former Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAAugust 25, 2015
A typical day at work:

Get into work. Get stabbed in the back by your co-worker. Continue to work hard to see the back stabber be promoted to be your boss. Get abused and quit.

Advise: avoid it not a place for hardworking experienced professionals
Pros
People
Cons
Location, Management, culture
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Struggling with Growth
Project Engineering Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 14, 2015
poor communication, heavy handed central organization, confused strategy, poor employee retention and noncompetitive salary in a very competitive work environment.
Pros
can become dead wood
Cons
can become dead wood
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Productive. Intense work environment.Success-driven
General Service Specialist, IST Management (Former Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAApril 9, 2014
Maintain records, answer phones and direct calls properly, assist in training new hires, interact with diverse cultures, establish security defense responsibilities, perform tasks under high-pressure situations, and review FedEx via Payment Net System, learned basic SAP software, organized invoices of various types, sort, scan and index invoices. Processed invoices in SAP i.e. Service Entries, record and submit work orders and conduct delivery, develop workload prioritization, motivate myself and others, and maintain break rooms and conference rooms. Performed accounts payable processing in SAP systems.
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Great people if your hired
operator 4 (Former Employee) –  OrangeurgJuly 13, 2012
this job is shift work, and great people to work for.I worked there 27 years and retired, You will learn about chemicals and proper use of PPE to protect yourself. This will teach you how to and protect yourself at home and loved ones from many chemical and their use. Also team leader ship how to help and produce quailty products safly.
Pros
leadership, management
Cons
shift work
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Fun but time for a change
Process Technology Engineer (Current Employee) –  Pasadena, TXSeptember 13, 2013
Good place to learn about specialty chemicals.
Valuable experience in solids, and pyrophorics handling.
Experience with batch reactors and petrochemicals catalysts.
Pros
excellent work life ballance.
Cons
poor development programs
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friendly and a nice place to work at.
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, TXOctober 1, 2014
The co-worker are more like family. they are respectful and professional.
Pros
nice co-workers
Cons
the management
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Human Resources Summer Intern
HR Intern (Former Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAApril 21, 2014
Assisted supervisors with daily administrative activities. Scheduled meetings, events and interviews. Organized and audited essential paperwork. Participated in networking events and intern activities, group meetings and presentations. Very supportive and encouraging supervisors. At times hard to stay occupied on "slow" days. Really enjoyed interacting with staff and fellow interns at networking events.
Pros
plenty of fun intern activities. felt as if valued and included in daily operations.
Cons
light workload at times. must be creative in coming up with ways to be productive.
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Productive, focused, motivated
QA Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) –  Orangeburg, South CarolinaMay 10, 2013
Effective team work...Everyone around me were driven to give and do their best..
Pros
team work
Cons
worked for a temp agency never received albemarle benefits
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A good work family balance
RD scientist (Current Employee) –  Baton Rouge LASeptember 24, 2014
Fairly good benefits. Overall good place to work for engineers.
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Motivated and innovation place
Process Engineer (Current Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAFebruary 19, 2013
• Works in Fine Chemistry Services scale-up group. Develop lab scale process to pilot or commercial scale production.
• Prepares PSM documents including P&IDs, material balance and operating procedures.
• Performs cost estimation for pilot and commercial scale-up projects.
• Operates and trouble shooting for projects running at facility
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Albemarle Corporation
Process Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Tyrone, PAAugust 18, 2014
Great internship experience. Company focused on safety. Engineering department was very hands on with the day to day operations and maintained good relationships with operators. Plant was focused on productivity without sacrificing quality.
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Mom & Pop refinery
Word Processor (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, TXNovember 13, 2014
Responsible for reconciling timesheet and invoice records for all contractor and sub-contractors. Skills learned enabled me to apply for long term employment with KBR.
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Productive and fun workplace
Payroll (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 9, 2014
I have learned many different payroll policies and procedures. Enjoy working with the employees at the different sites. I have learned how payroll works at a Union and Non-Union site.
Pros
able to work from home
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Opportunity for increased responsibility
Product Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAJanuary 9, 2014
Opportunity for increased responsibility beyond traditional background.
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Decent job
Chemical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LAApril 22, 2012
Albemarle is a good place to work. I would only say being sent to other locations for extended periods of time is a quality that is not desirable for this company.
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Productive and Fun work place
Payroll Clerk (Corporate) (Current Employee) –  Clear Lake, TXFebruary 7, 2013
I have learned many different payroll policies and procedures. For instance we have started an implementation of a new payroll system. It was very challenging but fun at the same time.
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was a great job and place to work
Chemical/Process Operator (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHMay 17, 2012
was very productive ,big on safety and awareness ,respectful to employees, goood on the job training
Pros
free lunchs and dinner
Cons
health care wasnot that great
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3.6
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