Employee (Former Employee) – Haverhill, MA – November 15, 2017
A great place to learn. Exposure to many departments and fields through teamwork and collaboration. The work is very manual and human dependent. Aside from the actual production process all of work is very manual. High level management are too far away from the production to really make a difference. Mid level managers are mostly overworked to the point that progress work is outweighed by making up for the manual work issues. A majority of the working class are hard working with a few that make many wonder why they have a job.The pay and benefits are good but have dropped in quality over the years. Depending on the department the pay may not reflect the hours put in in comparison with other departments. The culture is very meeting heavy where a lot can go on in one day. It will take a certain type of person to be able to work for Cabot. There is a high turnover rate by the company and also by personal choice.
Sr. Capital Project Manager (Current Employee) – Franklin, LA – August 30, 2017
Upper Management has good handle on the product lines. Work at the plant is easy going in my role. There are other department managers that take their jobs way too seriously and their workers suffer for it. Some of the other departments have poor work life balance. The Capital department is great though and I enjoy my work but I would be hard pressed to take another role in the plant due to poor management of facility
Laid Back Department
Some people have unrealistic expectations and local promotability is limited
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Boyertown, PA – August 28, 2017
I was a working production supervisor during a labor dispute with the union. Exposure to hydrofluoric acid Worked 12 hour shift 12 days on 2 days off for over 8 months Learned a difficult process for the production of Tantalum powder Process was intensive manual labor Other acids used in the process
Maintenance Mechanical Technician (Former Employee) – Haverhill, MA – July 11, 2017
Great place to work, they closed the plant for a day and took us all to Fenway to enjoy a Red Sox game. Excellent Benefits Highest paid job i had ever had! I sure miss the people i worked with! Great bunch of guys & girls. The best foreman I had ever had!!!!
Anonymous (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – June 17, 2017
Great, collaborative, atmosphere and knowledgeable people. Recent turnover at the CEO level, that has been definitely for the better. New CEO is visionary and, I believe has the right skill set and vision to keep the Company growing.
Great leadership team, collaborative, multinational environment
Sr. Applications Development Coordinator (Former Employee) – BILLERICA, MA – April 16, 2017
I always looked forward to coming to work because every day was never the same. Workload was always heavy and I constantly learned new skills. Great sense of team work in every department and overall when I first started in 2004, people were very happy. Sadly as management made more and more bad financial decisions and an atrocious unbalance in spending I saw some of the hardest working and most valuable employees laid off. Very sad. Through it all, I think Management's intent is to continuously uphold the great company it has always been.
Very pro-employee benefits. Respect in the workplace.
Heavy Equipment Mechanic/Millwright (Former Employee) – Marshall, TX – December 21, 2016
Allowed to work up and learn new things to develop skills. Able to work with a team of highly trained millwrights and large company. Company allowed us to cross train and become well rounded associate.
Cabot has the vision to invest in welfare and training of their people at all levels
Engineering and Technical Manager (Former Employee) – Cabot Barry U.K – December 15, 2016
A great place to work for .You have been valued as a person at any level in the organisation . The company is looking after the welfare of the individual ie you are not a number and you have been listened to. The company allocates a substantial budget for training the individuals in both technical and the soft-skill .The opportunity for promotion is also available for the right candidates both in UK or overseas within the Cabot Corporation. I was sad to leave the workforce and the company when I retired from my job.
shipping clerk (Former Employee) – Centerville, LA – June 26, 2016
Unless you fit in with the click or do non company things you will not work there. I worked there for almost 2 years and trust me Cabot is not all what it seems. I did not my work to the best of ability and was not enough,
Great company with good benefits. People are very nice
Sr. Admin Coordinator/Facilities and SH&E Manager (Former Employee) – Billerica, MA – June 15, 2016
Cabot is a great company to work for. My skills were utilized and I felt challenged everyday.
The people made the job enjoyable. All levels interact directly and there is advancement available in most departments.
I learned more about Accounts Payable at Cabot which put me in a "super users" category using the JD Edwards finance system. With this knowledge I was able to train new employees on the system and help when needed.
The hardest part of the job was the inconsistent workload.
Event planning was also a job task that I enjoyed. Several times/year there were large meetings and events planned at our site that required customization and attention to details. This was the "fun" part of my job.