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WAREHOUSE SHIPPING SUPERVISOR/FOREMAN (Former Employee), Centerville, LouisianaMay 1, 2015
•Manager of a team in support of all manufacturing processes.
•Supports and trains Group Leaders/Team Members in all essential functions and skill sets as required effectively operating and continually improving their processes.
•Responsible for the work flow in their area of operation. Leads the team in safe and effective execution of production plans using a structured lean work and management system.
•This includes leading effective response to abnormal conditions, leading problem-solving activities to obtain sustainable standards, and supporting continuous improvement efforts in their area.
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Excellent company with management issues
Senior Corporate SHE Manager (Former Employee), Boston, MAApril 15, 2015
Cabot is a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals, with more than 40 manufacturing plants worldwide. It is headquartered in Boston, in the Seaport District. The company has been in business for approximately 130 years.

The company produces carbon black, activated carbon, fumed silica, and a variety of other products. Carbon black accounts for at least 75% of their revenues, activated carbon and silica account for almost all the rest. These are commodity products, meaning they must product large volumes to earn profits. They are at a fundamental disadvantage to some of their competitors, – more... which are far larger and better capitalized. Nevertheless, the company maintains relatively strong market positions.

Cabot owes its success to a commitment to being superior to their competitors in engineering and R&D. Unfortunately, the current management does not seem to value this nearly as much as their predecessors. They have made a series of mistakes in acquisitions and divestments, which have put their viability in some jeopardy.

Cabot is a very nice place to work in many ways, they pay well, and you can learn a great deal about business life there. But there is a constant state of tension there. People seem to get fired on a continuous basis. The management is very anxious to promote their values in their words but their actions don't often match their words. – less
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Good Benefits and Some Good People
Senior Research Associate (Former Employee), Billerica, MAApril 8, 2015
The best part about Cabot were the benefits. The work was dull and a few of the people ruined the feeling of it being a good place to work. I would only recommend Cabot to people who are willing to deal with the hierarchy and really really really want to work with materials.
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Work unpredictable
Abstractor (Former Employee), Randolph Co. WV.January 18, 2015
Pros: paid for mileage and meals.
Cons: no benefits.
Searching Deeds for landowners and mineral owners.
How to run a title.
Nice people to work for.
Nice people to work with.
Finding family members of mineral owners.
Recognizing property that you have ran.
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Transportation Specialist
Transportation Specialist (Current Employee), Alpharetta, GAJanuary 7, 2015
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: work over time often.
 Assist members of the Transportation Team in acquiring freight rates and booking shipments with carriers
 Ensure that there is a current freight rate entered in JD Edwards for all upcoming shipments
 Review daily Order Reports to identify new shipments and changes made to delivery times or locations of current shipments
 Maintain good relationships with carriers and coworkers in order to deliver excellent customer service
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carer advancement, flexible,
Accounts Payable Specialist (Current Employee), Alpharetta, GANovember 10, 2014
Pros: flexibility
Cons: more parelle moves than upward
great company to work for, very flexible, works with you needs. interested in what you want to do in the future within the company. I have learned so much concerning controls.
Everyone works as a team. the recognize your accomplishments.
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okay job
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Billerica, MAOctober 22, 2014
Worked on the filler machine. Filled packets with black carbon. Package and get it ready for shipping.
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Excellent Company
Assistant Supervisor/Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee), Boston, MASeptember 14, 2014
Great innovative company with excellent benefits and work/life balance.
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Accounting (Former Employee), MASeptember 4, 2014
Pros: fair pay and benefits
Cons: poor management
Cabot is one of those companies you either like or you don't. Corporate office is very political. It's an established company and old school. Lot of turnover among employees but also employees that have longevity there. Fair pay and benefits. Although I maintained contact with co-workers after I left, not a place I would recommend.
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Tough Workplace
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee), MarshallJune 28, 2014
Pros: good insurance and 401k
Cons: dirty environment, understaffed, poor management, unsafe working conditions
Company required us to work 12 hour shifts alone, which is unsafe and physically/mentally exhausting. Workload was enough to keep 2 people per shift busy. Supervsion did not care and never responded to reported safety dangers of working solo. Supervisors look out for themselves. Equipment was poorly maintained and constantly breaking. Extremely dirty workplace due to working with carbon. Folks who work here put out a lot of work with little recognition or praise. Pay was OK but below other chemical/oilfield plants in the area. Benefits were good but did not offset the demands of the job. This company is results oriented and definitely not people oriented. Go to work here with your eyes wide open.
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Interviewee at Marshall, TX facility
Interview candidate (Former Employee), Marshall, TXMarch 25, 2014
Site GM was absolutely worst interview ever. He was only interested in 1-2 word answers. He made you not want to work for him or the organization. Other interviewers held same opinion. Comments were that you adjust to him and his abrasive style or you won't survive. If ever there was a person that belonged in a single contributor role, its this guy. He is an employee relations nightmare.
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Great workplace
Summer Intern (Former Employee), Billerica, MADecember 19, 2013
Actively involved in financial research. Figured out which career path I want to go down.
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Corporate Atmosphere Good, BUT...
Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee), Boston, MADecember 2, 2013
Pros: location, offices, technology, svp and below staff
Cons: some executives in the top tier of the company. omg.
I worked in Boston for Cabot at their corp. offices in the Seaport District. The staff and most of the management were professional, top notch hardworking people who knew that Cabot was a great place to work. It is.
My issues with upper management came to light when I noticed the hiring of what I would term several spoiled, high maintenance executives who have lead extremely privileged lives and their attitudes towards staff and their own work ethic shows this. Typical of the above was the EVP of Reinforcement Materials. I had the "privilege" of working near this person and witnessed first hand – more... their inability to engage with and understand the non-privileged lives of regular every day working people. I overhead that he had to take a non-First Class Seat from Boston to LaGuardia and honestly, he complained about it to anyone who would listen for a full week. There were several other "new hires" with the same issue in the C Suite and just below. Very spoiled, superior, needy and incapable of handling tasks that a junior assistant knows how to do.
I mean, if you're going all out to hire someone at the executive level, make sure they can interact NORMALLY with other executives and staff at the company. No matter how smart you are, weird, rich and spoiled does not equal good by any means and should be avoided at all costs. They need to rethink their entire hiring process in the top tier. – less
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Good work environment with great people
Quality Control Technician (Former Employee), Tuscola, ILSeptember 24, 2013
Pros: salary is pretty good
Cons: shift work, only
Shift work requires 12 hour shift with high expectations of fast quality analysis results.
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Great place to work. People were always willing to help
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee), Albuquerque New MexicoJuly 31, 2013
Pros: free starbucks coffe
Cons: heavy work load at times
Worked 12 hour shifts.
Learned various management skills form other managers.
The hardest part of my job was the people aspect.
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my division was sold.
Chemical worker (Former Employee), Boyertown, PAJuly 3, 2013
i spent 33 years working there and was treat well and then thrown away.
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Flexible work schedule, various projects and safe & light atmosphere to work easily
Research Associate (Current Employee), Billerica, MAMay 6, 2013
-Flexible work schedule
- Different technical projects
- Safety and Quality is number one priority
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Good summer work
Maintenance Specialist (Former Employee), Henrietta, NYMarch 20, 2013
Light maintenance and repair work. Not a long term career just something to pay the bills while I was in between school
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Dirty job, but someone's got to do it
Process Engineer (Former Employee), Ville Platte, LAJanuary 23, 2013
Pros: small plant so many lunch together, but was also not close
Cons: carbon black mess
Not bad place Ville Platte is not where you want to live if not from there.
Plant is union so there is that friction with management.
Very dirt work environment get a black car/black interior.
Not industry to advance, not very interesting product for long term career.

Was good work life balance not called in for emergency. Shift could handle most problems
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Good work environment, a fun place to work at where everyone gets along well.
Production Leader (Former Employee), Billerica, MAJanuary 7, 2013
Pros: friendly enironment and good commute
Cons: gets dirty working with chemicals
Working there gets kind of dirty, but at the end to the day, it goes by fast and the job gets done.

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