Pros: experience in aerospace and chemicals, to be used when you go to a better employer
Cons: it begins on day 1 and continues down hill from there. terrible culture, terrible hr, horrible hours, no loyality
The company has transitioned from nearly $5B Company to a $1.8B Company within the last three (3) years. It shed the Specialty Chemicals division with was consistently profitable for investment into Automotive and greater stake in Aerospace. The divestiture enabled the company to further erode human assets and pile additional duties and responsibilities on an already skinny infrastructure.
In 2012 a significant portion of professional services was outsourced to the shared services group in Riga, Latvia. The group in Latvia has proven to be quite nimble and eager to assist however the transition pains continue to persist whether it is with AP and paying vendors or in dealing with benefits to communication and confirmation of purchase orders.
Supply Chain organization is a hodgepodge of disconnect and misdirection. Executive leadership has committed $13M to ICG/Procurian/Accenture for procurement and has recognized very little in terms of ROI. That blundered has hastened additional trimming of staffing within Supply Chain. Couple this significantly poor investment with depreciation of Capital Projects being done in 2014 and you have an off balanced P&L and a leadership organization that simply knows how to cut head count and add workload to an already over worked and constrained organization.
Hands down this was the worst organization that I have been employed by in my 20 years of professional career. In between the 60 to 80 hour weeks and the lack of growth opportunity and a void of accountability by leadership, it was a welcome relief to finally be away from CYTEC.
The company – more... has also committed to transition to SAP within the year and have already had to drop back from that preposterous time-line half-dozen times. The implementation of SAP will be a very painful one for this Company as they have no idea how to implement and plan projects with synergies across sites.
Best recommendation, especially for the Cytec Carbon Fiber plant in Piedmont, utilize the time to build your experience and apply to TOREY when they complete the expansion of their Carbon Fiber facility in Spartanburg. – less