Cytec Industries Employee Reviews in United States

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Best Safety Culture, Great People
Site Technical Engineer/Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Mount Pleasant, TNApril 27, 2016
Best work atmosphere I have experienced from a safety and management standpoint. Fast Paced but a high level of red tape. Since the Solvay buyout, the new company structure is extremely top heavy with literally thousands of corporate managers/directors.
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Great people and work environment
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Learned a lot of new skills
Warehouse operator/chemical operator/maintenance (Former Employee) –  Kalamazoo, MINovember 16, 2015
for most of the 25 years it was a good place to work I learned a lot and 90% of the people I worked with were good people. The pay was good and benefits were good. But towards the end It was hard to go to work every day.
Pros
Learning new things, computer automation.
Cons
12 hr shifts
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same
Polymer Additive Intern (Former Employee) –  Stamford, CTJune 14, 2016
company has a mix history with the environment, they used to names the american cyanide company but have since then sold off a lot of their business divisions and what remind is Cytec.
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Challenging Job
Process Technician (Former Employee) –  Mt. Pleasant, TNJune 28, 2016
Exciting and challenging job in the chemical production field. Great people to work with. Something different every day.
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Productive
Post Production Video Editor (Current Employee) –  Stamford, CTOctober 31, 2015
This company is very productive in what they do. I come in a work for a few hours to complete the videos. Most of the time my experience is ok. Management needs some improvement.
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Cytec recently sold to Solvay
Global IT Quality Assurance Manager (Current Employee) –  Woodland Park, NJJanuary 5, 2016
Cytec was sold to Solvay in December 2015. Cytec was a solid company to work for. It is too early to evaluate Solvay as the new owner.
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Good company to rise in, if ambitious
Global Technical Services Re-Site Chemist (Current Employee) –  Anaheim, CAJuly 6, 2015
This company has a lot to offer anyone who joins; however, be wary - it is very easy to plateau if one is not motivated. The culture can be very friendly as well.
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contract employee
Pump Mechanic/Technician (Former Employee) –  Piedmont, SCOctober 18, 2015
Worked in industrial setting starting up new process. Worked with a grate group of people, process shut down until January 2016.
Pros
Grate atmosphere, grate people
Cons
Contract posion, Job ended
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Cool work environment
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Woodland Park, NJAugust 11, 2015
Help desk has its burdens, but this place made it feel real like anything was possible.
Very short lived. Would have been permanent if it wasn't for the job shift to foreign country.
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Decent pay for a terrible environment
Pre-preg Technician (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKJanuary 23, 2013
While the starting pay and benefits of the company are attractive, the rotation shifts, management issues, and lack of professionalism in the company makes it hard to get up and go to work in the morning.
Pros
pay and benefits
Cons
rotating shifts, management issues, lack of respect towards employees
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Good management team
Quality Assurance Manager (Former Employee) –  Costa Mesa, CAJuly 6, 2015
The job was a temporary contract position due to the closure of the Costa Mesa California facility. The facility ended production on June 30th 2015
Pros
very supportive staff
Cons
temporary employees with minimal experience in the industry
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Unproductive, Unrewarding, High Stress - Terrible Employer
Strategic Sourcing Buyer (Former Employee) –  Piedmont, SCMay 21, 2014
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.
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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
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Summer Internship was productive
Chemical Engineering Internship (Former Employee) –  Waggaman, LAJanuary 14, 2015
Learned many details about the reality of maintaining the safe operation of a large chemical plant. Was able to put into practice many of the tools learned in the classroom. Enjoyed the people and the friendly culture amongst engineers, operators, managers, and myself.
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Union based company good benefits
Tower Inspector (Former Employee) –  Harve De Grace, MDJanuary 7, 2014
Cytec Industries is a union shop. Once your in the Union and your a productive employee your there for life! Co workers are a great bunch and are willing to help you learn. You have room for advancement in production and chemical operations. I was able to learn are great deal on how to mix chemical to make the required product.
Pros
they have employee gym
Cons
breaks are a bit short
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Great focus on Safety
WWTP Manager (Current Employee) –  Wallingford, CTJuly 17, 2013
Cytec Industries operates a 4.0-MGD Biological Treatment facility that treats a variety of chemical wastes from two independent operating units. This treatment facility consists of primary and secondary treatment, sludge processing equipment, a central control room with DCS, and a control lab. I am responsible for the overall operation of this facility and report to the Safety Health and Environmental Manager.

Great focus on Safety
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Great company to work for.
Human Resources Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Stamford, CTMarch 11, 2013
Productive and a company that valued their employees. Fast past, wonderful co-workers. Diversity was a high prority within the company. Once you're hired, this was a company you wanted to work with for life.
Pros
company valued the employees
Cons
work sent to foreign country to save money.
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Great company to work for.
Hired in 1998 as finance assistant / secretary (Former Employee) –  Tempe, AZOctober 23, 2014
If you have a good attitude and get your work done this company is not a bad place to work.
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Always messing with employees
Instrument/Electrical Technician (Current Employee) –  Willow Island, WVMarch 19, 2012
Cytec never seems to keep the status quot. Always lying to union members and can never do the same thing more than once.
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Educational
Quality Lab Technician (Current Employee) –  Greenville, TXFebruary 25, 2014
Busy. lots of technical and mechanics involved. Communication is lacking.
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Ambiente di lavoro stimolante
Chemical consultant (Former Employee) –  Stamford New JerseyMarch 15, 2015
Lavorare in una azienda molto ben organizzata con clienti europei, asiatici, americani
Pros
rimborsi spese
Cons
nessuno
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