Crew Member (Former Employee) – Greenville, NC – July 8, 2015
very fun place to work meet new people as well and the hardest part of the day is leaving i love my managers and co workers. I Learned how to welcome people and show them that they matter to us and encourage them to do their best.
Working at DSM was a good experience. I learned a lot and was given opportunities to increase my skills. I worked with some excellent co-workers. We were able to have a good work / home life balance. Over the last two years, certain tasks were moved to India. It is anticipated that more tasks will be going. I do not want to wait until the last minute
Operator (Former Employee) – Augusta,Ga – February 6, 2015
Plain and simple if you are not part of Management you will have no voice with this company. If you are not a butt kisser you are a bad person. if you get a job with this company they want you to keep your mouth close work work and work. Do what you are told and don't question anything that management do or say and you will fit right in. There is a lot of hidden Racism,and to much nepotism at this plant seriously if at all cost avoid this place if you can.
great pay, great benefits, enjoyed my shift.
poor poor management on the plant and corporate level.
Fun place to work with a Wii, basketball goal and a gym.
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) – Stanley, NC – February 6, 2015
Very Productive and fun place to work. Management is very open minded and supportive. Safety is the most important focus and we have been three years without a recordable injury. A very supportive company of the community that is always giving back. Very active in 5's/Lean manufacturing. The work environment is the best, everyone looks out for one another and is willing to go over and beyond thier job requirments to give a helping hand where needed.
management really care for associates and shows it daily. safety comes first. free lunches, community outings to help the local schoos.
Job is a decent job, constant adding of duties with less pay. Company adjusts schedules to create work coverages for no overtime. Have to work 16 overtime at straight pay before you are eligible actually paid overtime. On call is not beneficial or lucretive benefit.
Engineer (Current Employee) – Exton, Pa – January 6, 2015
Company suffers from a lack of innovation and leadership. Advancement within the company is nonexistent. Management insists on pushing forth an endless stream of time wasting "culture" activities that interfere with actual work. Many of these "morale boosting" activities are mandatory, which kind of defeats the purpose. Absolutely no value is placed on any employee outside of the "old boys club"
marginally better than not having a job
corporate culture is choking the life out of everyone
Research Associate (Current Employee) – Columbia, MD – September 3, 2014
Awful management with NO room to grow. I have been working there for four years, and have not seen ANYONE in my group get promoted regardless of effort, publication, etc. There are false promises to keep people going and keep their hopes up, however, these promises are never fulfilled. Management is POOR to say the least. They micromanage every irrelevant idea, but are nowhere to be found when a real problem arises.
Group leader (Current Employee) – Parisppany – May 19, 2014
Its never a dull day at DSM. The work is constant and is engaging, and due to global economic and societal changes, our work is constantly having to change and be adapted to meet new demands. My biggest gains in experciance have been at DSM, as I have learned many high level procesess, like Six Sigma, and root cause analysis and project management. Being as we are always in flux, management is naturally a busy place, with new hirings and Re-orgs, and for the most part DSM has been able to bring in competent engaging managers.My co-workers are a varied group, with different skill sets and experience, but all have developed into an effective co-hesive unit. The hardest part of my job involves balancing the relationships between the busineses and the external suppliers, and also prioritizing through all of the changes. The most enjoyable part is to see projects and developmental units become effective due to my input and effort.
pay is not comparable to workload or work importance. very little growth available in most areas
fermentation opperator (Current Employee) – Germantown, WI – March 27, 2014
DSM bought this plant in Germantown and didn't even have a plant manager for the first 8 months or so. They just let the management that Cargill left behind run the show. When they finally did get a plant mgr. he just supported and protected the regime already in place.
The culture on the floor has really gone downhill. It's really a shame. They have some great workers and really treat them terrible.
Pay is good with a great 401k match. About the only good thing there besides for co-workers.
The actual work is rather enjoyable. Not too hard, just a pain putting up with all the extra sideshow they put on you .
Under Cargill you felt like a part of the team under DSM you feel like they are trying to find a reason to fire you.
Many of their good workers have already left or got fired. Management just has an "I don't care" attitude towards all this.
Dsm constantly changing organization chart and staff
Operations (Current Employee) – San Francisco CA – February 9, 2014
I have worked here for over 5 years and my job and department has changed many times with each re organization their is a lot of talk which becomes rumors and fear of who's job or department is at risk with no communication from management or corporate headquarters. Some people get a way with working about 5 hours a day and others work 10 plus hours a day on salary with such an overload of work that they are in fear to not work 60 hours a week!!! One person actually is doing the job of three people. Raises are basically less than 1.5 percent even for the hardest working people. We have managers who mange a staff of two and that manager sits on the phone all day on personal calls or is on the Internet and only comes out of their office to basically get coffee. Very political in terms of who gets promoted. The men in some departments get better treatment than senior staff women. One guy was a supervisor who barely ever came to work and his staff complained so bad they finally got rid of him only to create him a new job that did not exist and he actually comes in at 10 am and leaves around 4 pm and no one seems to even know what his job is now. Others work from 6 am to 5 or 6pm everyday!!!
very diverse, high up educated staff treat lower levels with respect
org changes every year..always feel job is going to be elimated
PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE III DSM FUNCTIONAL MATERIAL (Former Employee) – NC – December 4, 2013
The job was very safety thinking in all you do. My experience as chemical operator started here. As long as ask questions everyone is willing to find the answer. Enjoy the individuals I worked with, they made it more enjoyable.