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Spray Dry (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJDecember 17, 2016
* Goal to finish making batches.
* Learned a lot more knowledgeable in my craft
* Management was an experience.
* Some guys talked to much always creating rumors.
* Learning to fit in a group.
Pros
good benefits, some overtime
Cons
management, group circles
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Productive and work space fun.
Chemical compounder/ Order filler packer (Current Employee) –  Plainsboro, NJAugust 5, 2016
Good opportunity to improve myself in compounder. It have a great space to work, very clean and responsible. The hardest part of the job is when you have to work with a lot of stress but it helps to improve my skills.
Pros
Good benefits.
Cons
Too far away from where I live.
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great company
Packaging Operator and Totes/Parts Cleaner (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJApril 11, 2016
great company, worked at firmenich for 6 years couldn't be happier with people.. great hours , great vaction time and great benefits
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excellent workplace
Plant Supervisor (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOOctober 20, 2016
Excellent workplace. only reason left was to retire. Good workers and excellent opportunity for advancement. would recommend this company for anybody.
Pros
employee involvement
Cons
hours
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Fun Workplace
(Contractor) Receptionist (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOFebruary 16, 2017
Lots of basic clerical duties, filing, answering phones, faxing, making copies. Lots of different projects per the request of the employees.
Pros
Employees were very welcoming
Cons
Only a temp position
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The cafeteria es a very well equipped and nice place
Spray Dry Process Operator Class B (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJNovember 16, 2016
I learned a lot in this company, several positions, The work with the employees was excellent in my opinion was one of my best works with Firmenich
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Creative and energetic environment
Intern in Evaluations Department (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 1, 2015
People were very helpful and knowledgable about fragrance. As an intern I was able to attend all department meetings, presentations and olfactory training sessions. Given enough work to stay busy but not too much that you were drowning in work
Pros
Part of the team, received same benefits
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Great R&D group
Chemical Engineering Co-op (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJDecember 3, 2016
Great R&D group
Less but experienced people
Intelligent and always helping
Work varies depending on the season
Lot to learn everyday
Decent cafeteria.
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Toxic Culture
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Plainsboro, NJJuly 27, 2016
Toxic culture that breeds insecurity and fear. Management is there to protect themselves and not the company. I would think twice before working there.
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difficult company to work for
Compounder (Current Employee) –  Plainsboro NJJanuary 7, 2013
Looking at their track record the last 12 months they have been UNABLE to pay people correctly. Massive problems with the payroll department and nary a week goes by that there is not some major payroll issue or errors in multiple paychecks. They pay every two weeks. The problems are funneled up to payroll through middle-management and they sure don't have time to reconcile these issues. Workers are inconvenienced and have to wait a long time to get paid.
This used to be a great company and ever since the management changed about 10 years ago it has been NIGHTMARISH to work at this branch. They have gone to SAP system and their tie-ins with payroll is stilted.
They have gutted their benefits package and eliminated the "nice" things they used to do for their employees. *sigh* - you can tell the Europeans are no longer calling the shots.
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good enviroment
Sanitation Operator/ Forklift Driver (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOJuly 21, 2016
operated different forklifts and learned even more about sanitation and machine operating . hardworking co workers with a big enviroment.
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Excellent work-force to work for!
Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) –  Anaheim, CAMarch 1, 2015
Enjoyed working for this company. Co-worker and management were very much liked. Benefits were excellent! Family oriented.
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Good Pay But not a stable career
Packaging Operator (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJDecember 19, 2013
Pay was good and job was productive, but no real room for advancements, no bonuses, and short breaks
Pros
Pay is good, Health Benefits, 401k
Cons
Short breaks, not enough overtime, no bonuses
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Not a bad place for employment
Production Technologist 2 (Former Employee) –  411 East Gano Blvd. St. Louis Mo 63147August 11, 2012
The people are good to get along with. Benefits are good. Insurance is exacellent.
Pros
work environment is very laid back
Cons
management is very one sided. quick to ridicule.
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Lack of respect for talented employees
Management (Former Employee) –  NJDecember 20, 2012
Always looking to blame someone.
Too many meetings.
Weak business plans.
Pros
good benifits
Cons
poor management
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great company
Customer Service Coordinator (Former Employee) –  safety harbor, flNovember 19, 2014
lots of perks! good company to work for. great benefits, great family atmosphere. lots of change since i worked there.
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AWESOME Company
Manufacturing ACM Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Plainsboro, NJJune 25, 2014
Great benefits-Available overtime
Salary is outstanding
Loyal supervisors and comfortable work environment
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Top Notch
Order filler (Former Employee) –  Plainsboro, NJDecember 22, 2015
Meeting before shift. Report for required assignments. Supervisors where very imformative and gave plenty of attention to unexpected problems. Hardest part of my job was learning the working instruments on the different size tanks.... which became the best part of the job.
Pros
Advancements
Cons
High Chemical Smell
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One of the top companies in the industry
Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) –  Plainsboro, NJOctober 24, 2013
Hard work, long hours, can be rewarding. Every day is different. Work is diversified. Lots of politics which you must be able to handle if you are to succeed. Most of my co-workers were great. The best part of the job was the ability to work independently and 'make a difference'.
Pros
Dedicated people
Cons
Not alot of advancement opportunities.
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Fun Environment, sometimes stressful
Fine Fragrance Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Plainsboro, NJJanuary 17, 2016
Firmenich was a very welcoming company that taught me a lot about the world of fine fragrance. There were a lot of opportunities I was given to excel that would not have been there in other companies.
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