Chemical Operator (Current Employee) – Blue Island, IL – January 2, 2014
Great group of guys to work with. Great job rotation, good business flow, great stepping stone. Horrible management. Big on safety (during safety meeting) get ir done job mentality. New rules on a daily basis, can't trust supervisors. "There are no accidents. Always operator fault." Nothing fixed till somebody gets hurt.
rotation, clean environment, good co-workers, good pay, good benefits.
Chemical Operator (Current Employee) – Spartanburg, SC – May 12, 2017
Easy work once you get roiling. Preparing final product blends, Package finished goods in confirmation to plant quality standards, Running distillation reactions, Running high temperature reactions, Shipping and receiving of packaged and bulk materials, Conduction equipment set up and change overs, Computer transactions, HAZMAT Technician training, Complete annual training as outlined in plants' Training Matrix, Uphold and advance HSE policies and standards, Other various duties associated with chemical manufacturing.
Account Executive/ Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee) – University Park, IL – January 11, 2017
Decent products & technology. Lack all customer care & focus. Take full advantage of any and all market situations. Lack supply chain fluidity for the size company they are. Challenging distribution model, disliked by customers and distributors alike
Technician (Former Employee) – Alpharetta, GA – December 21, 2016
Management turned a blind eye to many things. Supervisor ignored concerns brought to him. I was told if the wolves were beating at your door, I wouldn't save you! I came in and loved learning about polymers, making customers happy. Giving 100%. Too many coworkers had a agenda to be verbally abusive. The ratio of men to women is astounding. They act like they work in some body shop where all language and abuse of women is okay. I developed anxiety working under forceful conditions.
Change hours every 2 weeks, work alone with men and no supervisor on shift
Research Technician (Former Employee) – Kennesaw – September 28, 2016
This company is for the birds. I'm surprised they are still open. I worked in the compounding group and it is a dead end job. I refused to kiss butt to advance even though I trained many people who came in after me and moved up the ladder before me. If my strong work ethic won't get me to the top then I don't want it. Pay and benefits are good. They have to pay well in order to keep most of the people they have. Many people have developed cancer there. I believe it's due to the carbon fiber and PTFE floating in the air constantly. Not a healthy environment. With all the ridiculous things going on there the unhealthy environment is why I really left.
Politics, back stabbing and unhealthy environment.
Excellent place to work; wonderful, friendly employees! Busy front desk with visitors and frequent incoming phone calls. It was just what I was looking for at the time--hours, salary. A bit on the slow side initially. I asked for more responsibility and was given the Travel Expense account of one employee. My time was properly and fully utilized.
Quality Control Analyst (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – September 22, 2016
I cannot speak about Solvay as a whole, but the Cincinnati location is particularly bad. Poor management, low morale, and little incentive to perform. They care more about having meetings and signing paperwork than about actually making a quality product.
benefits are very nice
terrible management, need for autonomy on a local level, poor employee morale, old site, care more about having meetings and signing paperwork than making a quality product.
mac op and quality inspection (Former Employee) – Greenville, TX – September 12, 2016
Solvay a.k.a. Cytec takes pride in belittling the employees. The supervisors are abrupt and rude...HR is absolutely no help,they are part of the poor moral. ...The ONLY reason people stay is because of the pay and the health insurance. ..
good health insurance
Very poor management, favortism is rampant, Total disregard for family values, Hr and management is disrespectful and ofter berate the employees in open meetings
Country Accounting Manager (Current Employee) – Princeton, NJ – August 8, 2016
Came to Solvay 9 years ago, and with no exposure to the Chemical Industry. I quickly learned about all the GBU's and realized that this company has tremendous growth opportunity and compensates their employees fairly.
Gained a lot of experience and knowledge from this job!
SENIOR LAB CHEMIST (Current Employee) – UNIVERSITY PARK, ILLINOIS – August 5, 2016
I work 12 hour shifts, very demanding. I take responsibility often up and beyond what is required. Responsible for many aspects of production as far as Q.C. is concerned. I.E. .... In process analysis, incoming and out going trucks of products, micro testing, final product testing, etc. Can be very stressful, depending on the volume of work on any given night.
Learned a lot on how to coordinate priorities, and definitely on computer skills!
Get along very well with management. Have a good reputation with all the management. My immediate supervisor, is the BEST!! She is a great Boss!!
Have great relationship with my co- workers!! Are friends on the outside with many of them.
Getting over whelmed at times with many samples to analyze at once. Always works out. Prioritizing comes into effect, in that case.
Having the great relationship that I have with my lab partner, and all my co-workers!
Bonuses, 401K bonuses, good health insurance
Union contract not resolved for 9 months, facility not a great place to be in