Recycled ceramic and metallic catalyst convertors per company policy, operated and maintained machinery such as sheers, grinders and forklifts to maneuver product to designated areas for further operations.
Sales Manager (Current Employee) – Auburn Hills, MI – June 30, 2016
Management fails to do their homework when positioning individuals in roles. Secrecy among leadership and management. Politics within the HR department Friendships. Company "values" are non-existent for "special employees" Unwilling to consider improvements because the employees resist change and management are part of the problem. Failure to utilize skilled employees to full capacity. Very little room for growth unless certain people approve of you. Expectations are if you treat me as God, I'll consider you. Witnessed dishonest employees being supported by upper management. Again, HR is the biggest issue, so favoritism to "friends".
Free lunches sometimes, reasonable benefits, diverse and fun colleges
Management lack skills, HR unprofessional violating people sharing information about employees.
Document Control Specialist (Former Employee) – Catoosa, OK – April 10, 2016
I had been a long time employee there when we were purchased by Umicore. In three years it was a very unpleasant and stressful place to work. Mainly do to them downsizing the employees, which was done a number of times over that time span. You just never new when you would be next, which created a very stressful environment for everyone there. In essence, they did not practice Corporate Social Responsibility.
QC Tech (Former Employee) – Quapaw, OK – January 16, 2016
Worked at OK plant. Great people to work with, pay was much less than I had been making but that plant downsized due economy and poor management so was glad to get hired by Umicore. They had challenges making market share, China flooded market with lower priced product so Umicore struggled even their product was far superior.
Ge Recycling / Shipping Coordinator (Former Employee) – Quapaw, OK – December 8, 2015
I met a lot of diverse personalities at Umicore in the past eleven years. A very interesting learning path that helped me develop myself into what I am today. I can handle nearly any type of situation with any stress factor. I've been thru start ups and lay offs. I do not regret any second of my dedication to Umicore and wish them the very best in their adventures.
Enjoyed working with employees from all departments
Logistics Operator (Former Employee) – Glens Falls, NY – July 29, 2015
Management was supportive. Workers were competent and friendly. Unfortunately, the company recently downsized approximately 25% of the workforce. I enhanced my organizational skills via the 5S program.
you cant get in there as for long term,or an actual employee with benefits
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Attleboro, MA – October 31, 2014
laid back work environment,learned some new skills with micrometers,calipers,co workers were ok,but wasnt told the truth about eventually being hired from temp to real employee,and finally layed off from them,so not much else to say...
Consultant/Support (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – February 17, 2014
• On-site planning and implementation support of the Windows 7/Office 2013 migration for the North American Region of Umicore, Inc. • Provide technical solutions and troubleshooting for hardware and software support for North and South Eastern U.S. Umicore sites • Active Directory Administration, including user account creation/ changes, troubleshooting basic server performance and network connectivity issues • Asset management, from purchase through decommission of hardware • Lead migration project for Microsoft and Apple Operating systems, and MS Office products • Author documentation, as well as provide training for new hardware and software products across the Enterprise
Business Support Engineer (Former Employee) – raleigh, nc – May 25, 2013
I worked on the help desk as a contractor and was responsible for maintaining tickets in the Remedy system. Also, responsible for Active Directory, Back Up Exec, sharepoint, and troubleshooting of hardware and software.
My manager and team, customers
poor communication, lack of advancement, and personal decision making over professional
QC Tech (Former Employee) – Quapaw, OK – February 7, 2013
Overall, Umicore is a good company to work with. I was downsized due to a market down turn. I worked in the Ge substrates area, Quapaw, OK. There was a loss of market share due to a flood of inexpensive, cheap Chinese made semiconductors. The company did not easliy make the choice to lay off as many of us as they did, and held us on as long as possible in hopes the trend would reverse.
Pay was okay for the area but the benefits provided were above the norm for most companies. An ethical company.
Third Shift Plant / Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – January 7, 2013
Very busy atmosphere. Learned more about 5 s and Lean manufacturing, Leadership skills. The Co- workers are all team oriented and work well together. The hardest part of my job was getting proper answers to questions in a timely manner to do my job more efficiently. The most enjoyable and rewarding part of my job was the Amount of quality work my shift produced by inexperienced operators. I had trained all the guys and made them all team players that would do anything within reason and safety to acomplish our nightly goals and assignments. That to me was the most enjoyable and rewarding experience I could have. That was what drove me harder and made me work harder for Umicore. Satisfying Umicores needs and customers needs made me feel inspired and was a very enjoyable experience to see everything that was acomplished by the guys.
treated us well during holiday season/ parties, etc. individual recognition program
umicore does not follow their company values, they play favorites with certain employees.
Bond Shop Technician (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – December 5, 2012
The job paid very well and you could make alot of money as long as your willing to suck up to the boss and be one of their little gophers. The work itself is fine especially if you get a job that your working alone. The teamwork aspect of that place was horrible. If they dont like you they'll find a way to can you but if someone has the opportunity to work there then they should take it. Just be careful cuz they just had 15 lay offs.
Pay scale is competitive. European management where advancement from production to management does not occur. No future for 50+, and female managers are uncommon. Great opportunity for degreed technical individuals 20 - 30 years old.