Cytec Industries Employee Reviews

Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great
SAP Data Governance Lead (Former Employee) –  NJMarch 1, 2018
everything was great until they were bought by Solvay. The whole team was going to be laid off. I left because of and before that happened to me. I really enjoyed the travel abroad and the people I worked with
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Company Closed
Supervisor of Workers' Comp and Liability Claims (Former Employee) –  West Paterson, NJFebruary 27, 2018
Unfortunately the Company Closed no longer in business. I have no comments to make on this employer

Cytec was a Chemical Corp. that was a spin off of American Cyanamid. The had different chemical segments of the business.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
productive,highly stressful work place
Operator Technician (Former Employee) –  Piedmont, SCJanuary 27, 2018
meetings,classes,operations checks,issues need to be adressed first,checking chemical levels/mixing documenting processes,how certain chemicals work together or not as to work safety and how chemicals being added can make certain products react.management periodically checked in on the department to see if their were any issues/concerns that needed to adressed the culture was you are responsible for your area solely because of being shorthanded frequently there was no help if needed,thus not always being able to complete task.the hardest part of the job was climbing four flights of stairs to adress operational alarms/issues,the team comradere was the best part when team members were friendly and involved
Pros
award dinners, lunches, gifts for good work performance
Cons
Mandatory overtime, short or no breaks
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fast paced environment
International Sales & Support/Trainer (Former Employee) –  Willow Island, WVJanuary 26, 2018
Enjoyed traveling opportunities and meeting co-workers and customers from all over the world. Definitely the best part of the job. Inventory management could be stressful but worked with a lot of good people.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Nice place to work
Production Area Leader (Former Employee) –  Kalamazoo, MIJanuary 24, 2018
There was many things to do at the plant. Leadership at the plant was partially controlled by the union and didn't seem to back its own management. Overall most people were great to work with
Pros
many challenges at work
Cons
Union heavily involved in running plant
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Excellent
Executive Assistant to President of Latin America (Former Employee) –  Coral Gables, FLJanuary 18, 2018
Great professional environment. Meet great peers and learned a lot from all of them. A huge multinational Fortune 500. A wonderful workplace and culture.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Excellent place to work.
Office Services Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Willow Island, WV 26134June 2, 2017
A typical day involved the data base management of training for the plant. Management was excellent. Workplace culture was also excellent. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the other employees
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
productive
Process Operator (Former Employee) –  Waggaman, LAJanuary 26, 2017
40 hr workweek
team work
learning experience
outside environment
physically demanding at times
flexible schedule
great company
.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Was a fun place to work because of the people
Machine operator / Pan Carb Operator (Current Employee) –  Piedmont, SCDecember 6, 2016
What's a great place to work because of the pay the benefits the overtime the people that you work with were great people. People that you work with with teach you everything about the job they were not jealous they were just great people to work with and to get along with. There are opportunities to advance in the company.
Pros
Was the pay and the benefits and the opportunity to know everything about the job
Cons
Management was not all that great and they were not friendly
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Cared about employees
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCAugust 3, 2016
Friendly and caring for all employees, promoted within company. Very good benefits package once company was merged with Kemira Water.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Inbred management arrogantly avoiding innovation
Manager (Former Employee) –  Woodland Park, NJJuly 19, 2016
A good company to avoid. Will be overrun by new owner. Not much promotion opportunity, people protecting themselves first, and predatory to its own people.
Pros
Some bright individuals in interesting manufacturing
Cons
Not concerned with integrating new ideas or change
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
productive workplace good communication between employees
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Tempe, AZJune 16, 2016
Worked there as a temp. through Aerotek Staffing Agency for a few months. While there I learned a lot regarding all administrative aspects while enhancing my skill in that area.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Pros
Great people and work environment
Was this review helpful?YesNo 2Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good compensation, good work - longtime health effects
Operator (Current Employee) –  Willow Island, WVSeptember 2, 2015
Overall a good place to work with great pay. Management is proactive with safety. Hard to advance within company but some opportunity. Co-workers are the best part of the job and physical labor/chemicals are the worst part of the job.
Pros
Excellent compensation
Cons
Dangerous work, longtime effects, Small amount of Vacation
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Claim this company page

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Cytec Industries. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

3.7
Based on 44 reviews
514
414
38
25
13

Ratings by category

3.5Work/Life Balance
3.7Compensation/Benefits
2.9Job Security/Advancement
3.3Management
3.2Culture