Sr. Applications Development Coordinator (Former Employee) – BILLERICA, MA – 16 April 2017
I always looked forward to coming to work because every day was never the same. Workload was always heavy and I constantly learned new skills. Great sense of team work in every department and overall when I first started in 2004, people were very happy. Sadly as management made more and more bad financial decisions and an atrocious unbalance in spending I saw some of the hardest working and most valuable employees laid off. Very sad. Through it all, I think Management's intent is to continuously uphold the great company it has always been.
Very pro-employee benefits. Respect in the workplace.
Heavy Equipment Mechanic/Millwright (Former Employee) – Marshall, TX – 21 December 2016
Allowed to work up and learn new things to develop skills. Able to work with a team of highly trained millwrights and large company. Company allowed us to cross train and become well rounded associate.
Cabot has the vision to invest in welfare and training of their people at all levels
Engineering and Technical Manager (Former Employee) – Cabot Barry U.K – 15 December 2016
A great place to work for .You have been valued as a person at any level in the organisation . The company is looking after the welfare of the individual ie you are not a number and you have been listened to. The company allocates a substantial budget for training the individuals in both technical and the soft-skill .The opportunity for promotion is also available for the right candidates both in UK or overseas within the Cabot Corporation. I was sad to leave the workforce and the company when I retired from my job.
shipping clerk (Former Employee) – Centerville, LA – 26 June 2016
Unless you fit in with the click or do non company things you will not work there. I worked there for almost 2 years and trust me Cabot is not all what it seems. I did not my work to the best of ability and was not enough,
Great company with good benefits. People are very nice
Sr. Admin Coordinator/Facilities and SH&E Manager (Former Employee) – Billerica, MA – 15 June 2016
Cabot is a great company to work for. My skills were utilized and I felt challenged everyday.
The people made the job enjoyable. All levels interact directly and there is advancement available in most departments.
I learned more about Accounts Payable at Cabot which put me in a "super users" category using the JD Edwards finance system. With this knowledge I was able to train new employees on the system and help when needed.
The hardest part of the job was the inconsistent workload.
Event planning was also a job task that I enjoyed. Several times/year there were large meetings and events planned at our site that required customization and attention to details. This was the "fun" part of my job.
A firm full of energized and smart people. Great place to learn.
Applications Support & Corporate Account Manager (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – 4 November 2015
Cabot is a leading specialty chemical and materials firm. As such, it is highly dependent upon the "value add" proposition gaining traction to the customer. This business model, when applied universally, translates to better margins especially in growth markets seeking more efficient product solutions. However, in a stagnant World economy as we are currently experiencing, customer decisions shift to overweight economics compared to value. This paradigm will over time lead to purchasing decisions being viewed as more commodity based especially in price sensitive markets such as energy.
In a Technically based Sales function, proving the efficacy of one product versus the other is difficult. Especially when the customer views minor points of differentiation between your offered material and the competitors product as minor and has data to prove it. It becomes a price and service competition with price being the key entry and decision point. We struggled to compete on price as it ran counter to our business model. Unfortunately, the market does not discriminate toward models and eventually reaches equilibrium. This led to major conflicts internally culminating in Operational Cost cutting. This required massive lay offs.
Intelligent and experienced workforce, Open and helpful culture
Our protracted adherence to a faulty business model was discouraging.
Managed entirely from Corporate. Lots of politics and posturing for appearances with no accountability for results at the top. Financial games lead to misleading financial results. Systems are obsolete and inadequate. Not a good place to work.
Senior Research Associate (Current Employee) – Billerica, MA – 20 October 2015
Setting up and building new process development assemblies. Applying electronic-data collection and interpretation. I was able to improve my understanding of LabView programming, learned JMP software, executing DOE for multiple experiments.
employee (Current Employee) – Massachusetts – 26 September 2015
A typical work day is spent chasing around what its corporate office wants---and there is no questioning them. Collaboration is non-existent in many areas, with individual skills existing in a vacuous environment. Cabot is a reactive not proactive company when it comes to investing in their people. Promotions and the limited training they have are catered to building its external image and gaining positive employer ratings. Lastly, unlike most companies today, bonuses only apply to management, especially its executive team.
Packer (Current Employee) – Pampa, TX – 24 September 2015
A typical day is either being bored out of your mind or work at a very fast pace. You could have 20 things that need to be accomplished in an hour to having 0 things to do all twelve hours. I have tried to become more proficient at time management. The management here is alright. My crew we all work as a team, so this is good. The hardest part of the job is not having enough people to do the job. This company follows the less is more style of tactics. The most enjoyable part of the job is the days off.