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Productive place to work. Interesting, Challenaging
Chief Power Engineer (Current Employee), Nova ScotiaMarch 26, 2013
Pros: flexability
Cons: stressful
2012-2013 Currently employed by Ocean Nutrition/DSM (Fish oil processing)
Chief Power Engineer (3rd Class)
• 300hp Firetube Cleaver Brooks
• 50hp H/P steam boiler (steam deorderization)
• Hot oil Thermal boilers (x4)
• 2/125hp Ammonia Refrigeration (Class “T” )
• Cooling Towers
• Hot oil/glycol heating and cooling systems
• Chem Aqua Chemical treatment
 – more... Dealing with contractors
• Planning of shutdown work
• HVAC/AH units
• DOL
• Training
• Working with safety officer
• PM Programs (preventative and corrective maintenance)
• SOP development
• Reporting to Plant Manager Daily
• Review Log books
• Fuel metering and consumption Reporting
• Inventory management
• Work stream leader
• Change Management entry
• Safety Audits
• Daily Chief Rounds
• Troubleshooting
• Involved in Engineering Projects
• P&ID’s development
• Scheduling
• Perform leadership duties for the Power Engineer group – less
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Good pay/ Terrible culture and management
fermentation opperator (Current Employee), Germantown, WIMarch 27, 2014
Pros: good pay / benefits
Cons: management/very unhappy place to work
DSM bought this plant in Germantown and didn't even have a plant manager for the first 8 months or so. They just let the management that Cargill left behind run the show. When they finally did get a plant mgr. he just supported and protected the regime already in place.

The culture on the floor has really gone downhill. It's really a shame. They have – more... some great workers and really treat them terrible.

Pay is good with a great 401k match. About the only good thing there besides for co-workers.

The actual work is rather enjoyable. Not too hard, just a pain putting up with all the extra sideshow they put on you .

Under Cargill you felt like a part of the team under DSM you feel like they are trying to find a reason to fire you.

Many of their good workers have already left or got fired. Management just has an "I don't care" attitude towards all this.

Again its really a shame. – less
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Productive and Fun
Accounts Receivable Collection Accountant (Current Employee), Parsippany, NJMarch 26, 2014
Pros: equal opportunity employment
It would be a great pledger to continue working with DSM Inc. It has been an exciting experience as I would be able to use my professional expertise to help the company gain profit.
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Dsm constantly changing organization chart and staff
Operations (Current Employee), San Francisco CAFebruary 9, 2014
Pros: very diverse, high up educated staff treat lower levels with respect
Cons: org changes every year..always feel job is going to be elimated
I have worked here for over 5 years and my job and department has changed many times with each re organization their is a lot of talk which becomes rumors and fear of who's job or department is at risk with no communication from management or corporate headquarters. Some people get a way with working about 5 hours a day and others work 10 plus hours – more... a day on salary with such an overload of work that they are in fear to not work 60 hours a week!!! One person actually is doing the job of three people. Raises are basically less than 1.5 percent even for the hardest working people. We have managers who mange a staff of two and that manager sits on the phone all day on personal calls or is on the Internet and only comes out of their office to basically get coffee. Very political in terms of who gets promoted. The men in some departments get better treatment than senior staff women. One guy was a supervisor who barely ever came to work and his staff complained so bad they finally got rid of him only to create him a new job that did not exist and he actually comes in at 10 am and leaves around 4 pm and no one seems to even know what his job is now. Others work from 6 am to 5 or 6pm everyday!!! – less
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unfortunately very problematic environment!
science (Former Employee), Delft, ZHDecember 12, 2013
Pros: flexible working times
Cons: problematic cultural environment! comments against ethnicity happen quite frequently!
The company has a good mission BUT:
Unfortunately descriminative comments, jokes....!!
if you are not dutch you are not much.
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Great Place to Work!
Communications (Current Employee), Columbia, MDDecember 11, 2013
Pros: good pay
If you are looking for a great work experience where you can learn a lot about food science, marketing, public relations, and consumer engagement, this is the place to work!
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Great environment
PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE III DSM FUNCTIONAL MATERIAL (Former Employee), NCDecember 4, 2013
Pros: work schedule
Cons: main office overseas
The job was very safety thinking in all you do. My experience as chemical operator started here. As long as ask questions everyone is willing to find the answer. Enjoy the individuals I worked with, they made it more enjoyable.
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loved the work and enviroment
production worker (Current Employee), Logan, UTNovember 7, 2013
Pros: the work is light work
Cons: they are moving the company
I like the work but unfortunately they are moving the company to Wisconsin.
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Company undergoing management transition
Culture Media Manufacturer (Current Employee), Germantown, WIJuly 15, 2013
Facility undergoing management transition from Cargill to DSM, production/sales in flux
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A company with a team based evironment
DSM Biopharmaceutical Internship (Former Employee), Greenville, NCMay 17, 2013
My main task was reformatting manufacturing and filling work orders using Microsoft Word. I also attended several project meetings and helped the project management team with miscellanous tasks. The people I worked with were friendly and very helpful in teaching me about how things work in idustry.
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Avoid DSM at all costs
worker (Current Employee), Greenville, NCApril 17, 2013
Pros: there are some committed and honest employees
Cons: dsm will use you and then throw you out like garbage when they're through with you.
I wish there were negative numbers available in the ratings for culture/vales and management. Senior management supports mid-level management in poor decision making and discriminatory behaviors. They do not know how to "do the right thing." It appears to be too much trouble. Many "managers" are not properly trained to direct people. Most of all, no – more... teamwork concepts actually lived out in reality. – less
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Decent Place to work with good pay
Pilot plant operator (Current Employee), Belvidere NJApril 9, 2013
Pros: pay, distance from hom
Cons: benefits, hours, schedule
I learned a lot at DSM, great place to work in the nutritional field, I worked closely with people whom I liked very much, although ive had a bad experience with the management within the company, the hardest part of this job was to keep u[p with the ever changing schedule and still have family time. The most important part of the job is consistency, – more... you have to take yourself out of the equation incase something went wrong with the fermentation, you had to know that it was not something that you had changed from the previous time. – less
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Terrible company values and management
Research Associate (Current Employee), USAMarch 27, 2013
A company that has gotten too big to handle itself, and continues to gobble up more small companies to compensate for its lack of direction and good management. Terrible upper management guidance. A complete lack of support for ingenuity and R&D. Communication is sparse and often contradictory. Benefits are decent, although health has gotten progressively – more... worse, with a recent "spousal insurance surcharge", pegging employees with an additional $1200 annual fee to include coverage for their spouse. A very Europe-centric company lacking a modern culture agenda that addresses the needs of USA employees. – less
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Good culture and very much understandable
Mis Executive (Former Employee), NCR (Vikhroli W)March 12, 2013
Pros: nice culture
Cons: their was no time period for the job to be completed in the stipulated nine hours...
Since i came from a different work enviornment, it was nice to learn very good things from my colleagues and update my knowledge accordingly.

The easy thing for me was to learn new things daily..
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Don't get trapped!
Production Technician (Former Employee), Greenville, NCFebruary 25, 2013
Pros: you get a paycheck
Cons: dsm=don't spend money...need i say more?
Once you get in you can easily get in a rut. If you are in production, oftentimes management will not let you leave their areas because you are "too valuable" yet they don't want to pay you like you are valuable. There shouldn't be this much turnover in a department (O&T) that pays fairly well. Pettiness run rampant in management. Complain about anything – more... and you have a bullseye on your back and you can forget about trying to move to another department...trapped. – less
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Awesome People with Great Potential
Managed Services Manager (Former Employee), Lakeland, FLAugust 8, 2012
Pros: culture, technology
Cons: benefits, leadership
Going to work was a joy because of the people I got to work with. On the other hand, some leadership positions made things difficult by not having a clear vision and poor management skills. The potential of DSM with it's business connections and Data Center facilities has set itself up for possible continued growth and exciting professional environment.
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Horrible
Sourcing (Former Employee), NJJuly 6, 2012
Stay away from the Sourcing area, they are completely clueless- There is no direction and the management is less educated with less work experience that the actual workers.. Its lopsided.... stay away
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Relaxed working environment
Installation/repair Tech (Current Employee), Lake Forest, CAJune 21, 2012
Pros: management pays for lunch, most times
Cons: inconsistant workload
the people are great, they have a easy and relaxing demeaner, managment is always available for assistance.
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Have fun make money and learn a lot.
Technician (Former Employee), Greenville, NCMarch 14, 2012
Pros: good benefits
Cons: long hours, rotating shifts
A good company to work for if you deal with the hours. You can make a ton of money and enjoy yourself while making it.
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Plezierige samenwerking in projectteam
Communicatieadviseur (Former Employee), Sittard, LIMarch 2, 2014
Pros: goede sfeer, hecht virtueel team
Cons: reisafstand
Als consultant heb ik met veel plezier gewerkt binnen een projectteam van DSM. Een aantal punten van waardering is dan ook niet rechtstreeks relevant voor mij geweest, maar door de nauwe samenwerking met DSM medewerkers heb ik ervaren dat DSM veel aandacht besteedt aan ontwikkeling, arbeidsvoorwaarden, maar vooral ook veiligheid en gezondheid.
Tijdens – more... mijn periode bij DSM heb ik het projectteam mogen informeren en inspireren, zodat projectleden met deze kennis beter eigen werkzaamheden konden uitvoeren. De enorme betrokkenheid en professionaliteit van het leiderschap van het programma maakte mijn werk des te leuker en ook makkelijker, – less

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DSM wants to get more out of life, or at least life and material sciences. It focuses on nutritional products and performance – Read more