Engineering Manager (Former Employee) – Lexington, MA – 29 March 2019
Grace is a large company. Individual jobs, and management climate can vary with location. Overall...professional, paid well, demanded performance. Depended upon location, opportunities to advance. Some Grace companies are very old school, old product line. Some divisions are high tech, with new product lines. I found the Polyfibron Division, Lexington, Mass location to be a great place to work, but I had to travel too much which eventually led to my leaving. My first manager was super. My second boss was arrogant pompous narcissistic jerk with visions of god hood. Really bad. I entered as an engineering manager. I enjoyed my time with Grace, but it just wasn’t a good long term fit. Too much travel, and final boss was terrible.
Senior Chemical Operator (Current Employee) – Curtis Bay, MD – 27 March 2019
The Shift work is tough on the body, you will be forced to work long shifts and your off days. if you have something to do that day, management has an oh well attitude. The union is a joke and controlled by the company.
The money is good
very dirty place, terrible work/life balance, you are only a number
TRAINEE (Former Employee) – Gebeng – 21 March 2019
Work as trainee for almost six month is a big opportunities be as a part of team members that supportive and knowledgeable. Everyday is a new challenge and a solid foundation for learning. The colleagues and director of the company is very friendly, personable and has an open door policy for all team players. The owner knows all the employees who assist in carrying out the mission statement.
Free launch and enjoyable
Quite difficult and challenge to be as permanent worker
EXTRUDER OPERATOR / SHIFT LEADER (Former Employee) – Bellville, Western Cape – 6 March 2019
working for w.r.grace was one of the best things that could have happened to me, here I could express myself and grow ,management weren't always the best but they tried the hardest part of te job was having to leave it.
school fee allowance, safety braais, and many more
Acccounts receivables clerk (Former Employee) – NW London, Greater London – 13 February 2019
Very busy roll. Phoning customers to chase outstanding and late payment. Sending out invoices and letters. Filing, filling out financial end of year accounts. Chasing other departments for information relating to the outstanding accounts department.
Company was great until they shut down the divisuin I worked for.
Buyer (Former Employee) – Deerfield, IL – 8 October 2018
Great opportunities for personal advancement. Work/Life balance very important to company. Leadership was open to listening to employees. Many employees had worked at the location for over 20 years, turnover was very low.
Trust no one, cut throat environment. Management is promoted because they have been there a long time not for skills and leadership qualities. Site is old and run down. Needs a major facelift. Dirty and dangerous.
Quality Analysis Lab Technician Contractor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – 10 September 2018
Great place to work if you want to stay in the industrial chemistry field. They have lots of instrumentation and the people are nice for the most part. Just do your job well and communicate effectively when anything goes wrong with a product. Let the manager know asap so that things don't get out of hand.