W. R. Grace & Co. Employee Reviews

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Great Corporate experience to buid upon!
District Manager (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MA15 May 2019
A very high tech industry and a tight fraternity of people in the can industry. Our company was the leader in specialty adhesives technology that covered USA, Canada, and Europe.
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2.0
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The Hunger Games
Procurement Specialist (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MD2 May 2019
Stressful, lack of adequate training, poor management, do more with less culture, poor work/life balance. High turn over rate. Management will throw you under the bus rather than advocate for you.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Management
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2.0
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Only good for the money and experience
Senior Chemical Operator (Current Employee) –  Curtis Bay, MD27 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
Pros
Good money
Cons
very dirty place, terrible work/life balance, you are only a number
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4.0
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Enhance career
TRAINEE (Former Employee) –  Gebeng21 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.
Pros
Free launch and enjoyable
Cons
Quite difficult and challenge to be as permanent worker
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5.0
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Engineering Specialist
REGIONAL PRODUCT SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Dallas-Fort Worth, TX19 March 2019
Calling on structural engineers getting specialty products into specifications. Doing lunch & learn presentations and one on one meetings. Working trade shows and conventions.
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5.0
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great place great people
EXTRUDER OPERATOR / SHIFT LEADER (Former Employee) –  Bellville, Western Cape6 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.
Pros
school fee allowance, safety braais, and many more
Cons
company closed down
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2.0
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Good paying job,worst schedule imaginable
Chemical Operator (Current Employee) –  Curtis Bay, MD3 March 2019
Pay is very good. Went to see my sleep apnea doctor,told him my schedule in FCC ADD and the doctor told me that my schedule is the most INHUMANE schedule that he has ever heard of.End of story.
Pros
pay, good coworkers
Cons
schedule, upper management in FCC ADD.
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5.0
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Interesting
Acccounts receivables clerk (Former Employee) –  NW London, Greater London13 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.
Pros
Very interesting
Cons
Very busy periods.
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4.0
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It was not a bad company to work
Technical Manager (Former Employee) –  Edison, NJ11 February 2019
In general - W R Grace is a good company No bad experience In most part fun to work Flex hours etc. Free environment Since Edison was a small site not much interaction with upper management
Pros
flex hours
Cons
Edison was a small site
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2.0
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N/aa
Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Fredericksburg, VA7 December 2018
working long hours alone in a warehouse full of chemicals.Feel and got hurt several times,but noone there to help me.No unch time since you worked alone in the warehouse
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3.0
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One of my first jobs upon graduating from college
LABORATORY ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Chattanooga, TN5 December 2018
This was a great learning opportunity for me. I enjoyed the lab team and the dedication that had for the company.

The company had picnics and bonuses which was a driving force for the employees.
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4.0
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Collaborative Culture
MBA Intern, Specialty Catalysts (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MD14 November 2018
WR Grace provided its employees with opportunities for professional growth. In addition, the firm actively developed its employees to obtain more responsibilities.
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4.0
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smart people
Global R&D Director, Grace Construction Products (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MA23 October 2018
solid specialty chemicals company with long history. two divisions - Davison and Grace Construction products at the time. Construction Products became independent co. in 2016
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4.0
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Company was great until they shut down the divisuin I worked for.
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Deerfield, IL8 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.
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Benefits
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Company closed
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4.0
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Fair pay but no advancement options
TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) –  Curtis Bay, MD7 October 2018
The pay, hours, and time off are reasonable for salary employees. Management unfortunately is afraid to make decisions or offend anyone at the Curtis Bay facilities.

This can mean it is very hard to get fired but most over-qualified employees move on. Management wont punish poor work or reward good work.

If you are not ambitious and would be okay with receive average compensation for any level of work then you can consider this company.
Pros
Pay and Benefits
Cons
No recongition
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1.0
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Poor management, cur throat
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MD2 October 2018
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.
Pros
6% match 401k
Cons
Management and buildings are old and run down
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4.0
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A company with good benefits
Analytical Chemist (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IL28 September 2018
It is a good place to work for. There was a gym on site for employees. The benefits offered by the company were very good (401K matching 6% + pension).
Pros
Good pay and benefits
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4.0
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Great learning environment
Quality Analysis Lab Technician Contractor (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IL10 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.
Pros
1 hour lunch break
Cons
Long work days 12 hour shifts
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2.0
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good place to work
MULTI-CRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) –  Irondale, AL28 August 2018
long standing company with good values and management
cares about the employees and provides good benefits
wants the employees to advance and learn .
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4.0
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I was a consultant for a short time
Systems Software Consultant (Former Employee) –  Boca Raton, FL16 August 2018
I was a consultant/temporary worker for about 6 months. I worked in the technology depart, my responsibilities was testing a new email system. I learned a lot and improved my technical writing skills
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