Cytec FAQ

All answers shown come directly from Cytec Reviews and are not edited or altered.

7 English questions out of 7

5 January 2021

What is the feeling of job security at Cytec?

Pros

Work is satisfying and you are allowed to do your work without being micromanaged

Cons

Company was downsizing at the time I left so the position would have been cut

Company was downsizing at the time I left so the position would have been cut

5 January 2021

See answer

8 February 2020

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Cytec?

Pros

People work with like family. Room for development with yourself.

Cons

Very poor management. Very clique with certain people and not trusted. Low chance of progression. No clear direction of company.

Advice to Management

Look at yourself. Respect and trust working staff.

No clear direction of company.

8 February 2020

See answer

8 February 2020

How is management perceived at Cytec?

Pros

People work with like family. Room for development with yourself.

Cons

Very poor management. Very clique with certain people and not trusted. Low chance of progression. No clear direction of company.

Advice to Management

Look at yourself. Respect and trust working staff.

Very poor management.

8 February 2020

See 2 more answers

12 July 2020

What is the company culture like at Cytec?

Pros

this company is very good

Cons

I like this company still

this company is very good

12 July 2020

See answer

25 August 2020

What is the salary like at Cytec?

Pros

Pay rates seemed good - promises of personal progression seemed good too

Cons

Training that was promised (in respect of the lab management system) never appeared, leaving with much pressure to deliver results, but without the ability to effectively use the systems - familiarity with the system was provided by a third party who did not speak English very well and was far too pressured themselves to spend sufficient time. Manufacturing equipment was in a good number of cases incapable of producing the planned output - making adjustments to the machinery meant a lot of clean-down time, so the shop floor staff were reluctant (borderline belligerent) about any attempts to get to the bottom of problems, or any delays to getting a job started (for example to check settings) and so many batches of defective or borderline product were pumped out of the end of the lines. The result of this culture was that I was placed under almost unbearable pressure to "pass off" defective batches of materials - to ignore the criteria for testing, and to turn a blind eye to testing practices which in no way emulated the real world conditions under which these materials would be used. - These materials are going into high performance vehicles and aircraft, often as structural elements - cheating the tests was and is in my opinion simply not acceptable. I was pressured / bullied into quitting because I would not engage with these immoral practices - HR took a very large part in this when I foolishly thought they would be the ones to support me - they are hand in glove with the MGT team.

Advice to Management

Invest some of the huge profits in newer equipment Listen to the shop floor staff when they point out issues with the equipment. Stop "testing til you get a pass" then passing the whole batch. Stop "vaccing for 24 hours" before testing and stick to a normal vac cycles. Provide adequate training on the lab test system. If you promise someone training then you should schedule and deliver it.

Pay rates seemed good - promises of personal progression seemed good too

25 August 2020

See answer
  • 1
  • 2

7 English questions out of 7