Cytec Reviews

Updated 5 Jan 2021

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3.1
49%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
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Cytec Chairman, President, and CEO Shane D. Fleming
Shane D. Fleming
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits & compensation a lot oppurtunities(in 13 reviews)

  • "Generally good managers and good people(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management changes frequently causing priorities to change along with it(in 8 reviews)

  • "High expectations in terms of delivery, at times tipping work/life balance the wrong way(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of Professionalism!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Mumbai
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cytec

    Pros

    * Flexible timing. * Freedom while working. * Compensation is Ok!

    Cons

    * The Logistics dept is in a mess. (Customers always complaining) * The Order fulfilment system of the Co is the worst I have seen. * The India branch lacks "Professionalism" in the management of the office. * A total lack of team work and team belonging. Everybody is working in isolation and just for oneself.

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  2. "Good Place, Good People"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Capital Project Leader in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cytec full-time for more than a year

    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


  3. "Great company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Placement 

    I worked at Cytec full-time

    Pros

    Was exposed to lots of different areas

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  4. "na"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist I in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cytec full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good coworkers, nice location and etc

    Cons

    bad managers, too many layers in management

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  5. "Good pay and environment - inadequate training and vicious top mgt"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cytec full-time for less than a year

    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.

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  6. "jig"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Janitorial in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cytec part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    this company is very good

    Cons

    I like this company still

  7. "Good Company Bad Union"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator I in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cytec full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Getting paid every Friday is great! Good benefits as well

    Cons

    Pitiful union hope you never need them. They proved to be useless.

  8. "Could be run better, probably never will"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cytec full-time for more than 8 years

    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.

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  9. "Look elsewhere"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cytec full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None, None, None, None, None

    Cons

    Executive management doesn't know what they are doing

  10. "Former Employee"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Strategic Buyer 

    I have been working at Cytec full-time

    Pros

    Great company, very cool market operating in

    Cons

    There is a lot of disarray and seems there is a lack of alignment organizationally

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