Firmenich Employee Job Reviews

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3.4
Average Rating
(based on 11 Firmenich Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.2
Growth Opportunities
2.7
People You Work With
4.5
Person You Work For
3.7
Rewards You Receive
3.3
Support You Get
3.4
Way You Work
3.5
Work Setting
3.3
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Project Engineering Manager
in Newark, NJ

"Project Engineering Manager for 25 years in a chemical company. I was in charge of managing all projects of new installations, process improvements and maintenance of Cotia unit of Firmenich and technical support to the subsidiaries of Latin America. Main activities of the function: • Development of the scope of the project with the areas of process, production, quality, maintenance and safety. • Development technical specifications for feasibility studies, basic and detail engineering designs together with outside engineering Firms. • Development technical specs of equipment, instrumentation, civil engineering, electromechanical Assembly and HVAC. • Management/monitoring of all subjects of works related to the project. • Development of process hazard analysis. • Responsible for commissioning, water batch tests and start-up of the projects implemented. • Organization of technical plants and file maintenance."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Firmenich Employee
in Princeton, NJ

"A company with a lot of hype. Used to be a great company but now plagued by poor middle management. Absence of leadership; decision-making arbitrary; promotions unrelated to performance or scientific merit; technical consultations disappointing but consultants are retained solely to write rave reports for the boss. Company seems to have lost sight of it's values; inattentive to social responsibilities towards it's employees."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Research Chemist
in Geneva, NY

"This is no longer the golden company of the past. Despite their hype and beautiful reports, it practices arbitrary decision making; upper management is disorganized and self-serving, and some even blatantly lazy; promotions are unrelated to performance and scientific meritocracy; bad consultants are retained for the purpose of writing rave reports for the boss."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Process Engineer
in Anaheim, CA
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4.5 / 5 Way You Work 3.5 / 5
Maintenance Technician
in Anaheim, CA
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.2 / 5 Work Setting 3.4 / 5
Support You Get 3.6 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.7 / 5
Company Culture 2.8 / 5 Way You Work 2.9 / 5
Senior Chemist
in Parsippany, NJ

"The company is a bad environment to work in."

Person You Work For 2.2 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 2.1 / 5
Support You Get 2.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1.1 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Foreman
Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.2 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.7 / 5
Company Culture 3.6 / 5 Way You Work 4.4 / 5
Automation Technician
in Plainsboro, NJ
Person You Work For 3.9 / 5 Work Setting 1.7 / 5 Support You Get 2.9 / 5
Rewards You Receive 2.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Company Culture 1.9 / 5
Natural Chemical Production Scientist
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Lead Technician
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Technician
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.4 / 5 Work Setting 1.9 / 5
Support You Get 1.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3.1 / 5
Firmenich Employee
in Plainsboro, NJ

"Don't believe their hype."

What do you like about working at Firmenich?

"At first I thought it was a great place but after 10 years nothing looked good."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't interview with them. Go to the other two major companies in the industry. They pay better, as well as, treat their people better."

What don't you like about working at Firmenich?

"The games plated and pettiness of management, the favoritism, placing people into positions that didn't have the requirements to be there, the salaries, their inability to promote from with in, and the fact that if you are not French or Swiss you will not grow within the company. The list can go on."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Start promoting from with in and not your relatives. Also, learn your job before you try to tell people what they should be doing."

Temporary Employee
in Plainsboro, NJ

"good place to work if you play their games and are politically connected"

What do you like about working at Firmenich?

"potential for growth if you are politically connected"

What don't you like about working at Firmenich?

"child like behavior in upper management"

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