FMC
3.2 of 5 45 reviews
www.fmc.com Philadelphia, PA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 06, 2014

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68% Approve of the CEO

FMC Chairman, President, and CEO Pierre Brondeau

Pierre Brondeau

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62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Awesome Experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at FMC as an intern

ProsGreat aspects working with the management.

ConsLong work days that went into the weekends

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A good place to work!!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at FMC

ProsWork Life balance is really good.

ConsNot many IT people to share/discuss opinions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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If you are looking for a big company that acts like a big company, this is your place

Help Desk Support Specialist (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

ProsBig company resources
Lot's of locations around the country

ConsActs like a large company

Advice to Senior ManagementAct more like a smaller company, move quicker.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good people to work with.

IT Infrastructure Intern (Former Employee)
Green River, WY (US)

I worked at FMC as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood co-workers. High pay for an intern.

ConsSomewhat repetitive job assignments. No opportunity for summer internship to become full-time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work in

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at FMC

ProsGreat colleagues that are helpful to each other

ConsToo many processes that are implemented without everyone knowing.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore hands on

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OK company overall, it all depends on the department

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

ProsPretty good benefits. The company is doing well, so the risk of a layoff is low. They are active in their pursuit of ethical values. The tuition benefit has no limit, although it is taxed after the IRS limit. The company is also active in their pursuits.

ConsThey lack training in certain areas, like no one will give you formal training for the SAP system. It's all learn on the fly. If you have an issue, HR is not on your side, they clearly side with management. Two employees get retaliated against and fired, and the manager who was the harasser got off scot-free. Other than that, how you are treated and the opportunities you have all depend on the department you are in and who you work for. Some have it great and the sky is the limit for opportunities, others are not and filled with dead-end jobs. Not everyone has the opportunity to move up. Also, it is very dysfunctional, as different departments, divisions and subsidiaries function on their own and not in congruence with the rest of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain people better and offer them more opportunities to help the company. Listen and speak to them more. Be more proactive in using new technologies for the office staff and training people to get them up to speed. Teach them about all the other processes at the company, and make sure they feel connected to everything else that goes on. Also, come up with a better PTO system that is more fair to them employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a friendly environment

Warehouse Utilities (Former Employee)
Fridley, MN (US)

I worked at FMC part-time for less than a year

ProsBecause I like doing something more physical

Consit was a short temporary job that I was kind of enjoying but ended very soon.

Advice to Senior ManagementJust to keep up the good job

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Rewarding work for a narcissistic management team focused on tormenting employees to 'foster growth'.

Agriculture Products (Former Employee)
Ewing, NJ (US)

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

ProsAntiquated culture in R&D, NPD process present great opportunities to generate new business.
Many hard working, dedicated employees.
Lots of long-tenured employees lend stability.
High technical skill set and training within the work force

ConsManagenent believes in 'chaos' theory to drive innovation - meaning they throw everyone and everything into chaos with frequent plan, scope, market changes to 'keep you sharp'.
FMC = Forever Making Changes
Core management team is condescending, aggressive, demeaning, and confrontational - labeling it the FMC way it's a corporate value to be abrasive... the S. Philly HQ fits in geography and attitude.
Management is susceptible to flashy stories and scenarios regardless of relationship to outcomes, prior performance. Often degrees, appearances matter more than results and have more credibility.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend less time protecting the inner circle and more time on high value contributors. Don't protect bad employees just because they've crossed the magical 7-year tenure threshold. Don't move problem managers around because they are in the circle but leave a disaster of dismissals, declining performance, and damaged employees in their wake. Don't buy the story - focus on results.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good growth for the company, not much room for internal talent development

Business Planner (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA (US)

I have been working at FMC full-time for more than a year

ProsPromising future and opportunities due to retirement of many positions in management
Moderate stability
Friendly, smart people

ConsLow focus in talent development, unclear or non-existent career plans
High stress due to high expectations and under-performing lines
Very old-school, low diversity and extremely experienced (not very exciting for a younger group age)

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversity should be fostered!

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Large corporate culture, can be good and bad

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at FMC full-time

ProsGrowing markets I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I

ConsSelective career opportunities I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I i

Advice to Senior ManagementMore visibility company wide

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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