CRODA Graduate Reviews

Employer: CRODA
Sector: Science and R&D
4.1
4.1/5 average employee rating (as reviewed by 98 people)

All of the below job reviews are anonymously written by graduates working at CRODA to provide you with a unique insight into working there.

7.5
3.8/5
Date added: 21st March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
There are a lot of new projects that have been rolling in and it gives me the chance to work on things that will have a large impact to the site. This also means that there is a lot of fresh design work that needs to be completed which is where my interests lie.My degree gave me an understanding of the theoretical side of the work, but it has been a challenge to develop my understanding about the practical side of engineering.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Graduate Trainee
Team:
Mechanical Engineering team
Voted Useful by 4 People
7
3.5/5
Date added: 07th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The rotational programme means that if you're able to experience many different roles before you have to decide on a permanent role. Each rotation is 9 months, which is enough time to allow you to get fully involved in different projects. When its time to rotate, the company does take your preferences into consideration. Croda invests a lot of time and money training you with various residentials. Although these are often fun and enjoyable, they do offer valuable learning experiences; on the residentials, I learnt a lot about myself in addition to learning business skills.Sometimes you can feel like a graduate trainee and not feel fully incorporated into the team.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career Sector: Science and R&D
Job Title::
Graduate Trainee
Voted Useful by 10 People
7.8
3.9/5
Date added: 04th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
High level of responsibility. Helpful colleagues. Good personal development.Lack organised technical training.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Process Engineer
Team:
Technical Engineering Hull
Voted Useful by 6 People
8.5
4.3/5
Date added: 24th February 2016 by name_1456313474
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Having three rotations within different roles and locations provides you with a great understanding of the different parts of the business. It will also help you to decide what role you want to do once the scheme has finished. You are assigned many varied projects from the start that actually contribute to the business (they don't just make stuff up for you). You can do a range of sporting activities every lunch time (football, running, circuits, yoga, rounders etc.). This is a great way to meet other people in the company that you may not necessarily have contact with in your current role. All senior managers are happy to have discussions with you. Free lunch.Most sites are located 45-60 minutes away from large cities.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career Sector: Science and R&D
Career: Chemist
Job Title::
Graduate Trainee
Voted Useful by 9 People
8.1
4.1/5
Date added: 18th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Great opportunities within the company. Colleagues are great. Everyone is willing to help and you get projects from day one.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Graduate Trainee - Engineering
Voted Useful by 10 People
8.5
4.3/5
Date added: 10th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The opportunities available are outstanding. As a graduate you are given 3 positions over 3 years across the European sites to explore different roles, cultures and learn and develop as an individual and within the company. I am exposed to front line research and product manufacturing so every piece of work I do can make a difference.There isn´t always enough people to take on the volume of innovative work we have here.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career Sector: Science and R&D
Career: Chemist
Job Title::
Graduate Trainee
Team:
R&D
Voted Useful by 11 People
9.2
4.6/5
Date added: 09th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Interesting work. Possibility to develop skills. Nice colleagues. None so far.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Graduate Trainee - Engineering
Voted Useful by 13 People
8.3
4.2/5
Date added: 05th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Croda is a really fun and friendly company to work at. As Croda offer a rotational graduate programme it's great to experience working in different countries, business sectors and roles. Allowing great networking across the global business before having to decide where to work as a permanent role. There is a level of transparency through the company with direct access to senior management who are always willing to help; this builds up a strong support network for the graduates allowing us to access the training and experiences needed to progress our careers. Having such a varied role is great but can mean it takes longer to specialise.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Career Sector: Arts & Media
Job Title::
Market Insights
Team:
Polymer Additves
Voted Useful by 7 People
8.8
4.4/5
Date added: 05th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
You are given a lot of responsibility from day one and are encouraged to plan and progress projects yourself as long as the team are happy with your direction and you provide solutions. All staff have an open door policy and are willing to help, regardless of their position in the company. Rotations on the graduate scheme are very diverse. Purchasing gives you a lot of exposure to other areas of the business, such as labs, IT, and suppliers. You will be able to contribute to all areas of procurement instead of having a specific role.The manufacturing sites can feel detached from the head office. Some sites are a long distance from cities/towns.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Graduate Trainee
Team:
Purchasing
Voted Useful by 13 People
9
4.5/5
Date added: 04th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
High level of responsibility from moment one, plus lots of opportunities to train and to improve your skill set.. The current site I'm at has needed investment for a long time and doesn't seem as if it's going to get it.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Employer:
Job Title::
Graduate Trainee
Team:
Process Development
Voted Useful by 11 People