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Downhill trending
Associate (Current Employee) –  Evansville, INOctober 16, 2017
Increasingly poorly managed. Associates are being set up to fail, not succeed. Extreme cronyism encouraged. My personal belief is this local experience does not reflect the corporate vision but is allowed to flourish regardless.
Pros
Pay.
Cons
Inconsistent message from upper to lower management.
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very friendly
Extruder Operator (Former Employee) –  Evansville, INOctober 4, 2017
hard work but fast paced and people are willing to help. paid time off, room for growth and pay raises. company uniforms, on the job fork truck certification as well.
Pros
family friendly
Cons
hot
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Under managed. A non caring culture that starts with higher management.
Extruder Operator (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHSeptember 17, 2017
At this point they have an acting plant manager who is not professional or personable at all. The HR department is a joke and very unprofessional. No accommodations are made or considered when it comes to scheduling.
Pros
Some good people.
Cons
Too much overtime.
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Excellent workplace
Mixer Operator (Former Employee) –  Perrysburg, OHSeptember 3, 2017
This is a company with plenty of room for advancement given survivability in a fast pace work environment with sometimes stressful situations. Staff, coworkers, and upper management are awesome to deal with and typically handle stressful situations very well. Compensation is above what it should be in my personal opinion which makes it a better company to work for in itself, and that doesnt include the benefits.
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Declining workplace, terrible communication
Production Technician (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHAugust 30, 2017
Upper management doesn't understand or communicate with the people who work for them. Hardly room for advancement, low morale. If you're looking for a dead end job this is the place for you. The benefits are OK, healthcare dental 401k... This job is great if you want to clock in, make plastic, and clock out. Alot of good technicians have left recently because of low workplace morale. Temporary workers are in and out daily, so training the same simple jobs to 30 different people is highly likely.
Pros
Paid Holidays
Cons
Morale, short production staff
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Great Company / Poor Manager
Accounts Payable Associate (Former Employee) –  Fairlawn, OHAugust 29, 2017
My manager was let go my last few weeks there. Every other department there seemed fun to work in. Great company to work for, just my manager was terrible and not liked by her employees.
Pros
Hours, benefits, nice building
Cons
During my time there lack of advancement
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Loved the job
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNAugust 9, 2017
Started out in Master Batch and then went to machine operator. Enjoyed the work and was a great place to work. They shut down the Nashville plant and moved the company to Mexico and Michigan
Pros
Fast pased work made the time go by fast
Cons
dangerous at times
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Decent Place, Decent Pay
QA Technician (Former Employee) –  N Kingsville, OHJuly 24, 2017
A. Schulman, Inc. is a fair employer. The work isn't the cleanest (it's fiberglass manufacturing), but it's simple, and they pay well for the area and the job expectations. They like to promote from within before they seek help from outside the company. Management could stand to be improved upon, but they are a work in progress. The culture is undergoing change, but things are getting better every day. The monotony is probably the hardest part of working in this type of facility.
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Good and bad
Trimmer Operator (Former Employee) –  Geneva, OHJuly 1, 2017
This place takes a while to hire people in, due to the hiring freeze that they had placed, which i think is over with now. Starting pay is better than alot of places in the area. Breaks are every two hours. Some people are rude but that happens anywhere. Vacation time after youre hired in is very good, Two weeks vacation once week sick days allowed. The point system is kind of ridiculous, even if youre like me and NEVER call off! You get fired at three points per year, one point per calloff.They micromanage alot of things, and they are lacking in technology. I like it so far but things could improve.
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Production ~ Akron OH
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHJune 7, 2017
Fast pace production. Pay and benefits are well. Safe and clean environment.

Great place to work if you have no opinion or aspiration for success.

Fellow production workers are friendly, hard workers and very helpful.

Supervisor/Managers not so much.

A huge amount of favoritism and back stabbing. False and in accurate reporting.

Keep your head down, mouth closed & walk the line ~ stay off the radar and you will succeed, if you stray you will be targeted.

Open door policy is non-existent ~ without retaliation.
Pros
Pay & Benefits
Cons
Workplace Culture
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Management is a joke
Warehouse (Former Employee) –  1400 highway 41 northJune 2, 2017
No organization, they don't promote from within , instead the hr lady hires her friends and people she use to sleep with to put in power. This company is a joke.
Pros
A paycheck
Cons
Everything
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safe, clean, generally positive, hugecompany...lots of middle mgmt, and burocracy
Asst. supervisor (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHMay 10, 2017
Aschulman is an enormous company. The compensation and benefit packages are better than average, from my experience the work environment is safe and clean, but can be uncomfortably hot. t

The corporate infrastructure throughout the business can be stifling, and tends to cause any changes , even the necessary ones, to come about at a very slow pace. The bureaucracy is thick.
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Educative and Challenging.
Quality Engineer Assistant (Former Employee) –  Carpentersville, ILApril 25, 2017
Proud to be part of the Quality Department.
I learn to be a plant auditor.
Best open and easy to work management.
The workplace culture was simple: safety first, open, honest attitudes.
The hardest part of the job was to translate the customer needs into production characteristics.
Customer satisfaction.
Pros
Quality Management System.
Cons
None
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Color warehouse
Line extruder (Former Employee) –  Franklin, TNApril 19, 2017
I really liked working here. It is a very dirty job, but everyone there was really nice and helpful when first starting to get the hang of things. Would love to go back
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Dirty
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a. shulman has a family enviroment
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHMarch 1, 2017
Great pay good people fair wages and the flexibility and understanding to have a family life. We were the leading plant in inventory control and production.
Pros
12 hour work days 7 day bi-weekly work weeks
Cons
none
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Good Place to Work
Warehouse Supervisor - 2nd Shift (Former Employee) –  Evansville, INFebruary 22, 2017
A. Schulman is a good place to work. It is a great place for fresh starts and to learn a skill and get experience if you do not currently have job skills or manufacturing experience.

They work with you to get you trained and support you in learning your job. They do hire and promote internally which is good.
Pros
Plenty of work, overtime and opportunities to advance.
Cons
Not the highest starting pay but it is a start.
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Quality Control Lab Technician (Current Employee) –  China, TXFebruary 9, 2017
n/a I have nothing to say at this time about the company A. Schulman. So far this company is a great place to work but a big turnover in the production area
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Do not work in AP
Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHJanuary 1, 2017
This company does have good pay but it is not worth the headache you will experience in AP. It is unorganized, management is awful, poor attitudes, no work ethic, no follow up, management will talk about other employees to employees (ex. I was told by our manager to not believe anything this one girl says because she is a liar.) and no accountability. The amount of naming calling from management was astounding. No staff is ever there to work. The amount of crazy things that I saw when I was there; well let's just say I could write a novel.

Trust me when I say you want to work anywhere at A. Schulman but AP.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Bad management, poor work ethic, unorganized
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good company, cheap
Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Evansville, INDecember 28, 2016
Working conditions dirty, work responsibility changed daily. Little inventory to work with, very hard to get supplies.
Pros
good coworkers
Cons
no inventory, cheap
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Treat the employees with respect
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHNovember 19, 2016
A.Schulman is a great place for employee involvement. We practiced self managed work teams that gave the technicians a sense of ownership. They had a lot of pride in the around the amount of training they provided.
Pros
Training
Cons
"Old boy network"
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