AkzoNobel Employee Reviews in United States

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Moved to india
Accounting Associate-temp (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNAugust 29, 2016
company sold AP/AR/Credit/ Finance...everything moved to INDIA. NO JOBS FOR AMERICANS ANYMORE. Had to correspond with and train with our job replacements in India. so sad to see good jobs go away.
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Toxic environment at all levels. Weak unorganized upper management questionable ethics.
Procurement Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 18, 2016
If you enjoy high blood pressure, sleepless nights and a lot of heartburn. This is the place for you.
Weak management with no interest in improving processes or effectiveness. If it doesn't immediately deliver high savings dollars they aren't interested. After years of high praise multiple additional duties added several promotions and internal recognition . All of a sudden you aren't the right fit 2 months after a new manager is hired? If you ain't Dutch you ain't much is commonly quoted across all businesses and levels.
Pros
Cafeteria
Cons
High stress no support
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Dangerous Texas plant w/ Nigerian management
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Deer Park, TXAugust 10, 2016
Old (50 years +) plant and process units with bulged and buckled steel Reactors containing highly flammable paint product. Managed by obnoxious Nigerians who hate white people. This place is a major catastrophe waiting to happen.
Cons
Dangerous as a meth lab
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Production Lead (Former Employee) –  Waukegan, ILJuly 18, 2016
many unhappy employees, the work conditions do not improve, very poor management a typical day there you spend the first two hours of the day fire fighting problems. their is no discipline employees do not need to follow rules or processors
Pros
good 401k
Cons
lots of maditory overtime
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not a great place if youre looking for a set schedule
Chemical Processor (Former Employee) –  High Point, NCJune 21, 2016
work schedule varies form different times on different days, Terrible for people with families since the schedule can change at anytime on any given day.
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High point site...Beware
Finance (Former Employee) –  High Point, NCJune 15, 2016
Review all the jobs posted for High Point - that should be a red flag in itself. SMU level makes plenty of promises but they never come to fruition. Multiple reorganizations along with increased headcount have the site in a tailspin. If it weren't for their high margins they would be in a world of trouble. SMU Management on site now are great delegators so if you take a position there be prepared to work; you job, their job and probably some others. You should run and run fast!
Pros
Incentive
Cons
Everything else
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If you like getting told I need it now or need it more then it's a place for you
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Warsaw, INJune 5, 2016
Fast paced great people if you get to the right shift other wise a lot of back stabbing like everywhere you go. Management just does what they want and if you need something from hr then that person gives you a number to call instead of doing their job. They are spending too much money to trying to make the place look nice instead of fixing the machines. Their pay scales change every year so don't ever know if you are getting a raise or not you get told you are but then takes 4 months. You move up fast there if you tell them what they want to hear and you get positions you're not qualified for and seniority doesn't matter. So if you like working 6 days a week and not seeing your family then apply here
Pros
Some people were nice
Cons
Management thought they were better than you so they talked down to you
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Chemical production
Chemical Operator (Former Employee) –  Salisbury, NCMay 6, 2016
rotating 12 hour shifts, not able to work shiftwork due to being single parent. day at work was somewhat different. some days nothing but cleaning up, other days priorities had to be set to accomplish what needed . Floor work hot in summer, cold in winter, occasionally outside. climate controlled contol rooms where most of machinery operation occurred, some troubleshooting of computer controlled valves and other machinery.
Management was mainly courteous and respectful, but had issues with child care and schedule.
Pros
Proactive problem solving when needed
Cons
rotating shift
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Do not work at this site
Packer (Former Employee) –  Waukegan, ILMay 3, 2016
Terrible management..they give you 2weeks vacation but always have a problem with you taking days off and they constantly black out days that you can take them due to always being behind and short staffed..the staff is big turn around due poor management the good employees always find themselves leaving pretty quick. Mangers always talk down to their employees and are quick to point out the flaws but never see the good in the employees. As a former employee their this was my title as a packer. Trust me when i say untill they change management stay away from this job/company you will end up miserable.
Pros
401k match
Cons
Management/ Always behind on work/ No chance of moving up in company
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Great Place to Start
SENIOR TECHNICAN (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 19, 2016
Great place to get training for QC Lab position or an plant operator position. Really bad place to stay. Very entrenched good old boy system, bad supervisors. Does NOT promote from within unless you are a good old boy.
Pros
Great for Training
Cons
Bad Supervisors
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see previous
Dealer Channel Manager (Former Employee) –  Hudson, OHApril 17, 2016
Refer to The Flood Company brand of products. From entry level to marketing/sales I really enjoyed working at this company.
Pros
Growth
Cons
Cultural changes
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Productive and relaxed enviorment
Batch Maker/ Fill off operator (Former Employee) –  High Point, NCApril 15, 2016
Good people work there answerd all questions and helped me when i needed it. You will work but its an overall relaxed enviorment.
Pros
Saftey meetings every other week.
Cons
long work hours.
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good small disrubution center
Material Analyst / Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Duluth, GAApril 6, 2016
Great job and very thankful for the opportunity! Typically wasy work days, very good co workers, small company so everybody knows everybody, management is friendly, as operator I worked on a 3 panel machine that mostly needed just my observation and quick thinking, only wish there was a greater chance of growth within the company.
Pros
Great co-workers, light work loads, easy days
Cons
minimal growth opportunity
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professional
Chemical Operator (Former Employee) –  Burt, NYApril 4, 2016
The company was very professional, with a very big emphasis on safety. The management was very fair and quite competent, and the employees were easy to get along with.
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Good people
ADU Specialist (Former Employee) –  Waukegan, ILMarch 29, 2016
Was a great environment because of the co-workers. Management was not relate able at all. Always had overtime available which was nice. Fumes inhaled everyday was pretty nasty.
Pros
Free Lunch sometimes
Cons
Management not relateable
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no room for advancement
Controls technician (Former Employee) –  Carrollton, TXFebruary 8, 2016
Made good friends with co workers, management didnt really care about employees. hardest part about working there was going into work everyday
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Great place to be employed
HR Assistant (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 5, 2016
Akzo Nobel is a great community. You feel at home and happy. Close friends will be made. This is a happy all together family/professional relationships.
Pros
Free Lunches
Cons
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Interesting Work Place
HRSSC Representative - Contractor (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 5, 2016
I found the HRSSC to be very unorganized and chaotic. The culture on the particular team was very unprofessional and they used swear words like crazy. I was surprised at the lack of accountabiltiy there. I was also surprised that there are more contractors verses actual employees. That was a red flag to me.
Pros
Food provided almost everyday
Cons
Very unorganized
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This a great company to work for
Warehouse Distribution Manager (Current Employee) –  Norfolk, VANovember 6, 2015
This is a great company that has taught me a lot about how to be professional and become a leader and a great Manager. This company allows me to enhance my skills and show my leadership within the company.
Pros
Working for a great company that allows me to show my skills
Cons
Healthcare
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Fast Paste and Detailed Oreinted
Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) –  High Point, NCNovember 4, 2015
fast paste to get raw material received in and also put away. Also put away, pulled finished material on a daily bases to fill customers orders.
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