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Productive
Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNSeptember 19, 2017
Worked in the Accounting department. Worked invoices, by scanning them into the computer. Checking the information on invoice with what's on computers
Pros
The trainers were very nice
Cons
The job lasted only 6 months
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Average job with average pay not the greatest environment
contract position-Master Technician II (Former Employee) –  Pontiac, MISeptember 8, 2017
Working in an automotive coatings production facility in the laboratory. Quality control laboratory for coatings production batches. Working beside production workers with an average work ethic and moral.
Pros
work at your leisure to a certain degree
Cons
working with people who have different work ethics
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It was a corportate office
Consolidation Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYSeptember 7, 2017
Over 60% of office staff traveled weekly so office was empty a lot. the benefits and employee interaction was very good. We had many employee events during office hours that were enjoyable.
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Every shift for it's self.
Quality Control Technician (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHSeptember 5, 2017
Turnover rate is somewhat high, training is a joke. It's more a "learn from your mistakes and write-ups". Each shift has it's own attitude and way of doing things. If you send a batch out and it doesn't come back until until after you leave, someone else with take credit for competing it. When I left it was somewhat slow, however I hear mandatory overtime is roughly 10 hour shifts 7 days a week currently. 1 shift will train you and talk about you behind your back, 2nd shift will talk about you to your face and play favorites, and 3rd shift will be too sleepy to care about what goes out because 1st and 2nd will eventually catch it, write you up, and have you correct it.
Pros
Great benefits, salaried, hour lunches, job security
Cons
Hands off management, cliques, mandatory overtime, central HR
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Good place to work
Specialty & Commodity Chemicals Category Manager (Current Employee) –  Troy, MISeptember 4, 2017
balanced typical day

Various people and portfolio management skills

Balanced open environment focused on customers and the environment

Hardest part of job is working with 10 different business units and trying to align individual goals with the goals fo the company as a whole

Working with different people and working together to resolve problems
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Good Company
Credit Specialist (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNAugust 25, 2017
Good company.
Regular hours.
Takes too many characters to complete this silly survey.
It's a good company. Period.
There is nothing else to say to use the characters.
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good company
Filler (Former Employee) –  Waukegan, ILAugust 11, 2017
great company to work for with great benefits, and a great work environment. A lot of hours were required weekly with lots of mandatory overtime. Great company.
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A fun, fair, fast paced employer
ACRYLIC PLANT LOGISTICS COORDINATOR (Current Employee) –  Nashville-Davidson, TNAugust 9, 2017
This company is constantly trying to improve. As production needs and customer needs change the company swiftly makes adjustments. The management team tries to make the culture fair and respectful. The most enjoyable part of the job is the family-like atmosphere. We laugh, but we work hard.
Pros
Excellect Defined Contribution Plan
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Good money but harsh hours. Lack of management leadership
Batch Maker (Former Employee) –  High Point, NCAugust 7, 2017
Good money but harsh hours. Hours are constantly changing and lack of management leadership. Great co workers to be working with. I learn a lot of new skills working here. Your co workers are your 2nd family since you work long hours that constantly change.
Pros
good money, good co workers
Cons
lack of managment leadership
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The hardest part of the job
New Product Engineer (NAPU Pilot) (Current Employee) –  Pontiac, MIAugust 2, 2017
Having someone actually taking into account your opinion and at least try what you suggest. There's nothing worse than knowing what you are doing or working on and people wont even listen to you.
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Good place to work
Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Reading, PAJuly 27, 2017
Good place to work for, benefits are great.
Place where you can move up if you are willing.
Over time available.
Room to grow.
Reward for perfect month and steak and lobster dinner for accented free year.
Pros
Reward for hard work
Cons
Swing shift
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fun
Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 11, 2017
The company is fun and interesting and it is fun to be in if you are a recent gradate because you get lot of experience and exposure. I would recommend.
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Horrible people, horrible working conditions
Technical Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYJuly 7, 2017
Cheap, cheap, cheap. Would not spend a dime for employee training, hardware or software. People were incompetent and miserable. Some were reputedly Ph. D.s but didn't know even basic Chemistry.
Pros
Got paid
Cons
Horrible place to work
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Project Engineer in Maintenance
Maintenance Project Engineer (Chemicals) (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 6, 2017
Varied work day, a lot of hands on small project engineering. The management expected a lot in terms of unpaid over time, also the plant that I was at had a lot of old and somewhat unsafe equipment.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Low pay
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Lots of overtime/management is only out for themselves.
Production Activity Coordinator (Former Employee) –  High Point, NCJuly 5, 2017
I believe that Akzo used to be a great place to work out but over the last 5 years it's been going down hill. Since I worked there I seen 5 site managers come and go. You never knew who your boss was because everyone was barking orders. They let the lazy free but hold the hard workers accountable to make up for everyone not working. I am thankful for the overtime that's allowed me to buy the nice things but it wasn't worth what I went through working there.
Pros
Overtime
Cons
Management
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Fun Place to Work
Compensation Analyst & Global Mobility Officer (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 19, 2017
AkzoNobel is a fun place to work at. It has helped me develop profesisonally and I have had the opportunity to meet great people and to learn new and rewarding things.
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looking for more
A Operator/Material Handler/Bulk Tank Tech (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 15, 2017
it would be a better job if we had better leadership. although the leadership isn't that good I learnt a lot thru the other employees. the hardest part about my job is dealing with management other then.
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Good Place
Mixer Operator (Former Employee) –  Roanoke, VAJune 14, 2017
Learning something new daily a typical day was getting orders that came in over night and mixing the batches of paint an stain long hours but good pay. Hardest part of the job was weather.
Pros
good pay
Cons
long hours
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Good job, Too much required overtime.
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Huron, OHJune 13, 2017
Overall it's a decent place to work.

Pro's
Excellent pay
Great benefits


Cons
Required to work massive amounts of overtime, sometimes with very short notice

Ineffective and inefficient management team

Poor communication between shifts, and between office personal to production associates
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Fast paced great place to work
Human Resources Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 27, 2017
Great place to work at any level. They do a wonderful job taking recent college graduates and moving them up through the ranks. They have many programs to support and develop employees.
Pros
Good employee development opportunities
Cons
Too many confusing messages from corporate
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