AkzoNobel Employee Reviews in United States

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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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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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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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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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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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Good place to work with good culture.
Process Operator (Former Employee) –  LaPorte, TXAugust 21, 2015
My first extended experience in Process Operations was with this company. They are a Dutch owned corporation with a different culture than what I experienced in later years of my career. The management here treated hourly and salaried employees with equal respect. Refreshing!
Pros
Work culture; freebies
Cons
None
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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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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 benefits, positive company diversity, unfavorable work/life balance
Senior Research Technician (Former Employee) –  Bridgewater, NJSeptember 28, 2015
This company offered great benefits (medical and financial) and diversity in the workplace was evident in a positive way. However a work-life balance was not obtainable for those who had small children.
Pros
Great benefits and diversity
Cons
Poor work-life balance
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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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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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Upbeat Comapny with many resources
Sr. Regional Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Waukesha WIOctober 5, 2015
Super strong company, great product line, knowledgeable team with very good manufacturing, management was in reading PA, no advancement without location
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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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Toxic Wok Environment
Production planner (Former Employee) –  pasadena, txOctober 21, 2015
frequent harassment from management and overall environment was toxic to mental health. A blame game among managers who are not interested in continuous improvement. Not worth the money they pay. Quick to blame and fire in order to protect management. Management fosters a negative work environment which is not productive and creates a host work environment. Very high employee turnover.
Pros
pay
Cons
hostile work environment
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Poor training
Plant Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  High Point, NCJuly 10, 2016
Training was very poor and manager did not spend enough time with me. I did not care for it. the systems were poor also. Everyone works in silos and don't care about others. There is a lack of teamwork.
Pros
none
Cons
long hours
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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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Great work/life balance
Distribution Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Union, NJJanuary 20, 2015
Working at Akzo sure was challenging but I enjoyed it thoroughly. The thing I loved the most about working at Akzo is that I did not have to bring my work home. Great work/life balance! Management was great, respectful, considerate and always showed that they cared about their employees. Co-workers were very willing to help out at all times. Great team work culture.

The hardest part of the job was having to deal with incorrect transportation information on the MSDS's.
Pros
great management team
Cons
being that sight was small and employees stayed with the company for a long time, not much room to move up.
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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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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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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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4.1
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