Chemical Operator (Former Employee) – Salisbury, NC – May 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.
Forklift driver, paint pre-batch, labeling cans, filling operator etc... i also loaded powder bags,colored bags and solvents onto a pallet sent it up on a forklift to the batchmakers to make international paint.
I had a enjoyable time working for akzo nobel. Long Hours, great pay. Very savy when it comes to safety. I learned alot while working there, and if it wasn't for personal reasons i would have stayed with the company.
Distribution Supervisor (Former Employee) – Union, NJ – January 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.
great management team
being that sight was small and employees stayed with the company for a long time, not much room to move up.
Communications Specialist (Current Employee) – Norcross, GA – January 20, 2015
I have enjoyed working at AkzoNobel more than any other job I've ever had. I always feel like my skills and talents are valuable and useful, and that I'm making a meaningful difference. The down side is that the company has undergone radical structural changes, laid off a lot of people (including me in just a few days), and made some serious missteps along the way (moved a guy from Brazil to Holland and then eliminated his position the day his furniture was being delivered). All of this has had an impact on morale and no one is confident that they will have a job in 6 months.
Senior Global Graphic Designer (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – January 15, 2015
The company culture was excellent, they really take good care of their employees. I learned a lot about Global Marketing working with a diverse group of colleagues from all over the world. Management was good, but at times indecisive.
Batch Maker (Former Employee) – High Point, NC – November 25, 2014
Akzo is a great place for young people to get a decent entry level labor position. Advancement is poor, management is always looking to blame the worker for something and there is very little automation (mostly a manual labor job).
good pay & benefits
little room for advancement, poor working conditions.