The hardest part of the job is having to deal with bad turnaround times with management. Once in a while you will have a supervisor that knows what they are doing. Other times you have to deal with their incompetence. There is also little place for growth. Though if you are content with the job you applied for without room for growth, this is the place for you.
HRSSC Representative - Contractor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 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.
Fun work place. Had great coworkers but just was not organized. Everything always seemed to be out of place. Management seemed to pick and choose the workers from how much they like you instead of your work.
Warehouse Distribution Manager (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – November 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.
Working for a great company that allows me to show my skills
Production planner (Former Employee) – pasadena, tx – October 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.
A lot of emphasis put safety and thats always good.
Batch Maker (Former Employee) – High Point, NC – October 7, 2015
Made Catalyst batches. Handled corrosive material. wore proper safety equipment. Operated forklift to gather materials needed to make batches, read batch ticket first to ensure the correct materials were used and correct quantity was added. Went through the most detailed forklift training ever lasted a day and a half. Also had to fill off batches that made it through QC.
Technical Director (Former Employee) – Orange, CA – October 7, 2015
Over the years Akzo Nobel has had its ups and downs. It is much stronger in the foreign markets especially in Asia. My time at Akzo was rewarding. I learned a lot about their approach to serving customer needs.
State of the art facilities
Unable to make it in all areas of the US marketplace
Good benefits, positive company diversity, unfavorable work/life balance
Senior Research Technician (Former Employee) – Bridgewater, NJ – September 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.
Global CRM Implementation Manager (Former Employee) – Amsterdam, NY – September 17, 2015
My 13 years with AkzoNobel has been wonderful. The people care about their work, the teams work on things that matter and I've been rewarded properly for the work I've put in and the value I've delivered.