Productive and challenging and never dull.
Process Specialist (Former Employee) – Pasadena, TX – May 26, 2017
Work at PolyOne Pasadena is challenging with seldom a dull moment. The day was always full of surprises due to last minute schedule changes, mechanical breakdowns, quality issues and even raw material shortages or loss. Driven to do things right, deliver quality product on time, every time and to account for RM loss. The company uses SAP which is always challenging because something new is learned every week. Communication and training is also key and is definitely something management needs to continue working on.
The workplace culture is safety conscious but current management tends to micro manage without knowing the intricacies and challenges of the the job. And when it has been suggested they learn and do the job for a week it's dismissed out of pocket.
The hardest part was that in some instances management would listen to give an answer instead of listening to understand. But that only applies to current relatively new management.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the day to day challenges that went along with it and working with the more seasoned plant staff, lab and production personnel who knew and understood the process.
The hours, vacation time, number of paid holidays, paid lunch hour, excellent benefits
New inexperienced management, hypocracy and expectations not being equal