Typical day: started with e-mail check. Review previous days' tasks,and checking on projects and production needs. In addition,my main tasks involved research activities on NEW RD projects/products. I was able to work independently as well as a member of a team. My responsibilities involved introduction of new raw materials/products. Worked in concert with management.and supporting production staff. The challenges included ability to meet cost quality and environmental requirements. The most enjoyable rewards of my work were positive results related to problem-solving activities and seeing products introduced to the market; (e.g. seeing my various paints in Home Depot/and/or Lowes stores.
Good company with fair to good compensation. There're some social awareness programs for employees to participate. Management in general cares about the well being of their employees with opportunity for advancement.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Clarkston, GA – August 14, 2017
Good company to work for easy to move up for position.Great benefits an everyone was treated respectfully no matter how difficult the task was. Make product mistake free without getting injured an for fill production lines once product is made so it can reach the customer a timely manner.The hardest part was fixing the previous shift batch not knowing what was added to the batch to correct it.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Valencia, CA – August 12, 2017
The typical day at Rustoleum involves a lot of team work and cooperation between departments. I learned patience, consistency, and respect for diversity. The management team is excellent, they are very "down-to-earth" and at the same time display above-average leadership skills. This is a very positive working environment where all employees are encouraged, and assisted in advancing both professionally and personally. The hardest part of my job was prioritizing daily tasks when training new team members, or when the department was short-handed for one reason or another. The most enjoyable part was coming to work knowing that management considered me an important contributing part of the company's success.
Senior-Product Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Vernon Hills, IL – July 26, 2017
A typical day at work is to come in and assist customers and provide them with the knowledge of the product. I learned that no matter the position you are in, the customer is the number one priority. Management has been very helpful and are always willing to help their employees. Rust-Oleum is a good friend-family oriented company, everyone is relaxed.
Material Handler (Current Employee) – Martinsburg, WV – June 20, 2017
If you can get hired on that's great. Mostly temps work there. Management treats temps like full time, give bonuses and incentives. Great people at management. Doug and Sherry is very fair. They work and come in just like everyone else.
National Account Executive (Former Employee) – Vernon Hills, IL – June 9, 2017
Rust-oleum cares about it's employees and demonstrates this with on-going education, community involvement through volunteer work and company sponsored perks including a cafeteria with low prices and a coffee bar much like Starbucks. Year end and holiday parties also allow employees to step back and enjoy what they do.
People tend to work in their lane. There is support and many, many meetings to get things done however following up was always necessary to confirm a project was completed. The average age of employees corporately appeared to be trending downward and there was little room for upward mobility if desired. For the most part the people at Rust-oleum were great.
Great Benefits, Rust-oleum University-ongoing training
Some people worked in silos however in my position I constantly worked cross functionally, following up all the time
Picker (Former Employee) – Kenosha, WI – April 28, 2017
Good learning experience good body work out but working here takes away your social life. They want u to work every weekend they have people there how are still temps and been working there for 9 years dat wrong
Crew Leader (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – April 25, 2017
Typical day starts with a strategic meeting. Then everyone starts there daily task. After 2 hours you get a 15 min. break, then a half hour lunch, and a 15 minute break 2 hours before end of shift. Management gives you the opportunity to shine. Everyone is like family, a very friendly place to work. The hardest part of the job is when busy season hits and mandatory 12 hours and weekends. The best part of the job is the people.
Hybrid Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) – Pleasant Prairie, WI – April 19, 2017
The company makes it harder to function as a mechanic than it needs to be. Not much support from management, more complicated parts ordering system than previous and less money for needed parts to function in maintenance.