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Poor management
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Bedford, VAAugust 28, 2018
Turnover is crazy if management knew how to hire people and actually cared about them it wouldn't be a bad place. I worked there for about a year in the warehouse. Their exit policy said to give a two week notice, I did this and was told not to come back to work. Management is just a group of buddies that are very rude and cuss their employees. They chose an employee for a supervisor job and then argued about who wasn't going to train him. This could be a good place to work but will need a new manager. HR is no help either, HR isn't even at the Bedford location. Maintenance is lazy stuff is breaking down everywhere. But you are expected to run no matter what and if you don't you get chewed out over it. Night shift never sees management so you can't get any questions answered. If you have a choice find another job. This is not a good place to work.
Pros
Co workers not bad to work with. Made a few good friends.
Cons
Management will make it miserable for you.
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Recently Acquired by another company
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Fairlawn, OHAugust 21, 2018
A. Schulman is awesome but has been recently acquired by another company. Many of the positions could be listed as redundant and eliminated. ASI was a great company to work for while it lasted
Pros
Free lunches, flexibility, casual attire
Cons
No longer a company
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It’s okay
Lab Technician (Current Employee) –  Carpentersville, ILAugust 9, 2018
Needs to improve a lot on its policies and it’s current employees need to be better compensated in all aspects of the company! Can be a great place to work if it gets back to what it can be!
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Changing scheduled hours on the regular
Compound Technician (Current Employee) –  Conneaut, OH 44030August 2, 2018
Hours and schedule can change daily, even multiple times. Communication is lacking and managers have no knowledge of all department's duties. Lack of respect for all employees, and lack of caring on life/work balance.
Pros
Benefits, 401k
Cons
Frequent schedule/hour changes, lack of knowledge in management
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I loved this job
Preventive Maintenance technician (Former Employee) –  Fontana, CAJuly 27, 2018
while working at A.SCHULMAN I Learned a lot,I didn't do just one job.cleaning restrooms,gathering cardboard and pallets,outside cleaning,cutting trees,painting, one good thing me and all the employees got alone good,we had BBQ together
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poor management
Production Operator (Current Employee) –  China, TXJuly 26, 2018
poor management makes work/life balance miserable. the work is physically demanding, but bearable under better management. the expectation for lower level employees is ridiculously high for the amount of pay they offer
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Excellent company to work for
Work in production as an operator (Former Employee) –  Evansville, INJuly 20, 2018
This is a very good company to work for with advancement opportunities if you wish. It's a physically demanding job, but worth the effort that you put in.
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Typical factory work
Press Operator (Former Employee) –  Kingsville, OHJune 13, 2018
Need to be able to work with fiberglass. Gets kind of hot but the pay is well. Need to be able to adapt to slow or fast paced and be able to work solo or with another person.
Pros
Always changing
Cons
No paid lunches
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Poor management
OTC/ Shift supervisor (Former Employee) –  Bedford, VAJune 10, 2018
Plant management does sit up front and cuss and talk about the employees constantly behind their backs. They do not follow their "work place culture" at all, they will lie to customers and their upper management to hide their screw ups and manipulate numbers. Management pretty much does what they want to there.It does no good to go to the H.R. because they are just as bad.It is just a "good ole boys club" when it comes to the plant management. You will get worked with no concern for you or your home life. As long as it doesn't affect them, they don't care.If they don't like you they will target you and retaliate against you.Once that happens you might as well start looking for another job.The turn around there is thru the roof and the head office doesn't seem to see a problem with it. If you fired current management and re-staffed the plant management it wouldn't be a bad company to work for.
Pros
time to leave work, days your off, paydays
Cons
Poor management, having to "watch your back constantly"
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don't have any
Lab Coordinator/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Stryker, OHJune 3, 2018
great company, never had any problem with them . benefits were excellent but they sold the plant and I lost my job because they closed due to the Union
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No advancement potential
Operator/shift trainer (Former Employee) –  Geneva, OHApril 22, 2018
Upper management micro manages production. New employees get all the perks while employees that have been there get nothing. Shortages in material causes weekends to be scheduled
Pros
Good vacation
Cons
No job advancement
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Some positions are labor intensive.
Production Operator (Former Employee) –  China, TXApril 6, 2018
Plenty of overtime. Good place to begin your work history. Prepare to work 12 hour shifts with about 1 weekend off a month. Work/life balance is poor. No formal training program in place. Progression and development within the company is entirely up to the individual. The company does not encourage or promote advancement. Good insurance. Company generally shouts down for most holidays.
Pros
Free lunch at end of month. Overtime. Mgmt works with you on time off requested.
Cons
Poor work/life balance. Vacation days are charged at 12 hrs per day versus 8 hours per day.
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Relaxed fast paced work enviroment.
Manufacturing (Current Employee) –  Evansville, INMarch 17, 2018
I learned a lot working here with production and warehouse in the same building. The managers can abuse their power at times but they try to work with you as much as they can.
Pros
Benefits, vacation.
Cons
Very cold or very hot
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Personnel were great, Benefits good.
Press Operator (Former Employee) –  Conneaut, OH 44030March 9, 2018
The hours were very demanding, but the job security was well. They were also very helpful when life issues came about, and they worked with me to try to be as flexible as possible.
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productive fast paced work
MACHINE OPERATOR / ASSEMBLER (Former Employee) –  Geneva, OHMarch 7, 2018
at typical day at work would be fun i learned how to operate a number of machines that make different things to assemble management was good and fair the hardest part about the job was getting all the work done by the time the shift ended the most enjoyable part of the job was the people i worked with
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4.0
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Solid Company
Financial Analyst - Budgets & Financial Planning (Former Employee) –  Richfield, OHFebruary 14, 2018
Worked for Schulman back in 2000 - 2002 Solid company that has continued to grow. I would highly recommend talent people to review this company. Strong treasury team
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Tough Situation
Plant Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, OHFebruary 14, 2018
I was working as a quality engineer in a plant that was in the process of being sold. This made my job more difficult. This was also a union facility.
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Nothing to say
Payroll/Accounting Specialist (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHFebruary 7, 2018
Good overall. I really have nothing negative to say about A. Schulman. Again, I have nothing bad to say about the company. The employees are really nice.
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Company does have a good base of operation.
Production Scheduler (Former Employee) –  MAJanuary 30, 2018
Good company, needs a direction and consistency throughout. Good benefits, somewhat friendy work environment, focused on good safety practices and education
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good job
Technician (Current Employee) –  Akron, OHJanuary 28, 2018
lack of training ,good place to work, its cold in winter hot in summer very dirty . it a good old boys club . if you are in that you are good . a yes man you have to be to move up
Pros
none its a job
Cons
take breaks when you can my not get one all day
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