Motivating environment with plenty of skill building challenges.
Research & Development Lead (Current Employee) – Franklin, TN – August 6, 2018
A. Schulman provides a safe working environment with plenty of day to day challenges that put personal skills to the test. You are able to work independently, and are given ample opportunities to make value added decisions. I thoroughly enjoy the workforce and have made plenty of life long and valuable professional relationships.
independence, good benefits
lack of communication, "do more with less" expectation
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Bedford, VA – August 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.
Co workers not bad to work with. Made a few good friends.
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.
Frequent schedule/hour changes, lack of knowledge in management
Preventive Maintenance technician (Former Employee) – Fontana, CA – July 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
Production Operator (Current Employee) – China, TX – July 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
OTC/ Shift supervisor (Former Employee) – Bedford, VA – June 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.
time to leave work, days your off, paydays
Poor management, having to "watch your back constantly"
Production Operator (Former Employee) – China, TX – April 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.
Free lunch at end of month. Overtime. Mgmt works with you on time off requested.
Poor work/life balance. Vacation days are charged at 12 hrs per day versus 8 hours per day.
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