Helper (Former Employee) – Monroe, NC – December 25, 2018
Company had poor management which caused issues such as getting the job done. Wish management would have beenndone better. Jobs were doubled up on causing tension with employees. It was a good job at one time...loved the job at one point. At one point it was a productive and useful cokpany in the manufacturing industry. We were the top in our industry at one point. I helped with processing the film roles and we would put out msny a day. We had so m we ny orders we could hardley keep up. After our president retired you could see the orders slack up and moral began to drop. With orders decreased employees became worried for their jobs and rightfully so. New management snd less orders caused the following lay off. I wished i could have stayed their till retirement but that was not to be. Hopefully the company will improve and business will continue. It once was a very good job.
Operator (Current Employee) – Mogadore, OH – February 22, 2019
Hr department was very unorganized upon hire did not receive a badge to clock in or have access to the grounds until Friday of week one. Management is out to get anyone during their probationary period before they have union backing. Getting access to the proper PPE during my first 2 weeks was difficult therefore creating an unsafe and hazardous environment was never shown the correct ways to do things but was constantly being told do as I say not as I do as my trainer bypassed safety protocols time and time again very surprised their safety history isn't worse than what it is but continuing on with the current trends serious injury and possibly fatality could be around the corner
Unsafe unfair management is ridiculous human resources is worse
Shift Manager (Former Employee) – Columbus, MS – October 14, 2018
Great place to work. I started here as an hourly employee and was able to advance in the company. I was a shift manager over the whole plant on 3rd shift when I left. The only reason I left was because the plant shut down.
great pay and benefits and employees are recognized for thier efforts
Day to day is a comfortable experience, and the compensation is at or above average, but the company is self prescribed as "lean and mean," and many roles are consolidated. Personal experience with management an HR leaves much to be desired. They operate on the SAP ERP, but are lacking in support with no Master Data Integrity, and the buildup of bad processes and business information is cumbersome.
Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee) – Beachwood, OH – August 11, 2018
Talk less about the values (Safety, Integrity, Accountability, and Agility) and show how you are maintaining them – not just for your stakeholders but your employees. Once again, this means treating people with respect and taking the time to develop people into the employees that can be agile and work for you in the ways you see fit. No one will come in on his/her first day and be the perfect employee; they were probably molded by someone else to do things differently. So, step back, listen more. Treat your employees with the respect that was given to you when you started at the company. Or don’t – I honestly do not care, this review isn’t for you. It’s for the person who is trying to decide if they should work at OMNOVA Solutions, and my advice for them: Run, don’t walk – you do not want to be associated with this company and its leadership team in any capacity.
Production (Current Employee) – Green Bay, WI – June 17, 2018
This used to be an excellent place to work, but it has taken a sharp downturn. Super low moral in production, and complete lack of attention from management. The production goals are unattainable on even a great week.
Clear separation between those who work in salary in the offices and those that work on the floor. The disorganization, lack of morale, and unwillingness to listen to innovation/improvements drives employees apart. Most people are hard working and care for the product. The products are precise and the customers are satisfied but within the company employees struggle with happiness and often feel unheard.
Production Employee (Current Employee) – Auburn – March 8, 2018
Started there approximately 8 months ago. Have been assigned a couple of different jobs in that time. In the beginning some of the things I seen done were head shaking at best. Since that time some the dead weight has left the building. Thank goodness, their ideas were not good and they could not complete a project. All they could do was create chaos. A couple of months ago some changes were made in production. Since that time our groups have done great things in improvement. I am glad to say I stuck it out to see the hard working groups succeeding everyday.
This is not a culture or work environment I would recommend unless you enjoy working yourself to an unhealthy state while being constantly criticized by human resources and berated by management. Management is constantly changing, and changing the rules. Goal setting is near impossible and goals often conflict with each other. The customer needs seem to come second to last, right after the employees. This is not a safe or sustainable work environment for a manufacturing facility. This is not a company that values their talent or experience.
Process Engineer (Current Employee) – Auburn, PA – February 10, 2018
Company underwent changes within the first 3 months I was employed. Not sure of the outcome of those changes yet because people keep "leaving."
Auburn facility itself needs certain people to leave. Management complains about the lack of urgency but refuses to listen to reason. Instead, the reliance on people with "experience" is used with no gains made. Data and science mean nothing.