OMNOVA Solutions

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OMNOVA Solutions Reviews

Updated July 26, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
14 Reviews
2.3
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OMNOVA Solutions Chairman, President, and CEO Kevin M. McMullen
Kevin M. McMullen
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    Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Akron, OH

    I worked at OMNOVA Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees that are dedicated and hard working, challenging work environment, varied responsibilities.

    Cons

    Executives do not provide the resources or tools to make improvements necessary. Sr leadership is responsible for lack of growth of the company. They will soon be out of assets to sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow the remaining businesses, remove technology/systems obstacles so employees can accomplish improvements, allow employees to have some work life balance. Your expectations are unrealistic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Need some fixes, Middle management forcing out all the good people and workers. Not many left

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some very good people at the lower levels, too bad they are being forced out

    Cons

    Change for no reason but change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people not your managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Should Have Been a Great Place for a Career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, MS

    I worked at OMNOVA Solutions full-time

    Pros

    There were some very good people who had worked their for many years.

    Cons

    The Columbus Mississippi plant was in the past one of the most profitable plants that Omnova had. But rather that applying sound business decisions, it chose to close the plant that could have handled all the business of 4 others and keep the others limping along until they can get around to closing them as well. Bottom line was that the company want to get rid of the Columbus plant and done so for just that sake. It had nothing to do with business decisions at all. As we were told, "We did not understand big business". They were right, we do not understand big businees when it is doing stupid things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot shrink your self to profitablility. You have to learn to manage the business not butcher it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    OMNOVA Solutions Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OMNOVA Solutions

    Pros

    OMNOVA Solutions would bring in some good employees who were competent to work with. Their employee training program is average. Management watch dollars like a hawk.

    Cons

    The company has a "Big Brother" mentality. They believe that whatever any V.P or managing director says must be the gospel. There is no challenging of edicts coming from top management down. To do so means unemployment for the one who does.

    Company is in a state of flux all the time with staffing levels. They sometimes hire when they simply need to use who they have, then are forced to do draconian cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many chiefs and not enough workers, especially in the IT and maufacturing sectors. Bring in new blood. Reliance on old employees will stalemate company. Share more bonuses with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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