Olin Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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Olin Chairman, President, and CEO Joseph D. Rupp
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  1. Helpful (1)

    horrible work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjuster in East Alton, IL
    Current Employee - Adjuster in East Alton, IL

    I have been working at Olin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is well above average and some buildings are heated and cooled.

    Cons

    Ideologis are from the 1960s and the company uses safety as a means of punishment, instead of as a way to improve the work environment. They are unable to adapt to changing environments and refuse to work employees when it comes to new technologies that effect everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Try hiring managers with a college degree in management! Communication skills are lacking, supply chain management is laughable, the idea of lean management is there but under utilized. Most importantly INTERPERSONAL SKILLS NEED TO ESTABLISH BETWEEN WORKERS AND MANAGEMENT. The communications between the two groups is non existent, and this cause more problems than anything else I have seen.


  2. If you want a family life leave this company alone!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olin

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation that's about it.

    Cons

    To many open shifts meaning to much overtime. Training absolutely sucks. The front Hr department doesn't have a clue. To many chiefs and not enough Indians. Will suspend or fire you at a drop of a hat without even a clue on how stressful this job is. Good riddance!!!

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue and stop using your dark age culture!!!


  3. Paycheck always cleared

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Metallic Adjuster II in East Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Metallic Adjuster II in East Alton, IL

    I worked at Olin

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My paycheck always cleared every two weeks. It was a reasonable wage in an area without many good paying jobs. Guaranteed 40 hour week.

    Cons

    The leadership qualities were unprofessional, intimidation oriented, and pushed for failure. Having only 3 days off per month makes for highly dissatisfied workers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't move a highly profitable company to a different state.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    a very irresponsible company that has no sense of profit for dedicated employees or share holders

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 50 Caliber Adjuster in East Alton, IL
    Current Employee - 50 Caliber Adjuster in East Alton, IL

    I have been working at Olin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    supporting law enforcement, and military ammunition

    Cons

    no bonuses, no profit sharing, no vacation for 10 yrs. extreme excessive overtime

    Advice to Management

    don't let your desires or greed overcome your integrity and don't bite the hand that feeds your profits (employees)


  6. Management could be whole lot better.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Supply Operator in East Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Material Supply Operator in East Alton, IL

    I worked at Olin full-time

    Pros

    Good insurance and benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Working conditions are terrible. Management issues


  7. Helpful (1)

    They demand full support and cooperation, but give minimal feedback and provide no communication to employees.

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

    I worked at Olin

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is average, but the overtime demands and overbearing. There is NO balance for work life and home life. If you wish to succeed you have to drink the kool-aid and devote yourself fully.

    Cons

    The only commitment Olin makes is to its shareholders, and short term balance sheets. Their is little to no respect for the employees. Upper management demands respect, but doesn't earn it or deserve it. The culture is best described as "straight out of the gulag".

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, and they will surprise you. They ARE YOUR BEST ASSETT. Don't preach values and ethics unless you are committed to them. Don't expect more from anyone else than you yourself are willing to give.



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