PolyOne Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
26 Reviews

2.4
26 Reviews
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PolyOne Chairman, President, and CEO Stephen D. Newlin
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    Lesson learned

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician  in  Vonore, TN
    Former Employee - Technician in Vonore, TN

    I worked at PolyOne full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paychecks did not bounce. There are no other pros that can be associated with this company.

    Cons

    Heavy reliance on the good ole boy system. You will be used as a scape goat as often as the leadership team thinks they can get away with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one in a leadership position at Polyone is capable of improving themselves or the company if it will not directly benifit their financial or political position within their respective clique.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    If you need a job it's a paycheck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at PolyOne for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overall the pay is good

    Cons

    Culture is crazy, no one wants to do what's right based on ethics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your front line employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Money is more valuable than people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Avon Lake, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avon Lake, OH

    I have been working at PolyOne full-time

    Pros

    -Workers have outstanding work ethic
    -Good benefits

    Cons

    -Work ethic isn't recognized by management despite working capital increasing
    -No rush to hire because it costs too much
    -Unofficial 80 hour weeks, often
    -Training is frowned upon because of time and cost
    -Being an introvert is viewed as a weakness
    -Career path is a mystery, even to management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are people first and foremost, not a means to make an extra penny. Try to understand what motivates each person individually instead of trying to motivate every person the same way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sweat Shop!!

    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Elk Grove Village, IL

    I worked at PolyOne full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great employees that really care! A fairly stable process.

    Cons

    HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT! Abuse their workers and take complete advantage of them!!! I was in management at the Elk Grove Facility in Illinois for over 5 years, and what was consistent was the abuse of employees. The high turnovers and the consistent change of overall management was just a joke... Its sad because the workers are solid there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WAKE UP!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Management skills hold back a potential "best place to work"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PolyOne

    Pros

    Excellent pay and bonus structure
    So far able to withstand economic downturns
    Many training opportunities in soft skills (leadership, presentations, management, etc)

    Cons

    Leadership is by fear and intimidation
    Expected to work while on vacations/holidays
    Lack of advancement opportunity
    Many at VP level and above are arrogant and demeaning
    Lack of training opportunity in job related tasks
    Very low employee morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize there is a difference between being a strong leader or a condescending manager that makes demands based solely on the feeling of privilege .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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