Akzo Nobel Worldwide Reviews

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Akzo Nobel Worldwide CEO Ton Büchner
Ton Büchner
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  • Cultured changed to be very stock market oriented after the current CEO Ton was on-board.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A big platform, lots of opportunities working with clients in different industries.

    Cons

    Processes are not in place in many cases - need to explore by yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While working on performance in order to get a good stock price, also look at long term effect in terms of talent investment and retention

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Akzo Nobel Worldwide Interviews

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015

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    Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Akzo Nobel Worldwide in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    applied only, got an email from HR for an online test.
    After the 3 hour online test got a mail saying I have qualified and they sent another link for personality test which I was supposed to give. all the tests had no hard deadline.

    The worst part was that I didn't even give the personality test and I got a reject that, I did not match the criteria, mailed HR that how come without even giving the test I could be rejected, as expected no reply.

    The first IQ test was tough and required lot of practice, I would like to suggest to the company, if you have to reject candidates without reason please don't waste our time. Respect out time also.

    I have one email saying congratulations you have been sent to next round and another (without even giving the test) saying you did not pass.

    I feel that their hiring team is unprofessional, apply to this company only if you want to waste your time.

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Website www.akzonobel.com
Headquarters Amsterdam, Netherlands
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1994
Type Company - Public (AKZA)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Akzo Nobel may be the world's largest paint manufacturer, but it does more than just paint a pretty picture. The company is also among the world's largest chemical manufacturers and salt producers. Akzo Nobel divides its business into three main lines: Decorative Paints, which produces consumer and commercial paints and primarily serves Europe and North America; Performance Coatings, which manufactures marine and protective coatings, packaging coatings, automotive finishes, and industrial coatings; and Specialty Chemicals, which makes pulp and paper chemicals, functional... More

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