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OMNOVA Solutions Chairman, President, and CEO Kevin M. McMullen
Kevin M. McMullen
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    The Winds of Change

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Beachwood, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Beachwood, OH

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Finally Omnova is making changes that make sense, the reduction of the "Global Footprint" is the right direction for the contracting business segments. Supporting the new up and coming potential business in the Engineering Surfaces market is also another step in the right direction.

    Cons

    It took 3 years to recognize the over sized footprint, the spend on IT is outweighed by the spend on office supplies....not kidding either.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the savings from Calhoun on the plants that need the updated capacity and that have the potential to add additional contribution margin.


OMNOVA Solutions Interviews

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    Entry Level Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mogadore, OH
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at OMNOVA Solutions (Mogadore, OH) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Applied through a school advisor at akron u and was contacted by the HR team within days for an interview. The HR was very friendly and made everything to make me feel comfortable. The first 10 minutes was about the company and what they do. The second half was about the resume - hitting every point in depth. So the main trick is to know your resume!

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle the business decisions of 2 employees that conflict?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Received another offer out of state

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Website www.omnova.com
Headquarters Beachwood, OH
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Public (OMN)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

OMNOVA Solutions manufactures performance chemicals and decorative surfaces. The chemicals segment, representing more than half of the company's sales, produces emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals to makers of paper, carpet, and textiles. The decorative products segment makes vinyl- and paper-based wall coverings, coated fabrics, laminates, and films. Major customers include Patrick Industries, Steelcase, Shaw, and Verso. OMNOVA operates about 15 manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America. GAMCO Investors owns about a 10% stake in OMNOVA, while ... More

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