PolyOne Reviews

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    Great company, great vision but be prepared to work very hard

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PolyOne full-time


    Pays very well - very competitive. Strong values and ethics, and a strong value approach to their products and services. Great people, most of who will go to the wall to help each other succeed and service the customer. Good benefits and can be a stable place to have a career if you are a consistently strong performer. Many divisions and locations so there are lots of opportunities to explore different product groups and positions.


    As a public company, they can often be shortsighted in their tactics in order to ensure they meet their quarterly and year end metrics to maintain/increase their stock price. This can result in different departments having different objectives that may not be in the customer's best interests lon-term. You will work very hard here - in some roles, often nights, weekends and while on vacation. Management gives more priority to commercial and management roles than to support roles which often creates bottlenecks and insufficient support and leads to poor morale. As said in some other reviews, executive management seems to regard personnel as sheep or horses at times - incapable of making good decisions on their own and prone to idleness if they don't stay on them and overload them with metrics and documentation and additional tasks. They have taken away most of the decision making capability from medium levels and hired layers of managers instead, often requiring a series of approvals to get logical things accomplished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have taken the time to train, coach and/or qualify good employees or new hires, trust them to handle the roles that you assign them and try to recognize that while hard work is not the same as results, that most of your employees are doing their best to implement your strategies so it helps to let them know you know that, even when the results aren't as good as you had hoped for or led Wall Street to believe.

    Doesn't Recommend
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PolyOne Interviews

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014

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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Avon, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Avon, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at PolyOne.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by P1 internal HR recruiter. Polite, friendly. Role was clearly spelled out in job description. Salary. bonus, etc was in line with role & responsibilities. The interviews went according to plan. I felt comfortable answering any questions about my skills, knowledge and experience. I came away thinking this was a slam dunk. No word for 2 weeks. I called and no reply. 3-4 weeks later they contact me and said they were reorganizing and would get back to me. No decision was made. Surprise! 2 months later they call back and want me to take another day off and interview for the same role. Met 50% of the same people and then the old school decision maker. I was prepared and felt, once again, this was a slam dunk. No answer for weeks. I called numerous times to find out what happened. A senior leader did call me back and said the last person I met thought I didn't want the job since I didn't ask any questions. !!! Well after being there multiple times, doing my research, meeting and answering 10+ peoples questions, and knowing the company for 20+ years, I didn't have any more questions.

    Needless to say I am happy I did not end up here. The location is not ideal either.

    Last, it too 3 phone calls to get reimbursed for my expenses, car, hotel, meals, etc. That sort of sloppy HR should serve as a warning.

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Website www.polyone.com
Headquarters Avon Lake, OH
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Public (POL)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

PolyOne some plastic; you can keep the crackers. PolyOne Corporation is among North America's largest plastics compounders and resins distributors. The company's Performance Products and Solutions unit produces custom-made compounded plastics and custom-formulated colorants for plastics manufacturers throughout North America and Europe. PolyOne also distributes more than 3,500 resins from some 20 suppliers. Other units include Global Color, Additives and Inks; Global Specialty Engineered Materials; and PolyOne Distribution. The company has operations in Asia, Australia... More

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