PolyOne Reviews

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PolyOne Chairman, President, and CEO Stephen D. Newlin
Stephen D. Newlin
25 Ratings
  • Could be better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PolyOne full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Compensation is better than elsewhere. Benefits are good. On average the company has been doing well in the market place. The relatively new senior management seems to have a good vision (but are sabotaged by middle management that don't believe in that vision or have a complimentary vision)


    Compensation is higher than elsewhere in order to try to keep you there without leaving the company for a pay-cut. The more expert you become in a certain area and/or length of employment will limit your career. Since there is not much depth in any position or group, there isn't much incentive to let you let you move up (not many openings anyway) or elsewhere. Succession planning and cross-training is almost non-existent. Depending on what segment of the company you are in or what "project" you are working on, you will either be spending money like a drunken sailor or groveling for every crumb to get resources and/or equipment. They say "Training is important" to keep good people performing in their job but when it comes time to ask/go to a real training course that will actually help you on that job the training/travel budget suddenly no longer exists. The motto seems to be: "In town and free" or select from our generic fluff in-house "business courses". Just saying "thank you" is rarely done unless it's a sporadic, overdone public event. A once a year incentive bonus (yes, it's appreciated) is all that is thought needed by certain levels of management on a day to day basis.

    Advice to Management

    There is more to the keeping and maintaining good employees than just good compensation. Overall vision and management of in-flight projects need to be monitored rather than everyone off doing their own thing with those projects colliding for resources and budgets.

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    Operational Excellence Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Avon Lake, OH
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PolyOne (Avon Lake, OH) in April 2015.


    Interesting interview process. I was emailed by a member their HR team and she setup a phone screen. A week or so later, after speaking to her, I interviewed with a member of the OpEx hiring committee and then interviewed with a second member of the hiring committee. Both interviews were very easygoing and probed for fit, specifically leadership experience and leadership potential. I felt like the interviewers really valued my prior work experience and were generally very positive.

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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 ... More

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