Akzo Nobel Coatings

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Akzo Nobel Coatings Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people , good company potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Coatings full-time

    Pros

    Highly skilled professionals , with commitment for quality. Global company with a pragmatic business approach. Multicultural environment with tons of opportunities to share meaningful professional discussions.

    Cons

    Constant company strategy change that leads to wasted effort and frustrated employees. Company values , while really good , still working their way through to be assimilated by all employees in their daily performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good place If change does not bother you

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Coatings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people. Excellent benefits. Great plan for growth ahead.

    Cons

    I have had 4 different managers in the last 3 years. There is constant change going on even otherwise within the company. So if change bothers you, this is not your kind of a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please allow for changes to freeze-in before changing things all over again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Coatings full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co workers. Involved management. Very safety conscious. Good benefits. European top management. Competitive pay. Excellent training opportunities. Ample opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Challenging work environment. Not exactly the cleanest industry to work with. As a more mature industry, the coworkers tend to be nearing retirement age. There are very few younger workers looking to do what it takes to make it in the paint industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and train a younger work force to replace those of us retiring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Fantastic company to work for

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    Current Employee - Operator in Morris, IL
    Current Employee - Operator in Morris, IL

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Coatings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    they cater fod in once a week for all the operators
    once a year they reward all plant operators for no loss time injuries. this year we each got a grill set valued at 200 bucks each.
    for rough weather conditions such as high heat or cold winters (for example 2013 winter in chicago area). they gave us a $275 american express gift card for handling the weather so well.
    if you like alot of over time you can deffinitely get it here. most operators bring home $1000-$1500 a week in pay.
    Morris plant is union
    insurance is excelleent and cheap. no out of pocket exspenses.

    Cons

    can be hard work at times
    work holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fantastic management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Akzo Nobel QA/QC Analyst

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    Current Employee - Quality Lab Technician in Salisbury, NC
    Current Employee - Quality Lab Technician in Salisbury, NC

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Coatings full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good. You learn a lot about the personal care industry. I learned how to use various analytical instrumentation. Emphasis is on safety.

    Cons

    It's a 24 hour facility. 12 hour swing shifts. It's a life adjuster. You are able to get time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more communication and accountability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Job Ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Coatings full-time

    Pros

    Some of my coworkers were amazing people to work with.

    Cons

    Culture. The best way to describe it is "turncoat". Leadership. They don't know the meaning of the word. Expectation of an average of 50 hours a week. Human Resources ineffective and incompetent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck. With your leaders, you are going to need it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Nice people, boring work.

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    Former Employee - Chemist in Strongsville, OH
    Former Employee - Chemist in Strongsville, OH

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Coatings full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people were nice and most of them were intelligent. The pay and benefits were great and there was a lot of opportunity to move up in the same division or across the company to a different division. Work-life balance was in check, however I did not work there long enough to get a lot of responsibility so that could easily change.

    Cons

    The management I worked for did not communicate well among themselves. Too many bosses with too many ideas and it was hard to keep everyone on the same page. Chemists did not work closely with technicians to understand the problems with the coatings that were being egineered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work as a team and communicate well with the lowest level employees because they are the ones that end up suffering when management can't get the story straight.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    11 years

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Pontiac, MI

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Coatings full-time

    Pros

    Fellow employees are great, friendly and make the day bareable.

    Cons

    management doesn't like to hear opposing views and or anything that goes against their opinion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Management lies to employees

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Strongsville, OH
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Strongsville, OH

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Coatings full-time

    Pros

    Most co-workers are easy to get along with

    Cons

    Management does not care about their employees, constantly tells lies, and there is no job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to treat employees like human beings, and it would be nice to inform them of what is going on with the company and their jobs, everything doesn't have to be a big secret.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Failing Company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Coatings full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Akzo Nobel used to be a great company ten years ago and had a lot of talented employees. Those employees are 70% gone and the ones that are still there are just waiting on their severance packages.. Comfortable working office environment.

    Cons

    Every year the company downsizes, a growing company does not get rid of their sales people, close their branches, outsource departments and lies to their employees. Akzo Nobel does all of this and does not blink!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A successful company needs successful and happy employees - not Managers that lie and really do not care about their employees. Management is the worst I have ever seen in a single company!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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