Akzo Nobel Coatings
2.6 of 5 20 reviews
www.akzonobel.com Norcross, GA

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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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AkzoNobel in transition from site-managed to top-down from a new layer of upper management.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Akzo Nobel Coatings

ProsMuch opportunity if you fit the new mold of having higher education (particularly engineering) background and willing to put in long hours.

ConsMoving toward a very lean management style requiring individuals to wear multiple hats and depending on the off-site network for information and limited help.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget that people matter.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Failing Company!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsAkzo 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.

ConsEvery 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 Senior ManagementA 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!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I enjoy going to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe team I work with is great. The overall environment is good.

ConsLack of development and growth. Leadership is weak. They need to develop the people they hire and put them in positions to expand with possibility of promotion if they succeed and do well.

Advice to Senior Managementdevelop your people to be your future rather then seeing your top performers leave.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people to work with.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat team to work with. Mature professionals with traditional work ethics.

ConsNot always clear what's expected of you. Reorganizations and politics dont always help.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmplyees are your biggest asset, they are not FTEs and numbers. It is the people and their dedication that makes up the brand and company, not P&L and EBIDTA reports.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Constantly restructuring - even before the previous restructuring was implemented

Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsIts hard to find any real pros

ConsConstant change. No real direction

Advice to Senior ManagementSettle on a cohesive strategy and stick to it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good benefits and hours.

Warehouse (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at Akzo Nobel Coatings full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits package and vacation

ConsPoor local management, low pay.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Would not work here

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Strongsville, OH

I have been working at Akzo Nobel Coatings full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLearn what not to do

ConsEverything except the above mentioned.
Pathetic salary
Worst leadership I have ever experience( I have worked for 3 large companies)
You develop yourself
Everyone is out for themselves on the management side
The customers do not respect this company

Advice to Senior ManagementRead a book. There are many on leading people, running a business and how to build customer relationships. You do none of these well.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Nashville, TN

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

ProsGreat benefits, sound, ethical business practices.

ConsLong hours, ever increasing work load

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company, Meaningful Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Akzo Nobel Coatings full-time for less than a year

ProsTeam oriented and management listens to employees

ConsAlot of people are kept temporary for a really long time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Churn and Burn

Engineer (Former Employee)
Louisville, KY

I worked at Akzo Nobel Coatings full-time for more than a year

ProsInteresting and challenging work. Peers are intelligent and hard working. Variety of opportunities. Interesting travel opportunities. Reasonable funding for engineering projects.

ConsTop down management style. Expect to work 55-60 hours/week and have little input in decision making. Pay is mediocre for professional staff considering the heavy workload.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more professional staff.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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