Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints

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Updated April 16, 2015
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Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints CEO & Chairman of the Board Ton Büchner
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19 Ratings

Pros
  • They had great benefits at the time I was there (in 4 reviews)

  • Excellent benefits - healthcare, pension, bonus (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Falls short in executing core values, not just from employees but from upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • There were too many changes with the product lines, which discouraged customer base (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Was very happy to work for Akzo Nobel

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Strongsville, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Strongsville, OH

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Akzo Nobel is a very fair company to its employees and the pay is much better than the average income for same work.

    Cons

    Communication is not the best (informing all employees of various changes that might affect them).

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better rather than the 'everything is a secret' when it affects peoples careers.

  2. Company with head stuck in the sand

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in High Point, NC

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    80% of employees want change

    Cons

    Management gives no time for change

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect things to improve over night

  3. Hard work, low pay, no fun.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Operational Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Operational Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None, but the cowokers were great!

    Cons

    No room for career growth, but constantly tell you there is

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  5. Enlightning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Take care of loyal employees

    Cons

    working various shifts / part time work

    Advice to Management

    Better investment policies

  6. The experience was good for the time I was there..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They had great benefits at the time I was there...

    Cons

    At the time there was no Opportunity for growth..

  7. Great culture, ok business strategy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Channel Manager in Strongsville, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Channel Manager in Strongsville, OH

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun culture and very diverse, international

    Cons

    Questionable strategy and weak business performance

    Advice to Management

    tight up your business so you dont have to sell off BUs to remain profitable!

  8. nice people to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative in Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative in Erie, PA

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    let me do things my way. nice people to work with. enjoyable

    Cons

    the driving was long and boring

    Advice to Management

    I had fun calling on The Home Depots

  9. The people were good to work with. (pre 2009)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people in the lab were always willing to assist and worked together. Good atmosphere. (Steve Groves was a good shift manager.)

    Cons

    One of the managers wasn't the best at being a manager, but may be gone now.

    Advice to Management

    Put the right person in charge, not just friends.

  10. Not so bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints full-time (more than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, worked with some fantastic people!

    Cons

    Not enough interest in the "feet on the ground"....loads of mid management

    Advice to Management

    listen to the employees...

  11. It was very unorganized and chaotic, lack of overall direction and vision.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Strongsville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Strongsville, OH

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you have nothing else in the works, you might want to consider unitl you can find something better. Get some SAP experience and get out.

    Cons

    Employees, sales and customer service are not trained well on SAP. They have a system that few employees really know how to use.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the nepotism. Train your managers to not only hire the people they go to HH with and hang out with on a social basis.

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