Axalta

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Axalta Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
28 Reviews
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28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Moving in the right direction. Exciting change.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Mount Clemens, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Mount Clemens, MI

    I have been working at Axalta full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vibrant and challenging atmosphere. Rewarding hard work.

    Cons

    Change is slow in some areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Axalta

    Pros

    A very professional workforce, good compensation and benefits. Strong core values. Freedom to set you own schedule.

    Cons

    Corporate red tape. Manage decisions without all the facts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the voice of the customer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Impossible to get a Promotion within the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Axalta full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary and bonus plan is fair. Most employees are really nice and helpful. Company gives the last week of the year as holidays for the employees in the HQ office.

    Cons

    It is impossible to get a promotion within the company unless you are a caucasian male. The CEO will only hire caucasian males for his leadership team. It's unfortunate because I've seen some really bright people passed up for leadership roles. CEO is not a very neutral person. Gave his daughter an internship in the highly competitive internship program and had the audacity to announce it in his intern welcome speech.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are in the 21st Century...time to look at all sexes, minorities, and ethnic backgrounds as equals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Carlyle bought a solid business from DuPont

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Glen Mills, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Glen Mills, PA

    I worked at Axalta full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Axalta has outstanding automotive coatings technology and products. They have retained a solid core of sales and marketing professionals that were formerly with DuPont. They are in the process of separating IT function from DuPont, which will streamline operations. They have also restructured the Legal staff and my impression is that it is much more responsive and customer focused.

    Cons

    Management has added many new people from outside the coatings industry. It will take a while for them to get up to speed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of internal changes can impact employee morale. Drop the good form management behavior and show employees that they are valued.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Axalta Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Axalta full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly co-workers and management.

    Cons

    Office could use some upgrades - need more infrastructure updates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Roller coaster

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Mills, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Mills, PA

    I worked at Axalta full-time

    Pros

    There was a lot of exciting work to transition the business to become independent. It was an opportunity to simplify complexity.

    Cons

    All new management brought in following the purchase of business and sale from DuPont.
    New management does not value people who were there prior to the sale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A Lot needs to change But has good start

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Clemens, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Clemens, MI

    I have been working at Axalta as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly, Helpful, and willing to invest.

    Cons

    Lack of motivation and organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give Interns more of a challenge. Work closer as a mentor and lead by example.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A grind.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research and Devlopement Technician in Mount Clemens, MI
    Current Employee - Research and Devlopement Technician in Mount Clemens, MI

    I have been working at Axalta full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most people do not have to (or just do not) work very hard.

    Cons

    Zero benefits for contractors. Minimal hiring potential. Poor attitudes all around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more effort into contractor development and make appropriate change to close that revolving door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Axalta full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Axalta has a great potential to dominate the coatings market. They bring to be table a wide array of some of the best in class coating systems and technologies with a global reach.

    Cons

    With the change from DuPont to Axalta, I had hoped that there would have also been a change in the mind set of the upper management; looking for long term goals for growth... however the focus on meeting monthly goals and trying to 'cost cut' their way to profitability did not change. They decided to cut cost by cutting much of their intellectual horse power (yes us 'Old-Timers' with 30 years+ experience in the industry) in favor of lower cost people. Axalta makes it hard to not feel like just a number on a spreadsheet in some accounts office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bottom line is important, but so are the people who work to make it happen. You should talk a look at your own mission statement occasionally and ponder on your statement that "people are the most important asset"... look in the mirror and ask yourself if you really believe it?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Axalta - Good Company / Strong Direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Glen Mills, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Glen Mills, PA

    I worked at Axalta full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay / benefits. Company is on a strong path as a coatings industry leader with new owners vs. being part of DuPont. DuPont is also a great company / employer, but coatings was not part of their strategy and the business suffered there. New owners and leadership are setting a good direction for strong global growth and leadership.

    Cons

    It was not a good fit for me personally... limited opportunities for career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strengthen the people planning processes. Do not ignore internal talent and employees' / leaders' willingness to embrace change and being a strong element of successful growth and industry leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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