Axalta

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Axalta Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
25 Reviews
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25 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 for 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.  

    Carlyle bought a solid business from DuPont

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Glen Mills, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Glen Mills, PA

    I worked at Axalta full-time for more than a 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
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    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
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  5.  

    Roller coaster

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    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
  6.  

    A Lot needs to change But has good start

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    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 for less than a 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
  7.  

    A grind.

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    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 for more than a 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
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Axalta full-time for 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
  9.  

    Axalta - Good Company / Strong Direction

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Glen Mills, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Glen Mills, PA

    I worked at Axalta full-time for 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
  10.  

    The are Ruining DPC

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    Current Employee - Customer Care  in  Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at Axalta full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They have pretty new graphics that look cool.

    Cons

    This company doesn't care about the business or the employees. It just cares about reducing people to produce revenue for their Stockholders. - The are removing all the knowledge and experienced people from the Standox/Spies Hecker brand, and lumping them under Cromax. What a terrible shame for 2 great companies that brought im High Revenues for the DuPont Performance Coatings group for many years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay away from Axalta...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    not too good for a international company.

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    Former Employee - Production  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Production in Houston, TX

    I worked at Axalta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    really dont have any good reasons.

    Cons

    no challenges they just want work done from personnel and no motivation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to look into the way the supervisors and managers do things when something its brought up from an employee. They dont take immediate action.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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