Akzo Nobel Worldwide

www.akzonobel.com
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Good company to work for

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Former Employee - Sales Representative
Former Employee - Sales Representative

I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide

Pros

Good management in place; they have a plan and are focusing on the customer again. Reps are given autonomy to run their territories.

Cons

Still going through some restructuring, so job security may not be what you'd like. Pay stagnated for a while while restructuring has taken place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure employees are kept up to date on furture plans for the business. Everyone hates to be kept guessing.

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    Akzo Nobel: An OK place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide

    Pros

    The amount of work was plentiful. The salary was OK. The benefits were exceptional. The management was supportive but they were over bearing.

    Cons

    Priorities changed constantly, so it was difficult to maintain a steady pace on a project. I felt that upper management had a master plan to influence middle management to berate employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Safety is more important than productivity. Management was too stern and rigid that produced fear instead of respect from the employees.

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    ICI/Akzo Nobel Canada Through tumultous Change

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide

    Pros

    -Great staff
    - safety oriented
    - largest paint company in Canada
    - organized well
    - Good managers
    - Adaptive
    - encourage growth
    - Good Benefits
    - understanding managers

    Cons

    - Lots of change within the company(Canada)
    - Some uncertainty
    - a lot of divisional management (Canada) Supply chain answers to no one
    - lots of makeshift solutions that become permanent
    - Inconsistent bonus payments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    AkzoNobel just took over the ICI, and as its parent company should be giving proper direction. Currently the power struggle between the smaller sub company Sico and the much larger sub company ICI has caused a lot of problems. By settling whom answers to whom the company would run smoothly. Also, a typical hierarchical removal of bonuses is not the best step to maintaining Staff.

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