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OMNOVA Solutions Review

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

OMNOVA Solutions would bring in some good employees who were competent to work with. Their employee training program is average. Management watch dollars like a hawk.

Cons

The company has a "Big Brother" mentality. They believe that whatever any V.P or managing director says must be the gospel. There is no challenging of edicts coming from top management down. To do so means unemployment for the one who does. Company is in a state of flux all the time with staffing levels. They sometimes hire when they simply need to use who they have, then are forced to do draconian cuts.

Advice to Management

Too many chiefs and not enough workers, especially in the IT and maufacturing sectors. Bring in new blood. Reliance on old employees will stalemate company. Share more bonuses with employees.

Other Employee Reviews for OMNOVA Solutions

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    Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OMNOVA Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of good people to work and learn from. They invest in training and technology at least for the technical position I held.

    Cons

    Some of the equipment is outdated and needs to be rebuilt. It can be difficult to get things done in the union environment.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals for that can be achieved. management sometimes gets in the way of progress. Listen Listen Listen to your employees.


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    The Winds of Change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Beachwood, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Beachwood, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Finally Omnova is making changes that make sense, the reduction of the "Global Footprint" is the right direction for the contracting business segments. Supporting the new up and coming potential business in the Engineering Surfaces market is also another step in the right direction.

    Cons

    It took 3 years to recognize the over sized footprint, the spend on IT is outweighed by the spend on office supplies....not kidding either.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the savings from Calhoun on the plants that need the updated capacity and that have the potential to add additional contribution margin.


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