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Olin Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
10 Reviews
2.5
10 Reviews
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Olin Chairman, President, and CEO Joseph D. Rupp
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  1.  

    Small firm that works well together

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Marks, FL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Marks, FL

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

    Pros

    Keeps up equipment and facilities of plant well

    Cons

    Hot and somewhat hazardous work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Quality compromised by quantity has changed the face of Winchester Ammunition.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QVC in East Alton, IL
    Current Employee - QVC in East Alton, IL

    I have been working at Olin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and above average benefits kept me coming back each week. Olin offered educational assistance to its employees in East Alton which was an added benefit as well.

    Cons

    The forced overtime, poor management, and lack of respect towards dedicated and hard working employees has made working for Olin Winchester a miserable existence. If your in the click you got it made, but get on the other side of the fence and there is hell to pay whether your a responsible employee or not. A "hostile work environment" in a Machine Shop, what does that say for this company?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and value every employee in our organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    a very irresponsible company that has no sense of profit for dedicated employees or share holders

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 50 Caliber Adjuster in East Alton, IL
    Current Employee - 50 Caliber Adjuster in East Alton, IL

    I have been working at Olin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    supporting law enforcement, and military ammunition

    Cons

    no bonuses, no profit sharing, no vacation for 10 yrs. extreme excessive overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't let your desires or greed overcome your integrity and don't bite the hand that feeds your profits (employees)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    2012-2013

    Former Employee - Bullet Operator in East Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Bullet Operator in East Alton, IL

    I worked at Olin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice benefits and retirement plans.

    Cons

    lost job, due to company moved out of state

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    going to miss you

  6.  

    Living in the past...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in East Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in East Alton, IL

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

    Pros

    Fairly secure
    One of the larger employers in the area

    Cons

    Slow to change
    For last 20 years, executive salaries always increasing, all others decreasing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce executive salaries so that they are in line with the size of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall my experience at Olin has been ok but a couple of departments I have worked in the past were bad.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hourly in East Alton, IL
    Current Employee - Hourly in East Alton, IL

    I have been working at Olin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Above average pay with good health insurance and 401k with company match. Not a bad place to work (depending on department).

    Cons

    Alot of overtime. Three shift rotation on most jobs. Working conditions department specific. Company relocation to Oxford, Ms. (lower wages). Most jobs in East Alton, IL will at some point be lost due to the relocation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to ideas and suggestions from employee's.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    OLIN rocks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visualizer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Visualizer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Olin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, good work, good environment, benefits
    I've learned so much at OLIN. I really love my coworkers and believe that we are doing important work at OLIN. Everyone has room to grow and it's a dynamic and interesting place.

    Cons

    Occasional to consistent long hours, demanding expectations, and critical thinkers (if you want to consider those things as cons)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is not the appropriate place for this advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    High and dry at Winchester

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjuster in East Alton, IL
    Current Employee - Adjuster in East Alton, IL

    I have been working at Olin full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and above average benefits, many employment locations available. Potential for increased profits and growth via improved leadership.

    Cons

    Poor managerial approach from middle management and up. Very confrontational, little to no teamwork between salary and hourly personnel and union. Little to no accountability across all employees. Senior management places little to no value on employee well being, despite constant espousing of said values. Deep rooted mistrust between senior management and hourly employees has lead to a very antagonistic relationship and unpleasant work environment for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move into the 21st century, you treat your employees as an expense but they are really your biggest and best investment. Great employees are made with great leadership not found and great employees can become poor employees with mismanagement. Match your actions to your stated values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Management could be whole lot better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Supply Operator in East Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Material Supply Operator in East Alton, IL

    I worked at Olin full-time

    Pros

    Good insurance and benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Working conditions are terrible. Management issues

  11.  

    They demand full support and cooperation, but give minimal feedback and provide no communication to employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor

    I worked at Olin

    Pros

    Salary is average, but the overtime demands and overbearing. There is NO balance for work life and home life. If you wish to succeed you have to drink the kool-aid and devote yourself fully.

    Cons

    The only commitment Olin makes is to its shareholders, and short term balance sheets. Their is little to no respect for the employees. Upper management demands respect, but doesn't earn it or deserve it. The culture is best described as "straight out of the gulag".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees, and they will surprise you. They ARE YOUR BEST ASSETT. Don't preach values and ethics unless you are committed to them. Don't expect more from anyone else than you yourself are willing to give.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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