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Fairlawn, OH
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (SHLM)
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
A. Schulman adds color to plastic resins but keeps them from getting red hot. Schulman adds chemicals to basic plastics such as polypropylene, polyethylene, and PVC to give them color and desired characteristics like flexibility or the ability to retard flame. Its products ... Read more

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH
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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at A. Schulman (Akron, OH).


    Applied for the position and was contacted by the recruiter and set up a quick 20-30 minute screening call, which they were late for, the call went fine...Was then asked to complete a personality assessment and to fly to Akron for in person interviews. The personality assessment is focused on ethics and "doing the right thing", its obvious the companies employees have had problems "doing the right thing" if you read the news about them. They company booked flights that had me connecting all over the country to get me to get to Cleveland and the short drive to Akron, so what should have taken 3 hours took 6 because the company is cheap and wanted to save 100 dollars on the flights. Arrived at the HQ the next day for interviews with HR, hiring manager, GM, and team member. Interviews lasted an hour each, the hiring manager and team member were in person, the GM couldn't make it in for some reason and we spoke via conference call. Their process seemed pretty unorganized and poorly planned as they couldn't figure out where we were to meet at first. When I asked them difficult questions about the company they seem to squirm and avoid eye contact saying it was not a big deal to their customers that the company wrote off 400M due to the Citadel fraud lawsuit and various asbestos lawsuits...they have all new leadership because of the fraud shakeout and are re-focusing their efforts on sales and customer service. The company really should look at the interview process and how it is perceived by candidates. When asking about the hiring/decision process I was told different answers by everyone I met with, so it was obvious no one knew or had done any planning whatsoever.

    BEWARE***the company told me I would be reimbursed for travel expenses within 1-2 weeks... going on 3+ weeks now I have not been reimbursed and can't seem to get an answer from their HR, GM or hiring manager*** DO NOT INCUR EXPENSES ON THIER BEHALF***

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