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Akzo Nobel Worldwide Overview

Amsterdam (Netherlands)
10000+ employees
1646
Company - Public (AKZA)
Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Akzo Nobel may be the world's largest paint manufacturer, but it does more than just paint a pretty picture. The company is also among the world's largest chemical manufacturers and salt producers. Akzo Nobel divides its business into three main ... Read more

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    "Great place to work. Some employees are lazy/uncaring."

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in La Porte, TX
    Current Employee - Production Operator in La Porte, TX
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    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good 401k match 6%. Very good pay. And plenty of overtime. Medical is top notch. Discount options on cellphones, cars etc. Very good company

    Cons

    Some people are lazy. Somethimes the over time of its forced.

    Advice to Management

    Change peoples mentality or culture.

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Akzo Nobel Worldwide Photos

Akzo Nobel Worldwide photo of: Het hoofdkantoor van Akzo Nobel aan de Zuidas in Amsterdam. (Photo thanks to Flickr user Shirley de Jong, Some Rights Reserved)
Akzo Nobel Worldwide photo of: Akzo Nobel Deco, Werk Köln (Photo thanks to Wikimedia user Raimond Spekking, Some Rights Reserved)
Akzo Nobel Worldwide photo of: Bilde av Akzo Nobels hovedkvarter på Sofiemyr utenfor Oslo (Photo thanks to Wikimedia user Janfma, Some Rights Reserved)
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Akzo Nobel Worldwide Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Akzo Nobel Worldwide (Houston, TX) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Fast turnaround. Interview over phone with Recruiter, and then Facetime with Hiring Manager, Not very personable, but efficient. The Hiring Manager was young, European, and very dry. After the first 5 minutes I knew there was not a fit. Their issues will continue if they continue to make the same mistakes in hiring and performance.

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    • Describe Change Management process and how it would be implemented.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

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