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Akzo Nobel Worldwide Reviews

Updated March 20, 2019
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Akzo Nobel Worldwide CEO Thierry Vanlancker
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  1. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - R&D Chemist in Dorchester, SC
    Current Employee - R&D Chemist in Dorchester, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, people are committed. Your work is appreciated.

    Cons

    Lots of restructuring, management changes.


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    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist in Strongsville, OH
    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist in Strongsville, OH

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Above average salary, good working environment, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Limited growth, low annual raises and incentives

  3. "Great place to work. Good pay great benefits."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Alot of work. Friendly enviroment. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Hazardous chemicals and fumes. Building gets real hot in summer.


  4. "Great enviroment to learn and work"

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    Former Employee - Co-Op in Columbus, MS
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Columbus, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    The plant is smaller so there are less people. This creates a tight knit group that works well with one another, and will do anything to help you out.

    Cons

    Outdated process monitoring tools for use by management.


  5. "Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Scientist in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Correct benefits, good team work

    Cons

    Constantly in re-organization for the last 6 years.


  6. "chemistry"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    global and professional as a Top 500 enterprise

    Cons

    famous peroxides products producer in the world


  7. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits overall

    Cons

    Not enough integration between the whole company

  8. "Lab Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide part-time

    Pros

    Cool coworkers, great environment, calm

    Cons

    Not enough growth, pay is ok


  9. Helpful (2)

    "People problems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, maybe the fact that no one was accountable

    Cons

    No one accountable leadership by far the worst ever. 6 years to research capex now trashed.

    Advice to Management

    They won’t read it


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    "Chemist I"

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    Current Employee - Chemist I in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Chemist I in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and nice co-workers

    Cons

    You have no voice or opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't put people into management rolls who have no experience in that job. Or who have no people skills, or not willing to listen to there reports. Its really annoying to hate to come to work because your new Manager is a clown!!!! and her boss too!!!!! Clowns!!!!