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Akzo Nobel Worldwide Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Akzo Nobel Worldwide CEO Ton Büchner
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  1. "Employment Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Very diverse/global opportunities available for the international career minded professional. Worldwide options for the willing to travel and relocate.

    Cons

    Company very portfolio minded and P&L driven. Business results are key measure and must be sustained.

    Advice to Management

    Take appropriate and timely actions in response to employee feedback.


  2. "It's a job."

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    Current Employee - Operator in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Operator in Deer Park, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are great to work with.

    Cons

    They pick and choose when safety is important.


  3. "Great company, too much organizational change."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement
    Competitive salary
    Great benefits
    Work/life balance

    Cons

    Very frequent organizational change
    Most decisions made at the global level


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  5. "OK Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Family focused, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Very old school Dutch company. Hard to implement changes.


  6. "International Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work environment.

    Cons

    Unreasonable workload, not a good work/ life balance

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as valuable assets and not just cogs in the corporate machine.


  7. "Great company overall!"

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    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers where always there to help you and answer any questions. They always provided detailed description of the tasks that I was required to perform.

    Cons

    No cons! The only negative part of my internship was the long times I had where I wasn't busy.

    Advice to Management

    None! The most qualified and friendly group of managers I've meet.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "AkzoNobel January 2017"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of very bright enthusiastic people working for AkzoNobel. As result it’s easy to experience the synergy of this multinational company and to connect with colleagues who are willing to support you.

    Cons

    AkzoNobel tends to underinvest in its people and its facilities and gloss things over. Continuous improvement is top-down, one size fits all. As a result depth of knowledge is not valued and overall performance falls short.

    Advice to Management

    There is too much attention paid to gimmick continuous improvement and feel good human resource programs and not enough investment in technical expertise, information architecture and world class manufacturing facilities and equipment.


  9. "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    good environment and teams are supportive of each other.

    Cons

    global teams makes it difficult to get things done.


  10. "Engineering Co-OP"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Columbus, MS
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Columbus, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got a very broad range of experience working for AkzoNobel.

    Cons

    The engineering staff is slightly understaffed


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Rep"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good products to represent
    Worldwide footprint
    Freedom, autonomy

    Cons

    Restructuring regularly makes it hard to navigate internal corporate structure
    Very little marketing/name recognition in US



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