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Akzo Nobel Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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Akzo Nobel Worldwide CEO Thierry Vanlancker
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  • No work life balance, illogical stress (in 16 reviews)

  • Senior Management disinterested in the views of local staff (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Truckloader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Truckloader in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay is good and benefits

    Cons

    Always changing, and always new rules and procedures


  2. "Inventory control and analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy making things balance

    Cons

    Hard to do when so many people impact the resilts

    Advice to Management

    Better need for control on the floor

  3. "R&D Team Leader"

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

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced
    Variety of projects and opportunities
    International projects

    Cons

    Change is constant, which means that you must adapt fast or risk losing visibility


  4. "Good Place to work, direction unclear"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work. Decent environment

    Cons

    Low pay / They hire uneducated people to start the job, because they don't offer enough to start for good employees to consider the position

    Advice to Management

    You'll get better employees if you offer more to start


  5. Helpful (1)

    "qc lab tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, 401k with 6% match. flexible on time schedule.

    Cons

    qc lab is really old (Sometimes no AC/ HEATER) strong smell of MEK. Some paints smell really bad when they do solid test, cause headache to many. There is favouritism system in QC lab, and many new employee quit their job very soon. When you work there, you are technically destroying your health. You will see discrimination in qc lab.


  6. "46 vacation days"

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

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, a lot of vacation days

    Cons

    Don't have any for now


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Never boring, yet management is lacking"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Daily duties keep the job interesting and make the days go by quickly. Coworkers are wonderful (for the most part) and are quick to help out. Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Leadership in customer service is lacking to say the least. When there is actually communication, it comes across as accusatory, condescending, and inconsistent. There's the unfortunate tendency to micromanage employees, which is odd considering all the studies that prove this is what drives good employees out. Every employee is lumped into one category- whether you're doing a good job or bad, you're going to be coached. Leadership shows up one day and is absent for the rest of the week. Leadership takes vacations constantly, yet discourages employees from using vacation days consecutively- overall the atmosphere is 'do what I say not as I do, do what I say or else...' If it wasn't for the leadership in customer service, the company and job would be great and highly recommended, but because of all this (and much more), do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. If you want to be treated like an adult, stay away from customer service here. If you're looking for growth and opportunity, look elsewhere- the leads in customer service could care less.

    Advice to Management

    Read books on leadership, take classes on leadership, Google leadership and learn what it entails. Stop pointing the finger and realize it's not always your employees that are at fault. If you want a productive, good environment, treat people like the adults they are. Follow through on what you say.

  8. "Company doesn't care about employees"

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    Former Employee - Batch Maker in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Batch Maker in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    overtime is always available whether you want it or not

    Cons

    They say safety is important but will not fix outdated equipment or buy anything to help workers be safe


  9. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    benefits, people, work environment

    Cons

    none at all to state here


  10. "Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Big company. Available opportunities to move to different roles and functions.

    Cons

    Organization can be disorganized.


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