Akzo Nobel Worldwide Reviews

Updated May 30, 2020

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3.6
71%
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Akzo Nobel Worldwide CEO Thierry Vanlancker
Thierry Vanlancker
124 Ratings
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  1. "Big Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Treasury in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Big Company, good people, work place is great

    Cons

    no comments. Everything is good.

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2020-04-23
  2. "Good Quality products"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Super Quality vis-a-vis competitors offering

    Cons

    Narrow line of products to offer targeted markets. Company has a silo mentality

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    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2020-05-30
  3. "Ok Company"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    pay was good in the industry

    Cons

    got sold out to a private investor

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2020-05-30
  4. "pretty good job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    learn a lot of skills

    Cons

    management was not on the same page

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2020-03-10
  5. "good job until company got bought out"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Chemical Process Operator 

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good work place, team players, overall was a good place to work

    Cons

    new management didn't have a clue

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2020-02-24
  6. "AkzoNobel"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide part-time

    Pros

    There is always something to do, someone to help

    Cons

    dreadful environment, not many liked their jobs

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2020-02-19
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Too many changes in too short of time"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits. Overall friendly culture. Generally, people are extremely helpful.

    Cons

    Too many promises made to shareholders about cutbacks (15X20), leading to 45% of bonuses paid in 2019, and bonuses are expected to be even lower in 2020. Multiple sites have closed, leading to increased unemployment. Continued restructuring means that people are doing more with less resources, leading to more stress amongst site managers. Additionally, the restructuring makes it challenging to determine who does what. Long-time employees share that this is the lowest morale has ever been. If applying for a job, ask a lot of questions about long-term outlook of both the position and the location. I additionally recommend asking about site retention and turnover percentage.

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    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2020-02-07
  8. "Nice place"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A good place to work

    Cons

    Management can sometimes be distant

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2020-01-30
  9. "Good Company"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Coordinator 

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great employees and office perks

    Cons

    The communication can be lacking

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2020-01-15
  10. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Laboratory Coordinator in Duluth, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Solid company with a great tradition

    Cons

    Too much outsourcing of services

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-11-29
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