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Akzo Nobel Worldwide Sales Representative Reviews

Updated 17 Aug 2018

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Akzo Nobel Worldwide CEO Thierry Vanlancker
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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Largest paint coatings company in the world. Employees were treated with respect, if there was a problem, it would be addressed.

    Cons

    Nothing to report on my former company

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2015-10-15
  2. Helpful (6)

    "International Paint - poor management mixing commercial & technical issues = claims all over the world."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Dream racing team is a great distraction from the rest of the poorly managed company. Color of the year is another unique and oddly European distraction.

    Cons

    #RudeClouseau who "manages" worldwide projects - cracking fireproofing 2x too thick and epoxy phenolic that has the measles after 3 months in 3 different yards.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the superficial, the nonsense and the short-sightedness, and this could be a pretty good company.

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2016-12-18
  3. Helpful (1)

    "All about the shareholders, only interested on dollars not people"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and direction... good ole boy mentality, the front lines suffer to justify the upper mgmt.

    Advice to Management

    take a look at individual market segments and stop maintaining a coolie cutter mentality

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2013-04-27
  4. "Stable place to work with good benifits."

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    Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide

    Pros

    Very Stable Management and now with Akzo Nobel taking over the future looks very good.

    Cons

    Not enough field input in some of the Sales impacting decisions and old pos system that lengthens the sales process.

    Advice to Management

    Improve point of sale transactions with new system that is more user friendly and faster. Could use a Color merchandising and new color display.

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2009-10-12
  5. "Protective Coatings Consultants"

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    Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide

    Pros

    Recent changes in upper level management are providing an abundance of new opportunities within the newly defined organization.

    Cons

    Many changes occurring displacing some and concerning others. Access to resources is limited during this time of transition.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the objective/end game.

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2009-10-17
  6. "Getting better......"

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    Sales Representative 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide

    Pros

    Large infusion of capital by Akzo Nobel for commercials, sponserships, and PR. New product line, new advertisments, and great benefits.

    Cons

    Seems like the some of the same folks from ICI are still running the show. Why? There is no professional training program as found in other large corp's. Why doesn't Strongsville promote capable sales reps from the field, instead of the typical "who you know folks"?

    Advice to Management

    Akzo Nobel-provide your field people a professional training program.

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2009-07-19
  7. "So much potential, yet squandered so many times"

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    Sales Representative in Strongsville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide

    Pros

    ICI paints just recently was bought by Akzo Nobel. While it remains to be seen if this is going to actually benefit those that have worked for ICI, the benefits still are good. If you work for the consumer sales division, you'll probably get a gas card, company car, and health insurance. Those in the stores division receive lesser benefits, and lower pay. They also have varied working hours, as is typical retail..., and are often short staffed.

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    Cons

    There are many downsizes to working for ICI. First, skill levels at various management levels can vary wildy. In some geographical areas, management will be experienced and professional. They will do their job, and ensure that you are treated fairly. In other areas, management will screw you over faster than you can ever imagine. They will do things that skirt the law, and frankly open the company to lawsuits by... the way they treat those under them. It is not really known if corporate knows about these folks, as communication is often not encouraged. Additionally, as a whole, ICI does not spend any significant effort in advertising its products. Generations past knew about Glidden and other brands because Glidden make a strong effort in advertising its products. Now, it is obvious that ICI's lack of advertising is catching up as a generation of consumers do not know or care about ICI products.

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    Advice to Management

    1-Advertise your products! You can't sell if no one knows what products and quality Glidden has. 2-Train your managers and provide a training system for future career advancement. 3-Crack down on those managers who abuse their reps. There are plenty, all you need to do is look.

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2008-07-08
  8. "best co."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Jalgaon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work flexiblity , awards & recognitio

    Cons

    need to select young people for managerial post peple are so old

    Advice to Management

    nothing

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2018-08-17
  9. "Great benefits, bit cloak and dagger at times...."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great products, great support around the role.

    Cons

    Does feel a bit cloak and dagger at times and you never know what business changes are being planned and then sprung upon you without any notice.

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2018-01-21
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

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    Technical Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide

    Pros

    Brand value. Nothing else really

    Cons

    Extremely unreasonable working environment. Ask the employees to stay back even when there is no work to show the top bosses. The superiors are not helpful. No transparency and change the profile of candidates after promising them a decent profile. Employee welfare is something this organisation does not even know how to spell. They forcefully ask the employees to work for 12-14 hours and do not even think about... their food or refreshment. What a nice way to run the company!!

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    Advice to Management

    Everybody will leave the organisation if you do not mend your ways and your firm will be left with few senior people who are undeserving and cannot get job elsewhere.

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2017-04-05
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