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Updated August 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great company with great people" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and good atmosphere" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "completely disconnected from upper management" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Things take some time to be implemented , no work life balance culture" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Axalta is a great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Business Account Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Business Account Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Axalta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging Rewarding Innovative creative sociable

    Cons

    Compensation incentives employment security competitive brands

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  2. "Great!"

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

    I worked at Axalta full-time

    Pros

    Driven Culture, lots of support, knowledgeable people

    Cons

    Long work hours, lots of stop and go.

  3. "Good Company but Limited Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Axalta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ACS is a global brand in its business segment.
    Well positioned in the market

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for IT professionals


  4. Helpful (11)

    "2018 Worst Places to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Receptionist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Corporate Receptionist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Axalta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was nice to be able to walk to work because I lived in the city. That was about it.

    Cons

    Where to start? The first year I worked at Axalta, I took on the workload of two other people. They eliminated a position and gave me the work. Later on, someone had to go on medical leave, and they asked me to take the workload while they were on disability. Sure! I'm a team player and willing to do that. By the time the first year was coming to an end, I went in for my annual review and was shocked when they told me I wasn't doing enough and needed to step it up. I was hoping to get their help to get some higher education so I could move up within the company and was told that due to my lack of ownership in my job, I was not going to be supported in my endeavors. My supervisor told me she wanted to "take me under her wing" and mold me into a better employee.
    Which to her, must have been to mold me into her assistant, and hold me back from trying to pursue other Assistant positions that opened up in the company. I have never had a boss that I felt was a bully, until Axalta. When I went to HR to voice my concerns about her, all that did was result in my second negative performance review a few days later. Although, it wasn't really a performance review. It was more so a series of questions about Axalta (i.e. how many employees they have, what they do, etc) and what I think my CEO is looking for in an employee. I had brought my years worth of emails and support that other coworkers had sent me for doing a good job. She wouldn't even look at them. She gave me my test, and sent me on my way. Needless to say, no raise was ever given. Axalta is ran by the mindset that their employees are pawns. Every person is replaceable, and the people in the company love to stab each other in the back. I was told when I first starting working there that "she will throw you under the bus when a bus isn't coming" in regards to a coworker. Many of them liked to point out what others are doing wrong to take the eyes off of themselves.
    There are certain employees that upper management view as irreplaceable, and it was infuriating because these same people were the first to push their work onto others.
    If you are a hard worker, don't bother interviewing with Axalta. You will never be appreciated for what you can provide them.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of laying off middle managers, start looking at the top. There is a reason why employee morale is so low, and you can find it right in the corner offices of the 36th floor.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Comfortable at times, hectic at others"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Front Royal, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Front Royal, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Axalta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Typical warehouse work, nothing too challenging mentally, decent pay, good benefits package, logistics and manual labor

    Cons

    Pressure from management to perform under less than optimal standards, always behind schedule for various reasons but mainly manpower


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Technical specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Axalta full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for

    Cons

    Need to look into staff management

    Advice to Management

    Need to look at staff qualifications before employing into automotive division


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Be Afraid"

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

    I have been working at Axalta full-time

    Pros

    A free lunch once in a while from Panera or Cozi

    Cons

    Since exulted separated from DuPont in 2013, people have been eliminated consistently. If upper management eliminates your job for whatever reason they will call you at home on a Friday night tell you not to come back on Monday or ever and not ever tell you the reason why. All they will say is that they will get somebody to pack up your personal belongings and mail them to you . They seem to use people for a short limited amount of time and then just discard them . Employees here walk around afraid wondering if they’re going to be next or who will be next to get the ax .

    Advice to Management

    I have never seen people treated more inhumanely were rudely in all my years of working. Upper management and management totally ignore those people who are not in management and treat them like they are pieces of trash.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Poor IT Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Mills, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Mills, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Axalta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People. Good Benefits.

    Cons

    Poor IT Management. No Leadership. They want to run without walking first.

    Advice to Management

    Get advice from YOUR OWN people. Do not hire external resources for every project.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "R & D - not!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Axalta full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, knowledgeable, hard-working people in all roles...

    Cons

    ... completely disconnected from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Get some HR training, or leave yourselves.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "They don’t care about employees"

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

    Pros

    Shift manager was awesome

    Cons

    Upper management sucks . They don’t give a crap about third shift employees

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees.


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