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Axalta Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company with good prospects in their industry (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits and good atmosphere (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • The management here doesn't care about work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • No respect for people, no rewards for good work (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Lots of potential, but..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in America, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in America, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Axalta full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good, knowledgeable people at manufacturing sites
    Work can be challenging and interesting
    New company energy, in some ways
    Above average pay

    Cons

    Corporate management focused on Wall Street and short term financials, at the cost of building strong customer and employee ties
    Upper management bloat, while job cutting at profit making plants
    Lots of knee-jerk reaction and about-face in corporate direction causes unnecessary internal stress

    Advice to Management

    Focus on customers and employees, you can't build a company strictly by trying to drive the stock price.


  2. "Not a bad starter job"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is easy. There isn't much that is too difficult to do.

    Cons

    Practically no promotion into other roles. Great first time job to get some experience, but if you want to build a career, don't plan on staying here.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to retain employees.

  3. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, benefits, plenty of work to keep you interested

    Cons

    lot of change in people

    Advice to Management

    need to work on communication


  4. "R&D Lab Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Axalta full-time

    Pros

    This company provides their employees with great benefits.

    Cons

    Needs work with leadership. High turnover rate


  5. "My opinion"

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

    I have been working at Axalta full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some great teams and people; growth potential

    Cons

    inconsistent ratings at year end; expectations are not standard


  6. Helpful (2)

    "The Axalta Way"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Mills, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Mills, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Axalta full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay. But not worth the terrible work/life balance.

    Cons

    Project time lines are completely unrealistic. Employees are expected to work literally around the clock to meet these goals. To say people are overworked would be an understatement. And listening to management joke about how much we work and how little sleep we get is a slap in the face. Many people have left the company recently but management doesn't seem to see or care that they're driving good people away. The corporate mission statement touts "respect for people". Don't believe it.

    Advice to Management

    The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. When every project is a cluster and no lessons are learned and no changes are made one can only assume you either don't see it or don't care. I don't know which is worse, but it's no way to succeed in the long term.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Jumping off the titanic"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Axalta full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Still a lot of good people still there (ex-DuPont) employees, very good people & great co-workers.

    Cons

    Since buyout in 2013 and becoming "axalta", completely different company. Only worried about share holders stock. Treat employees like garbage, pay structure is horrible, bonus is smallest of ALL competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Drain the swamp of upper / middle management. Micro managing is taking over an most all employee's moral is at all time low. Company is moving in opposite direction.

  8. "An Okay Company"

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

    I worked at Axalta full-time

    Pros

    Great potential for growth
    Knowledgeable coworkers and managers
    Company values training
    Ownership mentality
    Ok benefits

    Cons

    Synergy is not embraced
    Understaffed
    Politics
    Ineffective communication

    Advice to Management

    Continue engaging staff to address issues


  9. "Good growth and improvement. But still need more time."

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Axalta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast growing environment and a lot of changes. System upgrades. Keeps you busy all the time. Right time to be in, if you willing to put in extra time

    Cons

    Things take some time to be implemented , no work life balance culture. You will not get a lot of trainings


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great in the right areas"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Axalta full-time

    Pros

    Capable colleagues, very focused strategy in some parts of the business

    Cons

    Playing in a lot of mature markets with tough organic growth, very focused on costs as opposed to looking for new markets & new customer types, some poor communication & moral

    Advice to Management

    Better communication of strategy to line employees


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