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- "Axiall people are good people to work with." (in 10 reviews)
- "Above average pay and benefits for the area." (in 6 reviews)
- "decent benefits, 401k match, friendly coworkers" (in 3 reviews)
- "There is lots of room for growth and they take care of you in terms of pay and benefits." (in 3 reviews)
- "Axiall seriously needs to shed the old PPG guard in middle and upper management." (in 8 reviews)
- "Management has needed to take control of this for years but has failed to do so." (in 4 reviews)
- "The 'this is the way we've always done it' culture is alive and well there." (in 3 reviews)
- "Low morale felt across the company" (in 3 reviews)
- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Was a great place to workDec 16, 2022 - Administrative AssistantRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
It was very family oriented
Went through a hostile take over
- Current Employee★★★★★
Best place I've ever worked.Jan 25, 2016 - in Atlanta, GARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
In a career spanning more than a decade, Axiall is the place where I've been happiest. Yes, it's a newer company, so of course the culture is still a work in progress -- but executive leadership is really wonderful and the company is on the right track. I've worked at the Atlanta corporate headquarters for more than three years, and each year has only gotten better. There are so many opportunities for high performers to grow here (the key is, you must be a high performer.) Management is incredibly supportive of work/life balance, and salaries are good. Do people complain, as another reviewer noted? Of course they do! There are complainers in any company, and many people naturally wish they didn't have to work at all. That doesn't mean the company is a bad place to work. Also, "bonuses" are just that -- a bonus given when the company, business unit and individual perform above expectations. Bonuses are not something any of us are entitled to. The new (mid-year 2015) CEO is someone I have the utmost respect for and confidence in as a leader. I really can't say enough about how happy I am at Axiall, and I believe the future of the company and its dedicated, high-performing employees is bright.
IT/IS support and structure needs some work. Wish there was an HRA option in the benefits package for corporate employees.Continue reading
Thanks for your feedback. We're so happy to hear that your experience at Axiall continues to be a positive one! Our goal is to provide a dynamic and enjoyable work environment as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package. We regularly review all benefits and compensation against the market to maintain a competitive total rewards program.
- Former Employee★★★★★
Good companyOct 6, 2020 - Finance Systems Manager in Atlanta, GARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good base pay and bonus
My manager was only interested in her own promotion. Did not care very much for the people on her team.
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great potential and sales pitch, but ulitmately a very disappointing place to work.Sep 30, 2014 - Maintenance Planner in Lake Charles, LARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
For the most part, almost everyone is very friendly and willing to help with anything. This company has alot of potential for future growth and is involved with many community charities.
The salaries do not come close to matching the work load. Not only are the salaries well below industry average, but there is often alot of overtime involved for which you are not compensated. The life/work balace is heavily tilted toward the work side. The facilities and infastructure are in disrepair and very poor condition. A very low morale from the employees plays a large role with the condition of the facility, as they know they can easily make 25 - 40% more, across the road for another company.Continue reading
Vice President, Human Resources
We appreciate your feedback. Our goal is to provide a pleasant work environment and competitive compensation and benefits. We are aware other companies in different industries in the area may offer more competitive compensation and benefits packages. However, we feel Axiall offers work/life balance by providing flexible hours, including a 9/80 schedule. We also regularly review all benefits and compensation against market to maintain a competitive total rewards package. We have and will continue to significantly invest in maintenance. However, all maintenance cannot be done simultaneously, but we are prioritizing the needs and being as proactive as we can. We value our employees, and we are continuing to develop our leaders and enhance our corporate culture.
- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Past negative reviewer seeing some significant effort!Nov 4, 2015 - Operator in Lake Charles, LARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
They are trying! There are noticeable changes taking place. Although there is much further to go, I feel like Axiall upper management is doing some good creating a culture that is more respectful of hourly employees. The work pace is good. The front line supervisors are friendly. The union, although pretty much useless by most standards, keeps the company in check and structured. I feel protected against supervisors who would fire someone over personal feelings. The pay is improving and that is a big factor in deciding the future of my career there since employers have opted out of traditional pensions... The DOLLAR PER HOUR AMOUNT IS KEY.
Axiall seriously needs to shed the old PPG guard in middle and upper management. There are still many of these managers who resent hourly workers for something that happened ten years ago... The ppg strike of 06. There are some radical, extreme safety protocols coming that will make no amount of money worth it. I am really concerned about retention if they pursue these policies in the way we are told they will.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
Many Changes to new merged Axiall Corp CompanyOct 26, 2014 - Front Line Supervisor in Lake Charles, LARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great place for quick advancement. Need new Team Leaders, Engineers, Lead Operators, Operators and Craftsmen constantly as most of the older hands have quit or are in the process of leaving for better pay and working conditions. Took most perks away including retirement benefits. So no reason to be loyal anymore.
Merged PPG Chemicals with Georgia Gulf to form Axiall Corp,After a year they harmonized the 2 companies into one. PPG Employees on salary exempt lost 11/2x ot pay was cut to 1x ot pay on scheduled turn arounds only. This company works a lot of OT everyday to keep it running that the supervisor has to cover . Now expected to do it for free. Georgia Gulf just turns it over to construction and pays them twice as much to do the job. Retirement plan frozen as of 1-31-14. So we no longer have a retirement plan. Trying to cut extra pay to retirees for ins. GGC Employees gained on most benefits but PPG employees lost at every turn. Safety is said to be important here yet you seldom see them in the field. They are always in meeting or doing paperwork.Continue reading
Vice President, Human Resources
Thank you for your feedback. We understand your frustrations. Generally when it comes to mergers, many changes do occur and this can be unsettling for employees. We are aware some employees may feel various perks have been taken away. As a company we always strive to address the challenge of balancing business needs and employees’ needs. With every business decision our employees’ well-beings are a priority. Some programs, perks or benefits that PPG or Georgia Gulf offered to employees may not be the same programs, perks or benefits we now offer as Axiall. However, we regularly review all benefits and compensation against market to maintain a competitive total rewards package. Also, we are currently creating new programs and perks that will become part of our culture at Axiall.
- Former Employee★★★★★
GoodFeb 9, 2021 - ManagerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I enjoyed my time here.
Company merger/takeover left departments with instability.
- Former Employee★★★★★
Good CompanyNov 11, 2020 - Logistics Coordinator in Atlanta, GARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Was good company to work at
No real cons to list
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Not for EngineersSep 17, 2015 - Chemical Engineer in Lake Charles, LARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Friendly people, competitive base salaries, large group of young professionals, active in the community.
Top heavy organization with a largely inexperienced/unqualified group of managers, poor maintenance planning and even worse plant reliability, extremely low morale, and even lower retention of both salary & hourly employees. There is heavy focus on training engineers to be front-line supervisors. The majority of engineers hired are placed in "Operations Supervisor" roles where they will issue safe work permits, write maintenance notifications, and order office supplies and toilet paper. There is little development (and jobs) for engineers seeking a more technical track. The inexperienced management leads to improperly planned turnarounds, major loss of production, and multiple environmental impacts. This results in virtually no bonus pay outs. A major organizational restructure took place in early 2015 which resulted in tripling the number of management positions to be filled with people who were hand picked based on their ability to hold a conversation at cocktail parties - not by experience in applicable units or by proof of ability. Pay is competitive for engineers but that cannot be said for operations and maintenance. There is little to no direction for the company let alone the plant.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Managers really care...Apr 27, 2015 - CorporateRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I work with some incredibly nice and smart people. Everyone was very welcoming when I started here. My managers invest in me and care about me. I think the executive leaders are also very invested in the well-being of the company at all levels. Axiall is a recent merger, and it's a great time to be a part of the company as it grows and changes. I also get the impression that most employees are well compensated.
It's a big company, so there's always the challenge of trying to stay connected with employees at other locations. Some of the executive leadership isn't as visible as others. More communication about important changes would be helpful, but I think there have been some good changes recently.Continue reading
Director, Talent Acquisition & Organizational Development
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad your experience at Axiall has been pleasant and you feel our managers really care. As we continue to develop as a company, we are working on the best ways to communicate all changes effectively throughout the company within a timely manner. Our employees are our most valuable asset, and we strive for continuous improvement.
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Axiall has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 83 reviews left anonymously by employees. 57% of employees would recommend working at Axiall to a friend and 29% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
57% of Axiall employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Axiall 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.1 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.
According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Axiall to be culture, career development, coworkers and the cons to be benefits, senior leadership, management.
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