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"They demand full support and cooperation, but give minimal feedback and provide no communication to employees."

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Former Employee - Production Supervisor
Former Employee - Production Supervisor
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Salary is average, but the overtime demands and overbearing. There is NO balance for work life and home life. If you wish to succeed you have to drink the kool-aid and devote yourself fully.

Cons

The only commitment Olin makes is to its shareholders, and short term balance sheets. Their is little to no respect for the employees. Upper management demands respect, but doesn't earn it or deserve it. The culture is best described as "straight out of the gulag".

Advice to Management

Value your employees, and they will surprise you. They ARE YOUR BEST ASSETT. Don't preach values and ethics unless you are committed to them. Don't expect more from anyone else than you yourself are willing to give.

Other Employee Reviews for Olin

  1. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjuster in Oxford, MS
    Current Employee - Adjuster in Oxford, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Good management. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Forced overtime and work slot of Saturday's


  2. "Process Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in McIntosh, AL
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in McIntosh, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked as an Engineer at four chemical manufacturing companies. I can say that Olin stood out as the company that truly:
    Committed to a 'safety first' culture
    Valued and grew their technical employees
    Properly staffed and committed to not reducing headcount
    Committed to a long term plan and vision for the company

    The management at every other company will preach those priorities and talk about their importance, but only at Olin did the actions and decisions of upper management back them up.

    Cons

    Management was slow to prioritize and fund projects that should have been no-brainers. I.E. "Roof is leaking? Lets wait a year to replace." I assume this happens to some degree at every manufacturing site looking to optimize and cut costs.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, keep doing what you're doing.

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