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OMNOVA Solutions Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2019

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2.8
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OMNOVA Solutions CEO Anne P. Noonan
Anne P. Noonan
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "good pay and no micromanagement(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great people, family 1st mentality(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Great organization on the move"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great support for employees to reach professional and personal goals Great pay and benefits package Good open communication between plants and corporate HQ Good relationship with local community

    Cons

    Currently going through a cultural change

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent in organizational direction

    OMNOVA Solutions2018-09-09

    OMNOVA Solutions Response

    September 12, 2018OMNOVA HR

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It is an exciting time to be a part of the OMNOVA team! Our environment encourages employees to gain new skills and experiences and collaborate with others to improve our organization. I value open communication and have seen it make a positive ...

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  2. "Hours are rough, pay is great"

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    Current Employee - Operator 

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay, location, room for advanacement

    Cons

    The hours can be hard but well worth it

    OMNOVA Solutions2019-08-12
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work and feverish friendly atmosphere. Always willing to grow their employees.

    Cons

    Not as advance as they should be in some areas of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Take the opportunity to find out what new tools are out there to help improve your department.

    OMNOVA Solutions2019-07-24

    OMNOVA Solutions Response

    July 26, 2019OMNOVA HR

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your input and are happy to hear you are enjoying your experience at OMNOVA! The growth and development of our employees is an organizational priority we take very seriously. For example, OMNOVA’s Level Up initiative puts emphasis on ...

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at OMNOVA Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management works well with employees. Decent pay and vacation is available The moment you are hired.

    Cons

    Safety is not top priority although it is preached. Most of the time it takes an accident to happen before rules are set in place to prevent them.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with tasks. When implementing a new idea they tend to partially finish and move on before tightening up and perfecting the one they started.

    OMNOVA Solutions2019-07-28

    OMNOVA Solutions Response

    August 5, 2019OMNOVA HR

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are happy to hear you’ve had a positive experience working with our management. OMNOVA continually strives to provide an environment fostering transparent, candid, and respectful communication and interaction. To your point about ...

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "job"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Auburn, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Money is good, thats it

    Cons

    work schedule, no time off

    OMNOVA Solutions2019-05-01

    OMNOVA Solutions Response

    May 10, 2019OMNOVA HR

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, and I’m sorry you are not completely happy with your experience at our Auburn plant. We are happy to hear you feel you’re being compensated fairly for your time, but we’re concerned about your frustrations with your schedule and ...

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to spread your wings and make an impact"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Beachwood, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Global company with a lean structure that allows employees to make an impact. Salaries are above industry standards in the countries where the company operates. Open-door culture with many chances to speak your voice and ask questions to the CEO directly. Entrepreneurial spirit that encourages employees to suggest, lead and develop their own ideas.

    Cons

    Small company for the chemical industry which limits ability to serve customers globally and enjoy leadership position in target applications. Limited opportunities for career development once you reach director-level position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing on your senior leaders and directors to ensure execution of your strategies.

    OMNOVA Solutions2019-02-28
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Versatile finance professional with 20+ years experience in supporting corporate success through detailed analysis"

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    Former Employee - Plant Controller in Auburn, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OMNOVA Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Omnova Solutions was a fine place to work in a turnaround situation from prior years of inefficiency, making it both challenging and exciting to implement new ideas and processes.

    Cons

    The machinery at the plant was over 50 years old and could not produce 21st Century laminates without significant capital investment which was not practical. As a result, the plant became a test facility for New Product Development, no longer a production facility, leaving me and all the Plant Leadership Team with a choice of relocating to the suburbs of Cleveland corporate headquarters or being laid off. Due to my...

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    Advice to Management

    My only advice would be to assess all plants to ensure capability to produce product as requested by current market and customer base. The management team itself was professional but are in the midst of a turnaround and the task will not be easy.

    OMNOVA Solutions2019-02-13
  8. "Reliable company"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay, vacation, and co-workers

    Cons

    Production associates not accountable for there actions

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic on setting goals

    OMNOVA Solutions2019-02-11
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OMNOVA Solutions

    Pros

    Great people, family 1st mentality

    Cons

    Cant keep operators. Pay not up to par

    OMNOVA Solutions2018-09-05
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Just can’t produce in spec..."

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    Current Employee - Salary 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You are kept busy, don’t worry about being bored. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Poor training, actually none for salary. Product constantly at minimum spec or having to ask customers for concessions. Work life balance. 12+ hour days. High paced. So many things to do. Ran lean. Pushing to get things done quickly, hopefully there isn’t a secret they aren’t telling us. They shut down another plant, what makes you think this one isn’t next?

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Quit running lean. Quit piling so much on everyone. Train people!!

    OMNOVA Solutions2018-08-28

    OMNOVA Solutions Response

    August 30, 2018OMNOVA HR

    Thank you for your review. You're feedback is important. I encourage you to speak candidly with your supervisor or contact an HR representative (including me) to express your concerns directly. We promote a safety-first culture: safe working conditions and safe behaviors. We also ...

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