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OMNOVA Solutions Reviews

Updated November 5, 2018
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OMNOVA Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer Anne P. Noonan
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Pros
  • "The pay and benefits weren’t terrible (nor were they excellent)" (in 4 reviews)

  • "good pay and no micromanagement" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great organization on the move"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time (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 Solutions Response

    Sep 12, 2018 – OMNOVA 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... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Production Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, family 1st mentality

    Cons

    Cant keep operators. Pay not up to par

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Just can’t produce in spec..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salary
    Current Employee - Salary
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time (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 Solutions Response

    Aug 30, 2018 – OMNOVA 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... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Extreme turnover and no direction of department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay and no micromanagement

    Cons

    very little in the way of processes and direction in the department. in less than 3 years, 2 managers and a director have left the department due to unattainable goals.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the extreme turnover that takes place with regular occurrence. any many position not being replaced. A lot of brainpower has exited the company with most of these position not being replaced.

    OMNOVA Solutions Response

    Sep 21, 2018 – OMNOVA HR

    Thank you for providing your feedback. By expressing your concerns, you demonstrate true commitment to the business and your fellow employees. More importantly, you obviously have a passion for... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OMNOVA Solutions full-time

    Pros

    The pay is fairly decent

    Cons

    Bad teamwork environment. Lots of turnover

    OMNOVA Solutions Response

    Sep 18, 2018 – OMNOVA HR

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We value the feedback we receive to improve as an organization. If you have additional comments to share about your experience at OMNOVA Solutions... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Pull your own weight and it will be easier. for all"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Jeannette, PA
    Current Employee - Production in Jeannette, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for this area very low stress. Management easy to work with and nobody has a really hard job.

    Cons

    Bad ventilation. Lot of lazy worker make s it hard on others. People pull their own weight it would be easier on everyone. If they think this work is hard they never had a real job.

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from your trusting and more senior production employees

    OMNOVA Solutions Response

    Aug 28, 2018 – OMNOVA HR

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for your commitment to OMNOVA. As the Global Environmental Manager, I would like to hear more about how we can improve your work environment. Please feel free... More


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Horrible"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and nice building

    Cons

    There are very few ppl in this company who know what they are doing this is a very unorganized company! Huge turnover. There is a huge lack in policies and procedures. They have people in roles that don’t know what they are doing. Management couldn’t help me do anything. Management didn’t know anything about what I did on daily basis and when I needed help or support I was told to reach out to other companies and see how they did something or to look up best practices on LinkedIn. You are pretty much left to fend for yourself no support! As a leader you need to be able to roll up your sleeves and get dirty in times where the help is needed! It’s a waste of breath asking for help or support because upper management and hr acts as though they are too busy to address your complaints! They keep people in positions that they are not qualified for and since this is a very lean company there is no room for people who are a set back to the company. I was so miserable there and it was such a relief to leave! This company does not care about its ppl and I wouldn’t recommend anyone here! Going there was one of the worse mistakes in my life

    Advice to Management

    If your over a dept know the ins and outs of that dept if you’re over multiple dept take time to know the in and outs of those depts you need to be able to support your staff in times if needs due to lean environment! Listen to you employees and take time to support them and back them on issues you know aren’t right! Don’t just continue to pile more and more work on ppl you are not adequately staffed and work your employees like slaves but don’t care to cut them off to save money!

    OMNOVA Solutions Response

    Aug 27, 2018 – OMNOVA HR

    Thank you for sharing your comments with us. I am sorry to hear that OMNOVA was not the right fit for you.

    We are a lean organization and as such, we encourage our employees to set ambitious... More

  8. Helpful (12)

    "Auburn PA Beware..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Auburn, PA
    Current Employee - Operator in Auburn, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing that outweighs the cons

    Cons

    Be very careful if you're considering working here at any level of the company. Morale is at the bottom of the barrel and it seems like management could care less. If management could use whips they would. They try to use the better pay as an excuse to make you sacrifice your home life. If you have any love for your family steer clear of this snake pit.

    Advice to Management

    Ohio, please do something... send an HR rep to interview us on the floor. There are very poor leaders in management that have been here for decades. Ask any one of us and we will have similar stories about the lies that are told to us and the mistreatment caused by these people.

    They all protect each other even hr protects these people. Please help before we have to look outward...

    OMNOVA Solutions Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – OMNOVA HR

    Thank you for your post. As a company, we are approaching the issue you raise with the appropriate level of concern and responsibility and will, therefore, be working to understand the local... More


  9. "Great plant culture with potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great compensation, especially relative to competitors in the area. Coworkers genuinely care about each other so it seems like we are all part of a team working towards a common goal. Low stress environment and great culture.

    Cons

    Over the last few years, our benefits package has dwindled. Changes made to our PTO/holidays/sick days/STD has cut into the work/life balance that used to attract and retain employees.

    Advice to Management

    This time of transition in Chester creates an opportunity to drive the plant back in the right direction.

    OMNOVA Solutions Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – OMNOVA HR

    Thank you for offering your perspective of the organization and for your service to OMNOVA Solutions. We take pride in our culture and are committed to the success of our employees. I am happy to... More


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Production Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people, the facility, the safety, the safety record

    Cons

    Management, changes in schedule, loss of wages, uncertainty of future of local plant


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