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OMNOVA Solutions Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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OMNOVA Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer Anne P. Noonan
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Pros
  • Great learning environment, Great people (in 4 reviews)

  • Dedicated, hard working employees (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • It can be difficult to get things done in the union environment (in 3 reviews)

  • it is a fast paced work environment so if you don't like to be consistently challenged, may not be for you (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Another hired and fired organisation. Dynamic and uncertain working environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Beechwood Trails, OH
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Beechwood Trails, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay well with market standard benefits, but not that fantastic as this is heritage from predecessor. People are good to you when you are still useful to them.

    Cons

    No proper IT system. Lots of manual work in this era. Products quality come out of different plant varies. New products mostly doesn't work except those heritage from Goodyears time. Lots of empty promises during hiring. They retrench people with little or no package by saying performance not met!


  2. "Omnova"

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

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits and some excellent employees.

    Cons

    Do not communicate very well within the company nor within departments.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication.

    OMNOVA Solutions Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – OMNOVA Human Resources

    Thank you for sharing your perspective and for your many years of service at OMNOVA. We strive to keep employees engaged and informed through ongoing announcements, webcasts, and quarterly town... More

  3. "Great company to spread your wings"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Beachwood, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Beachwood, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can make an impact in an organization that welcomes new perspectives and approaches.

    Cons

    Rather small company to be playing in the chemicals segment.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "OMNOVA high turn over"

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    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in Beachwood, OH
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in Beachwood, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OMNOVA Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice people work there, but then next thing you know they are gone.

    HQ is nice with nice collaboration spaces. If only people were there long enough to collaborate with.

    Cons

    Huge, huge turnover rate in corporate HQ speaks for itself. Better than half of the people that moved to the new HQ are gone.

    They talk a good game, but don't deliver.

    You don't have the IT tools you need to get the job done. If you are good, you make your own tools, but really why would you want to when there are companies out there that will supply you with what you need.

    Few managers tell you you did a good job. I actually had one tell me that they didn't need my input they were a director. Well, then you don't get my help either.

    They keep increasing management layers and not increasing the number of employees that actually have to do the work. Lots of new VPs, Global Directors, Directors positions; same number of people to do the grunt work.

    Advice to Management

    Might want to find out why people (lots of them) leave. Just google "why people leave companies" and then do some serious self-evaluation.

    You need a 360 degree management review program. A number of your managers are really bad and there is no way to give feedback, so your best people leave.

    There is no vision and mission, develop one and communicate it. That way your employees will know where they are going.

    OMNOVA Solutions Response

    Jul 6, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for sharing your comments. We embrace feedback even when it is hard to hear, and I’m sorry that your experience with us wasn’t everything you wanted.

    OMNOVA has been a company in... More


  5. "manager"

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

    I worked at OMNOVA Solutions full-time

    Pros

    great Pay-great Pay- great Pay

    Cons

    Long hours- Long hours- Long hours-


  6. "retired senior engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calhoun, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calhoun, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People at the plant are very friendly and good to work with.

    Cons

    The plant shut down production for overall company strategic reasons. Now there are only a few workers at this location. The others had to find new jobs.


  7. "Corporate Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time

    Pros

    New, beautiful office right outside the city
    Global company but office has small company feel
    Excellent opportunity for growth
    Invested in employees
    Invested in the community
    Competitive Pay/Benefits

    Cons

    Disorganization in training/onboarding but employees seem open to feedback

    OMNOVA Solutions Response

    Jul 6, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear that your overall experience working at OMNOVA has been positive. We welcome comments about areas where we can improve!

    I’ve been with OMNOVA for a... More

  8. "Great company for career growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to do more and learn more.

    Cons

    Sometimes projects get left behind because things change so rapidly.

    Advice to Management

    I think that the recent changes are good, but stick with it. It may take time for people to get used to.


  9. "OMNOVA Solutions Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, beautiful facility, right sized company -- not too large, not too small; entrepreneurial atmosphere, lots of work, you will not be bored

    Cons

    it is a fast paced work environment so if you don't like to be consistently challenged, may not be for you

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on growth


  10. "Maintenance Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineering Co -op in Kent, OH
    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineering Co -op in Kent, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OMNOVA Solutions (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, laid back environment, nice people

    Cons

    The schedule; sometimes worked weekends,


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