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Olin Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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Olin Chairman, President, and CEO Joseph D. Rupp
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Pros
  • Olin Had At The East Alton Plant Good Benefits,Good Pay,Good workers (in 8 reviews)

  • Good base pay with good benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Very inexperienced people in office and floor most without any kind of degree or mgmt training which creates hostile work environment (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company committed to growth. Roles are diverse and can provide a lot of experience in little time."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Olin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company invests in its assets and provides consistent expectations

    Cons

    Work weeks are typically 50 hours or more. Opportunities for advancement are limited. Technical resources are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your high performing employees more often with more pay or quicker promotions. Some employees are doing everything they can to keep the boat afloat, while others are the reason the boat may be sinking and are compensated the same.


  2. "Global Finance Leader"

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    Current Employee - Global Finance Leader in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Global Finance Leader in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hiring a lot...growing a lot

    Cons

    Unstructured...but opportunity to grow as a result

  3. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Olin full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, benefits are in line with the current market

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement within the organization

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent and work to retain it


  4. "Quality Control"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control in East Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Control in East Alton, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money great, new things learned.

    Cons

    Lots of forced overtime, supervisors inadequately trained

    Advice to Management

    Needs supervisors to co-ordinate between themselves.


  5. "Traditional chemical company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Olin full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Focus on professional development of employees is very limited.


  6. "Stable company but struggling with integration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Olin full-time

    Pros

    Stable company, competitive pay, and overall good people to work with. The long standing culture is what is sustaining the company.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic direction and vision. Lack of integration and collaboration among key functional areas. Two years into an acquisition and the organization could be no more divided by opposing organizations and egos.

    Advice to Management

    Senior leaders with long tenure- on one hand it shows stability on another hand it's stifling creativity and willingness to change. Need to shake up the senior leadership and hire outside talent for these key roles. Most senior leaders are nearing retirement and are not willing to do anything differently and it's discouraging to stay in this environment.


  7. "Sr. Environmental Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Culture and Environment to work in. Management listens to concerns

    Cons

    Nothing out of the ordinary.

  8. "Great potential but a long way to go"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Olin full-time

    Pros

    Company runs lean and the employees work hard.

    Cons

    Lack of money and resources to improve the plant. Seemed like we were always firefighting.

    Advice to Management

    It takes money to make money, invest in the assets.


  9. "Center Fire Cap Operator"

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    Former Employee - Operator in East Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Operator in East Alton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Olin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Olin really paid well and often gave safety cash rewards.

    Cons

    I don't know where to start, Vacation sucks. The Supervisor hardly ever did their job,left it up to the employees to settle matters that should have been handled by management. It was stressful because some co-workers didn't take the safety issues seriously. Supervisors had different rules for different employees. It was a revolving door so you was constantly training people.

    Advice to Management

    Need to clean house (management) or at least listen ALL employees when they have a problem, not just the ones they like.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits package. Good learning experiences

    Cons

    Poor leadership direction. Low headcount, so you where lots of hats with very little support.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on developing employees. Supply more resources.


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