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Updated February 8, 2017
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  1. "Process Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  2. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Olin full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are very nice to work with and flexible with family time.

    Cons

    Some co-workers are stuck in their ways and do not want to listen to new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "Great Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Coordinator in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Process Coordinator in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Olin (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management pushed me past the position I was originally hired for and helped me to grow into a more senior position.

    Cons

    Henderson plan ended up closing


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  5. "Machine Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in East Alton, IL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in East Alton, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job Security, great wages, and work atmosphere makes for a great place to work!

    Cons

    Rotating Shifts, are most definitely one of the dislikes for this Olin workers.

    Advice to Management

    Being more clear about what you need from your employees on a daily basis.


  6. "Home-Life Balance Doesn't Exist!"

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    Current Employee - Adjuster in Oxford, MS
    Current Employee - Adjuster in Oxford, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Olin Corporation, Winchester Division, Oxford Operations pays well for the location.

    Cons

    You sacrifice your personal life, for the pay check. Not only that, if you think you might have a chance at first shift in the first 5 years of employment, think again! Also?? Don't be a great worker/hard worker -- because suddenly, that off-shift you were told you'd only be working for 6 months, can't afford to lose you and the result will be you being passed over for day shift positions that should have been yours, based on the requirements listed in the Employee Handbook.

    Advice to Management

    Take the personal decision OUT of the shift bid. Make being on first shift a privilege reserved for those who can maintain certain standards. Stop "training" new employees on First Shift and send them to shift within a few weeks of hire, so that your employees that work hard for the privilege to move to first shift, have a chance.

    Also, make more opportunities for in house (Oxford) employees, rather than bringing down your Unionized hourly workers, promoted to Non-Unionized Salary workers, to train people who are interested in working hard and making Winchester their future.


  7. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation, culture, management, people

    Cons

    Slow to innovate, top heavy

    Advice to Management

    NA


  8. "engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Olin full-time

    Pros

    great pay, good benefits, great locations

    Cons

    long hours, need more people

    Advice to Management

    need more help


  9. "Not as good as it used to be..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethalto, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethalto, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits & 401K plan

    Cons

    Work environment, morale, management, ethics

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and reward them for a job well done rather than adding more job tasks and no additional pay.


  10. "Solid company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Human Resources Manager in Cleveland, TN
    Former Employee - Former Human Resources Manager in Cleveland, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Olin (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Olin has competent management, long term people, and solid financials. Good company to make a career with.

    Cons

    A lot of movement of management, but it's good for those peoples' careers.


  11. "Olin East Alton Employee, hourly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in East Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in East Alton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay, opportunities for training such as TQM, SPC, 5S, great place to work if you enjoy manual labor.

    Cons

    Too much supervision, way too much forced overtime, outdated machinery, union shop, so expect to pay union dues, and the company usually prevails in grievance procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to school, learn how to effectively lead people, not use intimidation practices to try to bully the rank and file employees to do what you require of them. Profanity does not work either!



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