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Olin Reviews

Updated April 29, 2017
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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)

    "Horrible work environment, and even worse management."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Centercap Fire Operator in East Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Centercap Fire Operator in East Alton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pro's to mention. It will take you 2 years to reach full scale in pay. Insurance that you pay for is horrible. It will take you 2 years to be fully vested into 401k that you start paying into within 30 days of employment.

    Cons

    Company owns the union. Sad excuse to have to pay dues to. Same jobs are constantly advertised for. Employees are constantly threatened with layoff's


  2. "Close the Niagara falls plant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bleach Truck Loader in Niagara Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Bleach Truck Loader in Niagara Falls, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Olin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The money, some coworkers and that's about it.

    Cons

    Place was a joke and from what I hear it still is.


  3. "Winchester"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjuster II in Cottage Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Adjuster II in Cottage Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Olin (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None, what's the pro when they are moving..

    Cons

    They are relocating to another state to save wages.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect


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  5. "Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Millwright in Mc Intosh, AL
    Current Employee - Millwright in Mc Intosh, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Personel in production and maintenance. Good location in South Alabama on
    river with lots of deer and wildlife.

    Cons

    selective by company on its Plant Rules not working with Union

    Advice to Management

    Follow Code of Conduct !


  6. "Pack It Up And Leave Town"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in East Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in East Alton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Olin full-time

    Pros

    Olin Had At The East Alton Plant Good Benefits,Good Pay,Good workers

    Cons

    Looking Out For Share Holders. Not The Hourly Employee's, Left East Alton A Ghost Town


  7. Helpful (1)

    "horrible work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjuster in East Alton, IL
    Current Employee - Adjuster in East Alton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Olin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is well above average and some buildings are heated and cooled.

    Cons

    Ideologis are from the 1960s and the company uses safety as a means of punishment, instead of as a way to improve the work environment. They are unable to adapt to changing environments and refuse to work employees when it comes to new technologies that effect everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Try hiring managers with a college degree in management! Communication skills are lacking, supply chain management is laughable, the idea of lean management is there but under utilized. Most importantly INTERPERSONAL SKILLS NEED TO ESTABLISH BETWEEN WORKERS AND MANAGEMENT. The communications between the two groups is non existent, and this cause more problems than anything else I have seen.


  8. "Paycheck always cleared"

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    Former Employee - Metallic Adjuster II in East Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Metallic Adjuster II in East Alton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My paycheck always cleared every two weeks. It was a reasonable wage in an area without many good paying jobs. Guaranteed 40 hour week.

    Cons

    The leadership qualities were unprofessional, intimidation oriented, and pushed for failure. Having only 3 days off per month makes for highly dissatisfied workers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't move a highly profitable company to a different state.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "a very irresponsible company that has no sense of profit for dedicated employees or share holders"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 50 Caliber Adjuster in East Alton, IL
    Current Employee - 50 Caliber Adjuster in East Alton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Olin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    supporting law enforcement, and military ammunition

    Cons

    no bonuses, no profit sharing, no vacation for 10 yrs. extreme excessive overtime

    Advice to Management

    don't let your desires or greed overcome your integrity and don't bite the hand that feeds your profits (employees)


  10. "Management could be whole lot better."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Supply Operator in East Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Material Supply Operator in East Alton, IL

    I worked at Olin full-time

    Pros

    Good insurance and benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Working conditions are terrible. Management issues


  11. "If you want a family life leave this company alone!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation that's about it.

    Cons

    To many open shifts meaning to much overtime. Training absolutely sucks. The front Hr department doesn't have a clue. To many chiefs and not enough Indians. Will suspend or fire you at a drop of a hat without even a clue on how stressful this job is. Good riddance!!!

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue and stop using your dark age culture!!!


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