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Akzo Nobel Worldwide Reviews

Updated 24 Feb 2020

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3.6
72%
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80%
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Akzo Nobel Worldwide CEO Thierry Vanlancker
Thierry Vanlancker
113 Ratings
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  1. "Projektmanagerin"

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    Current Employee - Projektmanager/in in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    International company, good HR policies, good colleagues

    Cons

    Diverse dotting reporting lines and unclear accountability- not worse than with other international companies

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2020-02-05
  2. "Real World Experience"

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    Current Employee - Industrial Placement Student in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Given real responsibility and the opportunity to interact with a range of functions within the business. Treated like any other employee once established in the team.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is quite specific, so may not cover many topics of a degree course, however this will likely be common in many placements.

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2020-02-10
  3. "Great people, too much red tape"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, opportunity to work globally, good pay/benefits

    Cons

    Low autonomy, high levels of bureaucracy, very corporate

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2020-02-12
  4. "Was good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great people and place to work

    Cons

    I did not have a cons

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-12-10
  5. "Good Company but undergoing organisational changes"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible working hours, nice atmosphere and behaviour, (some) knowledgeable managers, good honest working people at the lower levels, generally you feel you are being heard and occasionally rewarded for your hard work.

    Cons

    Complex processes, sometimes losing the bigger picture, very often changing focus and priorities, not always meritocracy, some managers were difficult to work with, not always assigning full responsibility over actions and duties.

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-11-18
  6. "Overall Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Friendly colleagues - Learning environment - Very HSE conscious (sometimes too much!)

    Cons

    - Poor job security at the specific location I worked at.

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-10-25
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great potential but poor leadership"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance Employee benefits are generally good Colleagues are fantastic Take health and safety very seriously (one of the company values) Invest heavily in charity/charitable events Own a lot of well known brands and products are high quality Some good product innovation in recent years despite stagnant market conditions

    Cons

    Local decisions contradict corporate strategy which puts departments at heads with one another Too much bureaucracy Too much control desired by Amsterdam without understanding local operations Current 15 by 20 strategy is short-sighted as we appear to be embarking on a penny-wise, pound foolish culture e.g. getting rid of experienced heads, bringing in less experienced (cheaper) heads and then allowing poor decisions (costly) to be made Bonus is non-existent for the past few years - local support function bonuses are tied to global performance which is totally stupid as sales and marketing counterparts are not HR may as well be a robotic chat bot as they are nigh on useless on most matters A lot of reactionary thinking and not enough pro-activeness - 15 by 20 is a perfect example of this as it only came about after the PPG bid.

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    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-10-30
  8. "No work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    nice colleagues and benefits (pension, private healthcare)

    Cons

    You're just a number and easily replaceable Poor consideration of the employees from upper management

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    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-11-01
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Don’t"

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    Current Employee - General Dogsbody in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It seems to impress people if it’s on your cv

    Cons

    Hypocrisy abounds. No diversity. Competence and experience count for nothing.

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    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-10-30
  10. "Have a read to learn more about AkzoNobel"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people and long serving

    Cons

    On a negative slide using cost reduction to deliver results

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    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-08-22

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