Axiall Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 8 Dec 2017

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  • "99% of upper management has never worked anywhere else and they are a bunch of old school folks(in 8 reviews)

  • "Low morale felt across the company(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering Internship Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Intern in New Martinsville, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Axiall for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to learn and work with. Great opportunity to gain exposure to many different projects. My direct supervisor was incredibly helpful and helped me grow tremendously.

    Cons

    Upper management is not liked very much by the majority of the employees.

  2. Helpful (4)

    "They don't stick to their word"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Storage/Virtualization Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Axiall

    Pros

    Pay is good. Benefits and pretty standard.

    Cons

    Management promises things that can't deliver on. They don't back their employees. Upper management leads by fear. People have been there too long. Very 'grade school' mentality.

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "A very poor culture"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Engineer in New Martinsville, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Axiall for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The salary was good and the vacation package was above average. Many experienced production and maintenance folks. Most people were easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Outdated management at the plant. 99% of upper management has never worked anywhere else and they are a bunch of old school folks. Old school style of thinking where new ideas are quickly shot down. The "this is the way we've always done it" culture is alive and well there. If you are someone looking to make positive change and improve things overall, this is not the place for you. Status quo is the rule.

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    Axiall Response

    June 27, 2016Axiall Human Resources

    Thanks for your valuable feedback and the time you spent with us. We're sorry to hear that your experience with plant management was not a positive one. Our goal is to continue to make improvements in all areas of the company, and create a culture that empowers employees to be engaged and race forward with new ideas and ways to make the workplace productive, enjoyable and better for everyone.

  4. "Axiall Corporation Chemical Engineering Intern"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Axiall

    Pros

    Axiall has a great internship program that provides many opportunities for technical and professional growth. Interns are given plant, unit and shop tours to fully understand the companies production process. They also have access to almost all employee training. The company definitely values safety and the employees/upper management really cares about your opportunity to learn. Lastly, interns are given important projects that truly impacts the production, efficiency, safety, and transportation of their products.

    Cons

    Axiall Corporation does a great job making future interns aware of work requirements to be completed by the start date. However, depending on the time, you may have to wait a couple of months before your TWIC card is available. Without your TWIC card your plant access is limited.

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  5. "Making changes but has A LONG way to go"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Axiall full-time

    Pros

    Increasing employment diversity Hiring more young talent Pays well at the corporate level Making changes. For example, corporate events, leadership changes, jean days on Friday.

    Cons

    Hierarchal Old school mentality in upper management Low morale felt across the company Limited work life balance/flexibility High stress A lot of throwing people under the bus to protect oneself Limited investment in talent Inadequate talent in some departments. A lot of figuring things out for yourself Company culture is lagging compared to other companies

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    Axiall Response

    June 27, 2016Axiall Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your work experience at Axiall. Hiring and retaining top talent is a priority, and we are committed to hiring a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment. Our goal is to provide all employees with an engaging culture and a dynamic, empowering workplace in which they can learn, lead and succeed.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Past negative reviewer seeing some significant effort!"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Lake Charles, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Axiall full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They are trying! There are noticeable changes taking place. Although there is much further to go, I feel like Axiall upper management is doing some good creating a culture that is more respectful of hourly employees. The work pace is good. The front line supervisors are friendly. The union, although pretty much useless by most standards, keeps the company in check and structured. I feel protected against supervisors who would fire someone over personal feelings. The pay is improving and that is a big factor in deciding the future of my career there since employers have opted out of traditional pensions... The DOLLAR PER HOUR AMOUNT IS KEY.

    Cons

    Axiall seriously needs to shed the old PPG guard in middle and upper management. There are still many of these managers who resent hourly workers for something that happened ten years ago... The ppg strike of 06. There are some radical, extreme safety protocols coming that will make no amount of money worth it. I am really concerned about retention if they pursue these policies in the way we are told they will.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Worker Bee"

    1.0
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Axiall

    Pros

    Pay somewhat well not as well as the people that are doing nothing.

    Cons

    To many friends giving friends jobs in upper management and allowing them to keep jobs even when the turnover rate in one department in particular is outstanding. No one is upper management knows what they are doing I'm surprised the doors are still open.

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    Axiall Response

    October 26, 2015Vice President, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, it seems your experience at Axiall was not positive for you. On occasions, employees who join the organization will not find Axiall to be the right fit for their career for various reasons. Sometimes it will seem the organization failed the employee or vice versa. Regardless, employees’ perceptions are their reality. We hope you have been able to move on to more suitable employment in an environment that is a good fit for you. As we begin to wrap-up our third year as Axiall, there have been some growing pains and many changes. We will continue to focus on our culture and strive to ensure ongoing feedback and development for our leaders. All the best to you in your career endeavors!

  8. "Great People, Low Moral, Poor Maintenance"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Lake Charles, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Axiall full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people here are very friendly. Benefits and pay are average. Large facility with plenty of opportunity to learn new things

    Cons

    Upper management is very disconnected with the true problems in the plant. Plant is falling apart and maintenance planning/scheduling is pathetic. Management sets no priorities and leaves it up to the front line supervisors to fight over resources. Every group has their own agenda; very difficult to get support from other groups. Moral is poor ever since strike. Difficult to retain and attract talent; both management, engineers, operators, and craftmens

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    Axiall Response

    August 24, 2015Vice President, Human Resources

    Thank you for your candid feedback. Our plants are vital to the success of Axiall, and we are working to increase employee satisfaction and morale within our facilities. We are also working to attract and retain top talent. We have and will continue to significantly invest in maintenance. However, all maintenance cannot be done simultaneously, but we are prioritizing the needs and being as proactive as we can.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Why work here?"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instrument Technician in Westlake, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Axiall full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    work is not hard, fair pay for work done. hourly employees and front line salary folks very good to work with.

    Cons

    morale is terrible with almost no chance of advancement. upper management is out of touch with reality and terrrible to work with.

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    Axiall Response

    August 24, 2015Vice President, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback and your tenure with the company. We are putting significant focus on creating our culture as Axiall. Our new culture encourages employees to be engaged, empowered and to race forward with new ideas and ways to make the workplace productive, yet enjoyable.

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