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OMNOVA Solutions Reviews

Updated 22 May 2017
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OMNOVA Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer Anne P. Noonan
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Pros
  • Great learning environment, Great people (in 4 reviews)

  • a pay check and some benifits there are some good people to work with and it was a great company to work for when i started in 1988 (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • It can be difficult to get things done in the union environment (in 3 reviews)

  • it is a fast paced work environment so if you don't like to be consistently challenged, may not be for you (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Beachwood, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Driver in Beachwood, OH (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OMNOVA Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, unsophisticated product and dull managers force omnova to overpay to attract top talent.

    Cons

    Conservative, Donald Trump loving culture, managers who routinely drink and drive. Dirty, Outdated, hot & smelly facilities. Archaic travel policies and sales tools.

    Advice to Management

    Take Uber's or taxis from company sanctioned events. Fire on staff travel coordinator. Improve training programs. Very unstable atmosphere and culture.


  2. "manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OMNOVA Solutions full-time

    Pros

    great Pay-great Pay- great Pay

    Cons

    Long hours- Long hours- Long hours-


  3. Helpful (4)

    "OMNOVA high turn over"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in Beachwood, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in Beachwood, OH (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OMNOVA Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice people work there, but then next thing you know they are gone.

    HQ is nice with nice collaboration spaces. If only people were there long enough to collaborate with.

    Cons

    Huge, huge turnover rate in corporate HQ speaks for itself. Better than half of the people that moved to the new HQ are gone.

    They talk a good game, but don't deliver.

    You don't have the IT tools you need to get the job done. If you are good, you make your own tools, but really why would you want to when there are companies out there that will supply you with what you need.

    Few managers tell you you did a good job. I actually had one tell me that they didn't need my input they were a director. Well, then you don't get my help either.

    They keep increasing management layers and not increasing the number of employees that actually have to do the work. Lots of new VPs, Global Directors, Directors positions; same number of people to do the grunt work.

    Advice to Management

    Might want to find out why people (lots of them) leave. Just google "why people leave companies" and then do some serious self-evaluation.

    You need a 360 degree management review program. A number of your managers are really bad and there is no way to give feedback, so your best people leave.

    There is no vision and mission, develop one and communicate it. That way your employees will know where they are going.


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  5. "retired senior engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calhoun, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calhoun, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People at the plant are very friendly and good to work with.

    Cons

    The plant shut down production for overall company strategic reasons. Now there are only a few workers at this location. The others had to find new jobs.


  6. "Corporate Office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time

    Pros

    New, beautiful office right outside the city
    Global company but office has small company feel
    Excellent opportunity for growth
    Invested in employees
    Invested in the community
    Competitive Pay/Benefits

    Cons

    Disorganization in training/onboarding but employees seem open to feedback


  7. "Great company for career growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to do more and learn more.

    Cons

    Sometimes projects get left behind because things change so rapidly.

    Advice to Management

    I think that the recent changes are good, but stick with it. It may take time for people to get used to.


  8. "OMNOVA Solutions Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beachwood, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, beautiful facility, right sized company -- not too large, not too small; entrepreneurial atmosphere, lots of work, you will not be bored

    Cons

    it is a fast paced work environment so if you don't like to be consistently challenged, may not be for you

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on growth


  9. "Maintenance Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineering Co -op in Kent, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineering Co -op in Kent, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OMNOVA Solutions (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, laid back environment, nice people

    Cons

    The schedule; sometimes worked weekends,


  10. "They have changed...for the good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    working on union/salary relationships.
    good pay
    health insurance is good too.
    401k good
    if youre a good worker then you will get along with most people

    Cons

    union environment sometimes makes things difficult.


  11. "Sales/Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They do listen and if appropriate, will implement ideas that you bring to them. I found that part of the job very rewarding.

    Cons

    They are extremely focused on the performance of a quarter they are currently in, to the point that it sometimes comes at the expense of everything else you're working on.


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