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PolyOne Reviews

Updated 12 December 2018
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Pros
  • "Professional attitude, relevant training, dedicated management, good benefits, tuition reimbursement" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Collaborative atmosphere, working with top talent, incredible career development opportunities, and overall great people to work alongside" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good progression but slow to implement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PolyOne full-time

    Pros

    Company offers and supports career progression. Trying to push initiatives such as leave for voluntary work, charity events and flexible summer work hours.

    Cons

    Slow to implement changes. Not open and clear about bonuses, pay scales or redundancy process. Does not fully understand the need of a truly specialised company, particularly when making redundant small R&D team.

    Advice to Management

    Take note of team morale and ensure fairness and transparency across the whole company. Ensure everyone feels included in decisions and not alienate people who are less vocal.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Career progression opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company so lot support resources available at disposal company-wide

    Cons

    Driven mainly by policies and procedures, lack of employee engagement. Difficult implement changes as no autonomy is given to managers. Very limited critical thinking - many employees are just 'doers' no space for questioning value of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Understand businesses that you have acquired. Engage employees.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "No Autonomy, unmanageable workload, culture of mediocrity"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large stable organisation. Lots of very nice people on a personal level

    Cons

    People are expected to work constantly, poor work life balance, under resourced but no decisions on which projects not to pursue. Improvements and efficiency measures not taken up because it takes too long to get approval thru the various layers of politics. Departmental managers do not have the autonomy to run things as they know best. Training and travel to other facilities frowned upon as it costs too much.

    Advice to Management

    Good people have a choice of where to work. Work is more than just a salary and should be fulfilling and satisfying. Listen to why so many people choose to leave and try to improve the working environment.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Mediocrity"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Avon Lake, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Avon Lake, OH (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    We get paid; Great place to learn how NOT to run a manufacturing business.

    Cons

    Major focus is on making the company look good "on paper," but real-life day-to-day operations are a fiasco. Engineering expertise is questionable. Absentee-managers who don't understand manufacturing, only how to "cook the books" to make their particular areas look good. Steadfast refusal to listen to long-time, experienced employees. Disturbing pattern of not replacing people who quit - people like GM's, HR reps, etc. Don't pay vendors on time. No appreciation for the importance of maintenance.

    Advice to Management

    Quit scrabbling after every single customer! Reducing overall revenue and focusing on high-margin products is better than chasing revenue by accepting little-to-no-margin customers. Purchase the proper production equipment, and quit half-assing it. Give your employees the tools they need to do their jobs.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PolyOne full-time

    Pros

    Good management. Good long term vision. Pretty standard benefits; 401 k match is average.

    Cons

    Healthcare cost is pretty bad. But frankly, there aren't many great options out there anymore. Because the company is made up of a number of acquired businesses, it is frustrating to work across different corporate cultures (even though it is technically all the same company).

    Advice to Management

    Bring a lot of the business processes out of the stone age. Consider reducing the cost of health insurance to employees. You do a great job on career development and making sure everyone is involved. Keep that up.


  6. "inventory associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PolyOne full-time

    Pros

    friendly environment, great co-workers, reasonable hours

    Cons

    hovering management, lack of organization, equipment broken


  7. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PolyOne (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Pay and the Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Very corporate organization. Unattainable goals. Excessive workload.

    Advice to Management

    Set up realistic goals.

  8. "Good but could be better."

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Seabrook, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Seabrook, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are the best part of PolyOne.

    Cons

    Local Management needs to stop putting qunity over quality.

    Advice to Management

    None. Read the Cons.


  9. "Fantastic company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Applications Development Engineer in Avon Lake, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Advanced Applications Development Engineer in Avon Lake, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Fantastic health insurance and 401 k benefit

    Cons

    None so far that I have experienced


  10. "Avis"

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Namur (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Namur (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PolyOne full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great freedom of action and flexibility

    Cons

    lack of management ; short term vision