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PolyOne Reviews

Updated 1 April 2019
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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 9 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. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, good pay good ethics

    Cons

    Always Changing, Difficult due to Publicly Traded company


  5. "Great work environment for learning and accelerate career advancement"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Avon Lake, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Avon Lake, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team work, collaboration and professional challenges

    Cons

    Intense work environment, fast pace, and high expectations


  6. "Trying"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trying to be a GPTW

    Cons

    Decisions made in a vacuum, lack of cohesiveness in leadership


  7. "Constantly changed schedule after buyout."

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Seabrook, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Seabrook, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PolyOne full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Regular lab testing was not usually hectic. When on a DuPont type schedule, with 4 techs ran very smooth with some overtime. Pay was fair and good insurance.

    Cons

    After the buyout, the schedule changed 6 times in one year.

  8. "Great People,"

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Avon, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Avon, OH (US)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, hard working, dedicated employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes the company may push loyal employees too far to achieve bottom line results


  9. "Not bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator
    Former Employee - Machine Operator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, ok pay,

    Cons

    Poor supervisors.
    Qualification system is a joke


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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.