Akzo Nobel

Akzo Nobel

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3.2927 out of 5

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1 out of 51.0
10 months ago

Maintenance manager

Mar 2021

Maintenance manager

Victoria, Australia
1 to 2 years in the role,

Never work there again ............ will not recommend to anyone

The good things

Nothing ..... toxic culture
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The challenges

Getting direction from inferior managers
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5 out of 55.0
2 years ago

Sales Manager

Mar 2020

Sales Manager

Australia
9 to 10 years in the role, current employee

Extraordinary place to work

The good things

Complete autonomy to run your own race
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The challenges

There are none , it’s kindergarten stuff really
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1 out of 51.0
2 years ago

Chemist

Jan 2020

Chemist

Sunshine VIC, Australia
1 to 2 years in the role, former employee

This is not a pleasant place to work.

The good things

I got work experience.
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The challenges

Dangerous, due to the chemicals and fire risks. No security of employment. Staff walking around on eggshells. Management who micro manage and above all....it stinks from the smell of paint. My hands developed dermatitis from working with the paint chemicals.
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1 out of 51.0
2 years ago

R&D Chemist

Dec 2019

R&D Chemist

Sunshine VIC, Australia

I would simply gain experience for a few years here and then move on. Watch your back when dealing with managers, they may seem friendly at face value, but they are not to be trusted and they are not on your side.

The good things

The colleagues are some of the best people to work with
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The challenges

Management. They are thick-headed like a moose. There's lots of smokes and mirrors here, nothing is what it seems. Highly political environment. Teams do not collaborate very well, its as if they are competing amongst themselves. The PD&D dialogue system is a joke and means nothing. Management do not keep their word. Cutting costs like crazy, including bonuses, but executive management are still seen to be spending lavishly to their hearts content, flying overseas and interstate every week.
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4 out of 54.0
2 years ago

Opperation Manager

Nov 2019

Opperation Manager

Perth WA, Australia
More than 12 years in the role, former employee

A great journey with fantastic people a privilege to work for

The good things

Very good management in early years strong goals and teamwork which gelled
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The challenges

The goals set by global where sometimes difficult to deliver in opposing cultures
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4 out of 54.0
2 years ago

Customer Service Role

Nov 2019

Customer Service Role

Coomera QLD, Australia

No regrets enjoyed my time

The good things

Office close to home, the people
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The challenges

Not been given enough challenges - no further education
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1 out of 51.0
2 years ago

ENgineer

Nov 2019

ENgineer

Sunshine VIC, Australia

worst year or so of my working career

The good things

Its a huge name to work for.
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The challenges

The management in sunshine factory is the poorest i have ever worked with. Everybody wants to micromanage you and sets you up for the failure by delaying tactics
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4 out of 54.0
2 years ago

Accounts Receivable Credit Officer

Sep 2019

Accounts Receivable Credit Officer

Sunshine VIC, Australia
Less than 1 year in the role, former employee

Akzo was an awesome work place, sad to see finance go over to India.

The good things

Flexibility and training
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The challenges

Hand over of AR processes to India and training
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2 out of 52.0
3 years ago

Chemist

Jul 2019

Chemist

Melbourne VIC, Australia

Great to gain experience in the industry in the short term, not so much if looking for long term career prospects...

The good things

Great coworkers to work with, easy to pick up most tasks within a few weeks to a month, the people are great and very personable.
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The challenges

Development within the company is very minimal in which you may end up being ‘pigeonholed’ within the first few months, this also makes it difficult to progress, as the opportunities are considered to be ‘flat’ and stagnant. There is a lack of ‘passion’ or inspiration as majority of employees as a collective has very low morale, which may also affect your own outlook of the company. Furthermore, the centralisation of many systems to offshore means that a lot of processes (eg. ICT) will take a long time to get actioned. Dependent on the manager, you may or may not get your views and concerns heard, primarily due to the budget crunch imposed from global and the cost cutting involved.
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5 out of 55.0
3 years ago

Front Office Receptionist

May 2019

Front Office Receptionist

Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

Fantastic work environment

The good things

Very good. Everyone very helpful And friendly . And I loved working at reception/ customer service
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The challenges

I didnt really find it difficult work g there
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