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Akzo Nobel Worldwide Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Feb 18, 2020

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Akzo Nobel Worldwide CEO Thierry Vanlancker
Thierry Vanlancker
129 Ratings
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  • "Good mentorship by senior leaders, excellent projects, good work life balance(in 57 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to intern at"

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    Former Intern - Intern 

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide for less than a year

    Pros

    Good mentorship by senior leaders, excellent projects, good work life balance

    Cons

    Less than average compensation, not much exposure company wide

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2020-02-18
  2. "Positive working environment"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The working environment was positive. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Slightly less pay than other companies

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-12-27
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great potential but poor leadership"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance Employee benefits are generally good Colleagues are fantastic Take health and safety very seriously (one of the company values) Invest heavily in charity/charitable events Own a lot of well known brands and products are high quality Some good product innovation in recent years despite stagnant market conditions

    Cons

    Local decisions contradict corporate strategy which puts departments at heads with one another Too much bureaucracy Too much control desired by Amsterdam without understanding local operations Current 15 by 20 strategy is short-sighted as we appear to be embarking on a penny-wise, pound foolish culture e.g. getting rid of experienced heads, bringing in less experienced (cheaper) heads and then allowing poor decisions (costly) to be made Bonus is non-existent for the past few years - local support function bonuses are tied to global performance which is totally stupid as sales and marketing counterparts are not HR may as well be a robotic chat bot as they are nigh on useless on most matters A lot of reactionary thinking and not enough pro-activeness - 15 by 20 is a perfect example of this as it only came about after the PPG bid.

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    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-10-30
  4. "Supportive culture and good work-life balance"

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    Former Intern - Customisation Marketing in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide for less than a year

    Pros

    - Everyone was very supportive - Plenty of opportunities to stand out - Clear opportunities for professional development - Inclusive work culture - Great work-life balance

    Cons

    - Can feel like you get lost in the size of the company - Things move slowly (like in all big corporations) - Not an ideal location (Slough office)

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    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-08-06
  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and pay package

    Cons

    Job security and ever changing management

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-08-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fair company, but progression limited"

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    Former Employee - Marketing 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fair work life balance, Cares about its employees wellbeing

    Cons

    Lack of fairness in promotion. Face fits culture.

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-07-25
  7. "Great"

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    Current Intern - Intern in São Bernardo do Campo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits , location, work/life balance.

    Cons

    Culture, career opportunities and salarys .

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-06-24
  8. "Great place for a career"

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great work life balance, great benefits, market leader

    Cons

    Pay below average, however benefits of not working overtime is worth it.

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    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-05-27
  9. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, not much of work pressure.

    Cons

    No oppurtunity to work with new technologies

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-04-11
  10. "Customer Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Market Development Officer in Kanpur Nagar
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Company in Terms of Salary

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is an Issue only

    Akzo Nobel Worldwide2019-03-13
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