Pros: This is not your usual day-job. There are a lot of daily activities and a great variety of challenging projects that make every day an adventure. On top of all this, the company even offers various travelling opportunities to great locations. There is nothing to worry about when it comes to working reasonable hours either.
Cons: The salary is not the greatest, which means the company becomes less of a “great place to work for” after a while. There is also a widely accepted norm (amongst senior staff) to promote “favoured” staff above others. This makes good employees feel unwelcome.
Unusual thing: Akzo is the largest corporation of its kind on the planet.
“Good work life balance”
A rather relaxed work environment that is somewhat unconventional for a company in this industry. Good work life balance, and the management prioritises that employees feel this way. The people are great, very supportive and understanding. Overall a nice environment to turn up to every morning.
The pay is well below par. You expect good learning, but youll be disappointed. Growth is extremely slow. No system in place to recognise merit and reward it. Most people end up leaving the company very soon although it tends to attract the bright ones.
Unable to explain why the company is stagnating so much
AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are a Global Fortune 500 company and are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today™. Our Coatings divisions produce a large number of products for different applications. We’re the world leader in decorative coatings and home to some of the best-known brands in the business. Every day, our products protect the buildings and infrastructure around the globe and promote safety and good health. They bring color to the world, allow us to travel and communicate, and furnish our homes and offices. And, most importantly, they help to create a more sustainable society. AkzoNobel Performance Coatings is a leader in almost all its businesses. Working from 60 countries, our 30,000 employees produce proven solutions for our customers. Performance Coatings is divided into the following businesses: Car Refinishes Industrial Coatings Powder Coatings Marine & Protective Coatings Wood Finishes and Adhesives