OMNOVA Solutions
2.7 of 5 12 reviews
www.omnova.com Fairlawn, OH 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Feb 17, 2014

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33% Approve of the CEO

OMNOVA Solutions Chairman, President, and CEO Kevin M. McMullen

Kevin M. McMullen

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Another let down

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at OMNOVA Solutions for more than 10 years

Prostravel, plant staff, Customer Service

ConsManagement, New Management, Lack of Management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Oppressive work environment with every level of management turning a blind eye.

Network Engineer (Former Employee)
Fairlawn, OH (US)

I worked at OMNOVA Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThere are some really great people that work at OMNOVA, especially at the plant level. I always had a great experience at any of the plants I visited.

ConsOld school fat cat mentality in corporate management. If you were promoted to manager or director, they would waste untold amounts of money moving walls, and infrastructure to ensure your office was larger than someone who had a lesser title. If you work in IT there is no work/life balance. You are expected to be available at a beckoning call. IT management all the way up the chain is very petty and self preserving, to the detriment of their direct reports.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo right by your direct reports and stop breeding a culture of sadism.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Need some fixes, Middle management forcing out all the good people and workers. Not many left

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSome very good people at the lower levels, too bad they are being forced out

ConsChange for no reason but change

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people not your managers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Omnova Solution was a great company to work for.

Color Matcher/Screen Printer/Supervisor (Former Employee)
Columbus, MS (US)

I worked at OMNOVA Solutions full-time

ProsGreat environment, great benefits, and also great pay.

ConsA downside is that the company close our plant.

Advice to Senior ManagementOmnova was great to work for.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall ok but not great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fairlawn, OH (US)

I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNice location and pay level ok

ConsStreesful, gap between senior management and staff

Advice to Senior ManagementShould have more interaction with working staff

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It is great atmosphere here in omnova solutuons.

Graduate Engineer Trainee (Current Employee)
Ankleshwar (India)

I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions full-time for less than a year

ProsIn OMNOVA solutions friendly employees and career development is beeter.

Consthere is no downsides in omniva solutions

Advice to Senior Managementkeep it up....

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Should Have Been a Great Place for a Career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Columbus, MS (US)

I worked at OMNOVA Solutions full-time

ProsThere were some very good people who had worked their for many years.

ConsThe Columbus Mississippi plant was in the past one of the most profitable plants that Omnova had. But rather that applying sound business decisions, it chose to close the plant that could have handled all the business of 4 others and keep the others limping along until they can get around to closing them as well. Bottom line was that the company want to get rid of the Columbus plant and done so for just that sake. It had nothing to do with business decisions at all. As we were told, "We did not understand big business". They were right, we do not understand big businees when it is doing stupid things.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou cannot shrink your self to profitablility. You have to learn to manage the business not butcher it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Questionable corporate leadership

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at OMNOVA Solutions

ProsIf you take initiaitve and are creative, you can really make a difference at the plants.

ConsPersonal vendettas from upper management will end a person's career. Outdated union mindsets hurt the ability for success. Ill equipped corporate leadership may be the recipe to close additional plants.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt takes a team, from the people working the deck plate through upper management, to bring success. Talk and listen to each other. Build trust.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Customer Service Rep. in Columbus, MS

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Columbus, MS (US)

I worked at OMNOVA Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOmnova is no longer in Columbus, MS. It was a great place to work for the area.

ConsIt was a shame that the Columbus, MS plant was forced to close.

Advice to Senior ManagementYour customer service reps are the key to your business. They do far more than your outside sales reps/business development. You should show more value in your CSR's. They really do hold the key to repeat business. I was able to salvage a huge account-Peavey-just because I was upfront with them about product availability on custom material.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place for learning.

IT Intern (Current Employee)
Fairlawn, OH (US)

I have been working at OMNOVA Solutions

ProsGreat environment, help you along the way, smart depart leaders.

ConsNo way to move up, in this department

Advice to Senior ManagementIT management is smart , caring and will help you with any issues.

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