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DuluxGroup Reviews

Updated 11 October 2018
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DuluxGroup Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Houlihan
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership team, values, leading brands, career opportunities, growth focused. Leading quality is a meaningful differentiator, as is safety. Acquisitions and international focus as well as driving a strong core. Diversity is on the radar.

    Cons

    Clayton head office and R&D buildings are full which is a challenge for growing functions. Duluxgroup wants to grow (faster) but still somewhat risk averse.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the great work, hiring good people, bringing back the 'boomerangs', balance saying 'no, not good enough' to growth projects by asking 'so what will we do instead'.


  2. "Could be great, but leadership needs to change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of fantastic people in this company at all levels including senior management, a strong focus on growth and achievement and a good strategy around people development. Good work/life balance focus and a serious approach to employees safety is evident across the business. Solid history of financial performance and good leadership from board / CEO level.

    Cons

    Bias and lack of inclusion is an issue that needs tackling. In recent times, major shareholders interests have been consistently placed before employees interests, impacting culture and climate. Excessive politics and oppressive bureaucracy can make this a difficult place to find workplace harmony. The corporate hierarchy also aids in predilections and old fashioned favoritism.

  3. "Fair"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at DuluxGroup full-time

    Pros

    Location in Clayton and carparking

    Cons

    Expectation of hours worked in relation to remuneration


  4. "Good So Far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DuluxGroup full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good workplace culture, still has and old school feel.
    - Good business values, with clear goals and expectations set.
    - Beginning to invest in technology and unify as a conglomerate.

    Cons

    - Segregation between business units, and functions, making it difficult to change and implement new ideas.
    - Projects constantly delayed and deprioritised due to cross functional politics.
    - There is no standard, it is hard to find information, everyone has a different opinion.

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to invest in technology, look for ways to use and manage data.
    - Work on documenting processes, and create a standard for all business units to follow.
    - Bring in people with functional experience, and allocate project managers that are empowered to make decisions.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Research and Development Chemist in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Research and Development Chemist in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DuluxGroup full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly workplace overall. Nice labs and equipment. Nice coworkers. Decent employee share plan. Good health and insurance benefits. Nice innovation centre in Clayton.

    Cons

    Politics and political correctness makes workplace intolerable and make most people leave after a while. Not taking innovation seriously causes innovative thinkers suffer and eventually leave. Marketers rule the place and kill innovative ideas without giving it second thoughts. Too many mid-level managers. Disconnected business sectors make it difficult to align objectives. Useless HR deparment, full of arrogant staff who can’t care less about other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Pay marketers less, scientists more, and you’ll see how the buisiness will do better!


  6. "It could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DuluxGroup full-time

    Pros

    Multiple brands fall under Dulux Group providing a variety of products and stakeholders to work with.

    Cons

    Clayton location. No career progression. The more innovative projects get pushed out to 3rd party agencies meaning internal staff get stuck with BAU type work.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers to actively look after and provide ongoing opportunities for their staff.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "night shift team leader"

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    Former Employee - Nightshift Team Leader in Padstow
    Former Employee - Nightshift Team Leader in Padstow
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DuluxGroup full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    excellent pay , conditions overtime etc

    Cons

    very very very dodgy and unprofessional management especially middle management

    Advice to Management

    go back to the days when you preached that your people are your biggest asset .... Not Now ... not since outsourcing NSW distribution which i believe has been a MAJOR STUFF UP .... Pat you should be ashamed of yourself mate ... cannot replace 1000 + years of experience

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Dulux"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DuluxGroup part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They pay in money. Less money, but money.

    Cons

    Most of management is more concerned with retaining their employment than helping the business move into the next century.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management is terrible here. The occasional nugget of gold, but most are just bunk.


  9. "Intern at Innovation centre"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture and supportive people and environment. Friendly place with lots of support.

    Cons

    No real challenge. The work becomes repetitive after a while and there is no real chance for career movement and development.


  10. "DTC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Can be flexible as to locations of work and time

    Cons

    Too much internal politics , no real career path, does not inspire