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PolyOne Reviews

Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
35 Reviews
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35 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Start for College Grads

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at PolyOne

    Pros

    Perks - company car, cell phone, laptop, flexible hours, work from home office

    Cons

    Extensive travel, long drives. Loneliness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more young employees. The age gap is pretty large between the older sellers and the younger sellers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good, but every employer has downs.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PolyOne full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent training provided for every position. Clear vision for the company's future. Competitive compensation and good benefits.

    Cons

    Unrealistic quotas. Continued pressure and constant new protocols. Complicated inter workings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and apply some concerns from employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PolyOne full-time

    Pros

    Great recruiting angle. The company is nice and shiny from the outside.

    Cons

    Poor on boarding , lack of support from "mentors". Lack of support from upper management. Sink or swim mentality. I left a job with 6 yrs of tenure to join an organization that I was lead to believe valued employees. It was a very disappointing experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goals and objectives are not consistent between corporate and the field. Politics at facilities tend to overshadow "doing the right thing". You spend a lot on recruiting.....invest in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Productive 24/7

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    Current Employee - Operator in Seabrook, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Operator in Seabrook, TX (US)

    I have been working at PolyOne full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, with matching 401k

    Cons

    Low wages and minimal overtime possibilites

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    PolyOne has lost over 25% of there top empolyees and they have sued a lot of them for non competes. Very unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Not A Good Company to Work for -
    Former Employee - Not A Good Company to Work for -

    I worked at PolyOne full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Would highly recommend not working for this company - stay away they like to take you to court after you leave

    Cons

    They have tried taking everyone to court one you try leaving and trying to better your familys life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the useless lawsuits against empolyees that want leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Go company to work with.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PolyOne

    Pros

    Co worker are nice to work with.

    Cons

    The pay is not worth my time .

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Chief - Operator in Seabrook, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Crew Chief - Operator in Seabrook, TX (US)

    I have been working at PolyOne full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    PolyOne is a great place to start your career to gain experience.

    Cons

    Multitude of schedule changes - lack of a set schedule
    Large turnover which leads to large portion of the work force that lacks experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold Management Team more accountable when mistakes occur. Don't allow mistakes to be swept under the rug. Corrective actions will prevent similar mistakes from reoccurring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Contractor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PolyOne as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Good old boys, very old school for this ever changing tech driven world

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great pay, no regard for people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Avon Lake, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Avon Lake, OH (US)

    I have been working at PolyOne full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    High minded goals from CEO - transform from commodity products to specialty solutions
    Good training opportunities (Six Sigma)
    Fantastic pay and bonuses

    Cons

    Dull product line and tough to move away from nickel & dime commodity polymers
    Management approach to people is toxic - very old school and manipulative. They preach collaboration and innovation, but it is every man for himself. Workforce is a weird mix of beat down old timers, MBA wonderkids, and obnoxious arrogant castoffs from other big polymer companys. Executive management lacks any real vision or ability to motivate. They could accomplish so much if they really figured out how to work collaboratively. They pay ridiculous bonuses every spring and you see a lot of good people who cash in and leave after a few years because it is just too demoralizing to work in that environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to clean house and encourage some of the 3rd floor execs. to move on and take their old school sales and people management methods into retirement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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