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Akzo Nobel N.V., trading as AkzoNobel, is a Dutch multinational company that creates paints and performance coatings for both industry and consumers worldwide. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the company has activities in more than 80 countries and employs approximately 46,000 people. Sales in 2016 were EUR 14.2 billion.

On March 17, PainSquare published part of the testimony of Joanne Schulz who had filed suit against AkzoNobel (formerly, the Glidden Co.) and other companies, alleging that her husband contracted acute myelogenous leukemia from exposure to benzene in paints he used on the job over several decades.

Throughout his career, Schultz "was exposed to benzene-containing products manufactured by Defendants," the suit alleged. The occupational exposures to the products "were a cause of his development of cancer," the suit said.

Schultz, who also had a history of cigarette smoking, was diagnosed with cancer on Nov. 25, 2005, and died Sept. 23, 2006.

The suit alleged negligence by the manufacturer in "failing to adequately warn Schultz" about the hazards of benzene and accused the manufacturer of selling defective products.

At trial, Schultz "claimed that her husband was exposed to trace amounts of benzene in a type of paint known as 'dry fog' that he applied with an airless sprayer while he was working at Chrysler" in Kenosha during the 1980s, the news service Law 360 reported, citing court documents.

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Former Employee - Opex says

"I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than a year Cons: If you ain't dutch you ain't much"

Former Employee - Production Operator says

"I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than a year Cons: lack real leadership, highschool like work environment"

Former Employee - Engineer says

"I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time Cons: got sold out to a private investor"

Current Employee - Manager says

"I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Toxic culture is an understatement. Merit increases and bonuses are minimal. New office is very nice but all open concept which I know some people like. Sites are dated and dirty."

Former Employee - Senior Credit Analyst says

"I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for less than a year Cons: training is not thorough"

Former Employee - Operations says

"I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than a year Cons: Racial company, behind in time."

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"I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide Cons: No one accountable leadership by far the worst ever. 6 years to research capex now trashed."

Current Employee - Chemist says

"I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Unable to use your skills in a way that can benifit the organization. Managment does not have the time or apptitude to discuss and plan projects with any reasoable amount of foresight. More to the point the organization is trying to survive instead of thrive. An average working day is just like the Walking Dead, but with more zombies and fewer resources to go around. The harder you work at the company the more demotivated you will become. It is likely that any successful work you do will be undone because every system and businesse unit is dysfunctional. However most projects fail before leaving technical anyways due to a lack of planning and thinking. This likely saves the company money by avoiding customer lawsuits down the road. Possibly a factor in their cost savings matrix. The job is so depressing and unrewarding that you will contemplate stopping your car on the railroad tracks at least once a week on your way to work."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for less than a year Cons: Management is distant and out of touch with employees."

Current Employee - Engineer says

"I have been working at Akzo Nobel Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Conflicting messages from Senior Management and leadership. Poor focus on quality and safety."

Batch maker (Former Employee) says

"Mandatory overtime always. No life if you work here. Benefits are good and that's about the only thing you can count on here. Wouldn't recomened to anyone."

Comes polvo (Former Employee) says

"Decepcion de lo que hacen y cono si fuesen la elite que se piensan. Cons: Si eres lisgo puedes vivir bien"

Wholesale Account Manager (Former Employee) says

"Very bad manager. Dishonest and unethical Worst mistake I ever made was working for them. Manager was a nano manager Would make sure everything was in writing before working for them"

Sales Consultant Representative (Former Employee) says

"As a technical rep for Akzo I was forced by my direct, regional and international managers to try and get distributors to raise their prices to fit inline with the other regional area distributors."

Chemical Operator/Team Leader (Former Employee) says

"They care very little about people, they push people to finish assignments, care nothing about individuals or their home life, they continually push more and more work without the proper tools, they provide poor training and no cross training."

Giám sát bán hàng (Current Employee) says

"Mong mọi người đừng vứớng vào vì tiền bạc hay bị trừ vô lý và cấp quản lý không xem nhân Viên ra gì Cons: Tiền bạc hay trừ không lý do cấp quản lý xem nhân Viên không ra gì"

Customer Service (Former Employee) says

"Los trabajadores fijos hacen moving a los empleados de ett. Te echan de un día para el otro. No hay estabilidad laboral, no hacen contratos fijos."

Engineering Manager and Site Responsible Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Arrogant Plant Manager who removes anybody who is good because they challenge him. Does not share information. Lies to the hourly work force. need to replace. Workers will unionize soon. Corporation is clueless on being a world class organization Cons: Management, lack of accountability"

Batch Adjuster (Former Employee) says

"Mandatory overtime, no work life balance, most employees not on 1st shift actively use drugs. Management not fair favoritism a real problem, management never listened to employees HR is a joke"

Sales Assistant (Former Employee) says

"This company only look out for their own . Too many chiefs and not enough Indians !!!! Cons: Diversity"

Production Worker (Current Employee) says

"If u like working for a company where good buddy club fees are expected, this hole is for u. Job knowledge means nothing. So pucker up and apply. No HR support what ever. Management here doesn’t care for hourly employees at all."

QC Chemist (Former Employee) says

"Constant micromanagement, no communication, horrible remuneration, toxic atmosphere. Ridiculous KPIs that are impossible to be met. All management possess the no excuse mentality. Cons: everything"

Opérateur de fabrication (Former Employee) says

"société ou tous les responsable délègue , ils s' en foute des avis du personnel concernant l état du matériel de production"

HR Generalist - Bilingual (Former Employee) says

"They are not really open to new ideas presented by employees. It is their way only. They uphold the buddy-buddy system, if you are a yes sir type of person, this is the job for you."

İNSAN KAYNAKLARI (Former Employee) says

"Merhaba adim gökhan turan, yaptigim başvuru sayesi̇nde görüşmeye çağirildim. İsteni̇len gün ve saatte görüşme yeri̇ndeydi̇m. Benimle bi̇rli̇kte toplam 7 ki̇şi̇ vardi. Güvenli̇kte bi̇ze tamamen formali̇te bi̇r vi̇deo seyretti̇ri̇p İçi̇nde 5 soru olan bi̇r anket doldurttular. Ama bu sorulardan 3 ünü güvenli̇k görevli̇si̇ doldurdu zaten. Sonra görüşme odasina alindik. Yaklaşik yarim saat bekleti̇ldi̇kten sonra görüşme başladi. Görüşmede şu anda İsmi̇ni̇ emre olarak hatirladiğim bi̇r beyefendi̇ bi̇ze İşyeri̇nde hi̇çbi̇r şeyi̇n görüntüden İbaret olmadiğini , ve İş güvenli̇ği̇ni̇n , di̇si̇pli̇ni̇n herseyden önce geldi̇ği̇ni̇ felan söyledi̇. Ama güvenli̇kte sadece prosedür amaçli yapilan anketten haberi̇ yoktu anlaşilan.Sonuç olarak bana 1-2 gün İçeri̇si̇nde İnsan kaynaklari tarafindan aranilacagim ve görüşmemi̇n olumlu olduğunu söyledi̇. Üzeri̇nden 4 gün geçi̇p aradiğimda bana İhti̇yaç olan pozi̇syonun dolduğu ama görüşmemi̇zi̇n olumlu geçti̇ği̇ni̇ tekrar eleman alinacagi zaman degerlendi̇ri̇leceği̇mi̇ söyledi̇ler.Yani̇ ben aramasam hi̇ç orali deği̇ller ve ben başka bi̇ İşyeri̇nden çalişmak İçi̇n anlaştiğim halde bu İnsanlarin sözüne güveni̇p di̇ğer İşyeri̇ni̇ bekleti̇yorum. Tek keli̇meyle saygisizlik di̇yorum.Bu İşyeri̇ni̇n İnsan kaynaklari kesi̇nli̇kle gözden geçi̇ri̇lmeli̇..."

General dogs body (Former Employee) says

"Standing all day with no regards to breaks. If you're lucky you may get one per day. The job is easy to do and learn, but comes with tons of paperwork. Keep in mind that the plant is to be automated and you will soon be surplus to requirements and out the door if you're not a "yes" man. Cons: Management, MDI's, CTL's Long shifts, no breaks."

Technical Marketing Manager (Former Employee) says

"Cheap, cheap, cheap. Would not spend a dime for employee training, hardware or software. People were incompetent and miserable. Some were reputedly Ph. D.s but didn't know even basic Chemistry. Cons: Horrible place to work"

Technical Service Representative (Former Employee) says

"Loyalty does not exist in this company/International Paint. 43 years of service totally unrecognized and unappreciated. Every weekend Cons: Back stabbing, non loyal employer and upper management;"

Chemical Operator (Former Employee) says

"ventilation system doesn't work in the paint department no personal life due to hours you work there..six days of work even when the backlog is low..working conditions is horrible..previous management that was their before cared but the management that's in their now doesn't care at all.You have to figure the batch maker position out on your own your're given very little help or training. Cons: new management is horrible"

Accounting Manager (Former Employee) says

"Company was run well before restructuring. Became very stressful after. The entire finance department was shut down. We weren't offered jobs elsewhere in the company."

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