Olin Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
The Olin Corporation is an American manufacturer of ammunition, chlorine, and sodium hydroxide. Based in Clayton, Missouri, it traces its roots to two companies, both founded in 1892: Franklin W. Olin's Equitable Powder Company and the Mathieson Alkali Works. After being headquartered for many years in Stamford, Connecticut, it is now headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.
According to the New York Times, The Olin Corporation was indicted today on charges of conspiring to illegally ship arms to South Africa and filing 20 fraudulent statements with the State Department that concealed the destination of the weapons. A spokesman for the Department of Justice said that the 21‐count indictment was believed to be the first felony charges made by the Government against a corporation for violating the arms embargo that went into effect in 1963. Olin was charged with falsifying export documents on 3,200 firearms and 20 million rounds of ammunition for shipment to arms dealers in the Canary Islands, Austria, Greece and Mozambique. According to the indictment, Olin knew that the ultimate destination of the weapons was South Africa. After the indictment was handed up to United States District Court Judge Robert C. Zampano, Olin apparently conceded that the acts had been carried out by employees of Winchester Interna‐1 tional, a principal operating group of Olin, but without the knowledge of senior management, Olin contended.
Current Employee - Chemical Operator says"At the chlorine plant in Plaquemine it takes around 6-7 years to become fully certified. They will tell you it can be done in 5 because three operators have ever done it. The training is beyond intense. They have definitely made strides with it but it is still so much. As of the new year Olin has just cut their 401k match or contribution. It used to be you put in 7 they put in 5. Now its nothing. You can still put in, but they do not match. They are self insured so health insurance keeps going up year over year. Bonuses are sub par with the chemical industry especially with any of the surrounding plants. Entire HR department is a mess. No help there haha The plant leaders have to pull teeth to get any sort of response from them and its always just a deflection. Usually."
Former Employee - Intern says"HR is disorganized and doesn't know what they're doing"
Current Employee - Machine Operator says"Supervisor shouldn’t date employees"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Managers have unrealistic expectations and are unprofessional"
Current Employee - Process Operator says"Freeport Texas Management may take over a year to learn your name. Because they don't value operator's and they treat you like you are a disposable number. If you have other opportunities I suggest you keep looking. Run the other way."
Former Employee - Chemical Operator says"Poor insurance, poor management, old dangerous equipment and piping, workers are treated like crap"
Former Employee - Multiple Positions says"Hours management definitely hr lots of injuries go unreported several deaths in plant"
Former Employee - Operator says"I don't know where to start, Vacation sucks. The Supervisor hardly ever did their job,left it up to the employees to settle matters that should have been handled by management. It was stressful because some co-workers didn't take the safety issues seriously. Supervisors had different rules for different employees. It was a revolving door so you was constantly training people."
Former Employee - Centercap Fire Operator says"Company owns the union. Sad excuse to have to pay dues to. Same jobs are constantly advertised for. Employees are constantly threatened with layoff's"
Bleach Truck Loader says"Place was a joke and from what I hear it still is."
Capper tec (Current Employee) says"Trash is poor they help u a little bit but don't tell anyone nothing when you ask questions about your work or what you suppose to do they don't want you to be better than them"
Adjuster (Former Employee) says"Great wages, decent work with tons of overtime. The bosses are terrible and care very little about you as a person. You can make a good amount of money working there but you have no life outside of that place.Big ChecksMoving to Mississipi"
Lab Analyst/VPP OSHA REPRESENTATIVE/Chemical Operator (Current Employee) says"This company doesnt care about its employees and no advancement opportunities for minorities. Education does not matter. The work culture is deplorable."
Washer, Forktruck Driver and Supervisor (Former Employee) says"Not a good place to work, no sick days, always forced over time and just not a good working relationship with management.good payto much over time"
Quality Assurance Analyst (Former Employee) says"Top down management is destroying the Charleston plant. It is no surprise that the company is strapped for cash and has a super high turnover rate. Management does not support their staff or give them the guidance needed to succeed in any way. I would not recommend this company for any reason. The pay was decent but everything else is terrible. No home/job life balance, no appreciation for any extra tasks even with high ratings on reviews or promotions."
Adjuster (Current Employee) says"The positive reviews on here are a joke. This is a terrible place to work. Management sucks. All they do is lie to you. The business is in the tank. None of them know what they’re doing. Top management sits around all day doing nothing. Your work environment is going to be burning hot or freezing cold, extremely unsafe, and toxic. Pays pretty well, and ok insurance but expensive."
adjuster (Former Employee) says"The management team had no clue how to do there jobs. Upper management just wanted numbers did not care about quality. Employees were just a number.pay and insurancetheir value system was all lies."
Operator (Former Employee) says"Don't do it! Put your application in somewhere else. The management here is a joke, and all they do is lie. They do not care about the employees at all. Overall ridiculous place to work!"
Temp Forman (Current Employee) says"The new management team is a joke. Winchester is all about putting money in the upper managements pockets! They try to run the whole business from a keyboard. They would rather email than talk to u face to face.. no bonus! I worked in bullets.. very dirty!!! Lots of Lead, Greece, sweat an tears!! If you care about your work this place will stress you out! Run away if you have other options..None!Cancer"
Driver (Former Employee) says"If you don’t mind busting your hump while others sit in their truck and watch you... that is if they are not sleeping or watching videos on their phone. This is the place for you. However, if you have any self respect Stay away! When they are asked why don’t you help they smile and say “seniority” I have worked a few union jobs and some of these guys are the kind that give unions a bad name.Pay is ok. But not enough for the hazardous material you are handlingNo management"
Primer Mixer (Current Employee) says"If it wasn't for the poor management i wouldn't be looking for another job. There is constant harassment and not much you can do about it. Other than that its a cool job.MoneyPoor management"
Adjustor 1 (Current Employee) says"I have never seen a worse managed workplace. It's getting worse and worse everyday. The management team consists of "Yes Sir" people, and former production workers who were injured. If you have a family, you will soon find that you will never see them. Olin could care less. You are their property. You cannot take a vacation day until you have been there for 10yrs. No sick days, or personal leave days. The Union is only good for the pay and benefits. Everything else, forget it. Olin owns them too. If you decide to get a job there, make sure you are single, with no kids or family to support. And, only set your life to 75% of the hourly rate you receive. That way, you don't get stuck. I have been there for 16yrs. I will be leaving there soon. I have already accepted a job offer elsewhere. Most of the good employees are seeking employment elsewhere as well.Pay and benefitsEverything else"
Inspector Packer (Former Employee) says"Management is disrespectful. The hardest part of the job is the physical labor."
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says"All Midland jobs were sent to Missouri. Poor management but great pay and benefits. Low morale. Never know if you'll have a job tomorrow. Alot of favorites by Management."
Adjustor (Former Employee) says"Terrible job culture and management. Great pay and benefits. If you need a job that pays, this is the job for you; however, expect to be miserable the moment you walk in the door.Great Pay, Benefitsits like being in prison"
Lab Technician (Former Employee) says"Needs new management. Needs accountability for management. Rules need to apply to everyone. Employees morale tends to be negative and in general down all the time."
Employee (Former Employee) says"Former Dow leadership is respectful, helpful and understand how to do business in today's environment. Long-time Olin leaders are stuck in a previous decade and refuse to move forward. Division and Corporate HR cause more issues then they solve. They only care about diversity in relation to government compliance. Until many of the leaders at the highest levels turn-over, I would not recommend."
Machine Operator/Assembler (Former Employee) says"The shift bosses are mostly horrible people, treat a lot of the employees badly. It wouldn’t be a bad place to work if there were better shift bosses. A lot of the jobs are very strenuous and hard on body"
Machine Operator, I (Former Employee) says"Olin Corporation upper management did not care about their hourly workers in my opinion. After 100+ years in East Alton,IL. they went and negotiated a deal to move to Oxford,Mississippi then came to us and offered to stay until 2018 if we took a wage freeze with no chance for long=term employment beyond that."
Operator (Current Employee) says"12 hour shifts suck, to much overtime suck, forced on your day's off suck and management sucks major! If I knew then what I know now I would have ran for the hills!Pay that's it!Everything!"
Discord Isbad says"I was verbally abused by a "freelancer", I felt belittled. Don't buy anything from these people."
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