Having the freedom to express yourself from day one. Being rewarded for what you contribute.
And having the space to grow and develop. That’s what every day is like in RD&I at AkzoNobel.
But don’t take our word for it. We’ve asked some of our colleagues how they feel about working here.
Click on the links below to read their stories.
"working for AkzoNobel ïs as intellectually challenging as my research in academia"
Research Scientist at the Measurement & Analytical Science Expert Capability Group in Deventer, The Netherlands
| ||"coaching the next generation of AkzoNobel process technologists"|
Team Leader at the Process Technology Expert Capability Group in Deventer, The Netherlands
| ||"a huge network of colleagues on three continents"
Research Scientist at the Material Science Expert Capability Group in Slough, UK
| ||"keen to work in a larger company that offers broader development opportunities"|
Research Scientist at the Molecular Science Expert Capability Group in Deventer, The Netherlands
"pushing the boundaries when it comes to innovation"
Haiyan Jin (Jeremy)
Senior Development Technologist at Marine & Protective Coatings in Felling, UK
"a strong feeling for identity and heritage"
Head of the Molecular Science Expert Capability Group in Deventer, The Netherlands
"seeking to push the boundaries when it comes to innovation"
Development Manager for Decorative Paints in Bombay, India
"amazed by the sheer diversity of the work"
R&D Director Cellulosic Specialties for Functional Chemicals in Stenungsund, Sweden
"every opportunity to develop in both my area of expertise and as a manager"
Process Technology Expert Capability Group Leader in Deventer, The Netherlands
| ||"everything depends on the quality and engagement of our people and their desire to make a difference"|
LatAm RD&I Director, Sustainability Focal Point in São Paulo, Brazil
"in close contact with people in the businesses"
Limin (Maggie) Shao
Research Team Leader for RD&I in Shanghai, China
"opportunity to work on business skills that drive innovation"
Technical Manager Woodcare & HPC, Decorative Paints, China
"always on the lookout for innovative technology"
Chemist at Packaging Coatings R&D in Strongsville, Ohio, USA
"develop as an individual and be involved in cutting-edge research"
Senior Scientist, Corporate Research, China
"challenging projects requiring non-standard solutions"
Researcher for Functional Chemicals RD&I Center in Deventer, The Netherlands
For testimonials from employees working in other parts of the AkzoNobel organization, click here.