Johns Manville Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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  1. Great Job!

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

    Pros

    Great Job. great benefits. great company

    Cons

    No career path pipeline in place.


  2. Review

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    Former Employee - Management in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Management in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johns Manville (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Growing, aggressive company. Opportunity to learn new areas and expand your experience. Benefits were very competitive.

    Cons

    The plant that I worked in was very difficult to affect change due to Union environment and because the product being made there was losing market share. Rest of division was growing.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be consistency in how employees and departments are treated based on performance. Several areas were under-performing, but only one or two of those areas were being addressed.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great History, wants to be a leader but...

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

    I worked at Johns Manville full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    JM has a great history, stretching more than 150 years. Established well in their industries. Quick climb from entry level to mid level. If you have ability, will definitely be used. Part of Berkshire Hathaway.

    Cons

    Tends to be fast followers in industry, very risk adverse, very flat starting at lower management level. Mid-management tends to have to bear all the risk, but not given the tools to really impact outcome. Out of touch with cost of living in Denver (impacted by transplants from CA). Tends to remember mistakes long term, regardless of addressing them/fixing them/growing from them. Inflexible about hours/work life balance. Had ten different managers/bosses in six and half years. Bad experience with double talk/not the whole truth.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Felt the nature of business was old school and they need to hire more women.

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

    Pros

    Team support was healthier than most companies.

    Cons

    There was more men at the top

    Advice to Management

    People look for equalality.


  6. Easy tasks

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    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Safety first! Just show up on time and be safe. Mistakes are forgiven.

    Cons

    Leaders are chosen by default. Not the most knowledgeable, just convenient to the shift.

    Advice to Management

    Hold employees accountable to their mistakes. Take immediate action to correct procedure mistakes.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good company that needs significant work to improve sense of urgency and competitiveness in markets being served

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Johns Manville full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable, dutiful, detailed, Management is visable

    Cons

    Slow, Not strategic, Appreciate tenure over track record/results, Organization doesn't have mentality to be constantly learning and growing

    Advice to Management

    Need to get out of the weeds and delegate authority to lower levels.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Your plate isn't full yet"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Headquarter Based in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Corporate Headquarter Based in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Support for professional development is solid. Compensation is good to great. Bonus structure paid out even during difficult economic years.

    Cons

    Company does a good job of identifying improvement opportunities (in every discipline), but doesn't seem to know how to build the team to execute. Constantly adds programs without adding the people to support. If you're being considered for a position that's new because they acknowledge the need to add headcount, go for it. If you're replacing someone, try to get some time with potential peers to be able to ask 'why?'.

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand how full the plates are. If you add, take something away. Otherwise, accept that you have to add headcount and understand that it will pay out dividends in both execution and employee retention.


  9. Very traditional, conservative and stagnant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Manville full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is very competitive and there are good opportunities for career development through training and experience.

    Cons

    The business is stuck in a traditional, hierarchical model. New ideas and innovative approaches can be very difficult to gain traction, and office environment can be confrontational.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize different perspectives from people who have experience outside of the organization. Evolution is critical in the Information Age, and harnessing the value offered from various backgrounds can benefit the strategic direction of the company.


  10. Challenging, slow to move, old fashioned but hard core conservative values that place integrity and reputation first.

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities are abundant for engineers and operation managers. Compensation is above average.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for most positions outside operations and engineering. Benefits are a disappointment; geared to heavily to WHQ and not the plants needs.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Working there is like eating broccoli, every day, for the rest of your life. Good for you, but not good.

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    Current Employee - Snark Champion in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Snark Champion in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Manville full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable paycheck, coworkers are professional and courteous.

    Cons

    Ageism to the extreme. They have tons of older people waiting for retirement and blocking key promotable positions for career-minded individuals. The company is aware of that, but they're bypassing mid-career talent for very young, and denying many good, skilled, middle-aged workers a chance to grow. If you're over 30, chances to be considered an Emerging Leader start to close, and if you are over 40, its the kiss of Death, no matter how good you are, how hard you work.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees as valuable, show some care and concern when employees have valid desires to manage their career. Engage on more than just your bottom line.



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