PPG Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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PPG Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch
Charles E. Bunch
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Pros
  • I guess if I had to mention one it would be work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits overall - good heath & dental insurance, excellent retirement contribution (100% on the first 6% of your salary) (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is a constant revolving door (in 16 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is not important to PPG (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Store manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PPG full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were good, employees were good as well

    Cons

    Management couldn't clearly communicate expectations, no training

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear instructions to your management about expectations


  2. Technical Manager Optical Coatings

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Manager of Optical Coatings in Trafford, PA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager of Optical Coatings in Trafford, PA

    I worked at PPG (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting technical field. Excellent customer base.

    Cons

    Too much politics that take away from doing excellent work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop surrounding yourselves with "yes men". Should appreciate when someone "tells you like it is". Should embrace constructive criticism rather than "shutting it up".


  3. Low Pay

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Production in Greensboro, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to employees and pay is low.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


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  5. Warehouse Shipping & Recieving

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Shipping & Receiving Clerk in Whiting, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Shipping & Receiving Clerk in Whiting, IN

    I have been working at PPG (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment good people

    Cons

    Management needs a makeover PPG brought the plant which was called Spraylat Corp same management team stuck in the old ways of doing things which is not good Pay Sucks

    Advice to Management

    Needs much needed change at the top in the Chicago PLANT


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    Territory Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PPG

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits - Use of company car, both work and personal. No daily set hours, somewhat flexible time. Yearly meetings to have team building and understanding of product knowledge.

    Cons

    Working every Saturday. Overall salary is below average, but they use company car usage to make up difference.

    Advice to Management

    Hire district managers who have an understanding of how territories should be managed - not paper people.


  7. Sales

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Manchester, NH

    I worked at PPG (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to sell and create relationships

    Cons

    Paper work and justifying existance


  8. Mature Organization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PPG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Established industry leader in coatings. Funding available for innovation, personal development, etc. Great growth over the last 10 years.

    Cons

    Institutionalized business. Slow to change systems and processes. Below market value pay. Poor work/life balance.


  9. Engineering Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Salem, OR

    I have been working at PPG full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very technical company. Their processes are very complex and require talented people to run them. Good benefits, 401k with matching contribution, retirement fund, health insurance.

    Cons

    Long hours are expected, nights and weekends. Pay is on the low side. Little appreciation for the engineering staff. Their vision for the business seems to be very short sited.

    Advice to Management

    Get a better understanding of what your engineering staff really does for you at the plant level. Let your engineers know that they are appreciated. This doesn't have to be financially, it could be as simple as a little recognition.


  10. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PPG

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities with degree. CoWorkers are great

    Cons

    Experience does not count in place of a degree.


  11. poor management

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at PPG

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pays well good people to work with

    Cons

    lack of strong management no structured training guidelines for new employees



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