Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
74 Reviews
3.7
74 Reviews
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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics President & CEO Tom Kinisky
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pretty good benefits although there is room for improvement to meet younger generations' expectations (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits very good career opertunities (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Busy,must be willing to work alot of hours (in 2 reviews)

  • Different working schedule of other people (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Growth and Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company provides, training, recognition and opportunity. You just have to make it happen.

    Cons

    The demands and pace at times can be overwhelming...however remember to focus on the need, and one step at a time...be honest to your timelines and yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Breathe...sometimes we forget to take a breath before the next demand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Challenging Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Diversity of working with different people across the globe. The benefit of working on projects that improve and better peoples lives.

    Cons

    For the amount of work we sometimes do not get the promotions and salary we deserve. Minimum recognition and rewards for patents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For large projects offer a incentive for performance and completion of projects goals on time and to budget.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Passion and energy everywhere you go!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture seems to grow stronger every day. Most of management is open to new concepts and ideas. I have never experienced micromanaging and have been treated like a trusted expert since day one. There's a lot of pride and passion behind our business that is reflected everywhere you look.

    Cons

    Some politics. Too few vacation days for entry-level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use My Saint-Gobain more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits very good career opertunities

    Cons

    Busy,must be willing to work alot of hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure employees understand there job description

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Aug 7, 2014Talent & Development Manager

    We appreciate the time you took to submit your review. People Development is one of the eight pillars in our world class manufacturing program and remains a top priority to support employees' career ... More

  6.  

    Stable Company, Dedicated Employees, Comittment to Safety

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Merrimack, NH

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has been around for almost 350 years = stability…can "weather the storm". Large company with locations in the U.S. and International affords employees endless opportunities for internal growth. Amazing number of employees with high years of service...dedicated & engaged workforce. Safety is number one and evident in the way the company operates daily.

    Cons

    Approval process for things can take some time due to the size of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick on the path of continual improvement in all aspects of work. GREAT things are taking place and it is exciting to see and be a part of the changes!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Jul 31, 2014Talent & Development Manager

    Thanks for the great feedback on our culture and work environment! We are looking forward to our 350th anniversary in 2015! While our global environment can be exciting and rewarding, it sometimes ... More

  7.  

    Great people make great products here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is an intellectually stimulating place to work with smart hard working people who know how to make quality products that touch people's lives. Managers care about what employees think. There have been two engagement surveys taken in the last three years. After the first survey, a lot of time and effort went into working with site teams to improve areas where we needed it and to leaverage areas where we were strong.

    Cons

    Although the total compensation is fair when bonus is included, base salaries are on the lower side of the market. Also there is not as much movement from business to business or outside of the division as I would like to see.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Sep 18, 2014President and CEO

    Thank you for your comments about our business. I agree about the movement between Divisions and we are working on it. For example, in North America, we establiushed recently regular conference ... More

  8.  

    Great company, nice work culture, many dedicated employees, very safe.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, WI

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are good, plenty of opportunties to move into different positions on the floor as well as other sites. Extremly safe work environment, as well as clean.

    Cons

    Sometimes bureacracy can slow things down but it is a very large organization which comes with the territory. Bumping up vacation allowance would be a plus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Jul 22, 2014Talent & Development Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to review our company! Safety is priority #1 and it’s great to hear that you see and feel this in the culture at your location. Saint-Gobain has an EHS Charter: ZERO ... More

  9.  

    A n excellent global company with diverse technologies, products and structure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Northborough, MA
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Northborough, MA

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - very diverse in technology and culture
    - Broad range of technologies - scientists heaven
    - opportunity to develop self and others
    - sense of entrepreneurship

    Cons

    - like many companies this size, sometimes may be too buraucratic
    - frequent changes, but this could be good sometimes
    - not for the soft hearts
    - may be too risk advert in information sharing and partnership with external organizations/suppliers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - find opportunities to make SG easy to work with.
    - vacation policy is outdated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Jul 17, 2014Talent & Development Manager

    We appreciate the time you took to submit your review and believe that our diverse culture helps elevate Performance Plastics’ in every aspect! People Development is one of the eight pillars in our ... More

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Fun and Innovative Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Northborough, MA
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Northborough, MA

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company really cares about its employees and it shows. The employee moral is high, innovation is great, attitudes are great... all leading to a great working experience. Everyone is committed to doing quality work and proud of what they do. It makes for great teamwork and a great environment.

    Cons

    Being a large company, sometimes management can seem a bit disconnected. However this has improved greatly over the last few years for the positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the innitiatives to create a great place to work. PPL has improved greatly over my time with SG and I look forward to the continued improvement.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Jul 9, 2014Director of HR

    Thanks for the great feedback on our culture and work environment! We are working hard to make sure that our managers take the time to sustain their connections and relationships within their ... More

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Small business-like team with big company benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are committed to making good products, helping one another out, doing what's right for the customer, etc. Lots of opportunities for growth if you're open to moving between divisions and are open to moving. Pretty good benefits although there is room for improvement to meet younger generations' expectations. Overall, great team to be a part of and the products made bring great pride knowing the impact we have on people's lives.

    Cons

    Flexibility is improving but still difficult to get approvals (such as telecommuting). Like any big company, there is always the red tape to get things approved and signed off which is a struggle. Very conservative which may be why the company has been around so long but it seems that it can sometimes cause the company to fall behind or miss out on some opportunities. Career paths/options could be better defined.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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