Guardian Industries

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Guardian Industries President and CEO Ron Vaupel
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    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guardian Industries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, you can move up the ladder if you are talented and competitive even if you started very small. Chances to travel the world and visit many locations. Flexible hours for some positions. Mostly friendly coworkers.
    Safety exceeds standards. Generally stable working environment.

    Cons

    No overtime paid for salary employees. No financial help if you want to finish a degree. Salaries lags, almost no raises for multiple years. lately some layoffs for long time good working employees raised some question marks!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Guardian Industries Interviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
Updated Jul 14, 2014

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    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Ligonier, IN
    Anonymous Employee in Ligonier, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Guardian Industries.

    Interview Details

    Long and somewhat unorganized. I interviewed with three managers on site and most of the questions were tied to lean manufacturing. The plant manager was the first on-site interview and I actually enjoyed talking with him. He took me for a short tour and covered some of their organizational goals. After my interview with the PM I interview with two other managers, one was quality and the other I am not sure. They were both very vague and I lost interest during this time.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult, but very vague questions. I would have expected more relevant questions pertaining to my skills and qualifications. Over the past three years I have received at least thirty calls, from different recruiters, about this same position. It appears Guardian is seeking a particular leadership trait that is difficult to find or the turn-over rate is astronomical. Thats just my opinion.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I received an offer for another interview. I didn't feel I would be a good fit for their culture and declined any additional interviews.

    Declined Offer
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Guardian Industries Awards & Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Website www.guardian.com
Headquarters Auburn Hills, MI
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1932
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Giving its customers a break would never occur to Guardian Industries, one of the world's largest glassmakers. With multiple facilities on five continents, Guardian produces primarily float glass and fabricated glass products for the automobile and construction markets. It also makes architectural glass (mirrors), fiberglass, and automotive trim parts. Through its Guardian Building Products, the company operates one of the largest building supply distribution centers in North America. Former president and CEO William Davidson took Guardian Industries public in 1968, buying... More

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