Owens Corning – Why Work For Us?

Compelling Careers Delivering Innovative Solutions

Owens Corning has touched your life and the world around you in more ways than you can imagine. In fact, 2013 marked our company’s 75th anniversary of making products that play a role in thousands of ways worldwide—from composites that make your car lighter, stronger and more efficient, to innovative roofing products and energy-efficient insulation. We have been a Fortune 500 company for the last 59 of those years, as our innovations continue to enhance lives and the communities in which we live, work and play. We have a global presence spanning 27 countries, with our world headquarters located in Toledo, Ohio.

For over 75 years, Owens Corning and its people have proven to be resourceful, resilient and relentless amid some of history’s most trying and most triumphant times. If you’re just starting out in your career, make Owens Corning part of your journey to a fulfilling future. Your education and enthusiasm will inspire you to perform impactful work in an environment that encourages you to do your best each and every day. If you’re an experienced professional, transform your career working alongside and learning from employees who are the best and the brightest in their fields.

A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your aspirations. Through it all, we’ll empower you with a diverse community of highly talented professionals. Here, we draw upon the unique backgrounds and experiences of our employees to fulfill our company purpose—Delivering Solutions, Transforming Markets and Enhancing Lives. Our company today embodies the same confident vision our founders had in 1938: to create a better tomorrow, and to inspire our people to perform at their best every day.

At Owens Corning, you’ll truly feel welcomed, respected, and valued for your contributions. Discover compelling career opportunities with Owens Corning today.



What is Owens Corning?

Owens Corning is committed to hiring a diverse group of extraordinary talent. We leverage their skills and strive to develop our employees both personally and professionally.

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A company thrives when its employees are respected, and given opportunities to professionally and personally grow.


At Owens Corning, we strive everyday to uphold the values and culture to allow our employees to thrive:



Owens Corning is a global company that is committed to hiring a diverse group of extraordinary talent. Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer in hiring and promoting practices, benefits and wages. Owens Corning practices the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard for race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability. Discrimination of any type is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. We treat all Owens Corning people, customers, suppliers and others with respect and dignity.


We are unwavering in our quest for becoming the preferred place of employment and attracting and retaining the very best talent. We leverage the skills and talents of our people across the organization and continuously strive to develop our employees both personally and professionally. We share best practices and common processes and make decisions that are best for the organization as a whole. We encourage innovative thinking and then act on those thoughts.


Finally, at Owens Corning, there is a shared understanding of who we are from the CEO on down, and we live our values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Fun, Sharing, Candor, and Innovation in everything that we do.

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Owens Corning Benefits

The benefits described below are designed for U.S. salaried employees. For details on benefit packages outside the U.S., please contact your Owens Corning regional Human Resources department.

Owens Corning employees are exceptional - and so is our total compensation opportunity. OC pays competitively and offers significant incentive opportunities. We also provide competitive benefits starting on your first day of work, with a range of options allowing you to choose based on your individual needs.

Owens Corning pays for performance. We offer competitive base salaries and the opportunity to earn additional compensation through our incentive pay program. Our incentive pay is designed to provide greater rewards to our high-performers - those that consistently raise the bar.

OC offers a market-competitive retirement savings plan that provides you an opportunity to build a retirement nest egg. Our 401(k) savings plan offers tax advantages and a wide range of investment options. You are also eligible for a 100 percent match up to six percent of eligible pay. In addition, OC will contribute two percent of eligible pay whether or not you contribute to the 401(k) savings plan. All company contributions are immediately vested.

The Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) provides U.S. employees the opportunity purchase Owens Corning stock at a 15 percent discount every six months. Employees who decide to enroll in the ESPP will set aside after-tax dollars through payroll deduction into an individual account at Fidelity Investments. At the end of the stock offering period, shares will be purchased using these accumulated funds. The Owens Corning ESPP provides a convenient way for employees to build wealth, become shareholders and take part in the company’s future success.



Health Care

Owens Corning offers a variety of health care options to help meet your needs and those of your eligible dependents, including:

  • Medical and prescription drug coverage
  • Dental coverage (including orthodontia)
  • Vision coverage

We’re proud of the fact that our employees pay less on average for medical coverage and for out-of-pocket costs than those at other companies.

The health care spending account allows you to set aside from $120 to $2,500 each year on a pre-tax basis to pay for expenses not fully covered by any health care plan for you and your eligible dependents. The dependent care spending account allows you to set aside from $120 to $5,000 in pre-tax dollars each year to pay for eligible dependent day care expenses.

 

Healthy Living

The Healthy Living wellness program provides employees and their covered adult dependents with resources to help better manage their health. Programs include lifestyle healthy coaching, condition and maternity management, and annual health assessments and screening opportunities. For some programs, rewards for participation are also provided.

 

Life and Disability Protection


Full-time employees receive $50,000 of basic life insurance coverage.

If you have a qualifying disability, the short-term disability plan replaces 100 percent of your pay for 30 working days (or six weeks), and 60 percent of your pay for the remainder of your disability (up to 18 months). Long-term disability benefits of 60 percent of eligible pay begin after 18 months for qualifying disabilities.  

 

Additional Benefits

If you’re a transferring employee or a new hire, you may be eligible to receive relocation assistance. This program can include reimbursement for home sale, transition expenses, lease cancellation, final moving expenses, and/or tax assistance.

Full-time employees receive vacation time based on length of service with Owens Corning, from one week of vacation after six months up to five weeks of vacation after 25 years. In addition, you receive 11 paid holidays each year.

As an employee, you’ll have access to a number of voluntary benefit programs:
• Group universal life insurance
• Personal accident insurance
• Auto/home insurance

The employee rebate program allows employees to receive a rebate of up to $2,000 every four years for purchases of OC’s wide range of products for new construction or home improvement products. At Owens Corning, your personal success is important. Our work / life policies and programs help you better manage your work and personal responsibilities. Programs include:
• Flexible work arrangements (pre-approval required)
• Adoption assistance • Employee assistance program (EAP)
• 401(k) financial education • Paid and unpaid leaves of absences
• Wellness facilities (available at some locations)

 

Employee

Employees who are seeking a higher education degree and have worked for Owens Corning for at least one year are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The application period is held annually at the beginning of each year. Scholarships are awarded in amounts of $2000 or $4000 depending on the recipient’s course load. Scholarship recipients are selected based on manager recommendation, statement of career goals, demonstrated leadership, and past academic performance.


What makes diversity meaningful at Owens Corning?

At Owens Corning, we understand that the ability to access great talent, having outstanding role models, and being comfortable with who we are is an important part of making diversity meaningful in our workplace. Our success is driven by our ability to attract and retain the most talented and high-performing employees available globally. To achieve that objective, Owens Corning is committed to being a company where opportunity for professional growth and success is determined by each employee's performance, regardless of personal attributes or other individual differences. For that to be a reality, each employee must be free to bring their complete self to work knowing that they will have an equal opportunity to reach their full potential with our company. Quite simply, we provide an environment where the most outstanding talent in the world feels welcomed, respected and valued for their contributions. Such an environment will facilitate otherwise unattainable business results and competitive advantage by leveraging the power of diverse experiences and perspectives.


We are committed to fostering greater diversity in our global workplace and we are leading efforts to strengthen our diversity stance by focusing on four key factors:



"Owens Corning believes in creating an environment where people feel welcome, valued and respected. An inclusive environment where people are engaged and can bring their total selves to work."
– Gina Thompson, Early Career Talent Acquisition Leader & Affinity Group Lead


Innovative Science impacting your everyday worl.Our Affinity Groups


We have five affinity groups that support the efforts of "Building Tomorrow's Leaders Today" via activities that drive employee engagement, deliver business impact and foster internal and external community connections. These groups, and their purpose, include:


• African American Resource Group - AARG
Advance excellence through attracting, acclimating, retaining, and accelerating career growth, thus enhancing Owens Corning's business performance while leveraging the strength of a diverse workforce.


• Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Advocates - GLBTA
Our vision is to achieve a work environment that is inclusive and safe, where people feel they can be fully engaged to create and problem-solve to their maximum potential and to be confident in a work environment where they will be fairly evaluated.


• Owens Corning Multi-Cultural Network - OCMN
OCMN's purpose is to fundamentally enhance the ability of the people within Owens Corning to understand, embrace, and leverage the multicultural differences that exist across our global organization.
• Women's Information Network – WIN WIN is a group of highly engaged, dedicated and compassionate professional women who are committed to attracting, retaining and developing outstanding women.


• Women's Information Network

WINWIN is a group of highly engaged, dedicated and compassionate professional women who are committed to attracting, retaining and developing outstanding women.


• Connections
Connections enriches the lives of our employees by partnering with those in career transition, while fostering personal and professional growth and promoting community involvement in order to attract and retain top talent.


Today, Owens Corning is a diverse community of dedicated and highly talented professionals. We draw upon the unique backgrounds and experiences of our employees to fulfill our company purpose
– Delivering Solutions, Transforming Markets and Enhancing Lives.


Owens Corning's community involvement includes building and restoring communities, volunteering employee time, supporting education and improving quality of life.

Building and Restoring Communities

As a global leader in building materials and composite solutions, we believe our products can help people in need and restore communities. Owens Corning provides supplies for the building and rehabilitation of low-income housing, community rebuilding projects, refurbishing living quarters for those on a fixed income, revitalizing neighborhood centers and providing disaster relief.


Owens Corning has partnered with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity®, HomeAid, Gifts In Kind International and World Vision to help coordinate the distribution of product donations. For example, 250 Owens Corning volunteers built the company's seventh, and largest, Habitat for Humanity home in 2010. Volunteers donated approximately 1,100 work hours over eight weeks, in which Owens Corning provided 10 different products to provide a new home for a family of six in Toledo, Ohio.



Volunteerism

In 2010, Owens Corning employees contributed more than 7,000 hours in service to boards, special causes and non-profit organizations.


Employees volunteered in a wide variety of community projects, including visits to the Ronald McDonald House in Granville, Ohio; food preparation for the homeless at the Houston Food Bank; and a day of singing and drawing with special needs children at the Shanghai Yue Miao Caring Center.


Experiences like these are made possible through our employee volunteer activities that align with employee interests. The company sponsors projects year round and enables our employees to learn about and experience various volunteer opportunities worldwide.


Since 1993, the Owens Corning Global Volunteer of the Year Award program has honored more than 20 employees, teams and retirees who have demonstrated outstanding community service. These dedicated individuals, along with many giving Owens Corning employee and retiree volunteers, demonstrate how our company's purpose of delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives can make a tangible difference on a more personal and impactful level.


Volunteer initiatives include partnership with the following:


  • Edge Outreach and Shoeman Water Project – Louisville, Kentucky, USA


  • Habitat for Humanity Build - Toledo, Ohio, USA


  • Houston Food Bank – Houston, Texas, USA


  • Ronald McDonald House – Granville, Ohio, USA


  • Shanghai Yue Miao Caring Center - Shanghai, China


  • Special Olympics Airlift – Columbus, Ohio, USA




Supporting Education

Since 2005, we have given in excess of $650,000 toward education initiatives. Some examples of our involvement in educational initiatives include:


Junior Achievement: With the help and guidance of many U.S.-based Owens Corning employees, local students in grades K-12 learn about economics and the free enterprise system in seven key areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and career development.


Adopt-A-School: Many Owens Corning facilities participate in this locally focused initiative to expand the resources of local schools. Through the program, employees volunteer to help develop school programs, and read to and tutor at-risk students to help them gain fundamental learning and life skills.



Improving Quality of Life

In addition to our involvement in affordable housing and quality education, we participate in a variety of other programs that improve the quality of life in our neighbor communities.


One of our well-known and ongoing commitments is to the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. In partnership with actor Jamie Farr, Owens Corning has supported the Ladies Professional Golf Association tournament as its title sponsor since 2004. Since 1984, this event has raised more than $6.8 million to benefit 125 children's charities in Ohio, such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northwest Ohio, SAFY (a leading national foster care agency), Toledo Community Recreation Program, Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northwest Ohio and many more.


Our sponsorship and participation in events like the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic remind us of the impact that we have and can continue to nourish within our communities.


OVERVIEW


At Owens Corning, we recognize how hard you've worked to excel academically. It's how we know you'll be able to hit the ground running in our dynamic and innovative environment. But learning and development doesn't stop once you graduate from college or an MBA program. Continuous development is part of our Change Agenda here at Owens Corning. We offer a variety of Compelling Opportunities in a variety of areas for college students to recent MBA graduates to make the most of their education – and career.



OUR PROGRAMS

Our internships are ideal for college students ready to gain the kind of deeper understanding and tangible experience that will set them up for a career upon graduation. The Leadership and Development programs at Owens Corning provide a unique opportunity for highly qualified and motivated college graduates to take their expertise to the next level. Last, our exciting opportunities for MBA students culminate in challenging positions available in all functional areas.


Part of what makes working at Owens Corning so special is our global impact. Our products and services affect the way people live, play, and work worldwide. And that means more opportunities for our employees to grow and expand their expertise both in the U.S. as well as abroad. With our headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, We have a global presence spanning 28 countries reaching across five continents. We have our regional European and Asian headquarters in Chambéry, France and Shanghai, China - where we recruit for open positions with multiple languages.




Owens Corning World Headquarters. Toldeo, Ohio, USA


TOLEDO, Ohio, USA
Innovation finds its home at our headquarters in Toledo, OH. Your dreams can really take root here with a compelling career that supports the lifestyle you've always wanted to live-with such a distinct variety of attractions. The revitalized Downtown Toledo is the place to be with Huntington Center, which hosts many exciting concerts and sporting events, our 275-seat auditorium, 400-seat dining facility and gourmet company store, a full-service health and fitness center, a medical center/employee assistance facility, and a full-service credit union. Our global headquarters, designed by Cesar Pelli, has earned the prestigious gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Existing Building (EB) program. Discover a future where you can tackle all of your ambitions with Owens Corning in Toledo, OH.









GRANVILLE, Ohio, USA

GRANVILLE, Ohio, USA

Granville, OH is home to the Owens Corning Science & Technology Center. Situated just outside of the Columbus Metro area, Granville is a place you can enhance your professional and personal life with a variety of fulfilling opportunities. The 524-acre Science and Technology Campus in Granville hosts a large concentration of world class Science and Technology professionals. Across a number of different career areas and technical disciplines, our Granville employees are dedicated to developing sustainable composite and building material solutions that impact the environment and way people live around the world. With its small town charm and streets lined with locally-owned shops, ties to the past and historic district, and commitment to education and development, Granville will meet all your needs when you launch your career at Owens Corning.







CHAMBÉRy, FranceCHAMBÉRy, France

Our reputation as an industry leader in reinforcements for composites depends on the people of our Science & Technology Center in Chambéry, France. Many of our innovations and technologies at Owens Corning were developed in Chambéry, but their impact is felt across the world. Our strong presence throughout Europe (including plants and commercial presence in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia, and United Kingdom) provides new opportunities to invent improved products that represent the markets' building customs and processes. At our Chambery International center in Chambéry, France, we continue to develop and invest in renewable energies, transportation, buildings and emerging markets, in strong cooperation with our customers. Chambéry is situated in a dynamic, old city, with an international airport and railway system. But there is little reason to travel when Chambéry is known as a town of rich culture, with museums, theaters, national parks, and historic buildings, not to mention the castle of the Dukes of Savoie. Your career - and life - will take off with Owens Corning in Chambéry, France.







shanghai, Chinashanghai, China

Shanghai, China has been our Asia Pacific regional Headquarters since 2004, reflecting our strategy to be closer to growing markets, key customers, and our employees. Our regional presence in Asia Pacific is broad, with plants and commercial locations in five countries (including China, India, Japan, Korea and Singapore). Owens Corning's commitment to this region is based on having a local presence that develops customized, local technical solutions, while offering exceptional support to our customers. Our China Composites Center demonstrates this commitment through a state-of- the-art facility, which is home to talented scientists, engineers, and other professionals who grow and innovate the use of composite materials in existing and new applications. We are at the leading edge of the expanding composite development industry in China, with the support of local universities and institutes as well as our integrated global network at Owens Corning. All that equates to plenty of opportunities for you to grow your career along with us. And when you call the largest and increasingly global city of Shanghai, China your home, all of you and your family's needs will be readily met.


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    The relationships of people. You can know everyone from the CEO to the hourly worker. Very good locations near major cities. Good pay and compensation. Very safety conscious culture and developing a very quality conscious culture.

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    Some jobs are filled without being posted. No 360 feedback to senior managers. Crossing between divsions for people who have been with the company for some time is difficult.

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    Global support teams need to be in place. Have 360 feedback for plant leaders and above.

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    OC moves very quickly during its recruiting process. They're not going to keep you in limbo about your job status. They got back to me in under a week which is a bit atypical for larger companies. The interview includes all of the typical behavioral questions using the Star method. Try to really emphasis your past manufacturing experiences and your enthusiasm for the field and you should do great!

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Owens Corning Awards & Accolades

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Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, 2013
Green Cross for Safety Medal, National Safety Council, 2014
100% Rating on Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC), 2013
Fortune 500, Fortune, 2014
InformationWeek Top Technology Innovators, InformationWeek Magazine, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.owenscorning.com
Headquarters Toledo, OH
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1938
Type Company - Public (OC)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Owens Corning has touched your life and the world around you in more ways than you can imagine. In fact, 2013 marked our company’s 75th anniversary of making products that play a role in thousands of ways worldwide—from composites that make your car lighter, stronger and more efficient, to innovative roofing products and energy-efficient insulation. We have been a Fortune 500 company for the last 60 of those years, as our innovations continue to enhance lives and the communities in which we live, work and play. We have a global presence spanning 27 countries, with our... More

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