CertainTeed

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CertainTeed Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
31 Reviews
3.0
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good salary and benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CertainTeed full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. A lot of opportunity for promotion if you are willing to move around or travel.

    Cons

    Some areas of the company are not well ran and very disorganized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A diverse working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CertainTeed full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good time off, great benefits

    Cons

    Middle management, internal opportunities for existing employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Contractor made to feel like a full time employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA

    I worked at CertainTeed as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Even as a contractor I was made to feel and was treated like a full time employee. I was included in all group activities, including the holiday party, was part of "internal" discussions and given the respect and and consideration as a regular employee, something often not felt in other contract positions I have held. My manager even quickly gave me a superior recommendation when I was offered a full time position with another company, even though my departure would have created a hole in his everyday processing of accounts, telling me he wished he could have hired me, but didn't have the funding in his budget for full time.

    Cons

    The biggest problems I had were simply that, even though I would have been thrilled to be a regular employee in the organization, the lack of budget to fund me never seemed to be there.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stay away from this employer

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at CertainTeed full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    tries to stay with current trends

    Cons

    no chance to move up, poor management, poor training, lack of new products little diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    French rule

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Valley Forge, PA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Valley Forge, PA

    I worked at CertainTeed full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Not much. Most of their products rank 3rd to 5th out of their 10 product lines, residential roofing being the exception.

    Cons

    A lot of the decent marketing and middle management positions go to fast track employees from the mothership, Saint Gobain in France or people who have little sales or trades experience, thus the low ranking of most of their product lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the company take some risks and hire some decent US talent who know the market place. The recently retired CEO was exalted as having the ability of thinking at 5 different levels. Too bad one of those levels did not understand the end users.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The job was a great experience. I learned a ton about business strategy.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at CertainTeed full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    compensation/benefits were at the top of the industry.

    Cons

    Company is getting caught up in cutting cost to the most valuable asset, their people. Also, too many compliance reports to file, not enough time for raw selling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay connected to selling, and not so connected to the admin overload.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    3rd rate products 3rd rate management always a follower never a leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at CertainTeed full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good co workers people who believe someday it will get better.. Perks or equal to industry standards

    Cons

    Confusing and mixed messages to employees expect 24-7 work hours very little recognition
    No room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and promote effective leaders promote from within organization
     Recognize accomplishments Lead don't follow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great benefits, great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Valley Forge, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley Forge, PA

    I worked at CertainTeed full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company provides excellent benefits and flexibility with work situations.

    Cons

    Depends on the department and the middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review middle management, expand head count.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Poor ethics

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Supervisor  in  White City, OR
    Former Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in White City, OR

    I worked at CertainTeed full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement and tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Management is not ethical. They don't walk the talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization needs to put ethical leaders in place. Poor leadership has led to mass exodus of good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Company is getting better

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at CertainTeed as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I liked my co-workers and the job responsibilities. People were friendly and took time to get me up to speed. All the tools I needed were ready for me when I got there.

    Cons

    Similarly to many companies today, the staff seems to be a little thin. That is understood though, and seems to be improving. For some employees the travel time is >50%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you focus on making a good product first & foremost.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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