CertainTeed

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CertainTeed Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
35 Reviews
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35 Reviews
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  1.  

    Dynamic working environment

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

    I have been working at CertainTeed full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company, dedicated team of people.

    Cons

    Limited to 10 days of vacation. Not eligible to receive one week of vacation until after having been there for 6 months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lead me on for two months with a job offer.

    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Jackson, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Jackson, MI

    I worked at CertainTeed full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits. perks. Probably would have been very fairly compensated.

    Cons

    I interviewed with this company. Beat out 7 people for a position. Interview twice. They loved me, (I had work there previously on contract). I was offered the job signed 19 documents. given a start date. Then all of a sudden they want references. I gave 6 solid references, mostly working, management folks. They told me I had developmental needs. Really. I am 59, I think this says it all. Offer was rescinded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was fun, quite a game. You play well. Should have just said we don't hire old guys. Grow some Balls and be truthful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Intern, given some responsibility, company seems to be growing

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    Current Employee - Intern in Valley Forge, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in Valley Forge, PA

    I have been working at CertainTeed as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    As an intern, I was expected to accomplish less than the full-time staff. However, my group still included me in all meetings and discussions and gave me responsibility. I enjoyed the staff members and would be happy to return full time and work with the ones I knew.

    Cons

    I recognize that internal bureaucracy is necessary and common to many companies, but it is definitely present at CertainTeed and can be painful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good salary and benefits

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

    I have been working at CertainTeed full-time (more than an 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very political, siloed culture

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    Current Employee - Manager in Valley Forge, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Valley Forge, PA

    I have been working at CertainTeed full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Backed by Saint-Gobain, a Global 100 company, CertainTeed has the clout and the product line to lead the construction materials market.

    Cons

    The company culture is extremely conservative, with very siloed business units and very little cooperation between them. New Executive Management is trying to reinvent the company, but they're in for an uphill battle against a lot of momentum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A diverse working environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CertainTeed full-time (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    French rule

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Valley Forge, PA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Valley Forge, PA

    I worked at CertainTeed full-time (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contractor made to feel like a full time employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA

    I worked at CertainTeed as a contractor (more than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  11.  

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

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

    I worked at CertainTeed full-time (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

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