CertainTeed

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CertainTeed Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
38 Reviews
3.2
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Line Operator in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Peachtree City, GA

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, decent benefits, great training.

    Cons

    Long Hours but you're still compensated well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Enjoyed the job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packer in Jackson, MI
    Former Employee - Packer in Jackson, MI

    I worked at CertainTeed full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was good
    Training was classroom and hands on
    Teamwork and safety always a priority

    Cons

    Management disconnected
    Communication lacking ie laid off with 1 day notice
    Long hours
    Mandation on days off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with the employees and get their input without them you wouldn't have a company, they will work hard for you as long as they know they are valued.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Rewards hard work.

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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

    Rewards hard work, allows creative solutions, committed to safety above all else.

    Cons

    Very difficult to achieve goals, slow to change strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold all more accountable, allow more vacation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Dynamic working environment

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    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
  6. 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 a 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
  7.  

    Intern, given some responsibility, company seems to be growing

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  8.  

    Good salary and benefits

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

    I have been working at CertainTeed full-time (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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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

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