Johns Manville

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Working there is like eating broccoli, every day, for the rest of your life. Good for you, but not good.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Snark Champion in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Snark Champion in Denver, CO

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

Pros

Stable paycheck, coworkers are professional and courteous.

Cons

Ageism to the extreme. They have tons of older people waiting for retirement and blocking key promotable positions for career-minded individuals. The company is aware of that, but they're bypassing mid-career talent for very young, and denying many good, skilled, middle-aged workers a chance to grow. If you're over 30, chances to be considered an Emerging Leader start to close, and if you are over 40, its the kiss of Death, no matter how good you are, how hard you work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat all employees as valuable, show some care and concern when employees have valid desires to manage their career. Engage on more than just your bottom line.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

47 Other Employee Reviews for Johns Manville (View Most Recent)

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    High demands, high rewards

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician

    I worked at Johns Manville part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees (at least in my division) were given a clear view of what was expected and were provided with the tools, equipment and training to be successful. The company culture places a high value on hard work, and recognize those that give the extra effort.
    Salary was well above average for the industry.

    Cons

    Valuing hard work is at times is at time obsessive. The saying went “If you can’t be bothered to show up in Saturday don’t bother coming in on Sunday. When the work load was high working in the field over the weekend, and putting in evening hours was the norm. Some the best workers burned out and left for jobs that payed less but offered better work - life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your staff is highly motivated and works very hard - consider awarding additional vacations or comp time for all those evenings and weekend they put in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Change mostly beneficial

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Johns Manville full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid, stable company with a strong commitment to safety, employee development, volunteerism, financial returns and product stewardship. Mary Rhinehart, the new CEO, and Greg Clarke, the new CFO, are awesome and will move the company forward at a faster pace. It's new commitment to innovation should also help.

    Cons

    Market positions don't seem to be as strong as in the past. Surprisingly the company hasn't grown much under the Berkshire Hathaway ownership. Competitors are moving quicker in i environmental management systems and product declarations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better advantage of the Berkshire Hathaway ownership and grow. Double down on product development and stewardship. Learn more from the Europeans in sustainable solutions. Motivate employees to be more active in their communities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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