Owens Corning

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Beware of the moralistic hypocrisy of the culture

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH

I worked at Owens Corning

Pros

Creativity-inspiring facilities
Solid people at certain levels of the organization
Desire to win (although their industrial sector is forever tied to housing's whims)

Cons

Over-the-top moralistic. Every word said by everyone is put under the microscope
Too much behind-the-back chatter about everyone and not enough open-and-honest engagement
Resources are constrained, though business goals over-reaching (hence fundamentally flawed)
Dominating dismissiveness to the not-invented-here mind set
Near zero ethnic diversity - and programs initiated are mostly sugar-coated to satisfy perception rather than create tangible change.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change the fundamentals of the culture to allow for respectful engagement by employees with employees without escalating for every minor item.
Be realistic of the conditions of the industry and invest well in enabling a more agile culture that embraces differences and change.

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    I was satisfied working at OC in terms of compensation and opportunity for advancement

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    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Summit, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Summit, IL

    I worked at Owens Corning

    Pros

    Working within the manufacturing facilities, you were allowed to voice your opinion and drive change. In addition, you were allowed to take on as much responsibility as you determined. The organization was focused on waste elimination based on continuous manufacturing of a product well into it's product cycle.

    Cons

    To advance within Owens Corning requires relocation. After a while, moving becomes a problem if your spouse is employed or children are in school. Senior level Management is hired from outside the organization and many do not have a foundation of the products, processes, or personnel. Without this foundations, several bad decisions are made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote and develop from within. Outside managers tend to bring in initiatives that realize immediate gains. Sometimes those actions may leave a large liability, especially after the new manager has been promoted or bounced to another organization.

    Recommends
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    A great learning experience in an open environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH

    I worked at Owens Corning

    Pros

    The senior leadership are all very accessible and visible to all employees. It is very obvious how much the company cares about safety.

    Cons

    Based out of Toledo. Very little to do in downtown Toledo other than going to the AAA Mudhens baseball games.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You do a great job of running the internship program however it reflects poorly to have such a large disparity between intern salaries.

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