Owens Corning

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OC is the place to be.

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Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Columbus, OH
Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Columbus, OH

I have been working at Owens Corning

Pros

The people at OC are very fair and honest. They encourage you to train for future jobs that you may be interested in. Although the salary was not the best I felt like I was able to make up for it with there bonus program. The leadership team often does have there employees in mind an tries to listen to there concerns when they arise. I would recommend Owens Corning to anyone that is looking for a stable career with a fortune 500 company that is growing in both building materials and green products. It was a great place to work.

Cons

Often times it takes to much time to get things done.

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Be sure to diversify your mid-management team.

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    The good and the bad

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    Former Employee - Financial Leader in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Financial Leader in Toledo, OH

    I worked at Owens Corning

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits Good people to work with

    Toledo location is superb. It is a great place to learn new experiences and skills to transfer to other organziations

    Cons

    Adverse to promoting males over age 50 and not much better for women

    Although 401K is benchmark the Healthcare leads a lot to be desired

    Sr mgmt needs to lead by example whether it relates to spending money to performance reviews

    There is much waste at Owens Corning. If they simply eliminated use of power point an unbelievable number of hours would be freed up to work on important stuff

    Long walk from parking lot!!

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    Look at data for male over age 50 promoting from existing employees to band 3 Identify and address poor senior managers

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    If you are highly motivated you will do well at Owens Corning.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New Windsor, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New Windsor, NY

    I worked at Owens Corning

    Pros

    Owens Corning stays cutting edge in finding unique, currently under served consumer needs and develops truly innovative and unique products to meet those needs. Building a business around this concept, Owens Corning successfully markets and brands itself as the leader in innovation for home/construction materials. Well recognized in the marketplace and capitalizing on the "Pink Panther" branding technique, this company gives sales representatives a legitimate, reputable sales opportunity to earn a good living while selling a product that truly helps people. Management provides on going support and motivation for success. Contests and recognition go a long way in addition to an income in the high 5 figures and potential for 6 figures for top performers.

    Cons

    As in many sales organizations, sales representatives are expected to earn strictly on performance based commission. No salary, no draw, and no company vehicle (actually no gas expense, mile reimbursement, nothing!) Driving back and forth to appointments adds significant mileage to your vehicle. You better drive something with very good gas mileage or gas expenses will eat up your profits in a rather slow commission month.
    The commissions per sale can be good. However, the commission percentage is about 5% lower than what I would have deemed fair. Don't get me wrong, Owens Corning has great products, but they are positioned as "upscale" and come with a significantly higher price tag compared to competitors' offerings. This is often the sole or primary reason sales reps don't sell often.

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    Besides lower prices to increase sales, perhaps to raise the commission structure by at least 1 to 2 percent. Fend off competitors better with better legal action against knock off products. Brand themselves even better to distance company and products from the competition.

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