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Really great and family oriented workplace!

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Current Employee - Supply Chain in Toledo, OH
Current Employee - Supply Chain in Toledo, OH

I have been working at Owens Corning full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent team environment with opportunities for training and development. Passionate company that cares about it's employees, customers, and suppliers.

Cons

Some departments are less fleixble than others in terms of flexible hours or working from home when necessary. But that is all dependent on how critical it is that in your role you are at your desk during set hours or if the job can be successfully completed away from your desk.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Mid managers reneged on training

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    Former Employee - Electrical Controls Tech in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Electrical Controls Tech in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were good to work with, no problems. Pay & benefits are good for area. Good product.

    Cons

    Reneged on training OC agreed to provide at time of interview. Also OC corp required safety training was skipped yet was expected perform before Arch/Flash trained. To-do lists were waiting for parts to be purchased. Reprogrammed final palletizer to reduce downtime and significant increase in plant output was rewarded w/ termination without any credit days before probationary period was over and full benefits were due. Later discovered previous tech likewise terminated.

    Advice to Management

    If OC corp. electrical stds. exist, they were not found.Drawings are poorly maintained and was reprimanded for attempting to bring this plant up to date, as a waste of time. Intrenched "old school" maint. mgmt. is nepotist; mostly friends or family. No regular system backups, as might be expected. There is no headroom for controls and found overloaded and overheated conditions. Had to purchase electrical components on my own in order to procure basic resistors. Funding for controls, or even hand tools must be begged from MEs while EL controls needs are chronically ignored. Expect downtime will increase as capital investment in new lines will suffer downtime operating above max temps.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Try to succeed despite the incompetence from HQ

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, OH

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand recognition looks good on resume. Most people recognize the brand.

    Cons

    Little to no communication to the plants from HQ. You hear nothing from HQ unless it is negative or a new organizational announcement of a new director position being created or some previous rising star getting fired. The entire Toledo entity seems to make government look efficient. Lots of infighting and agendas and since there has been so much cutting over the past few years everyone is complete defensive mode as to not get noticed and only do enough not to get fired. Support groups like Granville spend their time trying to seem important but never being on the hook for any actual decisions as to not get blamed for it. No one is rewarded for ingenuity and any bad news is crushed hard so everyone spends their time weaving tales of half truths. Human resources is a rotating cast of people they hire from outside who spend a few years making things worse then they leave or get fired. Instead of hard choices they put every poor performer on special projects like a software upgrade project (SAP) then rebrand it as a "Customer Experience Transformation" team. Then when that team can't execute even that they just shrug their shoulders and keep on delivering the same results. I was in one of the more established facilities and saw all of this first hand.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter. You know all this stuff but are just hanging around to jump to a better company or hide while you make your six figure salaries. Just google some of the public offer letters to see some of the money these people make and you'll shake your head.


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