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a rollercoaster, sometimes ok and other times unfair

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Mixer in Oak Creek, WI
Current Employee - Mixer in Oak Creek, WI

I have been working at PPG full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

benefits for the people that have been there for years

Cons

management is not always connected with the manufacturing employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

listen to tne experienced manufacturing employees

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Regrettable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at PPG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Experience and travel. Most store managers are good people, it's hard to watch them be worked so hard though. It's easy to track how well your store is doing. Communication within the company is pretty good, except they make it seem as though they care when, by their actions, it's clear they do not.

    Cons

    Pay is bad, micro-management to the extreme, must travel or take jobs you don't want to stay employed, harassment in a male dominated field, absolutely no help when hurt on the job - workers compensation supplies the worst care and for only a few months even if your injury is long lasting. My list could go on, having this job was the biggest waste of my time. Wish I never took the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time in stores, have manager's give anonymous "report cards" on SGM's, QUIT RUNNING SKELETON CREWS -or- quit requiring so much out of a two man store that should be ran with 5-6, you're running off good people! Also, in CDP training, give more training on paperwork and have them act as managers in their RDC stores before sending them into their own store, aka "the lion's den". Do not have CDP's used as stock employees or janitors while being trained at their RDC stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Not the professionals to be expected

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at PPG full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company offers several divisions and each division has a different set of needs and treatment/culture. If one area doesn't work for you, then you can always try transferring to a new division.
    The employees are generally great. (Good colleagues)

    Cons

    * Benefits are average at best.
    *Pay is meager based on comparisons and past experience; no negotiations allowed on jobs that are at a more general level, such as Customer Service positions.
    * Very conservative culture, frugal and antiquated equipment.
    * Little to no value for employee well-being; no onsite health or fitness classes, no cafeterias or food options.
    * Very divisive between departments and no control from HR standpoint; if your boss or supervisor doesn't like you, you will get put on some sort of plan to improve, and that is basically the first step to your firing. Beware if you are put on a personal plan; start looking for new opportunities.
    * If sales are suffering in your division, be aware that they will be doing everything possible to support them and not necessarily support decisions made internally...just be aware that if you want to be given good reviews, you should be 200% tuned into what management is looking to support. Sounds logical, but this is hard because you don't always know what is on their radar.
    * Very little room to advance unless you are specialized. (engineer, MBA holder, etc)
    * If traveling is difficult for you, ask to be sure your position will not require it.
    * The values of PPG are questionable and not in line with the caliber of typical Fortune-ranked companies. There is no support for employees in terms of helping them feel accepted or welcomed; if there is, it's due to the fortune of having a very nice supervisor (rare).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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