Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

www.plastics.saint-gobain.com
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Great place to start your career

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Research Engineer II in Northborough, MA
Former Employee - Research Engineer II in Northborough, MA

I worked at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Pros

Great learning experience
Work amongst best engineers
Innovative environment
High heath and Safety Standards
Travel opportunities
Exposure to Corporate Culture
Job Security

Cons

MS and BS engineers treated like technicians instead of engineers. Non PhD engineers not welcomed at meetings, presentations etc. The career growth is also very different for both.
Too much Red Tape and bureaucracy, as could be expected in a big company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Overall, Saint Gobain is a great company to work for. The technical and other opportunities (training, travel, growth) are wonderful. However, there is a vast career growth gap between MS/BS and PhD engineers. That could be narrowed a little bit.

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    Good place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Northborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Northborough, MA

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

    Pros

    Large, diverse, talented group of scientists and engineers. Perhaps too inward looking when trying to find new approaches to solving problems. However, diversity aids talent and skill development of newly minted MS and PhD employees. Good cross fertilization of talent from different technical backgrounds. Could have been supported with improved business interactions

    Cons

    If you are not French and want a leadership role - look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look outside of the Grand Ecoles for your leadership. While talented - you are inbred as well

    No opinion of CEO
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    good place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northborough, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northborough, MA

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

    Pros

    broad cross cultural group of colleques

    Cons

    only French were appointed to management - esp top management. Very colonial approach to international business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from outside of the Grand Ecoles

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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