Saint-Gobain

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Great place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Saint-Gobain full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Global company, growing even with european crisis

Cons

Things are changing fast, not to better

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Regional Assistant Treasure

    Current Employee - Assistant Treasure in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Assistant Treasure in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    working environment is good, working time flexible

    Cons

    Too many OT, travel inconvenient

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    Extreme potential, but it's not used / wasted...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very strong brand image
    immense pool of resources
    knowledge present is stunning, you get to work with world class people
    strong sense of ethics within the company
    international presence
    very high potential for development
    capable management
    strong focus on Health and Safety
    you get to travel a lot
    good compensation

    Cons

    Fiercest competition is often coming from another SG business unit (causing loss of profit). Tone between certain BU's often resembles the Cold War, because of stuff that happened years ago. Not professional.

    Expect a lot of Bureaucracy, the company is very slow to change. Yet, they manage to be very unorganized / uncoordinated in other areas. (resulting in waste of resources)

    Finance controls the company to the extreme and is sometimes overbearing: you can spend more time on doing reports and working around budget cuts than doing the job you were hired for.

    The strong ethos and / or politics prevent natural selection of people that do not fit in their job role. Guys that have lost several multi-million projects all on their own even get promoted...

    IT (Software and policy, not the hardware) is very much outdated as well as fragmented and gets in the way of an efficient workflow.

    Bad work-life balance (due to personnel budget cuts), 12-14 hours a day for weeks on end sometimes are still not sufficient to get your work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First priority should be to stop internal competition. You're bleeding profit left and right.

    (Re)Move people that have proven time and again that they are not competent or commited.

    Give room for plant level innovation in ALL areas, not only products.

    Modernize and streamline IT structures, it will save you MILLIONS in the end.

    You have to spend money to make money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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