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  1. Best Company in Building Materials

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GAF full-time

    Pros

    Industry leader and solid business leadership.

    Cons

    Doesn't settle for status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the direction and reinventing yourselves. Keep staying ahead of the competition.


  2. Sr. Analysts

    Former Employee - AIS Analyst/Specification Writer in Port Neches, TX
    Former Employee - AIS Analyst/Specification Writer in Port Neches, TX

    I worked at GAF full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You meet such a diverse group of people from all over the country.

    Cons

    Trying to meet the numbers, daily.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a different time of year to do layoffs, other than Christmas time!


  3. Administrative Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Low Slope Enrollment Representative in Haledon, NJ
    Former Employee - Low Slope Enrollment Representative in Haledon, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GAF full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Money, location and I love the work

    Cons

    Management turnover and new system shut down the Certified Contractor Program.

    Advice to Management

    show you value your employees


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  5. Customer Service Representative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, and Gym on site

    Cons

    Awful people, you need a B. A. Or B. S. To work their, but in this department Management are not smart. They treat you like cattle no respect and no true leadership. Training is a Joke.

    Advice to Management

    Get new professional people who are truly educated and humane and who know how what they are doing.


  6. Culture seems to be going downhill.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GAF full-time

    Pros

    There is great talent at different parts of the organization, great quality product- really the best in the industry. Lots of locations to work at if open to relocation.

    Cons

    Heavy favoritism in the headquarter location, outrageous bonuses paid to senior leadership while the rest of the company is either laid off or doesn't make anything. Majority of the plant locations are hot and very old- spent millions building a pretty headquarter location, but nothing has been done to renovate the plants that build the very mountain you work in now.

    Advice to Management

    Remember where your money comes from, stop treating the manufacturing plants like a step-child. Corporate HQ is not where your money is made and if you keep forgetting that, you're doomed.


  7. Innovative

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They take care of their employees. They are always tooking to improve how they conduct business.

    Cons

    Can work long hour shifts.


  8. IT Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company pays little higher than market for consultants in IT

    Cons

    this is a endless list for ppl working in IT Fulltime staff doesnt get rated their salary properly so its flat structure with similar salary range for everyone, good for someone who doesnt have good credentials IT executive management is a joke Nothing to learn in the organization whether its new technology or process management More managers than developers, all technical managers are dummies.

    Advice to Management

    IT leadership is a joke, needs total revamp n GAF should learn that technology drives every company even roofing companies so its time for board to recognize this & work on making IT better.


  9. HR

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GAF (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Corporate did well during downed economy.

    Cons

    HQ is its own fiefdom; very political with seemingly little regard for employees outside of NJ. GAF has GREAT folks at the plant level, but HQ is not an ethics-focused environment.

    Advice to Management

    You can be good to people and still turn a profit.


  10. Horrible job experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Contractor Services Representative in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Certified Contractor Services Representative in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GAF full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, salary was decent, company picnic, company holiday party, discounted event tickets

    Cons

    Micromanaged, condescending, belittled, Not treated fairly, not trained properly, not friendly, not appreciated, not acknowledged for good things done, nitpicking every detail


  11. Many Opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are endless amount of opportunities at GAF and is an extremely beneficial place to intern for during your years of college. They continuously put you to the challenge and are always pushing you to learn things that would help you no matter your career path later on in life.

    Cons

    There really is not to many negative things to say about GAF. Some departments are incredibly talented while others may not have the most motivation.

    Advice to Management

    Always let your employees have a say in things and push them to give their opinions. They are the true ones running the company and may see things that higher management may not.



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