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  1. Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Strong teams, large organization with a lot of resources, good benefits and earnings opportunity for high performers. Growth opportunity, strong name recognition.

    Cons

    Centralized control. Large national customers "wag" the dog. Highly political corporate management structure. Favoritism is often the deciding factor in promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. They bought our our existing company. They reduced the product line until the plant eventually closed.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GAF

    Pros

    Management is professional. Compensation is competitive, strong company values

    Cons

    high turnover rates. always new names in mgmt.

  3. Customer Care Rep

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GAF

    Pros

    They offer good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    slow growth opportunities when not stationed at corporate

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  5. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at GAF full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is fine, depending on the group.

    Cons

    A lot of mediocre people. There's an overall lack of structure and direction. Management has questionable ability to plan. Office culture is similar your sophomore year in HS. Business has been declining and losing market share for multiple years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realign incentives -- don't cut your employees bonuses in-half, slash SG&A spending (i.e. reduce your already narrow workforce), and then pay yourselves millions of dollars and think everyone will still be rowing in the same direction. Learn to create realistic targets; I understand mathematics may be a difficult concept for you to understand, but give it a shot and you may come within $500M of budget next year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Does not care about their long term employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GAF

    Pros

    Pays well and gives you annual merit increases.

    Cons

    Will lay you off no matter how long you have been there. Only cares about making money not their employees.

  7. Why move?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GAF full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Owners who care. Good products and Sales force

    Cons

    short term focus, unnecessary lay offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to what makes you sucessful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. No Loyalty

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    Former Employee - Sales Department in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Department in Wayne, NJ

    I worked at GAF full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some very talented people. Used to be great place to work.

    Cons

    Poor Senior Management. Run very lean. Poor benefits. Lot of cronyism at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You claim that your employees are your biggest asset, yet your actions speak differently. You should really take a look at your culture, it's gone down hill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GAF

    Pros

    Fair treatment, opportunity for advancement if willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Male dominated industry, slow growth industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on product, and customer service

  10. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GAF

    Pros

    Salary, work culture, people are great to work with, location of the corporate is very nice.

    Cons

    Benefits are not that great. No growth for Employees, No promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Almost a decade in and a great growing and learning experience for my career

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at GAF as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    fun atmosphere, flexible work schedules, easy commute, travelling

    Cons

    tight work spaces, not enough parking, no raises, department politics

    No opinion of CEO

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