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  1. Many Opportunities

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

    I have been working at GAF

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.


  2. Great Company made better with an awesome new office building!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Very Happy Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Very Happy Employee in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at GAF full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hands down best company I've worked for. Strong and Competent Sr. Management. Hard working intelligent coworkers who all pitch in to make this a great place that I want to come to every day. And really loving the new office! It doesn't stink to have an in house cafe and gym that also includes great spinning, Zumba and TRX classes either! Would (and have) definitely recommend(ed) to friends.

    Cons

    Still looking for any.....not finding.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Production

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GAF

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay,good people working together teamwork

    Cons

    No communication ,ur treated like a nothing bad work enviroment

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Dirty Business Practices in Tampa

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly employees and production line supervisors. Opportunity for overtime is there if a senior person is not willing to take it. Company does make good quality product.

    Cons

    Shady management, very old manufacturing building, dirty and hot environment, "safety is a priority" practices are overlooked around every corner. Hours are not stable because the company manufacturing is seasonal so they work you like a dog the first part of the year and then lay you off during the winter months. Quick to terminate probational employees. No room for new hires to advance unless the old timers retire or die.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes, listen to the operators, and have a backbone. Spend a lot of money to upgrade the plant. Fulfill your promises to new hires and utilize the progressive counseling that is spoke of in the interview. Many employees state they don't know how it stays open and are just waiting on the day the plant closes for good.


  6. it has been everything that was described to me and then some

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Executive
    Current Employee - Human Resources Executive

    I have been working at GAF full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The leadership team is second to none i have ever worked for. They take a real interest in your ideas and opinions and foster internal growth with each and every employee

    Cons

    i have not experienced any cons yet. The expectations were clearly described to me throughout my interview process


  7. 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.


  8. Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  9. 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Does not care about their long term employees

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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