GAF Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
32 Reviews
3.8
32 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Consultant

    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant  in  Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Wayne, NJ

    I have been working at GAF as a contractor

    Pros

    -great people
    -pay well
    -lean teams
    -welcoming co workers
    - good location to nyc

    Cons

    - unbalanced resources
    - hard to move up
    - maybe to lean for some departments
    - older building
    -not many food options

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Forgettable

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

    I worked at GAF full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Solid financially. Very results orientated.

    Cons

    Used to stand for something, now just a bunch of sheep. The talent level has went way down in the last 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try walking the talk

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best companies I've worked for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Former Employee - Process Engineer

    I worked at GAF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training and advancement opportunities. Professional management style that encourages self development and growth. Good balance of time spent between office doing paper work and plant floor troubleshooting process issues. You're not stuck behind a desk all day. Lot's of opportunities to cross train with other departments and roles at smaller plants.

    Cons

    Some work assignments can become quite monotonous in a manufacturing environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Meh-ish

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at GAF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay was great. Boss was amazing. Nice camaraderie in the offices.

    Cons

    GAF instigated a hostile takeover of ELK, and took down some really good people to replace with their own employees, paying them less.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fine company but may take some time to move up

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GAF as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great hours, great people to work with on site and remotely

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to upgrade your position

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant  in  Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Wayne, NJ

    I worked at GAF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team environment. Looked forward to going to work everyday!

    Cons

    There were no cons that are worth mentioning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good, not Great

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

    I have been working at GAF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay
    Opportunity for growth and advancement
    Company constantly reinvesting

    Cons

    Company operates in functional silos so the departments don't interact well
    Sales commission plans change yearly so it always changing what you can make
    IT software is limited, cumbersome, outdated and doesn't work well on mobile
    Non-compete agreement keeps you locked locked there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let marketing drive the focus of the sales team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very well run, great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at GAF full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay, great leadership, fun job

    Cons

    Somewhat unstable market, very susceptible to the economic conditions of the country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Project Engineering Co-Op, Great learning opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-op Project Engineer  in  Ennis, TX
    Current Employee - Co-op Project Engineer in Ennis, TX

    I have been working at GAF as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Learned a lot during my time here, earned competitive wages, and got valuable references for future employment when I graduate college. I also received a full time offer from GAF after I graduated.

    Cons

    The co-op was lengthy, it lasted over the summer and fall semesters which pushed my graduation date back. Required relocation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    CSR

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

    I have been working at GAF

    Pros

    Great co-workers, getting to work from home

    Cons

    Pay is decent , however it should be increased for the amount of work done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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