Johns Manville

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Johns Manville Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
51 Reviews
3.6
51 Reviews
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Johns Manville President & CEO Mary Rhinehart
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent pay, good work-life balance, good 401k and some benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Appointing Mary Rhinehart as the new CEO was the best decision Berkshire Hathaway could have made (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Some key senior management are over their heads, and their insecurity results in poor decisions to hide their incompetence (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Johns Manville

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The plant offers a diverse manufacturing environment with glass manufacturing.

    Cons

    Silo of various organization hindered opportunity for improveent and growth for individuals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in Denver, CO

    I worked at Johns Manville

    Pros

    Very stable company. They treat you well, provide great training, pay is fair, offices downtown are beautiful, and coworkers are great.

    Cons

    I didn't care for the vacation policy and the zero work from home opportunities... this is 2015, get with it!

    Also, there is very little recognition. Sometime people need more than 3.0 to stay motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company that needs significant work to improve sense of urgency and competitiveness in markets being served

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Johns Manville full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable, dutiful, detailed, Management is visable

    Cons

    Slow, Not strategic, Appreciate tenure over track record/results, Organization doesn't have mentality to be constantly learning and growing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get out of the weeds and delegate authority to lower levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    A pleasant, productive environment to work in...

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    Former Employee - Cost Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Cost Analyst in Denver, CO

    I worked at Johns Manville full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Location, technology, core values. Ability to gather cost accounting data on all facilities...

    Cons

    Large corporate environment...sometimes the size gets in the way of quick business decisions...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the open lines of communication going, as you have done in the past...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people and supportive environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Manville as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the people very much. There were always there to answer any questions I had and were supportive in helping me through issues, or congratulating me on accomplishments.

    Cons

    The technical support was awful, and hiring was frustrating. My pay started off as the wrong amount agreed upon, my drug test got lost along the way, I had computer problems that IT never fixed, and they never gave me a copy of the program required for my job to install on my computer, so I downloaded it myself using my student account (free trial).

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very traditional and procedure bound

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in McPherson, KS
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in McPherson, KS

    I have been working at Johns Manville full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good pay and who doesn't want to work for a Berkshire Hathaway company?

    Cons

    No improvement program, people just stick to what they have been doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership training is greatly needed at the plant level and an improvement program would be good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very traditional, conservative and stagnant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Johns Manville full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is very competitive and there are good opportunities for career development through training and experience.

    Cons

    The business is stuck in a traditional, hierarchical model. New ideas and innovative approaches can be very difficult to gain traction, and office environment can be confrontational.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize different perspectives from people who have experience outside of the organization. Evolution is critical in the Information Age, and harnessing the value offered from various backgrounds can benefit the strategic direction of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    "Your plate isn't full yet"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Headquarter Based in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Corporate Headquarter Based in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Support for professional development is solid. Compensation is good to great. Bonus structure paid out even during difficult economic years.

    Cons

    Company does a good job of identifying improvement opportunities (in every discipline), but doesn't seem to know how to build the team to execute. Constantly adds programs without adding the people to support. If you're being considered for a position that's new because they acknowledge the need to add headcount, go for it. If you're replacing someone, try to get some time with potential peers to be able to ask 'why?'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to understand how full the plates are. If you add, take something away. Otherwise, accept that you have to add headcount and understand that it will pay out dividends in both execution and employee retention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging, slow to move, old fashioned but hard core conservative values that place integrity and reputation first.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Opportunities are abundant for engineers and operation managers. Compensation is above average.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for most positions outside operations and engineering. Benefits are a disappointment; geared to heavily to WHQ and not the plants needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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