Johns Manville Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
46 Reviews
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46 Reviews
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  1.  

    Management needs to have common goals and objectives.

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Denver, CO

    I worked at Johns Manville full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some great people to work with and a good total benefit package.

    Cons

    Managers don't really lead - they micromanage and cause unhappiness. Training for new hires is hit and miss - some supervisors do very well and others are clueless. Some individuals are given far too much latitude and others seem to be watched like a hawk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask for more feedback from subordinates. Show a coordinated effort regarding where the company is going -- some departments do this well and others are totally lost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A breath of fresh air compared to Federal work

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    Current Employee - Information Technology  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    2,500 employees supported, More responsiblity, Hour lunch

    Cons

    Contract work through Volt, Smaller company harder to get hired on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thin out bad apples

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Machine Attendant  in  Berlin, NJ
    Former Employee - Machine Attendant in Berlin, NJ

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

    Pros

    Pay is very very good and days off are very good also. But it depends on area and that unions contract.

    Cons

    Long hours with deal with itchy fiberglass.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expect long hours,meeting after meeting and you will be traveling 60-70% of the time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place, great products

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    Former Employee - Sales Technical  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Technical in Denver, CO

    I worked at Johns Manville

    Pros

    Group of good people supporting great products and helping industry build better environments for living, working, playing. It has a name that people know and respected products that make some aspects of your job easier.

    Cons

    They have a number of products that are large volume items and help sell other items. Like many large companies this situations can put some great profitable products with smaller volumes at an internal disadvantage for resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at some of the very low volume profitable items that might work across several groups or stand alone in the marketplace and consider either making them their own group (however small). This may take stress off LARGE volume management teams.

    Then give opportunity to expand not only the products applications but also the volume and revenues with a dedicated and more focused management team, but still within the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Johns Manville

    Pros

    good reward for your work

    Cons

    yearly increment, small cubes to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    health insurance benefits

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great personal job satisfaction which has been dependent on my manager

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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

    Pros

    I have had 4 managers in 4 years. Only 1 of the 4 did not support personal and professional growth and that one only lasted for 6 months. My department is very supportive of work/life balance and we have the choice to work remote as needed.
    We have a newly redefined technical ladder which holds great promise

    Cons

    hard to get level / salary increases. New technical ladder should help those of us who are not interested in management but do lead decisions and projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having the option to work remote during bad weather or when you have personal situations is a strong ingredient in personnel retention.

    Professional development and training have been a low priority in many departments because of the extremely lean work force. A lack of cross-training and passive assistance to individuals for defining and reaching goals has lead to a low salaried retention rate in highly technical support departments.

    Support department managers should be trained better to be managers rather than promoted from the ranks and expected to knnow how to manage.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall, Johns Manville is a good place to work.

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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

    Pros

    Location: Denver, CO
    Work / Life Balance (dependent on role)
    Owned by Berkshire Hathaway

    Cons

    Current market conditions make it a relatively negative environment
    Change resistant / Risk adverse environment, overall a pretty conservative company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work.

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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

    Pros

    Berkshire Hathaway is a good holding company to work for.
    JM develops and produces good products.
    JM takes care of their own and rarely lays off their employees.

    Cons

    It is sometimes difficult to have open dialogue with upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to suggestions from individual contributors.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I feel, that everyone should be given a chance and jm gave me the opportunity to advance.

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    Current Employee - Inspector/Packer  in  Defiance, OH
    Current Employee - Inspector/Packer in Defiance, OH

    I have been working at Johns Manville

    Pros

    money. growing concern for the enviroment and community. (recycling & community involvement)

    Cons

    work schedule. 6 and 2 doesn't give a person time at home with family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    honest communication

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A place of employment that I actually get out of bed and look forward to going to.

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    Current Employee - Shipping Supervisor  in  Scottsboro, AL
    Current Employee - Shipping Supervisor in Scottsboro, AL

    I have been working at Johns Manville

    Pros

    Great benefits, good wages, open communication, treated as a person and not like a number, a place for career advancements, shows a great emphasis on the safety of the employees.

    Just an overall great place to work, a company that actually listens to the employees.

    Cons

    The one con I can say is the fact that you do not get overtime pay if you take an eight hour vacation day during the week and you end up with over 40 hours because you worked overtime the days you were there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Continue to focus on the safety of all your employees, give credit where credit is due.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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