Owens Corning
3.3 of 5 102 reviews
www.owenscorning.com Toledo, OH 5000+ Employees

Owens Corning Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.3 102 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Owens Corning Chairman and CEO Mike Thaman

Mike Thaman

(66 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Mid-west culture lends itself to a strong emphasis on family life and work-life balance"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Good people and caring managemant"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance is pretty non-existent, at least in some areas of the business"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Company is very tied to the consumer housing market and have been experiencing economic issues as a result"
    in 5 reviews
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    Amazing!

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Granville, OH

    ProsGreat team to work with.
    Learnt a lot.

    ConsLess administrative communication structure.
    Not the best place for contractors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlan for long term with employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Owens Corning Basement Review

    Franchise Operations (Former Employee)

    ProsOwens Corning basement reviews show that we have an amazing product, and personally marketing directly to consumers was a great learning experience

    ConsThe Basement Finishing System is such a great product and sometimes it's hard to show customers the benefits because other companies tried copying our product

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Basement Finishing division is a small group and the only one within the company that markets directly to consumers, so trying to explain to other divisions what it is that we did, no one understood. Knowledge sharing among divisions would be helpful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ProsGreat place to work with positive employees

    ConsOlder management team out of touch

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen eyes and listen with ears

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Toledo, OH

    ProsGreat physical work environment and culture. Very results driven, but we have fun along the way!

    ConsThe walk from my car...the parking lot is huge!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding opportunities through performance and networking

    Global Demand Planner (Current Employee)
    Toledo, OH

    Prosfriendly, great building, notable bonus structure

    Consbusiness performance closely tied to housing market

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Toledo, OH

    ProsGreat Pay, Bonus Structure, 401K matching, Employee Stock Purchase Program, and flexibility. The company encourages innovation at all levels, as well continued career growth. Health and Fitness facilities on-site, as well a great cafe. The company is always doing something regarding health and wellness, and is a great player in the local community.

    The company also takes a very strong stand on safety, and continues to keep sustainable practices at the forefront.

    Sure all companies have their strengths and weaknesses, but OC is certainly a great place to be overall. If you are someone that takes control of your career, and is considered an A-player, the growth opportunities are endless!

    ConsThe walk from the parking lot is pretty far (at the World HQ)!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it going! The culture is fantastic, and the future continues to look brighter and brighter on all levels.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Static Leadership

    Finance (Former Employee)
    Toledo, OH

    ProsThe facility and campus environment where fantastic. The work area was very open and inviting. Very conducive to production.

    ConsThere was an overcommitment to group thought. New ideas were not appreciated or thought of as being impactful. Many of the personnel operate in cliques, and attempt to freeze people out.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Owens Corning Basement Finishing System Review

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI think the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System division is a great place to work! I believe Owens Corning is pretty good with work-life balance.

    ConsWorking in a small group such as the Basement Finishing System division, we are always up to our eyeballs with work

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System division because there is a lot of internal talent within the group

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid company to work for, good salary benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Career, Salary and Employee Benefits

    ConsToo much into Toledo
    Toledo sucks
    HR is creepy

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess Repetitive Meetings

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a well led company

    Area Sales Manager II (Former Employee)

    ProsGood quality building products, but you pay a premium for them.

    ConsFor the record, this company has gone through three Area Sales Managers in the last four years in my area of the mid-west. I was let go (with no reason given) back during the housing downturn even though my sales were increasing compared to the rest of the region. The real funny thing is, I still run into roofing distributors and contractors in this area who comment "you were the best rep we've ever had," or "they made a big time mistake when they let you go."

    This is a very weak company with spineless leadership at all levels that do not value their people. I'm sure the good 'ol boy system is still dead and well at this place. This company will never be able to get away from the charade of their own arrogance.

    If your looking to join up with a progressive company that is going places..my advice is to keep looking.. They do exist out there...but not at this place.

    Happy to say I'm striving in a sales position with a top notch Fortune 100 Company today that values their employees, and places emphasis on a positive productive culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhat goes around....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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