Owens Corning Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
112 Reviews
3.5
112 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Owens Corning Chairman and CEO Mike Thaman
Mike Thaman
72 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Mid-west company, decent work life balance if you work at the head-quarters, pay is fair at WHQ (in 11 reviews)

  • Plant leadership teams and associates in most plants are great people to work with (in 8 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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great Company to work for

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

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time

    Pros

    The relationships of people. You can know everyone from the CEO to the hourly worker. Very good locations near major cities. Good pay and compensation. Very safety conscious culture and developing a very quality conscious culture.

    Cons

    Some jobs are filled without being posted. No 360 feedback to senior managers. Crossing between divsions for people who have been with the company for some time is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Global support teams need to be in place. Have 360 feedback for plant leaders and above.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Moderate opportunities, if you are well-connected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mid-west company, decent work life balance if you work at the head-quarters, pay is fair at WHQ

    Cons

    Training varies wildly depending on the department and your manager. Org structure changes constantly, so there is very little consistency. I have spoken to many lifers who give examples where they have had nearly as many bosses as years of service in the company. This can mean opportunity, but it also means many get lost in the shuffle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to work life balance between departments, as there can be a huge disparity.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work, great developing program at the granville facility

    Cons

    Nothing to complain so far

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    Limited growth opportunity

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

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time

    Pros

    Fair benefit, great life style, access to senior management and opportunity, company has industry recognition

    Cons

    Political culture at VP level can affect ones promotion, company's poor performance limit career growth, Toledo

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Highly political company with poor management accountability, content with status quo, and disregard for employee

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

    I worked at Owens Corning

    Pros

    Still has large market share

    Cons

    Leadership reactive and not aligned with shareholder interest
    Company organization highly political and does not reward performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent People, Good Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people you get to work with are great and for the most part the higher ups do a good job in making sure your work gets visibility and they give credit, where credit is due.

    Cons

    Parts of the organization are pretty political which inhibits getting things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the politics and the leadership that refuses to listen to anyone from a lower pay grade.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BATCH BINDER OPERATOR in Granville, OH
    Current Employee - BATCH BINDER OPERATOR in Granville, OH

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great pay ability to be your own boss, great staff with great technical expertise as it pertains to your job.

    Cons

    Weird hours and scheduling, no room for advancement in current position, hard to find open jobs to move too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more job openings and room for advancement for your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not So Hot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - In Home Sales Representative in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - In Home Sales Representative in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Name recognition second to none.

    Cons

    Not serious enough about the branch success

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours, hazardous working conditions, and miserable co-workers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dry End Operator in Aiken, SC
    Former Employee - Dry End Operator in Aiken, SC

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone will tell you the only reason they work on the factory floor is because of the pay. No one enjoys coming to work.

    Cons

    Management is fake, co-workers don't want to work, hours are long, job is boring, maintenance doesn't know how to do their job, hazards are not fixed, equipment falls apart and is just taped back together, rules are too strict (such as getting fired for leaving a hose on the floor and walking away for 2 minutes), formaldehyde levels are high, and if people who work above you screw up their job and the machinery comes down it's your responsibility to clean up their mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management? Stop lying to your employees. Work with the union and not against them. Stop discriminating and categorizing employees. Take some part in production on the floor. Walk around, ask employees how everything is going and act like you at least care. Listen to employees and try to help them when they come to you. Try and keep busy instead of taking 2 hour smoke breaks and 3 hour lunches. Just because y'all are salary, doesn't mean you should be able to come in just for half the day (12 hour shift) and then leave and continue the pattern for weeks straight. And fix the communication! The communication at the Aiken Plant is terrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Memorable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Safety in Amarillo, TX

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good safety culture from corporate, great people to work with within the plant, friendly environment, good benefits, comparable pay, challenging tasks

    Cons

    Poor communication, pushes employees into jobs they don't want, poor business management- hire then cut back and lay off, lack of policy enforcement, hard to prmooted from primary employee to salary employee,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The primary employees you have are very talented. Look to them when trying to promote. Also, work on communication throughout plants, from plant to plant, and from corporate to plant level.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Owens Corning? Share Your Experiences

Owens Corning

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.