Owens Corning Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Owens Corning Chairman and CEO Mike Thaman
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Pros
  • Mid-west company, decent work life balance if you work at the head-quarters, pay is fair at WHQ (in 11 reviews)

  • Great people who are very knowledgable and easy to work with (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • poor benefits and work life balance does not exisit (in 5 reviews)

  • business performance closely tied to housing market (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Owens Corning (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company offers really good benefits, paid time off & osy

    Cons

    I didn't like the Rotating shift


  2. great place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens Corning

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is great

    Cons

    no really many to think about


  3. Helpful (2)

    Young Professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong businesses and senior leadership. Good opportunities for job growth and relocation. Overall a good company to work for and grow in.

    Cons

    Long hours and you never really get to "leave" work. Toledo can be seen as a negative for some young talent, but j believe it is a good city.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the company and keep the development programs going. Implement strong growth plans for development program participants after they graduate


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  5. OC

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall a good company to work for with market competitive salaries and benefits. Flexible work schedule and an ability to make a difference in certain areas of the organization.

    Cons

    Poor executive leadership team, no vision set for the organization or overall strategic direction. Different metrics between functional groups allows for misalignment and juxtaposed goals.

    Advice to Management

    Create clear and visible strategy for the entire organization, one that aligns all functional groups to the same set of goals and deliverables. Push decision making further down into the organization.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great experience - but better opportunities are elsewhere

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IS Professional in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - IS Professional in Toledo, OH

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall you can expect to be surrounded by talented, experienced colleagues and directed with a solid, diverse business direction and accountability to shareholders. It is easy to determine what is expected and scope of work is well managed. Extremely progressive stance on benefit coverage and covering "significant other" and LGBT-friendly organization. Supportive of community through charitable sponsorship and fund-raising.

    Cons

    You are likely to encounter extremely political and unfavorable policies. The annual talent review which stack-ranks every employee to every other employee and is the basis for bonus compensation and merit increase is often less about skills, results and personal behavior/methods and more about perception and visibility. I agree these are also important factors - but are weighted more than they should be to benefit the organization and attract and retain talent.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent and fair when assessing value of talent and review your policies from the perspective of an employee. Inconsistency opens you up to unfavorable risks.


  7. Plant controller

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Owens Corning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training ground and I was able to learn a lot. Really great colleagues. Really good rotations

    Cons

    Have to move a lot and take new jobs every 2 or 3 mores. Individual contributors get a little lost. Toledo


  8. Technical Leader

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at Owens Corning (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you like working long hours this is a company for you

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


  9. Support

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Sylvania, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Sylvania, OH

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very professional, team leaders provide you with the tools necessary for growth.

    Cons

    Sometimes deadlines are impossible; either you have your time management down or you will have difficulties.

    Advice to Management

    Pretty good management from what I experienced.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good Message, great people, execution needs improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Owens Corning is a fantastically diverse company with a great message, good products and some of the nicest people around. If you are looking for an organization that will give you a new opportunity every 2-3 years and has Fortune 500 revenue with a small company feel, it would be a great choice.

    Cons

    Company HQ is located in Toledo, OH. OC is also quick to cut Corporate functions when the market is down. Lots of critical Accounting transactions are outsourced to TCS, a company in India. OC also really pushes people to be available to relocate, which is difficult if you want to put down roots. At times senior employees have been forced out of roles to make room for development program participants, and those same people end up leaving anyhow.

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing your accounting functions. Anything that could be audited should not be in the hands of an overseas company like TCS. They have little stake in the game and it's going to come back to bite the company. They are careful but they don't have the context behind all the work they are doing. Also, it's great that the company wants to give development program folks opportunities but if they are willing to demand that you push out a senior employee, chances are they aren't going to stay long-term anyhow.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Crewman

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - U T II in Waxahachie, TX
    Current Employee - U T II in Waxahachie, TX

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

    Pros

    The pay and the fact that you get paid weekly is great .

    Cons

    The schedule (rotating) and the management (at times).



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