Owens Corning Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Owens Corning Chairman and CEO Mike Thaman
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. Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall OC is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Medical benefits could be improved.


  2. Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to advance quickly.

    Cons

    Sometimes work can be boring.

    Advice to Management

    None, everything is pretty good..


  3. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time

    Pros

    Union Employemnt. Benefits packages. Employee stock purchase program at discount. 401k matching

    Cons

    Union shop. High premiums. Weekly pay. Early morning shift.


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  5. Engineering Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wide range of areas for someone to explore their areas of interest in the engineering discipline. Pretty open environment for making some suggestions.

    Cons

    Experience can vary depending on placement within the company, and individual businesses. Interns are used mainly as a project focus not an operations focus.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with interns on what their goals are, along with opening communication between intern needs and relocation.


  6. pays the bills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of hours to be worked if you want them.

    Cons

    Plenty of hours if you don't want them too.


  7. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company offers really good benefits, paid time off & osy

    Cons

    I didn't like the Rotating shift


  8. great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is great

    Cons

    no really many to think about


  9. Not bitter. Just disappointed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Polite and professional as they carefully dismantled our company. Benefits were good and they paid us to stick around while we trained contact employees to take our jobs.

    Cons

    We spent an entire year waiting for our jobs to be eliminated. The effort to assist us in new job placements was ridiculous. It was a class to explain to a group of highly intelligent professionals how to create a resume and interview for a job. They cut our staff down to the bare bones, relocated the remaining, and promptly sold the business.

    Advice to Management

    Business is not just business. Real humans are involved. When you chop up a company just to make a profit when you sell, you damage people and their families. Some may never recover.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Young Professional

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time

    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


  11. OC reflections

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time

    Pros

    Pays well for Toledo location.

    Cons

    Very high management turnover. Limited internal promotion. Very low growth company - essentially the same sales level as in 2000.



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