Owens Corning Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Great Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IS Development Program in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - IS Development Program in Toledo, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good mentoring. People promote your growth . Professional environment.

    Cons

    Not clear path to senior management.
    Difficult to move from IS to Business Functions


  2. Helpful (1)

    Lack of Industry Investment Keeps This Dinosaur Afloat

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

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good External Branding - the Pink Panther provides instant brand awareness to product

    Good people in operations - quality, seasoned people are running the plants and providing people leadership

    Great early development programs - their early talent development programs give them a talent acquisition edge

    Cons

    Turnover, low pay, bad medical - They chop non mfg overhead the minute the markets look sour. Early development strength is wasted and only serves as cheap labor. Once folks shop the mkt... very easy to find better $$.

    Loyalty valued above insight - bosses will weed you out quickly if you don't demonstrate it.

    Unattractive industry - real product innovation is non existent, composites and insulation aren't long term hedges against roofing's decline. Costs too much $$$ to keep plants maintained. Company sacrificed r&d long ago. Key product line quality is concerning as cost is king.

    Political - executives don't effectively streamline decision making. Lots of confusion centrally about where the company is headed. Middle mgmt is caught in the crossfire.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that good products and people development are key to your future. value executives that listen to their people, not just the ones who tell you what you want to hear.


  3. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits
    Well recognized brand

    Cons

    Very Lean employees
    Restricted budget and expenses


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  5. not a bad place

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

    I worked at Owens Corning

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

    Pros

    Obtained good experience. IT is using updated systems.

    Cons

    Development of employees is not consistent. Managers change all the time, are rotated too often.

    Advice to Management

    Personal growth of employees should be more important to managers and long term growth.


  6. I worked on a great safety and it was a great learning experience.

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

    I have been working at Owens Corning

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

    Pros

    Great team work and worked on a lot projects

    Cons

    Long hours, but still a great learning experience


  7. Helpful (1)

    A "Safe" company with lot of opportunity and a lot of frustration

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Leader in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Program Leader in Columbus, OH

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

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

    Pros

    The company is a leader in their industry and attracts top talent. There are a lot of opportunities to move around in the organization and grow. There is a strong emphasis on safety, and they have achieved world class safety performance and national recognition for it.

    Cons

    The company is constantly reorganizing and does not sustain change. They are a 3rd quartile manufacturing company. Each business unit has it's own way of organizing and executing. They are always looking for the magic bullet (Six Sigma, Lean, TPM, etc.) and they should focus on executing the basics first.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Owens Corning

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

    I worked at Owens Corning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic career opportunities, great growth agenda, co-workers very friendly.

    Cons

    Lack of employee development both formal and informal. Lots of programs and forms but leaders lack ability to develop their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees at all levels.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Toledo, OH

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Invest in employees growth and have better than average compensation. Lots of opportunity for advancement. Great culture and global exposure.

    Cons

    Switch key management positions often which then changes who they want on their team. Good performers often get let go when new manager brings in their team.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Pretty good place to work...if you fit the mold

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

    I have been working at Owens Corning

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers; amazing HQ building; can move fast in career (if you play the politics right). Strong safety stand. You get feedback on your performance, so you always know where you stand.

    Cons

    Very relationship oriented culture (oftentimes becomes more about who you know/who knows you than your job performance...can be very clique-ish). Results orientation overshadows impact (more about showing activity than showing the actual impact of the work done). Doesn't truly value diversity. Toledo HQ is very insular. Senior management is very disconnected from what is going on day-to-day. Senior leaders put too much focus on cutting headcount, so people are very stretched. Not enough focus on improving efficiency and effectiveness of processes and tools.

    Advice to Management

    Do more on true inclusion of different styles & diversity instead of the nominal face value that you focus on.


  11. Top Place for Developing Leaders to Work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Significant focus on employee development with opportunities across business and around the globe. Focused on product leadership and a great mission to be a global market leaders, global in scope, human in scale.

    Cons

    Work can be demanding and it's difficult to disconnect. The seasonal and cyclical nature of business makes it tough to forecast.

    Advice to Management

    Remove volatility in compensation programs, focus on global growth, keep an eye on diversity at senior levels.



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