Owens Corning

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens Corning

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to intern for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - FLDP Intern in Toledo, OH
    Former Intern - FLDP Intern in Toledo, OH

    I worked at Owens Corning as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Intern pay was very good and was able to become friends with kids from many different schools. Mike Thamen, CEO, is a great leader and has made great decisions for the direction of the company.

    Cons

    The finance department hired close to 20 interns and only offers 5 or 6. If you are looking for a company to offer you a full time position after an interview there are better options, however it will open up a large amount of opportunities after the internship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Looking for sheep and focused on quarterly numbers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company provides a lot of opportunity for employees who are hungry to grow within their silo and respectfully follow their manager. Performance reviews are more than just for show and provide frequent opportunities for feedback if you have a respectable manager. They're one of the largest employers in Toledo allowing for a lot of opportunity to get involved in the community and attend other events. Its a great place to raise a family and have a respectable career.

    Cons

    Many managers don't walk the talk but use policies against you. The culture is very political and careers operate within silos unless you're in finance as finance drives the company. They also have recently begun to hire management almost exclusively externally unless you're a yes man as they don't want dissent and constructive conversation to drive for the best results. Time off is reasonable but there isn't enough coverage so that you can truly take it and enjoy a relaxing vacation without working and pay raises are fairly slim year over year without consistently moving roles even if you're exceeding expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that employees are cross-functional so that they can take time off and not come back stressed out to help retain your top talent. Train managers so that you can trust and empower them as well as their employees allowing you to more quickly promote from within and take risks on employees to keep them engaged and with the company in the long run.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good policy and procedures implementation and friendly people

    Cons

    poor benefits and work life balance does not exisit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Moderate opportunities, if you are well-connected

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Excellent People, Good Culture

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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

  10.  

    Limited growth opportunity

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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