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PPG Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
231 Reviews
3.2
231 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • PPG sales positions provide a lot of work/life balance and scheudling flexibility (in 9 reviews)

  • good benefits, good people, laid back atmosphere, solid company, ethical (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Bonus is a terrible, upper management has no clue what they are doing (in 16 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is not important to PPG (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    great company, great people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PPG

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, room to grow, willing to work with you, management actually cares about you (or at least as much as they can being such a large company)

    Cons

    It's a large company so sometimes you get a little lost but I really don't have a lot of cons. It's corporate do anything that goes along with a corporate job would come along with this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep caring about your employees

  2.  

    Corporate EH&S Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate EH&S in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Corporate EH&S in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at PPG as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work hours, projects, organizational structure, opportunity

    Cons

    Very boring office culture, boring career in general (paint)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Architectural Coatings, an organization committed to growth while emploweing and valuing existing employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Recruitment Specialist in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    - Great work / life balance.
    - Flexible schedule (arrive between 7am and 9am, leave between 4pm and 6pm).
    - Women in the Workforce, Diversity Council, etc - committed to diversifying the organization.
    - Leadership Summits.
    - Mentor opportunities.
    - Outstanding leadership.

    Cons

    Due to growth and acquisition, the company is closing the Louisville, KY office and relocating to Cranberry Township, PA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Its a lot of work but it is rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shader in Delaware, OH
    Former Employee - Shader in Delaware, OH

    I worked at PPG full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I liked everyone I worked with. People are usually friendly and helpful. If you like to stay busy, this is a good job for you. They do offer free higher education, stipulated that you must stay with the company at least 5 years after you get your degree.

    Cons

    It can be boring to stay at the same department for many years. After a while you master your position and there is little growth to be made. They do offer first dibs internally for new jobs but it can be hard to meet the qualifications. Management likes to hear from workers regarding new ideas to improve work flow. But new ideas are rarely implemented. I even won an award for a contribution that was never put into practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if people's ideas were given a chance more often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good environment,

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

    I have been working at PPG

    Pros

    solid company, great place to work

    Cons

    number driven, not enough young professionals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome Company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at PPG full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    High Customer Base and support
    Strong Branding
    HPC/PMC Best in the business
    Create and grow market

    Cons

    I had no Cons while I worked there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Again, it's an awesome company to work for!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience with lots of opportunity to learn and gain experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Focused on advanced education and diversity, both culturally and gender. Allows you to express ideas and attempt to make them a reality.

    Cons

    Reward programs are there but not utilized in the best manner. A lot of middle and tiered management, which in turn creates a lot of silos and loss in productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement programs to reduce the silos and tribal knowledge. That will cut time in reinventing the wheel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at PPG full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Community involvement
    Tuition reimbursement
    A lot of promotions are from within
    Great people

    Cons

    Meager annual increases
    Limited flexible schedule opportunities

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company with an abundant opportunity to learn and master your craft

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EHS Manager
    Former Employee - EHS Manager

    I worked at PPG full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great development opportunities, cross training opportunities, exposure to other business units, great support from corporate, very stable company, annual bonuses to all levels of employees, supportive local management.

    Cons

    Lean organization in the plants from an EHS perspective, base pay can be lower than expected if you don't research your market value, acquisitions need to be integrated sooner rather than much later, offer advancement opportunities for EHS outside of corporate headquarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve acquisition integration and provide more support at the plant level for EHS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    account development manager

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

    I have been working at PPG

    Pros

    great company to work for. A lot of perks for working to a large company like this.

    Cons

    large company, slow to move, a lot of paperwork to justify someone else's job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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