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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.  

    Store Associate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Associate
    Former Employee - Store Associate

    I worked at PPG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good managers at the store level. Good hours, no nights.

    Cons

    It's a physical job with a lot of heavy lifting. I enjoyed that, but it might be too much for some people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Inside Sales.....Porter Paints

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. The people are fun and easy going. Its a great place to interact with contractors.

    Cons

    The pay is not what it used to be. Yeah, the benefits are good, but the hours were stingy and the pay was better when they had a commission pay. They do not hire from within the company so don't look for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to hourly concerns and look within the company to promote instead of going to Sherwin-Williams to fill internal positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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

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  5.  

    Overall great company, bad with their people.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Training is great, very dedicated staff. The benefits are really good as well, and the career opportunities are very much out there, IF you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    It used to be a great place to work. All the people involved were more like family, but then "Corporate" decides to move everything to Pittsburgh and cut out everyone that has been here for an average of 20 years. Now, they are growing to fast with acquisitions and don't have anyone in place that knows what they are really doing. The compensation is not the best either. They usually tend to be on the lower end of the market and you can only increase a certain percentage of your current base with any promotions, no matter the size of the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Rudderless Ship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Well recognized, old money floating the company along.

    Cons

    They care more about their own internal functions and processes (expense reports, sales meetings, etc.) than they do about customers and sales. Upper management is a constant revolving door. New managers come in with new initiatives every few months (I had 5 managers in less than three years), leaving the front line field reps confused and and unable to get any traction on the competition (Sherwin Williams) in the market place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customer satisfaction needs to be the focus from the top down. Have a sense of urgency in creating and building a successful business.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Not happy with a decision that was made

    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good learned from a goood manager who teaches me well

    Cons

    My manager now is excellent to bad his leaving putting someone in a position thats higher than manager who makes bad choices and is not honest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hoping that the decision that was made would make our sales increase and not lose good workers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    PPG Store Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PPG Store Sales Associate in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - PPG Store Sales Associate in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at PPG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Going out on deliveries, time really goes fast.

    Cons

    Pressure on length of trip, they expect the time on the GPS without taking in consideration traffic, unloading time, waiting for costumers sometimes, and GPS giving wrong coordinates sometimes. Additionally low salary based on age, started at $8.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate more the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Engineering Internship

    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern

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

    Pros

    Company is doing extremely well from a business standpoint, good amount of work available, freedom to do work your own way

    Cons

    Most employees work well over 40 hours a week, especially operators. Engineers are on call 24/7 and regularly work weekends and night shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overheard other employees complain about excessive hiring out of the Pittsburgh area, who then proceed to work for a couple years and then leave to move back home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Dynamic growing company

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

    I have been working at PPG

    Pros

    Career opportunities and business outlook is growing fast.make this a good company to check out. They are making the right moves to continue as the worlds leading paint mfg.

    Cons

    Unfortunately they are growing to fast and finding good employees is tough and holes are not getting filled which causes a lot of stress because a lack of employees to get work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to find a way to improve customer service by investing in more staff in your paint stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    overall okay

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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Manager in Wei-ku (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Manager in Wei-ku (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    experience to meet different cultures

    Cons

    experience to meet different cultures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    teambuilding

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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