Saint-Gobain Abrasives Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Lots of opportunties for career growth and skill development, but the politics are difficult to swallow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Abrasives

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

    Pros

    Freedom in work schedule, good health insurance, very political and gossipy, have to 'manage up' as management only looks out for themself, poor company culture

    Cons

    Political, age gap in the work force so young people leave quickly, difficult to find a healthy work life balance if you work in management

    Advice to Management

    Help employees develop short and long term career goals, provide more feedback throughout the year (positive and constructive)

  2. Good Company that has good intent for its employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Unit Leader in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Business Unit Leader in Fort Smith, AR

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good company- has good core values from corporate Good pay, benefits and principles for employees

    Cons

    Need to hire HR in Ft Smith facility that understands the core values of the company and well being of the employees .

    Advice to Management

    Need new HR management in Ft Smith facility that cares about people.

  3. The company does give a lot of mobility opportunities, geographic and functional, as long as you demonstrate added value

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time

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

    Pros

    Size of the company equals more job opportunties, good benefits, stable

    Cons

    We try to implement too many things at once, and we change the flavor every 2 -3 years, very french based management. The company is not well know in the US, makes it harder to attract good people.

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  5. Not the worst place to work, but the company is really odd in some ways.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Abrasives part-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are some smart people there who are good to talk to. They have some fun events for employees once in a while.

    Cons

    Almost everyone I was in contact with was either awkward or bitter about the company or both. The company has a lot of red tape that makes getting anything done a lot more difficult than it should be. Safety is very, very important, but SG focuses on the wrong type of safety instead of things that actually matter. The open office thing does exactly the opposite of what it is suppose to do. Everyone is afraid to talk. The careers website is absolutely terrible.

    Advice to Management

    I've been told by fellow employees that "if you're not French, you don't matter." I'm not sure if I really noticed it, but other employees feel this way. The company does not come across as exciting. They talk about innovation, but I didn't see much evidence of it. The company seems too conservative.

  6. Could be better

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

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement and pension plan

    Cons

    My site is not employee friendly and there is a terrible work/life balance

  7. Helpful (1)

    new management team in Worcester,MA Superabrasives is arrogant and loves to talk down to all factory employees.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Factory Worker in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Factory Worker in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    There are none. What was once a great company is now being runned into the ground.

    Cons

    HR is useless. Management thinks the know it all.They consider employees stupid because they don't have college degrees.

    Advice to Management

    Clear out current regime before it is to late. Install people that don't have their agenda and that know how to talk to the worker

  8. My experience was not positive and definitely not as presented during the interviews

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager EHS in Plattsville, CT
    Former Employee - Manager EHS in Plattsville, CT

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    during my 6 months with the company, cannot think of any positivies

    Cons

    Very, very corporately controlled - no autonomy in anything you do. Micro management in everything

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to have input and say in how things are done, not just tell everyone what to do because it is a corporate requirement or standard. One size does not fit all.

  9. It was great working for them

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Abrasives part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    It is a very nice and fun place to work and all of the workers talk with you and they are very friendly

    Cons

    I don't have any thing bad to say about this place

  10. Very hands-on as intern

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Abrasives as an intern

    Pros

    All-around involvement with the company
    Nice workforce

    Cons

    Could use more training with familiarity with software and computer applications

  11. Great experience. Quality team.

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

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent sales team and management.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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