Saint-Gobain Abrasives

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Saint-Gobain Abrasives Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
27 Reviews
2.9
27 Reviews
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Saint-Gobain Abrasives Chairman & CEO Pierre-André de Chalendar
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  1.  

    Could be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement and pension plan

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was great working for them

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - Manager EHS in Plattsville, CT
    Former Employee - Manager EHS in Plattsville, CT

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very hands-on as intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

  7.  

    Great experience. Quality team.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent sales team and management.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Saint-Gobain is a good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Plant Supervisor in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Plant Supervisor in Fullerton, CA

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit and good retirement packaged.

    Cons

    allot of rules and regulation that is more strict than most companys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its ok to say hello to regular employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ate, but hate it

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

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I collected a paycheck and learned a few interesting things. The company has bonuses that range in value. There are small company events such as baseball and holiday parties.

    Cons

    Human Resources and Senior Management. You cannot take issues to HR, they will tell your boss and you will be shunned. The less you know in this facility, the further you will go. Senior management knows little to nothing of current business operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not possess college education; Get a college degree and listen to your workers. Take time to consider that everyone has the same value of time in their life - stop putting your employees down. Number one tip: Get new MGMT!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid this company - lot of groups working for themselves

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Abrasives

    Pros

    the benefits package is reasonable.

    Cons

    Judging people by not who they are, but by asking others their thoughts!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look more locally to what is happening to small plants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run away as fast as you can

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

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Abrasives

    Pros

    Most employees are pretty friendly

    Cons

    Upper management is incompetent and has no vision for the company. There is very little career growth as the company has a very lean structure. The compensation is much lower than industry averages for almost all positions. Also, a work/life balance is nonexistent for most employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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